(Nov. 8, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Leticia Allen as Roadrunner of the Month for October 2010. Allen was nominated by Jennifer Rames, UTSA assistant director of volunteer services.
A senior studying community health, Allen is from Killeen, Texas, where she graduated from C.E. Ellison High School. After completing her bachelor's degree, Allen plans to pursue a master's degree in public health. Leticia would like to be a sexual health educator in schools and within the community.
"To me, leadership means basically being the best you, no matter what," said Allen. "It also means that you are passionate about your goals and aspirations."
As president of the student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service), Allen has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. Last year, she coordinated three alternative spring break trips, more than any previous year. The trips took students to volunteer their services in Amarillo, New Orleans and San Antonio.
According to Rames, "Leticia leads VOICES by example, regularly participating in volunteer projects in the community. She is a true example of leading through serving by earning over 320 community service hours during her involvement with VOICES."
Allen also works in the Office of International Programs, sings with the Victory in Praise Gospel Choir and serves on the board of the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.
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:
Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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