(Jan. 4, 2012) -- UTSA student veteran Tony Doyle has been to Baghdad and back. He's no stranger to peril, pain or loss. Doyle, then in his 20s, was serving his country in Iraq when an enemy explosive flipped the lead Humvee carrying his team.
Doyle was thrown from the vehicle and pinned beneath it, which crushed his left leg. Doctors were forced to amputate what was left of it.
But, Doyle hasn't let the loss slow him down. In fact, his ambitions have only gotten bigger. Back in the United States, he has a new aim: a history degree.
When he first began studying at UTSA, he focused on earning a bachelor's degree so he could teach high school. Now, that's not enough. "I want to go all the way up to the Ph.D. level," he said. "I want to be a college professor."
>> In Sombrilla magazine, read more about Doyle's time in the trenches and his new pursuits.
Doyle is one of many student veterans attending UTSA. Sombrilla magazine interviewed four others. Watch them tell their stories.
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.
This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus
This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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