students at conference
UTSA students with AHMI keynote speaker Robert Egger
Back row (from left): Alex Romero, Lauren Stangoni, speaker Robert
Egger, Llyas Salahud-Din, Luis Tienda Jr., Cristina Forbes and
Vanessa Rodriguez
Front row: Crystal Del Bosque (president, American Humanics Student
Association), Jacob Bunch (UTSA alumnus) and Rahwa Neguse

UTSA students learn about nonprofit leadership

(Feb. 3, 2009)--Eleven UTSA American Humanics students participated last month in the American Humanics Management/Leadership Institute (AHMI) in Indianapolis, Ind. UTSA AH campus executive director Molly Cox and Teresa Pena accompanied the UTSA students to the conference. More than 1,000 American Humanics (AH) students, alumni, faculty, nonprofit executives and volunteers from across the United States attended the educational symposium in nonprofit studies, making it the conference's largest attendance in its 36-year history.

AHMI is the capstone educational experience for college students earning AH certification in nonprofit leadership and management. It is a unique opportunity for AH students to network with nonprofit executives, participate in case studies and a national collegiate dialogue, attend workshops led by experts in nonprofit studies and participate in interviews for nonprofit professional positions. Additionally, the AHMI Advanced Practitioner Seminar provides programming for entry to mid-level nonprofit leaders as well as faculty and graduate students.

Keynote speakers and presenters included Robert Egger, founder and president of the DC Central Kitchen; Jim Morris, president of Pacers Sports and Entertainment in Indianapolis and former director of the United Nations World Food Programme; Martha Lamkin, president, CEO and board member of Lumina Foundation for Education until her retirement in December 2007; Les Lenkowsky, former CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service; and Eugene R. Tempel, president of the Indiana University Foundation.

American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofits dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders. Founded in 1948, American Humanics is affiliated with more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide including UTSA and partners with more than 60 national nonprofit organizations including March of Dimes, YMCA and Girl Scouts of the USA.

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