UT Health San Antonio’s Fiesta medal, now on sale, placed third in the papel picado category in the San Antonio Express-News Fiesta medal competition.
The medal was inspired by a design submitted by Lynda Schrack, who works in the Clinical Trials Office. It includes the traditional papel picado, or decorative paper cutouts.
The medals ($10, cash and checks only) will be on sale through April 26 at the following times and locations.
Long campus, Lecture Hall Commons: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 15, 17, 19, 24.
Long campus, SOM breezeway: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 16, 18, 22, 23, 25.
The medals will also be available through April 26 at these locations (contact the person listed):
Barshop – Louise Andrews
Bluff Creek – Vicky Smith
Dental Clinic – Vicki Reese
Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute – Brian Phillips
MARC – Lisa Raquel Rodriguez
Mays Cancer Center – Cheryl Arce
One Tech Center – Peg McNabb
PARC – Mary Yanes
Research Administration Building – Denise Bungard
Robert B. Green – Betty Guzman
STRF – Minnie Mendez
UT Health San Antonio is proud to be a part of its vibrant community, as well as San Antonio’s most treasured celebrations of Fiesta. For this reason, this year’s UT Health San Antonio fiesta medal was designed to reflect the tradition of papel picado, or “perforated paper,” a Mexican folk art. This decorative craft involves cutting designs into sheets of tissue paper that are then displayed as banners to mark special occasions. In salute to Fiesta’s non-stop energy, the medal’s design is clad in the university’s signature color of UT orange and sports an artful homage to its logo that features our beloved Alamo (on top of the shield) and Lone Star of Texas. We hope that all who don this bright tribute to our city’s charm and colorful spirit have a happy, safe and UT Healthier Fiesta!