JaCorey Patterson and Isabella Beltri named 2016 Mr. and Ms. UTSA
(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 Coulter, Carla Juarez, Mikel 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
Learn more about UTSA Homecoming 2016
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This unofficial Fiesta celebration offers students and the community an alcohol-free alternative to Fiesta with music, games, food and fun. The 10th annual celebration is bigger than ever before with a new location, the Student Union Ballrooms and features a casino night theme.Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA Athletics will host a watch party for the first round of the NFL Draft. Roadrunners are invited to see which team selects former student-athlete Marcus Davenport.Walk-On's, 11075 IH-10 West, San Antonio
UTSA students and the San Antonio community are invited to this event where people shave their head and raise money to fight childhood cancer.Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
The former curator of literary collections for The Huntington Library will share Secrets from the Stacks: Untold Stories of Collecting the Papers of Contemporary Authors. Lecture is free and open to the public.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Come learn about Korea and its culture through food tasting, music, dance and percussion performance, games, arts, crafts, presentations and more.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Teams of four hit the links for a day of golf that supports UTSA scholarships.Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President.Student Union Ski Lodge Patio, Main Campus