(Oct. 26, 2009)--Student leader Steven Garza recently was featured in the online publication My Latino Voice in its Hot Latino 25 Under 25. A UTSA senior biology major, he was nominated by his brothers in the Phi lota Alpha fraternity. His fraternity brothers obviously knew that Garza's involvement efforts were exactly what the publication was looking for.
Along with being a member of Phi Iota Alpha, Garza works with various organizations including the American Red Cross Campus Club, Hispanic Student Association, Multicultural Greek Council and the UTSA Diversity Month Planning Committee. Recently, he took a lead role in organizing and serving as student chair of the Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee.
"When I first came to UTSA I had the mindset of just come to school and leave, and I didn't think I would be as involved as I am," said Garza. "But, seeing the great things that Greek life has to offer, I just got wrapped up in wanting to do good."
After finishing his undergraduate degree, Garza hopes to continue on to medical school. He says that although the path to a better life is not easy, it is always worth it.
Among the other notable honorees for the Hot Latino 25 (Under 25) are America Ferrera from the TV show "Ugly Betty;" Stephanie Lopez Cox, U.S. Olympic soccer player; and Mark Sanchez, quarterback for the New York Jets.
>> For the complete list of the honorees, visit the My Latino Voice Web site.
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Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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Recreation Center, Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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