(Feb. 4, 2014) -- The UTSA Diploma Dash and City 5K Championship Race will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, when thousands of runners and walkers take to the streets of the Alamo City on Saturday, March 1. The Alumni Association is excited to announce that the emcee for the event will be Monica Taylor '98 of KABB-TV news.
"It's hard to believe this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash," says Orlando Rummans '95, event chair of Diploma Dash 2014. "It's a great race for a great cause. Come run with us!"
>> Register for the 5K now at the UTSA Diploma Dash website.
The race is open to all individuals, friends, families and teams with 14 age categories. Categories include Masters, Team Challenges, UTSA students, UTSA departments and ROTC students. Diploma Dash sponsorships are available.
Proceeds from the 5K Diploma Dash benefit the UTSA Alumni Association and the scholarships the organization makes available to deserving UTSA students.
"We're proud to celebrate our 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash and look forward to another successful event," said Anne Englert, UTSA director of alumni programs. "I'd also like to give a shout-out to last year's event emcee, Joe Reinagel from KENS-TV, who did a wonderful job for us. Also, his daughter is a UTSA student and cheerleader. Go, 'Runners!"
The UTSA Alumni Association serves nearly 100,000 alumni -- with some 60,000 living and working in the San Antonio area.
For more information, contact Anne Englert, director of alumni relations, at 210-458-4133.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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