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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month for November: Neel Desai sets example as role model

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UTSA student Neel Desai

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(Dec. 3, 2010)--The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Neel Desai as Roadrunner of the Month for November 2010. Desai was nominated by Krisellen Maloney, UTSA dean of libraries.

Desai is from Katy, Texas, where he graduated from Mayde Creek High School. A UTSA sophomore studying electrical engineering, he plans to have a career working with software.

"Leadership means being a good role model for others," Desai said.

As a student peer leader, he has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This semester, he offered help and guidance to students enrolled in a Freshman Seminar course. Because of his organizational skills and dependability, the students were able to trust and rely on him for support. Many noted his desire to serve the students above and beyond their expectations.

"On many occasions Neel has responded to requests from students for issues that did not pertain to our class including information related to degree plans, internship opportunities, Honors College enrollment and general scheduling tips," said Maloney.

The UTSA Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions.

Nominees must meet these criteria:

  • Full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • 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.

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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