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August 16th, 2013
Reppin' Our College Colors

The countdown to College Colors Day 2013 has begun!  College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day on Friday, August 30.

Help the Valero Alamo Bowl celebrate College Colors Day on August 30th by sporting your favorite college or university gear.  Share your favorite College Colors Day pictures with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the chance to win a Valero Alamo Bowl prize pack! Make sure to use the hashtag #alamobowl and #collegecolorsday when posting your photos.

Needless to say, the Valero Alamo Bowl staff is extremely passionate about their alma maters and on this year’s College Colors Day the office will be overflowing with school pride and flashy college gear.  To support College Colors Day, we have decided to give you a look into the college days of some of our staff members.  Enjoy!


Julie Baker
VP, Operations

School: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Social Work
Favorite college memory: Round Up Weekend, a weekend where Fraternities and Sororities throw events so that incoming UT students can experience Greek life.  During one particular Round Up year, my spirit group, the Texas Spirits, joined forces with the Acacia fraternity to build a float.  This partnership led me to meet my now husband, John, who was a member of Acacia.  That Saturday night of Round Up, I enjoyed a concert played by The Judy’s, most famous for their hit, Guayana Punch.  


Rick Hill
VP, Marketing and Communications

School: Trinity University
Majors: English and History
Favorite college memory: The luck of having my best friend from high school in town to watch me play baseball. He was one of the few people at the time who owned his own video camera and he captured me hitting a game-winning grand slam against our arch-rivals, the Millsaps Majors. Thanks Chris! 



Lara Smedley
Senior Manager, Events & Marketing

School: University of Denver
Major: Communications
Favorite college memory: When the University of Denver hockey team won back-to-back National Championships her freshman and sophomore year. 


Kate Campbell
Events Coordinator

School: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Sport Management
Favorite college memory: Graduating from the University of Texas and becoming a member of the Texas Exes.  Nothing was cooler than singing "The Eyes of Texas" while watching the Tower light up burnt orange with all my fellow 2013 Longhorn grads! 



Zach McDonie
Media Relations Coordinator

School: Ohio University
Major: Sport Communications
Favorite college memory: Ohio University’s Sweet Sixteen run in 2012 and when the SWAT team showed up to shut down a party he was at. I also loved my spring break cruise to the Bahamas where I skydived for the first time!


Jackson Leuschen
Sales & Marketing Coordinator

School: Central College & University of South Dakota
Major: Psychology and Business Minor (Undergrad) and Sport Management (Grad)
Favorite college memory: Beating Wisconsin-Oshkosh 22-21 as a member of the Central Dutch in the second game of the 2009 season, which ended with the Dutch winning the Iowa Conference Championship, being ranked 4th in the country.