(May 31, 2011)--Carlos Davenport, a member of the Collegiate G-Force mentorship program since September 2010, received several honors this semester for his achievements at UTSA.
Davenport graduated this month with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a concentration in legal issues and adjudication and a minor in political science. He is one of 180 UTSA students honored this year for outstanding leadership, scholarship, academics and community service.
This semester, Davenport received the College of Public Policy Most Outstanding Student Award, which recognizes students who have built a record of scholarship, leadership and service to UTSA, the college and community, and who demonstrate a commitment to the college mission. His senior independent-study paper was "Muslims and Minorities Still Are Being Discriminated Against Post 9/11 Attacks on the U.S."
Additionally, he was inducted into "Who's Who Among UTSA Students" and "Who's Who Among College Students in American Universities."
Hosted by the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, the Collegiate G-Force program is a work-study program funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide mentorships for high school students while promoting a college-going culture.
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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