A&M - SA Presents First Ever Alumni Awards
By University Communications
Monday, 10 29 2018
A&M-SA took another significant step in its evolution as a comprehensive four-year university on Saturday, Oct. 20, when it presented its first-ever alumni awards during a ceremony just before Fall Fest.
The Honorable Ben Zeller '09 earned the "Distinguished Alumni" award, which is given to an alumnus/a who has a stellar professional career. An eighth-generation Texan, Zeller has served as Victoria County Judge since 2014. He is past- president of the South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association.
Alyssa De La O '16 earned the "Recent Graduate" award, which recognizes an alumnus/a who has earned an undergraduate degree in the last three years and is doing exciting things in the world. In addition, to working in the Office of Admissions at UT Health San Antonio's Long School of Medicine, De La O wrote the lyrics for the A&M-SA Fight Song and mentors students on the South Side.
Richard Delgado '10 earned the "Spirit of the Jaguar" award, given to an alumnus/a who is providing excellent service and volunteerism to the University and/or the community. Delgado, who leads A&M-SA's Office of Military Affairs, has spearheaded numerous community service initiatives, including relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey last year.