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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month: Michelle Carlton believes leadership is action

Michelle Carlton

UTSA senior Michelle Carlton

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(April 10, 2014) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Michelle Carlton as Roadrunner of the Month for March 2014.

Carlton was nominated by her peer, Jordan Cromie. Carlton is from Georgetown, Texas, where she graduated from Georgetown High School. She is a senior studying business management with a minor in international business management. She has served as vice president, provisional member director and president of Phi Mu fraternity.

While serving as president of Phi Mu, Carlton was responsible for planning a new philanthropy event aimed at involving students and the San Antonio community for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In spring 2013, she stepped up as a leader and planned the first Neon Sun Run 5K, which required establishing sponsorships, requesting donations and recruiting vendors for the day of the race.

According to Cromie, "Michelle did an exceptional job of delegating tasks and responsibilities to chapter members to ensure everyone participated in implementing a successful event. After four months of planning, we had a successful event and raised over $1,000 for CMNH. Michelle played a critical role in making this happen, and I strongly believe she will continue to serve as a leader in every endeavor after graduation. Even with her hectic schedule, Michelle always manages to exemplify a positive, motivated and well-rounded student."

Carlton demonstrated her leadership skills by serving in various roles within her fraternity, assisting in planning fundraising events and maintaining academic excellence in her classes.

"I believe leadership is action," said Carlton. "It requires the ability to motivate others around you and help others achieve their full potential."

She has been active on campus participating in Late Night at the Rec, For the Kids Dance Marathon, UTSA Extreme Makeover, Up 'Til Dawn, Best Fest and Fiesta UTSA.

As a graduating senior, Michelle attended the 2014 UTSA Career Fair and was offered a full-time position with Avnet. "I hope to grow professionally within the company and gain experience," said Carlton. "In a few years, I would like to attend graduate school at UTSA while working for Avnet."

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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.

 

 

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