JANUARY 28, 2020 — The Department of Mathematics and College of Sciences are remembering Ronald Brashear, a long-time UTSA instructor who died of injuries sustained in a fall while hiking with his family in Utah mountains over the Christmas break. He was 73.
The UTSA faculty member was a Houston native. He attended Sam Houston State University, where he received his B.A. in History and a minor in Mathematics and his M.A. in Mathematics.
He had an extensive career teaching mathematics first as a high school teacher and later as an instructor at the New Mexico Military Institute, University of North Texas and San Antonio College before joining the UTSA faculty in 2005. While at UTSA, he was recognized with a Core Curriculum Teaching Award for excellence in the classroom.
Brashear was a well-respected instructor who maintained high standards but who also was a favorite of students.
On hearing of his passing, one student wrote of Brashear, “He was always so full of energy during class … he was an outstanding professor; he always took the time to encourage us to succeed, in his course and in our lives. I know I am a better student for having had the privilege to know him.” This sentiment is shared by many of his students.
The colleagues who worked closely with the UTSA lecturer knew him as someone who enjoyed travel and sports and was a true outdoorsman.
He was a man of integrity who loved his family and cared deeply about teaching and about his students. He will be sorely missed.
View Ronald Brashear’s full obituary.
The Roadrunner community and nearby residents are highly encouraged to cast their votes at UTSA, a designated early voting site for the March 3 Texas presidential primary election.H-E-B Student Union, Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The best way to learn what UTSA has to offer is to experience it for yourself. Come to our Open House and see all that UTSA has to offer. The day features admissions and financial aid workshops and presentations, campus tours and much more.Various Locations, Main Campus
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, you won’t want to miss UTSA’s 14th annual Health Professions Day. Meet with representatives of health professions programs at schools such as Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word, and many more. Free and open to UTSA students, local area college and high school students, and community members.Student Union, Retama Galleria (SU First Floor Corridor), Main Campus
An FBI subject matter expert will discuss the threat to U.S. technology and public sector from foreign adversaries, specific technologies sought and vectors used to illicitly obtain them, how to best safeguard intellectual property.Durango Building (DB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
Why just leap when you can dash? The Alumni Association’s 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause: scholarships for UTSA students.Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA’s first Wellbeing Fair is a part of the President’s Initiative of Enriching Campus Wellbeing. UTSA is committed to the well-being of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more. The fair will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in well-being activities, obtain well-being information and learn about available services. Participants will become more competent in making healthy decisions to take a more proactive approach in their own well-being.Paseo Principal, Student Union, Main Campus
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