College's Briefcase Brigade Wins First Prize in Battle of Flowers Parade —April 25, 2008
UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers
parade in April. The parade through downtown San Antonio is part of the annual Fiesta San Antonio celebration, which ran
The brigade, which was comprised of business faculty, staff and students, competed for the first time during the parade.
They performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine to the song "Shake Ya Tail Feather" in tribute
to the UTSA Roadrunners. The group was led by Jemina Brown, an undergraduate advisor in the College of
Business and a Spurs Silver Dancer.
"We are excited that we could represent UTSA in this historic San Antonio parade," said Dean Lynda de
la Viña. "I’ve wanted the college to participate in the parade for several years now. It was a wonderful
opportunity for faculty, staff and students to bond and to do their part to spread the mission of the College of Business
Student participants were Chance Edmondson, Brenda Gutierrez, Jason Gutierrez, Holly Mauricio, Robert Moreno, Nicole Munoz,
Omarr Nijie, Desarae Rodriguez, Marie Rojas, Sergio Silva and Allen Thornton.
Faculty participants were Dean Lynda de la Viña, Pepe Chang, Keith Fairchild, Martha Fasci, Juan Gonzalez, Dan Hollas,
Dennis Lopez, Lisa Montoya, John Wald, Diane Walz and Veronda Willis.
Staff participants were Maureen Bird, Jemina Brown, Claudia Dawdy, Wendy Frost, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Elaine Miller,
Peter Morales, Araceli Pacheco, Cindy Perez, Kathy Pope, Judy Quiroz, Patrick Valdez, Issis Vela-Fox and Sandy Wenzel.
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