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August 2010 Newsletter

Awesome Students

Amy Harwell:

Amy Harwell is the current President of the American Humanics Student Association and a current Communications Major at UTSA. After a review of the most recent round of applicants to the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program (NextGen), an AH initiative funded by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Amy was selected as UTSA's NextGen Leader. For more information on the NextGen Scholarship, click here:

This $4,500 competitive internship scholarship for American Humanics students is a nationally recognized honor for Amy personally, as well as for UTSA's American Humanics program. More than 100 students applied in the last round.

Amy joins an elite group of 11 students at UTSA who have received this scholarship, including:

  • Llyas Salahud-Din who is completing his MPA and currently working at City Year San Antonio as the Program Director;
  • Crystal Del Bosque who graduated with her BA 2009 and currently working as a Program Associate for the San Antonio Area Foundation's Community Initiatives -- Animal Services; and
  • Amy Rothe who graduated with her BA in 2009 and is currently the Director of Special Events for New York Staffing Association.

Amy's work as the 2009-2010 VP of Public Relations for UTSA's AH Student Association and the 2010-2011 President shows her tremendous dedication to UTSA's AH program, while her work with the Battered Women and Children's Shelter, Barshop Jewish Community Center, UTSA's Center for Policy Studies, Ed White Middle School, and Colonies North Elementary shows her commitment to our community.

Amy Harwell and Vanessa Rodriguez

Amy Harwell (L) and Vanessa Rodriguez (R ) at the American Humanics Management Institute in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2010.

Vanessa Rodriguez:

Vanessa Rodriguez is a current American Humanics student, completing her MPA. She was one of 22 selected to participate in the first class of the Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits (ALL IN) Program. To find out more about this program, please visit:

Sponsored by the American Express Foundation, the ALL IN Program targets 24-34 year old Latinas who are currently employed by a nonprofit organization. Vanessa was recently hired at CASA and is already showing great leadership there. ALL IN seeks to cultivate, promote and sustain emerging nonprofit leaders by helping young Latina professionals develop their leadership and management skills, find their voice as effective community leaders, and build their external networks; and by providing access to role models and mentors.

Vanessa and the rest of the group represent 10 states and a cross-section of Hispanic groups, and work for a wide range of Hispanic- and non-Hispanic-led organizations on a variety of issues affecting the Latino and underserved communities.

These are the types of students our program is turning out! For more information on American Humanics at UTSA, email or visit