(June 14, 2019) -- UTSA has once again been selected by Victory Media as a top 10 Military Friendly School for its support of its military student population.  Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources. “As part of the CMAS roll out, a vet hangout space is opening this summer. "We are doing a lot of tangible things for our veterans. As a continuation of the great discussion from the "Coping on the Fly" webinar in early summer, Mary McNaughton-Cassil, Professor of Psychology and Donna Edmondson, the University Ombuds are providing four 30-minute interactive webinars. We’re building a brand new Veteran Wellness Center in San Antonio— here’s why we’re so excited. 1 spot. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inbox. "I think the reason other areas like Austin ranked higher is because of the proximity to San Antonio and our major medical facility," he said. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice. With a population of around 1.5 million, San Antonio has an active and dynamic economy that is ranked 4 th in the U.S. Connect with UTSA online at Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram. Read her on our breaking news site, MySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | taylor.pettaway@express-news.net | @TaylorPettaway. 30-degree temperature drop, storms coming to S.A. Magazine names two S.A. butchers among the best in America, S.A. This is all a part of the vision for UTSA when it began 50 years ago. Send your feedback to news@utsa.edu. This is a place for our military affiliated roadrunners to network, socialize and be able to experience esprit de corps similar to what they had while serving,” said Firmin. — QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city. Connect with UTSA online at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn. The railroads spurred both economic and population growth. Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. • Older veterans (veterans who served in Vietnam or prior wars) comprise a substantial proportion of the local veteran population Pamela Lutrell. San Antonio was an important military center during the Spanish-American War, and in both World Wars. The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. 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"They only looked at San Antonio proper, not realizing how many veterans are in the surrounding suburbs of San Antonio," said retired Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala, director or Military and Veteran Services for the city. UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education. The current metro area population of San Antonio in 2020 is 2,320,000, a 2.25% increase from 2019. Despite its Military City nickname, San Antonio ranked 21 out of 100 on a list of the best cities for veterans. He also cited the city council's work in raising awareness and its constant funding of veteran's services. This ranking is another validation of how focused we are on helping our military community succeed.”. “UTSA was founded in 1969 to serve the community and to help San Antonio achieve its full potential,” said Firmin. Following alongside the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. UTSA Today is produced by University Communications and Marketing, the official news source of The University of Texas at San Antonio. “Our selection as a top 10 school is an indication of just how much UTSA values and appreciates all those who wear the uniform,” said Ret. Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news reporter, originally from Colorado. He said the survey doesn't capture the entirety of San Antonio's veteran population or services. She has degrees in journalism and criminology. A workshop to optimize wellbeing using practical coping skills for stress management and self-care. Considering the large military presence in the city, as well as the diversity of the military population, UTSA is making a direct and strong contribution toward fulfilling the purpose the institution was charged with 50 years ago as the region’s first four-year, public, urban serving university. Zoo chief couldn't stop laughing at this 'pose' with Santa, Former NISD teacher accused of threatening superintendent. According to the City of San Antonio’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, approximately 250,000 veterans live in San Antonio.