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Andrea Terrell
Andrea Terrell

ITC names director of volunteer programs

(May 17, 2005)--UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) recently announced the appointment of Andrea Terrell as director of volunteer programs.

Terrell leads a staff of four and coordinates more than 400 volunteers throughout the state, who do everything from chuck wagon demonstrations at the museum to presentations on Indians in East Texas schools.

She also is responsible for the docent certification program, a new volunteer training center and working with first-person interpreters (or historically costumed actors).

Terrell's family has deep roots in Texas, and her keen interest in the Lone Star State's history is longstanding. She founded the Texas Minds, a group of Hill Country ranchers and scholars who discuss Texas history.

"When the position of director of volunteer programs came up, I said, 'That's where I would like to be,'" said Terrell. "I found my niche here."

She earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining ITC, she was president of the Terrell Group, a marketing consulting firm focused on the technology industry.

Terrell's interests include volunteering for the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Program. In San Antonio, she served on the First Friday Forum, the Bexar Land Trust and is former chair of the KLRN-TV art auction.

For more information about programs, visit the Institute of Texan Cultures Web site.

--Tina Luther

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