May 11, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 19


Of Note


Fiesta fun
at the Health Science Center

Photo of Kazens and Rays
Jim Kazen, executive vice president for administration, (right) and his daughter, Katy, welcome Fiesta San Antonio President Gloria Ray and her husband, Howard, to Fiesta de Tejas, held April 20 on campus.

More than 9,000 enjoy Fiesta de Tejas

Photo of tattoo painting Three-year-old Sean Dockery patiently anticipates the artwork that nursing student Ruth Avila paints on his hand. The nursing students worked the Tattoo Booth at Fiesta de Tejas. Sean is the son of Annyce Dockery, computing resources.

Approximately 9,000 Fiesta revelers enjoyed activities at the 17th annual Fiesta de Tejas April 20 on campus. Since moving two years ago to the recreational area from its original location in front of the Medical School, the festival has continued to grow and draw larger crowds in the expanded location.

This year GLI Distributing awarded a $500 scholarship to Maricela A. Mazuca, a physician assistant student at the UTHSC. Mazuca wrote the winning essay titled "How the San Antonio Community Has Influenced My Future Career Plans." Raul Guerra, delivery supervisor, represented GLI at the scholarship presentation.

Portrait of Daniel Ramirez

Nine-year-old Daniel Ramirez placed first in the South Texas Poison Center's fifth annual poster contest. Ramirez's entry "Kids Come in All Sizes and Colors: So Do Poisons," on display at Fiesta de Tejas, also earned top honors at the Texas Department of Health's statewide competition.

Highlights of the 2001 Fiesta de Tejas included performances by John "Juanito" Eric Castillo, a blind 12-year-old who plays 10 instruments, and The Structure Band, a local band featuring middle school and high school students.