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 UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus