(Nov. 4, 2011) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Justina Williams as Roadrunner of the Month for October 2011. She was nominated for the honor by Charlin Jones, UTSA assistant director of special events.
Originally from New Orleans, La., Williams graduated from North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas. A UTSA junior studying electrical engineering, she hopes to develop technology that will improve life for people with disabilities. Looking forward to working as an engineer, she eventually would like to open a nonprofit agency to give back to the communities that played a role in her life.
As a former peer leader and residential assistant, and current president of the Honors Alliance, Williams is an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. According to Williams, these positions have challenged her to be the best version of herself as she strived to "pay forward" after the help and support she received from others in her time at UTSA."Justina works to be a strong, fair leader to her fellow officers and members of Honors Alliance," said Jones. "She has proven herself as a mentor to her fellow students and leads by example through her involvement and commitment to UTSA."
"Leadership is the ability to see that you are part of something greater than yourself and conveying that vision to others," said Williams. "Leadership is pushing others to reach and strive to their full potential."
The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the UTSA 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.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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