Tim Morrow '97 Co-Chair, 2019 Diploma Dash 5k

If you bought a new pair of running shoes over the holidays, it is time to break them in for the 35th annual UTSA Alumni Association Diploma Dash 5k & City Championship Race on Feb. 23 at the UTSA Main Campus.

Celebrated as one of our premier fundraising events to raise scholarship money for UTSA students, Diploma Dash offers the university and San Antonio community the opportunity to run for a worthy cause.

The race is open to everyone – students, alumni, teams, competitive runners, and casual walkers. Even dogs can run – and as the San Antonio Zoo CEO you know I love animals!

We invite all of our alumni and friends to make this year’s Diploma Dash the largest ever – to coincide with and celebrate UTSA’s 50th. So whether you run or walk in old rotten sneakers or fresh out-the-box running shoes, come out to support the Alumni Association for a great time!

Birds Up!

Tim

Run tips for Roadrunners!

With Diploma Dash just under a month away, many runners may be signing up for their first 5k race or may have not laced their running shoes in quite some time. UTSA alumnus Garrett Philbrick ’16 has some running tips to ensure all our Roadrunners have a safe race. Having run his first Diploma Dash as a freshman, he’s now completed two marathons and is training for his first ultramarathon (50k/31/1 miles) in March. You can see videos featuring Garrett on UTSA Alumni Association’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Diploma Dash is a family-friendly, stroller-friendly and dog-friendly event.

  • $25 for Alumni Association members
  • $35 for non-members/ individual runners
  • $15 for current UTSA students
  • $15 for children under 18
  • $75 for student teams
  • $150 for five-person department/ non-student teams
  • Participants can also register their dog for $10 the day of the race.

 

REGISTER TODAY!! It’s never too early and the proceeds benefit UTSA scholarship funds to help future Roadrunners. Questions?  Please call 210.458.4133 or email alumni@utsa.edu.

Thanks to Our Sponsor


 

Scholars Speaker Series

UTSA is proud to present its 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series – the university’s gift to San Antonio in honor of our anniversary year. Spend an evening stirring your curiosity during these monthly talks featuring some of UTSA’s most renowned faculty, and learn more how the latest research in their fields applies to our daily lives. The Scholars Speaker Series is free and open to the public, with cash bar and light refreshments available.

29 JAN – Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health featuring Tracy Cowden, UTSA Department Chair, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music.

Location: Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Roadrunner Legacy

As we celebrate the UTSA 50th anniversary, we want to recognize the alumni who make UTSA special. Do you know an alumna or alumnus who is a credit to UTSA because of the difference they make in the world?  Did you witness history when a friend achieved a UTSA first? We’re looking for the people who make us all proud to be Roadrunners, like Tony Gonzalez ’82, who was the very first Roadrunner mascot!  Tell us about them and they may be featured in 50 Roadrunners You Should Know in early 2019.  Nominate a Roadrunner today at alumni.utsa.edu/50Runners.

FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS

Give your financial health a workout with a special offer for all UTSA Alumni:  Credit Human, the official credit union of the UTSA Alumni Association, will share great information to improve your financial health. Check out the upcoming FREE sessions – open to ALL alumni.

  • How Financial Slack Alleviates Financial Stress: Tues, Feb 5, Noon-1:30 p.m., HSU Rm 2.202 (Travis Room)
  • How Financial Slack Alleviates Financial Street: Thurs, Feb 7, Noon-1:30 p.m., HSU Rm. 2.202 (Travis Room)

Door prizes and lunch included. For more details and to RSVP, email Luke Walker at luke.walker@utsa.edu or Jerry Martinez at jerry.martinez@utsa.edu. See you there!

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CHAPTER NEWS

ROYL ROBERTS ’99 SEEKING BAY AREA ROADRUNNERS

As an UTSA alumnus living in the Golden State, Royl Roberts ’99 showcases his Roadrunner pride throughout the Bay Area despite being far from the Alamo City. His enthusiasm for his alma mater has motivated him to start a UTSA Alumni Association Bay Area Chapter, to connect fellow UTSA alumni and support each other.

“I would like to build a chapter that can come together to contribute to UTSA in any way we can,” Roberts said. “No matter what background or industries individual alumni have chosen, we can all support each other.  Our common bonds and experiences afford us a unique opportunity to connect and develop friendships.”

Born and raised in San Antonio, Roberts credits UTSA for preparing him for the “real world” by providing the tools he needed to succeed since graduation. “I will always support UTSA because it provides a pathway to success for so many First-Gen college students and others who may not otherwise have a chance to thrive,” said Roberts, who was a First-Gen student.

Roberts is joined by Amanda ‘Mandy’ Flores-Witte ’94 and the two Roadrunners hope to get the Bay Area chapter running and networking as soon as possible. Interested alumni in the Bay Area can reach Roberts at roylrobertsmba@gmail.com for more details.

DFW

  • President:
    Joel Anthony Valdez

HOUSTON

  • President:
    Cynde
    Bard

RGV

  • President:
    Monica
    De La Cruz

D.C.

  • President:
    Jeannine
    Dollard