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UTSA faculty and staff: Send nominations now for UTSA Ambassadors

UTSA Ambassadors

UTSA Ambassadors Jennifer Cervera and Luis Ramos

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(Nov. 14, 2013) -- UTSA faculty and staff members are invited to submit nominations for UTSA Ambassadors in the annual recruitment of new members.

UTSA Ambassadors volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year.  Students selected for membership serve as student hosts, tour guides and provide other services at the Main Campus, Downtown Campus and Institute of Texan Cultures.

UTSA Ambassadors engage in a yearlong comprehensive training program including workshops designed for student leadership and communication skills, etiquette skills, committee work and philanthropy.

For membership in the UTSA Ambassadors Program, nominees must be outstanding second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students. In making nominations, consider the following qualities:

  • Scholarship (minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA)
  • Leadership potential
  • Participation in extracurricular and academic activities
  • Willingness to serve UTSA

Nominees will be asked to complete an application form and to participate in an individual interview. The new UTSA Ambassadors will be announced in late March 2014.

>> Nominations can be emailed to ambassadors@utsa.edu or faxed to 210-458-6116. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 2013. Download the Ambassadors nomination form.

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About the UTSA Ambassadors

Established in 1988, the UTSA Ambassador Program consists of a select group of more than 60 student leaders. Ambassadors act as student hosts at campus events, university-sponsored conferences, and community and alumni functions. They exemplify a willingness to learn about UTSA and have a sincere desire to represent the university.

Committed to service, leadership and integrity, the Ambassadors provide more than 7,000 service hours to the UTSA community each year. You may have seen the Ambassadors in action on campus at the Fall Convocation, information tables at the beginning of each semester, the fall and spring Commencement ceremonies, or giving campus tours for prospective students, parents and other visitors. Other annual Ambassador events include the Etiquette Dinner, Amber Dinner, Ambassador Banquet, and fall and spring retreats.

 

 

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UTSA researcher is a star behind the cloud

A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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