During spring commencement ceremonies May 10 and May 11, UTSA will celebrate a milestone—reaching 100,000 graduates since the university’s inception in 1969.
Over 950 business students will join 3,500 UTSA graduates receiving their degrees this weekend. Among those esteemed graduates will be business majors José Camacho and Luther Mayberry.
Camacho’s passion for economics and personal ambition brought him to UTSA. And, Camacho has made the most of his experiences.
An honors student, he was an Archer Fellow in Washington, D.C. where he interned with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He co-founded and served as president of the National Association for Business Economics, participated in study abroad trips to Italy and China and was named UTSA’s first finalist for the British Marshall Scholarship.
“It was a remarkable transition from not knowing whether I’d be able to attend college to being able to participate in these wonderful experiences at UTSA,” said Camacho who will graduate magna cum laude with honors.
“I was fortunate to have good friends who created a support network for me,” he said. Upon graduation Camacho will follow a new passion for public policy and work as a field organizer for Sen. Wendy Davis’ campaign.
A native of Houston, Mayberry is an accounting major who has a bright future ahead of him. He was named one of the college’s 100 Best Business Students, has secured a summer internship with Ernst & Young and plans to begin his Masters of Accountancy at UTSA this fall.
After Mayberry finishes his graduate degree, he hopes to work for an accounting firm, then shift to a company in the oil and gas industry. Down the road, after his future kids have grown up, he wants to be a chief financial officer. No matter what his professional future holds, rest assured his family will be a major part of it.
“My ultimate goal in life is to be the best dad and best husband I can possibly be,” he shared. “My dad had opportunities to travel for work or take on more responsibility that would have required him to work longer hours, but he turned those down so he could be more involved with his kids. That made a huge difference in my life, and it’s the reason why I’m so motivated to put my family first as well.”
The College of Business Commencement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 in the Alamodome. The event is open to the public.
College of Business Graduates