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Thursday, February 26, 2009

30th Anniversary Gala-UTSA's Pre-Freshmen Engineering

Saturday, Mar. 7th, is the 30th Anniversary Gala for UTSA's Pre-Freshman Engineering Program. (PREP) The Program was founded by UTSA Professor Dr. Manny Berriozabal.

Roster of PREP distinguished alumni that will be honored at the event:

Science: Jude Espinoza, M.D., cardiologist, San Antonio

Education: Robert Alaniz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station

Engineering: Dennis J. Martinez, CEO, La Porte Global Trade & Logistics; Engineer Scientist, The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, CA

Technology: Raul Magallanes, Law Office of Raul Magallanes, Telecommunications Attorney, Houston,

PREP Rising Star Alumni: Stephanie Tang, student, UT Austin and Angelica Lopez, student, St. Mary's University

Proceeds from the event will support PREP students and scholarships. PREP began at UTSA in 1979 and has expanded into a partnership of local colleges, universities and school districts. The program provides a rigorous seven-week summer mathematics-based curriculum for middle and high school students.

PREP is designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.The highlight of the evening will include the announcement of PREP Distinguished Alumni Awards in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

6:30 p.m. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Dinner; Saturday, March 7th @ Hyatt Regency Hotel, 123 Losoya, San Antonio.

Reservations:$85 for single seat. Tables available. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Contact: For reservations or additional information, call (210) 458-2060 or visit

James M. Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist
The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown:
(210) 458-2092 Mobile: (210)

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