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UTSA Alternative Spring Break 2015 Be Knowledgeable, Become Active, and Encourage Impact

UTSA students from various majors came together in droves earlier this month to volunteer during their spring vacation for the university's Alternative Spring Break(ASB). The volunteers assisted three non-profit agencies: Common Ground Relief, Schwartz Farms and the Catholic Charities Camp.Alternative Spring Break

"The ASB experience taught me how important it is to work together as a team and help others," said Abigail Roman, UTSA student and volunteer. For the full story click UTSA ASB 2015.

For more information on volunteering with local agencies, visit the Volunteer Services office in (HUC 1.216) or contact us at (210) 458-7291.

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Student Spotlight: Volunteer of the Year


The Volunteer of the Year award was created to honor an outstanding stu-dent for their time, effort and personal commitment to volunteerism and community enhancement.

Christina Phamvu is the Volunteer of the Year and has been involved with For The Kids (FTK) throughout their whole college career. In the last year she provided support to local San Antonio families totaling in over 500 hours of service. Through her involvement in the organization she became close to a two-time cancer survivor named Jessica, who she says has shown her what true strength and bravery is.

Christina, "The more time I dedicated to community service, the more giving back became a part of me. I have a sensitivity to others that is only gained through service. I know that community service has transformed me into a more open-minded and compassionate person with a bigger heart and a willingness to sacrifice for others."

- Christina Phamvu