By Emmanuel Quiroz, UT San Antonio
Director of Marketing, Central Texas Region

Over the last weekend 10 entities gathered together in San Antonio, TX for the Fall 2019 CTX Regional Conference. The theme of the conference was Power, Perseverance, & Passion. Keynote motivational speaker, Rick Ramirez from El Paso, TX shared his story of coming from nowhere and finding his WHY. A brother who was at the conference, reached out to him and said “even though I’ve had my why since I was a child, I’ve lost motivation in recent years. However, after listening to your talk today. I feel motivated again! Thank you for sharing your story and helping me remember why again!”

Director of Intake Eric Barrera, along with RMDC-North Alex Garcia and RMDC-South Marco Gonzales led the prospective members in a service event at a local high school with a beautification project on Saturday morning. With presentations such as Title IX, 4 Corners: Passion, and Emotional Intelligence, brothers spent the majority of the time working on self-development. 

Alumni Brothers from all over the state came together to host a post-grad panel with the undergraduate membership. Brothers had the opportunity to ask the alumni an array of questions and ODPhi Alumni were represented the fields of engineering, education, marketing, federal work, and graduate and professional school. 

This year undergraduate brothers were able to present at conference. Brother Mario Lao (UTSA) shared Social Media strategies and Programming for a succe