Three Business Alumni Honored at Alumni Gala
Three business alumni were honored by the UTSA Alumni Association during their annual Alumni Gala this fall.
Pat Clynes,’89 received the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to an alumnus who has realized extraordinary accomplishments throughout their professional career.
An accounting major, Clynes recently retired from BP Energy in Houston where he served as a top-level executive since 2003. Prior to working at BP, Clynes was employed at Enron and KN Energy.
Clynes’ longstanding volunteer leadership at UTSA includes serving on the UTSA Development Board, the Athletics Executive Advisory Council and past roles on the College of Business Advisory Council and the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Giving back to his alma mater he has established and endowed the Patrick J. Clynes Endowed College of Business Excellence in Service faculty award and two student scholarships. He previously received the UTSA Alumnus of the Year Award in 2000.
Yvonne Fernandez,’85 and Scott Metzger, MA ’05 were the recipients of the Alumnus of the Year Award.
Fernandez is vice president of commercial operations at Security Service Federal Credit Union.
Fernandez, a finance major, is a member of the college’s Real Estate Finance and Development Founders Council.
She is a past president and current board member of the Alumni Association and a former member of the UTSA Development Board.
Metzger is the founder and CEO of Freetail Brewing Company.
Metzger began his professional career in the banking and oil industries before discovering his true passion—craft brewing.
An economics major, he was instrumental in a state-wide effort to change distribution laws to allow brewpubs to distribute their beers throughout Texas.
Scott MetzgerThe Alumnus of the Year Award honors UTSA alumni who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and good deeds.
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