Biology junior Savannah Villanueva and bilingual education senior Christian Mac Donald are crowned Mr. and Ms. TAMU-SA ending the reign of previous Mr. and Ms. TAMU-SA, Filepe Lopez and Kassandra Ramon during Fall Fest, Oct. 18. at Texas A&M-San Antonio. -Photo by Ingrid Wilgen
Campus Activities Board will announce a new Mr. and Ms. Texas A&M-San Antonio Oct. 24 during the university’s annual Fall Fest, a South Side community event and student club fundraiser.
Online student voting has closed, but lips are sealed on the result until the current Mr. and Ms. Texas A&M-San Antonio transfer their crowns to the new court.
Bilingual education senior Christian MacDonald and biology senior Savannah Villanueva have held the crown since Fall 2014.
Mr. and Ms. Texas A&M-San Antonio represent the campus to surrounding communities. Their first major networking event of the year falls during San Antonio’s 11-day Fiesta. Students network with Fiesta Royalty and introduce themselves to the greater San Antonio community while riding a float at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.
“Royalty is about service,” said Hoyt Garner, Campus Activities Board president. “San Antonio has a tradition of royalty, most titles come as a reward for the person’s philanthropy.”
Each court serves a full year, starting in October. To qualify and serve as either Mr. or Ms. San Antonio, undergraduate candidates must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Graduate students must hold a 3.0 GPA. For consideration, applicants write a personal essay from a pool of topics such as “What makes you a good role model?”
This year’s candidates included three women and one man. Who will wear the crown? All will be known at Fall Fest.