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UTSA Roadrunners give back by volunteering at San Antonio Food Bank

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UTSA volunteers at San Antonio Food Bank

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(Oct. 25, 2013) -- UTSA Homecoming 2013 was officially kicked off Sunday, Oct. 20 with a Homecoming service project at the San Antonio Food Bank. The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy.

More than 60 UTSA students, faculty, staff and alumni teamed up at the local food bank. The initial goal was to sort 14,250 pounds of food, but Roadrunners surpassed the goal and sorted 25,705 pounds that results in providing 20,082 meals.

Members from the Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service (VOICES), the UTSA chapter of the NAACP Student Organization, the UTSA Ambassadors and students from the Leadership and Service Floor were among the volunteers.

Yvonne Pena, UTSA associate dean of students, was among the volunteers and was excited to see so many Roadrunners joining together for a great cause and the turnout for the first Homecoming event of the year.

For more information about Homecoming Week events, visit the UTSA Homecoming website.

For more information on service activities, visit the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center website or go to the Volunteer Services/VOICES office in H-E-B University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus, email volunteer@utsa.edu or call 210-458-7291.

 

 

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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.

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