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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month: Leo McAfee Jr. inspires others through leadership

Leo McAfee Jr.

Leo McAfee Jr.

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(March 7, 2014) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Leo McAfee Jr. as Roadrunner of the Month for February. McAfee was nominated by Clarissa Johnson, a fellow UTSA student.

"I try to influence every individual I meet to have the mentality that anything they aspire to be in life is possible with persistence and self-will," said McAfee.

McAfee is from El Campo, where he graduated from El Campo High School. He is a junior studying mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, McAfee would like to apply the knowledge he obtains from his degree in order to make a significant change in the world.

"I think Leo is the perfect model for what a leader should be because he is able to take charge and control of a situation and also let everyone's voice be heard," said Johnson. "It is a respectful quality not a lot of people have, and his ability to display this type of leadership is inspirational."

McAfee has displayed exceptional leadership on campus through membership in the Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. Throughout his membership, he has taken on multiple leadership roles within the fraternity such as sergeant-at-arms, academic chair, social chair and executive board member. McAfee has also been a part of the Black Student Union and served a term as vice president of the Multicultural Greek Council. Earlier this year, he was a student facilitator for The Exploration: Exploring Social Justice for All, a civil rights trip offered through the Student Leadership Center.

"Leadership is the opportunity to share gained knowledge with others and influence them to make positive changes in their respective walks of life," said McAfee.

The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the 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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