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UTSA official apologizes for ‘insensitive’ email to donors

The Main Building and JPL at the UTSA Main Campus. A UTSA official apologized to donors for an email that mentioned both the COVID-19 pandemic and estate planning.

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 7, 2020

On April 3, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Karl Miller Lugo apologized to UTSA alumni for an earlier email that Senior Executive Director of Gift Planning Kimberly West sent soliciting donations which Miller Lugo called “insensitive.” West’s email began by describing the diffi...

Music Medicine

De Leon shines bright while posing with his saxophone.

Kaylee Boggan

January 16, 2019

Former music major and Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) drum major Bobby Joe De Leon Jr.’s life changed forever in August 2018 when he was diagnosed with primary cardiac cancer. “I was first told that it was benign and shortly found out later it was cancerous,” De Leon said.  “[The] timing was hor...

Roadrunner wedding

The couple embracing each other during their wedding.

Alejandro Lopez

September 12, 2018

Alexander and Chavez join in matrimony On Sept. 8, Gary Alexander, UTSA 1999 alumni, married Laura Chavez at the Alamodome parking lot while Roadrunner fans were tailgating before the game against Baylor University. Alexander proposed to Chavez during a UTSA tailgate last season before UTSA faced Marsha...

Commit to your college network

Commit to your college network

Editorial Board and Isaac Serna

April 24, 2018

Soon to be grads may not be prepared for life after college professionally. According to a survey conducted by Gradstaff, a national career matchmaking firm, there are two recurring problems graduates have entering their new stage. Seventy-five percent of students said other than a lack of work exper...

UTSA alumnus creates first local farmers market

April 28, 2015

MariaCristina Moreno, The Paisano UTSA graduate and Sam Houston High School World Geography teacher Rick Trevino is bringing Eastside Pride Market to the city’s food desert. “Why not bring a farmers market to the East Side, and not just any farmers market ­— there is nothing unique abou...

Shining a ‘Bright’ light from San Antonio to Russia UTSA alumnus discusses transitioning from Texas

April 14, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Anthony Bright Anthony Bright, a UTSA alumnus who majored in Modern Languages Studies and minored in Linguistics, has taken what he learned to the other side of the world. Bright currently teaches English in the northern Russian port city of Murmansk, the largest city ...