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New campus royalty ascend the throne Oct. 24 at Fall Fest.


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


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.


About the Author

Ingrid Wilgen
Ingrid Wilgen
I have worked a lot of jobs in my life: biscuit and coleslaw maker, waitress, veterinary assistant, medical maintenance technician and soldier. The list goes on. Very few of them became part of my life like journalism. I eat it. I breath it. I roll in it. Then I write. I tell stories through the lens. The more I do the better I get. Two semesters as photo editor for the Ranger, the San Antonio College paper, gives a strong foundation that my experiences as managing editor for The Mesquite will continue to build on. My goal as a communications-journalism major, at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, is to become a great storyteller. Stories are our history. It is what our progeny build their lives on. My journey is clear, keep learning, keep listening, never stop creating.

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