FEBRUARY 21, 2023 — The Alumni Association Gala, one of UTSA’s signature events, took the award for Best Nonprofit Event in the Over $75,000 category, in the latest Antonian Awards competition. The award recognized the university and its partner JLen Events for excellence in planning and executing the 2022 Gala, which raises funds to support student scholarships.
JLen Events’ CEO is Jamie Cooke ’04, a UTSA alumna and Alumni Association board member. Her firm coordinated the 2022 gala’s venue management, food and beverage service, musical entertainment and vendor contracts to execute a formal evening that had to come together in eight weeks. Last year’s gala hosted 500 guests and served as a comeback. It had not been celebrated for several years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“From entertainment to speaking remarks to sponsorship assistance, continuity was crucial,” Cooke recalled.
The gala featured UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, Rowdy the Roadrunner, the Spirit of San Antonio, the UTSA Cheer team and a silent auction featuring over 500 items, including a puppy. In all, UTSA raised over $78,000 to support student success.
UTSA recognized April Ancira ’03, Susan Hough ’91 and Martin Salinas ’94 as Alumna of the Year, with the Lifetime Achievement award and with the Distinguished Service Award, respectively.
Founded in 2015, the Antonian Awards recognize individuals and organizations in San Antonio and the surrounding area that represent every facet of an event.
Come and practice your Spanish in a friendly and engaging environment! You will also learn about Hispanic cultures with us as we play games, watch videos, sing, and participate in many other language and cultural activities! All levels are welcome! ¡Nos vemosWillow Room (SU 2.02.12,) Main Campus
Come network with engineering employers!HEB Student Union Ballrooms 1 & 2, Main Campus
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Participants will discuss this pervasive problem in academic publishing and how to spot the red flags through real-life examples. You will learn about legitimate open access publishing practices and how to find a high-quality open access journal.Virtual Event
Join the Alvarez Student Success Center during a fun and bright event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hear from our business partners about their experience as Hispanics in the business world while enjoying food, music, and our unique Loteria game!University Room (BB 2.06.04,) Main Campus
Free food, live music, workshops from COLFA and COHED. RSVP required through Rowdy link. Join us and have fun celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!TBA
Mr. Aaron Sams, a veteran and local business consultant, will offer a training workshop focusing on the subject of pursuing government contracts. Topics to be covered include proposal writing, business development, and marketingSAWS Headquarters, SAWS Headquarters at 2800 U.S. Hwy 281 North., San Antonio
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