November 22, 2010
Dear UTSA friends,
Famous Texan and singer Willie Nelson once said, "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
These words can offer some perspective and good cheer in times that are tough for many. At UTSA, we have had a very productive year and have accomplished a great deal. We continue to grow and develop despite many challenges, and it's because all of us are working together on campus and with the community.
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for our blessings. I'm thankful for and inspired by the many UTSA community members working to help make the world a better place. Thank you to everyone for your contributions to the community and to UTSA.
Harriett and I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the company of your loved ones, have good cheer, be safe and take time to reflect on our blessings.
President, The University of Texas at San Antonio
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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