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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month for November is Nicci Campbell

Nicci Campbell

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(Dec. 5, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Nicci Campbell as Roadrunner of the Month for November 2012. Campbell was nominated by fellow UTSA student Levine Fontenot.

Campbell is from Houston, where she graduated from Seven Lakes High School. She is a junior English major. She hopes to become an attorney specializing in civil rights and social injustice issues and also to enter politics.

As the special projects coordinator for the organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service), Campbell is an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This year, she coordinated many large community service projects such as "Extreme Makeover, UTSA Edition," in which more than 150 volunteers from various organizations came together to help beautify the UTSA Main Campus. She also helped coordinate the OXFAM Hunger Banquet, where more than 50 students and guests participated in an interactive dinner focused on world hunger issues.

According to Fontenot, "Nicci loves UTSA so much she dedicated a year of her time as a Roadrunner by becoming a student admissions officer and sharing her Roadrunner pride to prospective students and families. She is a special Roadrunner because she takes advantage of the many academic and leadership opportunities UTSA has to offer, while still upholding her studies. I have witnessed Nicci shine as a Roadrunner and I am positive that she will leave a lasting impact on our campus."

In addition to being an officer in VOICES, she is involved in other campus organizations including the UTSA Ambassadors, Black Student Union, Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law), Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Pi.

Most recently, Campbell was named the Black Student Union Miss What-A-Woman 2012-2013. She said she chose to participate in the Miss What-A-Woman pageant to share her story with others and to help build her confidence. She plans to continue with her platform through interacting with girls ages 9 to 14 at the Martinez Street Women's Center. She will have the opportunity to teach them about leadership, the importance of education, self-esteem and staying healthy.

"I want to make sure that I am being a good role model to these young girls," she said. "Leadership is being able to stand up for what is right, even when you are standing alone. It is having the courage to take a stance on something you believe in and being able to effectively lead others toward their projected goals."

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:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 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.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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