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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month: Kaelie Gonzales finds joy in serving students

Kaelie Gonzales

Kaelie Gonzales

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(Nov. 11, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Kaelie Gonzales as Roadrunner of the Month for October 2013. Kaelie was nominated by fellow student Jared Gonzales.

Kaelie is from Austin, where she graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. She is a UTSA senior studying business management. After completing her degree, she plans to take an 11-month mission trip overseas. When she returns, she will seek a management position with the government and pursue a master's degree. Eventually, she would like to start her own business in alternative energy.

As a community assistant for UTSA Housing and Residence Life, Kaelie has been an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. Upholding the values and expectations set forth by the department are Kaelie's main priorities, never forgetting that everything she does comes back to the students who live on campus.

According to Jared Gonzales, "Kaelie is constantly going out of her way to fulfill the needs of others and will personally ensure that others receive recognition for their own quality work. She is a person who is humble about her own personal achievements and finds great joy in serving her friends and coworkers in any way possible."

Kaelie has served in leadership roles as the special projects coordinator for the VOICES student volunteering organization and president of the Latin Dance Society. This semester, she helped lead the planning and execution of Extreme Makeover UTSA, a service program that involved hundreds of students volunteering to engage in service projects to improve campus.

"Leaders are those who have left a legacy amongst others, those who invest in others. Leadership is the act of creating new leaders," Kaelie said.


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 to be considered for the award:

  • 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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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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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