Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

March 2013, Issue 3

Rave Reviews

On February 19th, Lisa Blazer, Associate Vice President for Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, and Kasey Neece-Fielder, Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment, presented “The (Fun and Challenging) Evolution of Assessment in the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at San Antonio” at the 13th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference. Four themes were highlighted in the session: core values, philosophical analogies, shared models, and technology. This annual conference highlights assessment practices across the nation in both the curricular and co-curricular aspects of higher education.

TO:    Be A Responsible Roadrunner
          Campus Activities Board
          UTSA Housing and Residence Life
          Student Conduct and Community Standards
          Campus Living Villages
          UTSA Police Department

FROM:   Kelsey Bratcher, Associate Director of Student Activities

I just wanted to share with all of you that Campus Crawl received the Outstanding Prevention Program award at BACCHUS Area 6 on March 2. It was an effort only made possible with your assistance and that of your areas….all areas were mentioned in the nomination, the "how to" of the event and the overall assessment. We share this excitement with all of you!

Be A Responsible Roadrunner and Student Activities appreciates your ongoing support of educational programming with us and the collaborations that continue to create successful learning opportunities to our students.

We hope you will share this great news with the rest of your departments…without all of you…this would not be possible!!!

Thank you! And again…CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Four students representing Be A Responsible Roadrunner and Student Activities participated in the BACCHUS Network Area 6 Conference at The University of Texas at Tyler March 1-2.

The students attended educational sessions, participated in the School Exhibit Competition and the Conference Theme Competition.

  •   Rene "R.J." Rangel was recognized as Outstanding Alumnus/Graduating Senior
  •   Sarah Gallup was recognized as Outstanding Peer Educator
  •   Campus Crawl was recognized as Outstanding Prevention Program

Roadrunner of the Month - Charnelle Thompson

The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Charnelle Thompson as Roadrunner of the Month for February 2013. Charnelle was nominated by Tanita Wiley and Justina Williams, fellow student leaders at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Charnelle is from Houston, Texas where she graduated from Lamar High School. She is currently a senior studying Mathematics. With her degree, Charnelle would love to implement greater educational resources and opportunities in underserved areas of Houston, in addition to youth empowerment and enrichment programs.

As the president of Black Student Union, Charnelle has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This past fall, Charnelle coordinated and led the student efforts for the voter registration drive which contributed to UTSA having the second highest voter turnout on a college campus in the nation. According to Tanita Wiley and Justina Williams, “Charnelle exemplifies leadership on campus through her dedication, hard work, and caring spirit”. Additionally Charnelle recently worked closely with the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center and the Black History Planning Committee to bring the Black Heritage Banquet back to UTSA. Her effort and determination helped the banquet sell a record number of tickets, book the guest speaker, and implement a successful event.

When asked what leadership meant to her, Charnelle stated, “Leadership means inclusivity to me. Being a strong leader is not the ability to be followed by many, but it’s what you are led by. It’s the ability to work with and for something that is far greater than you are. It’s the role you play amongst the many other roles that are needed to adhere to the bigger picture.”

Nomination for Outstanding Black Student Leadership Award 2013 – Ashlyn Allison

Student Conduct and Community Standards would like to celebrate the nomination of Ashlyn Allison for the Outstanding Black Student Leadership Award 2013. Ashlyn is a native of Houston, Texas and is a senior studying Kinesiology/Physical Therapy. She is the treasurer for the Pre-Physical Therapy Society and recently joined the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Ashlyn attended the LeaderShape Institute in May 2012, as well as, the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference, January 2013, demonstrating her commitment to student organizations and insuring that she provides excellent customer service to the students of UTSA and the university community. Ashlyn is a dedicated student worker who takes pride in all that she does. After completing both her bachelor and master degrees, she would like to obtain employment in Public Health. Ashlyn’s idea of leadership is, “ Taking the collective idea of a group and voicing it in an effective manner, while working well with others at all times.”

UTSA Students Win at Gaming Tournament

This February 22nd and 23rd, UTSA’s University Center sent three of the university’s most competitive Table Tennis, 9-Ball Billiards, and XBox Madden 2013 players on campus to participate in the Region 12 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Recreation Tournament. The tournament was hosted by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. (continue reading)

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