New Executive Director Ready to Lead

 

I am delighted to serve as your new UTSA Alumni Association Executive Director. My first few months have been a whirlwind, with road trips to see alumni across the state, events here in San Antonio and many meetings with truly wonderful alumni. I’ve been heartened to meet so many people who care about UTSA and the Alumni Association.

It is an honor to be able to lead this great association and I appreciate your welcome.  Thank you and, of course, Birds Up!

Kristin Ludwig, PhD

Executive Director, UTSA Alumni Association

Tailgate Moves To ITC

 

The UTSA Alumni Association will kick off the 2018 football season in a new tailgating area at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The first tailgate of the season will be celebrated before the UTSA Football game against Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 8. The tailgate will begin at 3 p.m.

With convenient access and just a short walking distance to the stadium, this year’s new hub will offer all the same spirit-filled festivities – food, meeting new and old friends, football, and rallying for the Roadrunners!

Steve Woodall, Senior Director of Alumni Programs, is excited to introduce UTSA alumni to their new tailgating home. “It’s a great opportunity for us to partner with the UTSA Hemisfair Campus to have our tailgate party at the ITC,” Woodall said. “The venue may have changed, but we’re still going to get Rowdy!”

Tailgate admission is free to all UTSA Alumni Association members.  Non-member adult admission is $25 and children 16 and under are free.  Anyone who wants to get Rowdy is welcome!

2018 UTSA Alumni T-shirt is here!

Don’t get caught wearing last year’s fashion at this year’s events! The 2018 UTSA Alumni Association limited edition T-shirts are available to people who join or renew their membership this month.

For the price of $40 (plus shipping) for single membership or $60 for joint, you’ll receive a t-shirt as a token of our appreciation.

For an additional $15 gift or more, you can also receive an Alumni Association “Come and Take It” car flag.

Life Members and faculty/staff will receive additional details via email or call us at (210) 458-4133.

Click here to join or renew and get your t-shirt!

 

Arizona or Bust!

Join Rowdy and your fellow UTSA Roadrunners Football fans in Tempe, Ariz. to cheer on the Roadrunners against the Arizona State Sun Devils! Start planning now for your road trip & tailgating adventure as the Roadrunners kickoff the 2018 season!

Buy tickets or contact ticketoffice@utsa.edu or rrathleticfund@utsa.edu for more information.

2018 Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Gala was a night to remember as nearly 750 attendees packed the premier alumni event to honor three individuals with awards and to raise funds for scholarships and programming on Aug. 11 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort.

Recognized at the event were Alumnus of the Year Randy Vogel ’79, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Linda Montgomery ’87 and Distinguished Service Award recipient entrepreneur David Spencer.

“Each of our honorees made significant contributions to UTSA and our community,” said university president Dr. Taylor Eighmy. “Randy, Linda, David, I thank you for everything you do for UTSA.”

This year’s gala featured for the first time an online silent auction that raised funds for UTSA Alumni Association programs and scholarships for students. “The UTSA Alumni Association and scholarship program has made a significant difference for our students and their success,” Eighmy said.

The 2018 Alumni Gala premier sponsor was Muy! Pizza Huts and Wendy’s.  After Party sponsors were Yvonne ’85 and Gary Fernandez ’86 and Tami ’94 and Steve Griffin ’92, ’93.

To see photos from the UTSA Alumni Gala click here

Linda Montgomery ’87, second right, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

 

Randy Vogel ’79, second right, Alumnus of the Year recipient.

 

David Spencer, second right, Distinguished Service Award recipient.

 

Your Donor Impact

Because of alumni and friends like you, students like Tuoyo Eresanara are afforded opportunities to fulfill their dreams of attaining a university education every year.

A native from Nigeria, Tuoyo is a 2017-2018 Alumni Association scholarship beneficiary.

Currently majoring in in biology with a concentration in neurobiology, he says receiving scholarship support has given him a feeling of belonging to the university. Scholarship support has also given him the freedom to get involved on campus. He has joined the Pre-Med Society, UTSA Ambassadors, and is a member of the Honors College.

“You’re part of a group of people that makes you feel like they’re looking out for you,” he said. “It says a lot about them and how UTSA treats everyone like family.”

And given the opportunity to thank a donor for their financial gifts, Tuoyo mentioned he would express his heartfelt gratefulness. “They are heroes,” he said. “When I see what the donors do in providing money for scholarships, I want to be like them one day. I know I can’t pay the donors back directly for what they do; but I can pay it forward for future students when I’m in position to do so.”


UTSA ALUMNI CHAPTER NEWS

RGV

The UTSA Alumni RGV Chapter will host a UTSA Football Watch Party, Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whistling Duck on 1603 E. Griffin Parkway in Mission, Texas. Alumni are invited to come get Rowdy and cheer on the Roadrunners Football team against the Arizona State Sun Devils. For more information on this and future events, like us on our Facebook page @utsargvalumni or email us at utsargvalumni@gmail.com

DFW

UTSA Alumni DFW Chapter announced 2018 election results for primary chapter positions. Joel Anthony Valdez ’12 will serve as the new president for the chapter. Other results included: Kristen Shock ’11 – Vice President, David Gonzales ’96 – Treasurer, and Steven Rodriguez ’15 – Secretary.


UTSA ALUMNI CHAPTERS

DFW

  • President:
    Joel Anthony Valdez

Houston

  • President:
    Cynde
    Bard

RGV

  • President:
    Monica
    De La Cruz

D.C.

  • President:
    Jeannine
    Dollard