(Nov. 22, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center accepted 26 students to attend the 2010 Texas Conference for Women in Houston, Texas. At the George R. Brown Convention Center, the conference hosted more than 7,500 participants. Speakers discussed topics focusing on leadership, professional development and personal growth.
Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 11th annual Texas Conference for Women included inspiring keynote speakers such as TV judge Glenda Hatchett, Leigh Anne Tuohy from "The Blind Side," Dr. Jennifer Arnold from TLC's "The Little Couple" and Olympian Marion Jones.
There were breakout sessions with panel discussions, a career fair with a mentor match program and resume critiques as well as a vendor exhibit. The students commented on the many great opportunities included in the one-day conference and how well organized it was considering the large scale.
"Every presentation was rewarding in some way, leaving me feeling insightful and inspired," said Nicole Reiley, a senior art major.
Samira Lopez, a senior in Mexican-American studies, said, "It was great to see women from all over Texas in one place, and the one thing that spoke to me was the fact that this conference gave women of all ages a chance to improve their professional skills as well as their life skills."
"It was nice to see so many women who were motivated with the one common goal to learn to better themselves as women," said sophomore pre-nursing major Trishauna Hopkins.
Leslieanne Garcia, a senior history major, said "I enjoyed the breakout sessions because they brought different perspectives from each panelist."
DeMarcus Lewis, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said Jennifer Arnold's presentation "was very motivating and inspirational when she shared how she overcame obstacles and achieved her goals."
For more information, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or visit the center in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.
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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