Last chance-Diploma Dash 5k

Diploma Dash 5k is THIS SATURDAY. Race packet pick up is Thursday and Friday, 3 to 7pm at the UTSA Welcome Center in the Bauerle Road Garage, Main Campus.

If cardio early on the weekend isn’t your thing, you can be a Sleep-In Supporter 0.0. You’ll still get a shirt and sticker and know you helped build our scholarship fund without getting out of bed.

Early bird registration pricing has been extended this week or you can walk up on race day.

  • $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!! All proceeds benefit the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship program to help current and future Roadrunners. Questions?  Please call 210.458.4133 or email alumni@utsa.edu.

Anniversary Scholars

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. The Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series is free and open to the public, with cash bar and light refreshments available.

Up next – Not In My Backyard! The Power And Pitfalls Of Citizen Engagement featuring Francine Romero, UTSA Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Public Administration, College of Public Policy.
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: The Historic Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
For questions or more information, contact Edda Wallace at 210.458.5110 or edda.wallace@utsa.edu

Day of Service

Alumni, you are invited to participate in UTSA Day of Service, on Saturday, March 2. This is a powerful opportunity to connect with today’s UTSA students while also giving back to one of 15 projects in the San Antonio community. Alumni volunteers will enhance the impact of the hundreds of students who are already signed up to give back—and you’ll be an example: “It’s heartwarming to see alumni come back to UTSA with their families to model volunteering and giving back to the community to students,” shares Jessica Dawson, the associate director of the UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement.

Your Brain on Anxiety

The UTSA Alumni Association proudly hosts Dr. Faith Harper ’08, ’13 PhD, as she returns to her alma mater to have an open discussion and read excerpts from several of her acclaimed books.

She is a licensed professional counselor, educator, trainer, consultant, board supervisor, and mom of teenagers. She maintains a private practice in San Antonio focusing on intimacy and relationships. Dr. Harper has appeared as a TEDx public speaker, sharing her thoughts and ideas of her private practice to viewers across the globe. She’s a renowned author of several therapy books including, This is Your Brain on Anxiety: What Happens and What Helps and Journaling for People Who Hate Journaling: (Event Though They Know It’s Good For Them).

The event is open to all alumni and is free admission. Food and drinks will be provided.


CHAPTER NEWS

HOUSTON

Houston Chapter-Diploma Dash
Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 7:30 a.m. Start time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: Memorial Park (meet at the fitness center at 6402 Arnot St. Houston, Texas 77077)
Register here.

 
Roadrunner Athletics in Houston
February 17-19 Men’s Golf vs. UH-All American Intercollegiate-Golf Club of Houston
Monday, February 25th- Women’s Golf vs. UH – The Dickson -Woodlands Country Club
 
UTSA Day of Service in Houston
Date: Sat. March 2nd
Time: 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: 6654 Gulf Freeway
 
In conjunction with San Antonio’s (United to Serve) event, Houston alumni are invited to volunteer at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul for their three-monthly giant fresh produce distributions to the community. All are welcome to come and receive food. They distribute to approx. 350 families and need volunteers to help with the distribution. To volunteer email erica.dixon@utsa.edu. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

DFW

  • President:
    Joel Anthony Valdez

HOUSTON

  • President:
    Cynde
    Bard

RGV

  • President:
    Monica
    De La Cruz

D.C.

  • President:
    Jeannine
    Dollard

YOUR DONOR IMPACT

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

When you’re the youngest of three children, you may experience some anxiety as you wonder if another college tuition will be a burden on your family. That was what Marcus felt as he began to plan for college.

With his sister attending Texas A&M at College Station and his brother attending Texas A&M-Kingsville, he wasn’t sure that his family could afford to help him go to college. But because of generous donors who support the Alumni Association Scholarship fund, Marcus is now pursuing a degree in the rigorous mechanical engineering program at UTSA.

“After telling my parents I received the scholarship, they couldn’t be happier knowing that a little more stress was taken away for them and our family,” Marcus said. “The Alumni Association Scholarship has helped me balance my education and life outside of campus by allowing me to live worry free of financial need and focus on my demanding studies.”

He’s also humbled by the generosity of the donors in the UTSA community.

“Donors send a message to students that with drive and perseverance, the cost of tuition need not be the reason to abandon education,” he said. “It says a lot that there are people out there helping students get through college.”

And thanks to the support, Marcus now sees a world of opportunities available to him.

“If I would have stayed in Harlingen I wouldn’t have half the opportunities I have here at UTSA, as well as half of the enjoyment,” he said. “I wouldn’t trade the world my experiences here at UTSA.”

To donate to the UTSA Alumni Association, give here.