(May 21, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Darnell Thomas as Roadrunner of the Month for March 2012. Thomas was nominated by his peers and fellow UTSA students Jerome Scott, Victoria Steele and Zack Dunn.
"Leadership to me means helping others reach their full potential," said Thomas.
Thomas is from Spring, Texas, where he graduated from Klein Collins High School. He is a UTSA senior studying accounting. With his degree, he plans to become a transactional lawyer to work toward bank reform and a debt-free America.
As the new Student Government Association treasurer, vice president of leadership and training in the Student Organization Council, active member in the student group GLBTQ, recipient of Who's Who at UTSA 2011 and LeaderShape 2011 graduate, Thomas is an excellent example of leadership at UTSA.
This fall, Thomas helped oversee the Involvement Fair, which is an opportunity for student organizations to introduce themselves to interested UTSA students. This spring, he spearheaded the University Life Awards project.
According to Jerome Scott, "Darnell exemplifies everything that a Roadrunner stands for -- pride, courage and integrity in their highest forms."
Zack Dunn added, "Darnell is a true leader who is concerned with the welfare of not only himself, but the other students on this campus."
Victoria Steele said, "As a leader, Darnell helps other students become leaders."
The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the 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.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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