Sept. 28, 2001
Six Campuses — One Mission
Through years of perseverance, dedication and a brilliant vision, the School of Medicine evolved into the Health Science Center we know today. Not only is it a comprehensive health professions university, its reach extends far beyond the limits of San Antonio — an achievement highlighted during the investiture ceremony.
Representatives from the UTHSC's six campuses offered a symbolic perspective of what the Health Science Center has become by presenting Dr. Cigarroa with the sculpture of a star.
The center of the star represents the UTHSC's Central Campus in San Antonio. The surrounding points of the star highlight the five other campuses including the North Campus, the Texas Research Park Campus, and the campuses in Edinburg, Harlingen and Laredo. Representatives from each campus pieced the sculpture together.
The completed sculpture symbolizes the six campuses as one university with a unified mission.
Gayle Price set the first piece of the sculpture in place. Price represented the Central Campus. She is an employee in the office of external affairs, and has been with the Health Science Center for 35 years.
Diana Hottle of the Texas Research Park Campus placed the first of five points onto the sculpture. Mike McGinley of the North Campus' Research Imaging Center and Bryan Navarette of the Laredo Campus followed Hottle.
Two Health Science Center students put the remaining points of the sculpture in place. Rene Alvarez, a student in the graduate school, represented the Edinburg Campus. James Juarez, a second-year medical student, represented the Harlingen Campus.
The sculpture will remain on display in the foyer of the Health Science Center auditorium.