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.
UTSA Today is produced by University Communications and Marketing, the official news source of The University of Texas at San Antonio. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up-to-date on UTSA news by visiting UTSA Today. Connect with UTSA online at Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.
Dr. Michael Doyle has had an immense impact on the field of catalysis and organic chemistry. Join in a one-day symposium. In order to honor Dr. Doyle’s colossal career accomplishments with his upcoming retirement, we are holding a one day symposium eventRiklin Auditorium (FS 1.406,) Frio Street Building, Downtown Campus
The San Antonio Military Health and Universities Research Forum (SURF) attracts presenters from around the nation to showcase the work of students, trainees, faculty and staff. The mission of the SURF conference is to “advance research collaborations among academic, military, and industry partners to improve health outcomes and readiness.”TBD
The NHERI Summer Institute is a free event for early-career faculty, NHERI Graduate Student Council, K-12 educators from the San Antonio area, engineers, and researchers to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) community.La Villita Room (DBB 1.116,) Durango Building, Main Campus
Connect with peer mentors and fellow first-gen and transfer students, and learn how you can join UTSA's First-Gen programs for the Fall 2023 semester.Mentoring Hub (MS 2.02.02,) Multidisciplinary Studies Building, Main Campus
Building the Dual Language Leader Symposium will provide a safe space for current and aspiring leaders to learn best practices, theories, policies, and systems that support a dual language bilingual education.UTSA Southwest Campus, 300 Augusta St.
Streaming of Spray the Word that will conclude with a discussion with San Antonio's Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson.Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328,) Buena Vista Street Building, Downtown Campus
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at our very own street fair - Calle UTSA. We will have activities, performances, food, music, and pinatas to break open! All free to UTSA students, faculty, and staff.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.