Share your Sul Ross story

By Laura Nelson

More than 30 enthusiastic Sul Ross State University alumni and friends gathered in San Antonio earlier this month to explore the possibility of starting an SRSU Alumni San Antonio Chapter.

According to Karen Brown, SRSU’s Director of Alumni Affairs, the group expressed a strong interest in establishing a chapter and several volunteered to help get it underway. Lupe Mayorga hosted the event at his workplace, the Citibank Southeast Military Financial Center.

Alumni Chapters help alumni connect socially and professionally plus provide a framework for alums to support their alma mater in a number of different ways. The former students can positively impact SRSU without returning to campus, and in turn, members remain connected to the University that likely had a profound effect on their lives.

Mayorga was one of those students. Although he had other offers, the first generation college student chose to attend Sul Ross-Rio Grande College in Del Rio so he could work full time to help out his family. He graduated cum laude in 2005 with a mathematics degree and said, “I compete for career opportunities against people who have degrees from top tier universities, and my RGC degree means just as much as those from Ivy League schools.” He is now pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration from RGC and serves as Vice President and Branch Manager of Citibank.

If you are interested in assisting with the start-up of the San Antonio Alumni Chapter or you would like to reconnect with your SRSU family, email Brown at or telephone 432-837-8443 and share your own Sul Ross story.