UTSA Roadrunner of the Month is art education major Jennifer Preza

Jennifer Preza

Jennifer Preza

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(Oct. 27, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center selected Jennifer Preza as Roadrunner of the Month for September 2010. Preza was nominated by Lisa Alonzo, UTSA director of orientation and family programs.

Preza is from Katy, Texas, where she graduated from Mayde Creek High School. She is a UTSA senior studying art education. When her degree is in hand, she plans to become an art teacher. She would like to have an impact on students in the same way her art teachers influenced her life.

As a student coordinator for Orientation and Family Programs, Preza has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This summer, she assisted with orientation of 2,000 family members to UTSA while working as both the family coordinator and the transfer and camps coordinator.

According to Lisa Alonzo, "Jenn is an outstanding leader; she is hard working, full of UTSA spirit, and her leadership goes beyond orientation programs."

Additionally, Preza has taken a leadership role in her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha, by challenging and encouraging her sisters. She sees her place on the Panhellenic Council as a way to take her chapter and Greek life to the next level.

"Leadership means having the confidence in yourself to know that you are going to do the best job possible," said Preza. "Leaders come in different shapes, forms and characteristics. Believing in yourself to accomplish your goals -- that is a true leader to me."

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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.