JANA KENNELLY Executive Director, UTSA Alumni Association

As we enter the holiday season and approach the year-end, I reflect back on what we have done as an Association.  This year we have given 35 Scholarships to help students with their tuition, 1,142 students received their UTSA ring and we hosted over 4,000 Alumni at Roadrunner Station for football.   It has been an honor and privilege for us to serve so many great Roadrunners.

I also want to reflect on what a great gift UTSA is to our community and students. If you have not been back to campus or learned more about the direction the university is heading, please come back and volunteer. You will be amazed at the changes. Do not forget to stop by the Alumni office and pick up your Alumni pin.

Our last event of the year is commencement when over 3,600 new alumni will enter the work force a better version of themselves. If you have a family member or friend graduating this December, please remember to tag us #utsaalumni so we can recognize them.

Happy Holidays to Our Roadrunner Family!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR ALUMNI FAMILY

Happy Holidays! Spread some cheer and make a difference! Help support our mission of providing scholarships to incoming and current UTSA students by making a gift today.

The UTSA Alumni Association scholarship application is now open and already receiving a great response. If you know of a student coming to UTSA or attending currently, please send them the link to apply for the Alumni Association Scholarship. The need is great and every bit helps to insure UTSA is able to offer financial support to the top candidates.

Deadline is January 15th. https://alumni.utsa.edu/alumnischolarship

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An Exclusive Interview with Lisa Campos

In November, the Roadrunner Nation was introduced to the new Athletic Director Dr. Lisa Campos. It was an exciting week that included a win against Marshall. Now we are post-football season and anxious to see what a new athletic program under Dr. Campos will look like. You’ve read the details of her career. Now get to know how she views the UTSA alumni and her hope for their role in UTSA’s athletic successes. We asked Lisa to take a little time to answer a few questions for the alumni newsletter.

What role do you see UTSA alumni playing in your vision for UTSA athletics?

The alumni are such a critical part of the success of a Division I athletics program. At UTSA, I hope the alumni will continue to be engaged, at a high level, with the athletics program, supporting the various sporting events and initiatives. The traditions and pride created by an athletics program bring the roadrunner alumni family together, while creating memories for future alumni. For those alumni that do not live in San Antonio, there are still opportunities to support the athletics program and our student-athletes and I hope they will stay engaged with the University through the athletics program.

You mentioned you admire Coach Popovich as an athletic professional. What about his organization or philosophy do you want to incorporate into UTSA Athletics? 

Coach Popovich is a builder and winner. I admire his expectation for excellence and his ability to create a culture that breeds success.

If we were to jump ahead and celebrate a first great year, what would that look like?

That is a great question.  First, I would celebrate the great successes of our student-athletes and be proud of the positive experience we provided them at UTSA. I hope to also be celebrating the groundbreaking of a facility that will improve our brand, recruiting and student-athlete experience.

What are the first three fun things you and your family want to do once you are settled into San Antonio?

There are so many great things to do in San Antonio, so we will definitely have to pace ourselves. The first fun family activity will be attending our first UTSA sporting event. After that, we will let our son decided what is next!

Lisa will be officially on campus in January with a big to do list along with passion and excitement to take UTSA to the next level. In the meantime, if you’ve never watched the Roadrunners compete, pick your favorite sport and find the team’s schedule. Come out and cheer on the student athletes who are working hard to represent UTSA. Vist www.goutsa.com

Set Your New Year Resolution with a 5K Registration Today!

Start 2018 with a registration for our 34th UTSA Alumni Diploma Dash 5K on February  24, 2018. Sign up at www.utsadiplomadash.org. We are excited to have alumnae April Ancira ’03 as the emcee for the event. April is an avid runner and triathlon athlete in the San Antonio community and a dedicated supporter of UTSA.

Diploma Dash is a family friendly, stroller friendly and dog friendly event. Register your dog at the event to receive a bib and special dog swag!! Association members can log in to get a discount price of $25.

REGISTER TODAY!! It’s never too early and remember proceeds benefit our scholarship funds to help future Roadrunners. Any questions, please email us at alumni@utsa.edu

Thanks to Our Sponsors

 

 

 


 


CHAPTER NEWS

DFW ALUMNI CHAPTER NEWS

T-Shirt Scholarship Fundraiser

The UTSA DFW Alumni Chapter is selling shirts for $24 to raise funds for their scholarship fund. If you would like to purchase a shirt email utsa.dfw.alumni@gmail.com for more information.

 

HOUSTON ALUMNI CHAPTER NEWS

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Houston Roadrunners have launched the UTSA Houston Alumni Volunteer Program, to support Houston in the rebuild process while engaging Roadrunners through volunteer service activities and community projects. Thus far Houston Roadrunners have volunteered at the Houston Food Bank, and helped sort toys at Jingle Bell Express.  We have another upcoming opportunity, we will be volunteering at the Chevron Houston Marathon to distribute water and bananas at the finish line. Get ready to be inspired as you help runners cross the finish line!

 

Houston Marathon
UTSA Alumni Volunteer Program
Sunday, January 14 • 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

There are limited spots available. For more information including our meet up location, contact and RSVP to roadrunnerHTX@gmail.com by December 31.

To become involved with Roadrunners in Houston,  please contact Erica Dixon, Associate Director of Development-Regional-Houston Area at erica.dixon@utsa.edu or 210-913-0960.

RGV ALUMNI CHAPTER NEWS

RGV elected a new board and is ready to start building up the RGV Roadrunner Nation. Please contact the new president Monica De La Cruz to find out how to get involved with the chapter. Contact info is below.

 

 

 

 

UTSA ALUMNI CHAPTERS

DFW

  • President:
    Jacob
    Guevara

Houston

  • President:
    Cynde
    Bard

RGV

  • President:
    Monica
    De La Cruz

D.C.

  • President:
    Jeannine
    Dollard