In the Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2009 contest, pictured from left are first
runners up Joseph Granado and Nicole Alabi, second runners up
Christian Menefee and Ruby Bible, and Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2009
Akshay Thusu and Megan Graham.
Mr. and Ms. UTSA are proud Roadrunners
By Anne Englert
Assistant Director of Student Relations, UTSA Alumni Programs
(April 8, 2009)--Akshay Thusu and Megan Graham were crowned Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2009 at the UTSA Roadrunners basketball game against the Lamar Cardinals. The competition is sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association.
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A junior biology major from Mumbai, India, Akshay Thusu is a member of the Honors Alliance, UTSA Ambassadors and Sigma Kappa Upsilon Sophomore Honor Society. He plans to attend dental school upon graduation. Thusu was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in early 2009 and was named UTSA's Most Outstanding Junior and to the National Dean's List.
"I have excelled in all realms of UTSA life -- academics, extracurricular activities, community service, athletics and school spirit," said Thusu. "As a friendly, outgoing and approachable individual, I love to meet new fellow Roadrunners. I was fortunate to find a home here and hope to extend that feeling to every Roadrunner, thus increasing school spirit as Mr. UTSA."
Megan Graham is a junior biology major from The Woodlands, Texas, who will attend the UT Health Science Center to study dentistry. She is a resident assistant at UTSA's Chaparral Village, and a member of UTSA Ambassadors and the Honors College.
"I view college as a privilege," said Graham. "The opportunities I have been offered at UTSA have enhanced my college experience. I have enjoyed the responsibilities and leadership associated with becoming a resident assistant. Supporting residents in their transition to college is my favorite aspect of the job. As an Ambassador, I love sharing the knowledge I have learned about my campus with future students."
As Ms. UTSA, Graham hopes to share with others how much UTSA means to her and how much it has to offer future students.