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 conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
The UTSA Confucius Institute hosts this lecture series on China's Green Movement with Liu Jianqiang, investigative reporter and former Beijing editor for chinadialogue, and Gary Marcuse, Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.01.12), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus