College of Business Briefcase Brigade wins again in Battle of Flowers Parade

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College of Business dean Lynda De La Vina leads Briefcase Brigade
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(May 13, 2010)--For the third straight year, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers parade in April. The parade through downtown San Antonio is part of the annual Fiesta San Antonio celebration.

The brigade, which was comprised of business faculty, staff students and alumni, performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine to the song "Taking Care of Business." In support of the UTSA Roadrunners, the college's entry also featured a large Roadrunner mascot and the UTSA cheerleaders. The group was led by Shavonne Conroy, singer, actress and daughter of former accounting faculty member Russell Briner.

"We are excited that we could represent UTSA in this historic San Antonio parade," said Dean Lynda de la Vina. "It was an honor to win for the third year in a row, and it was even more important that we could do our part to spread the mission of the College of Business and UTSA."

Alumnus Rosemary Falcon '84, traveled from Washington, D.C., to participate in the parade. Falcon works in the UT System Office of Federal Relations in Washington.

Student participants were Cristy Borman, Juan Cabrera, Megan Chavez, Michele Garza, Marlena Gonzales, Miguel Hinojosa, Emily Jones, Patricia Lara, Nicole Munoz and Jose Velasco.

Faculty participants were Lynda de la Vina, Keith Fairchild, Juan Gonzalez, Dan Hollas, Dennis Lopez, Lisa Montoya, Chino Rao, Yiuman Tse and Karen Williams.

Staff participants were Maureen Bird, Jennifer Courtney, Laura Earleywine, Wendy Frost, Lisa Gomez, Michele Jura, Mary Kalicki, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Cheri McMaster, Elaine Miller, Peter Morales, Marjory Newman, Judy Olivarez, Kathy Pope, Eddie Salinas and Sandy Wenzel.