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Roadrunner of the Month
Roadrunner of the month

The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Michelle Carlton as Roadrunner of the Month for March 2014. Michelle was nominated by her peer, Jordan Cromie. Michelle is from Georgetown, Texas where she graduated from Georgetown High School. She is currently a senior studying Business Management with a minor in International Business Management. Michelle has served as Vice President, Provisional Member Director, and President of Phi Mu Fraternity. While serving as President of Phi Mu Fraternity Michelle was responsible for planning an entirely new philanthropy event aimed at involving students and the San Antonio community for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In spring 2013 Michelle stepped up as a leader, and planned the first annual Neon Sun Run 5k. The event required raising sponsorships, requesting donations, and recruiting vendors for the day of the race. Her nominator, Jordan Cromie, shared, "Michelle did an exceptional job of delegating different tasks and responsibilities to chapter members to ensure everyone participated in implementing a successful event. After 4 months of planning, we had a successful event and raised over $1,000 for CMNH. Michelle played a critical role in making this happen, and I strongly believe she will continue to serve as a leader in every endeavor after graduation."

Michelle demonstrated her leadership skills by serving in various roles within her fraternity, assisting in planning fundraising events for her fraternity, and maintaining academic excellence within her classes. When asked what leadership means to her, Michelle replied, "I believe leadership is action. It requires the ability to motivate others around you and help others achieve their full potential." Furthermore, she has been active on campus by participating in Late Night at the Rec, For the Kids Dance Marathon, UTSA Extreme Makeover, Up 'til Dawn, Best Fest, and Fiesta. Jordan stated, "Even with her hectic schedule, Michelle always manages to exemplify a positive, motivated, and well-rounded student." As a graduating senior Michelle attended the 2014 UTSA Career Fair, and was offered a full-time position with Avnet. Michelle explained, "I hope to grow professionally within the company and gain experience. In a few years I would like to attend graduate school at UTSA while working for Avnet."

The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions.
Nominees must meet these criteria to be considered for the award:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of nomination
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in leadership above and beyond typical expectations
  • Nominations should be for actions that positively impact the UTSA community

Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center Website.