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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.

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

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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