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.
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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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Jerry Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
UTSA Career Services for You
8:30-11:30 a.m., UTSA Convocation Center Representatives from companies across the nation will discuss potential full-time job and/or internship opportunities available to STEM majors.
1:30-4:30 p.m., UTSA Convocation Center Representatives from companies across the nation will discuss potential full-time job and/or internship opportunities available to All Majors.
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 email@example.com for more details.
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