NOVEMBER 14, 2020 — UTSA students Scott Johansen and Deja White were named Mr. & Ms. UTSA during the halftime show at today’s Homecoming football game. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the UTSA Homecoming Committee, the award recognizes students striving for academic achievement, campus involvement and community service.
Showcasing some of UTSA’s finest students, the 2020 Mr. & Ms. UTSA program finalists also included Mikayla Devins, Mackenzie Hogan, Alexis Mojica and Kristen “Kris” Seger.
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. & Ms. UTSA. While each candidate would be a capable representative of the university, only two can claim the honor.
Johansen hails from San Antonio and is a health major. He is president of the UTSA Honors Alliance, recording secretary of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, serves as representative on the President’s Student Advisory Council, and is working as a student assistant for orientation and family programs. Johansen’s platform, Rowdy Wellness, focused on boosting the mental health and wellness of the Roadrunner community.
White hails from Houston and majors in medical humanities. She is the president of Women of Honor, served as a freshman senator with the Student Government Association in 2018–2019, and served as an orientation leader in 2019–2020. White’s platform, University Spirit Mural, a tradition that will focus on beautifying the campus with spirited artwork submitted by the UTSA community to be included in a mural that can be added to or changed each year.
UTSA is proud to have Johansen and White serve as the 2021 Mr. & Ms. UTSA. Through the next year they will represent the student body and the university at a number of special events and functions.
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