OCTOBER 24, 2022 — UTSA students Anne John-Mark and Jaskarn Mann were named Spirit of the Roadrunner recipients during the UTSA Homecoming halftime show on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Alamodome.
Sponsored by the UTSA Office of Student Activities and the UTSA Homecoming Committee, the award recognizes UTSA students who strive for academic achievement, campus involvement and community service. The program, formerly known as Mr. and Mrs. UTSA, has been renamed to reflect the university’s diverse student body.
During homecoming week, students had the opportunity to vote on who they believed was the best choice for Spirit of the Roadrunner.
John-Mark, a junior biology major, hails from Houston. She is a member of Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc. and participated in VOICES, the women’s rugby team, the Vietnamese Student Association, and Circle K.
John-Markova Roadrunners are extraordinary and daring (ROB) platform focuses on creating awareness of the resources UTSA can offer immigrant and international students. She said those resources range from scholarships to wellness programs and career development. Her goal with this platform is to effectively educate Roadrunners about the resources available to them to help them walk the path and achieve the bold future they desire.
Mann, a sophomore biology major, is also a Houston native. Mann graduated from LeaderShape and participated in the Rising Researchers program and the Honors Intentionality and Sustainability Study Abroad program.
Mann’s platform includes launching community-driven pro-wellness efforts known as Pro-Wellness Roadrunner Field Days. During the field day, which will revolve around the tenants of intentionality and sustainability, Roadrunners will participate in a variety of efforts that will commit to the greenway and create new friendships along the way.
John-Mark and Mann will spend the next year working to implement their platforms and represent UTSA at campus and community events in San Antonio.