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JaCorey Patterson and Isabella Beltri named 2016 Mr. and Ms. UTSA

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(October 25, 2016) -- UTSA students JaCorey Patterson and Isabella "Issy" Beltri were named Mr. and Ms. UTSA during the halftime show at the Oct. 22nd Homecoming football game.

Sponsored by the UTSA Office of Student Activities and the UTSA Homecoming Committee, Mr. and Ms. UTSA recognizes UTSA students striving for the highest levels of academic achievement, campus involvement and community service.

Showcasing some of UTSA's finest students, the 2016 Homecoming Court also included, Haley CoulterCarla JuarezMikel Moore and Adey Obisan.

Candidates competed in several categories including an application process, formal interview, a platform presentation and a student vote for the chance to be named Mr. and Ms. UTSA. While each member of the Homecoming Court would be a capable representative of the university, only two can claim the honor.

Isabella "Issy" Beltri, a junior, Psychology major is from Round Rock, Texas. Beltri shows her UTSA pride by being involved in a number of organizations on campus. She is a member of Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority Inc., a Resident Assistant, president of the Triathlon Club, and has been an orientation leader for the past 2 years. In 2015, she was awarded the Outstanding Latina Student Leadership Award, University Life Awards Most Outstanding Sophomore and the Jane Findling Award, as well as being named to UTSA’s Who's Who Award. Her platform presentation is on making UTSA a greener campus.

JaCorey Patterson, a junior, Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations, is from Katy, Texas. Patterson has been described by his peers as "someone who loves UTSA, is a hard worker who is always smiling, and truly cares about students." He has devoted many hours to Orientation and Family Programs serving as an Orientation Leader, promoted to a Team Lead, president of Orientation Leaders Association. JaCorey is also a First Year Experience Peer Mentor to students in the University College. His platform presentation is called Involvement Mania and will focus on Student Involvement.

Patterson and Beltri will serve as the 2016 Mr. and Ms. UTSA. Through the next year, they will represent the student body and the university at a number of special events and functions.

-- Barry McKinney

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