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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month: Alexandria Deal is learning about leadership

Alexandria Deal

UTSA junior Alexandria Deal

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(Oct. 11, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Alexandria Deal as Roadrunner of the Month for September. Deal was nominated by Christian Ume-Ezeoke, a fellow UTSA student.

Deal is from Houston, Texas, where she graduated from Carl Wunsche Sr. Academy and Dekaney High School. She is a UTSA junior studying public health promotion. After obtaining her degree, Deal plans to attend dental school in pursuit of her ultimate goal to become a successful dentist who practices abroad. She also would like to give back to her hometown community in Houston and the San Antonio community.

In his nomination, Ume-Ezeoke said, "This past August, the Global Brigades, which consists of the Global Medical Brigade and Global Dental Brigade, visited Honduras to help those in need of medical assistance. Alexandria allowed her leadership skills to flourish, and with the help of her organization's officers, they were able to gather enough medications and medical supplies to provide health care services to over 750 individuals and over 400 families in Honduras.

"During the trip to Honduras, Alexandria showed initiative to improve the things around her. She also exuded many great problem solving skills, and she led the UTSA Global Health Brigade team to achieve any difficult tasks that emerged."

Deal serves the UTSA community as president of the Global Dental Brigade, vice president of Honors Alliance, service chair for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and as a member of the UTSA chapter of NAACP, Women of Honor and the Pre-Dental Society. While she thrives in these roles, she is able to balance her commitments and maintain strong academic excellence in order to truly serve as a role model and positively impact her campus.

When asked what leadership meant to her, Alexandria said, "Leadership means more than a title. It means to inspire others to push through their personal struggles to become the change needed in the world."

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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:

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

 

 

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