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UTSA students: You can be a mentor for first-year students

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(Feb. 11, 2014) -- The UTSA) First-Year Experience (FYE) program is accepting applications for fall 2014 peer mentor positions. Peer mentors assist incoming students with the transition from high school to UTSA by interacting with them in the freshman common courses (AIS 1203 and UPM 1000) and encouraging students to get involved on campus. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28.

Peer mentor responsibilities are:

  • Attend assigned FYE training in August 2014
  • Meet with an assigned group of 50 students individually or in small groups three times each semester
  • Monitor and address students in class that are not attending, not performing well or are having difficulties
  • Attend assigned AIS 1203 course
  • Attend weekly peer mentor group meetings
  • Utilize Blackboard Learn to communicate with students
  • Submit weekly reports to FYE supervisor

In addition to helping students with their academic and social success at UTSA, peer mentors gain knowledge and skills that will make them marketable to future employers. The peer mentor positions give students an opportunity to build lifelong career skills such as effective communication, collaborative teamwork, and group facilitation, among others. Training and resource materials will be provided to peer mentors.

To apply for a peer mentor position, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a sophomore or higher status
  • Be a full-time UTSA student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Have the ability to commit adequate time and effort to the position
  • Be knowledgeable about campus resources
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

>> To learn more, attend the peer mentor information session 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the University Center Hawthorne Room (2.01.34) on the UTSA Main Campus.

>> Meet current peer mentors at the Peer Mentor Meet and Greet Mixer, 2-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 in the University Center Anaqua Room (2.03.08), Main Campus.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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