(July 3, 2014) -- UTSA students and staff recently attended the two-day 2014 University of Texas at Austin Male Student Leadership Summit, hosted by the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
UTSA students Francis Garner, a senior business management major, and Alvin Curette, a graduate student in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Gaston Cantu of the San Antonio Pre-Freshman Engineering Program and staff members from the Tomás Rivera Center including Tracy Lawson, Scott Williams, Javier Cervantes and Bonita de Leon represented San Antonio and UTSA at the summit.
The summit brought together emerging student leaders from across the state. It featured workshops for students and professionals focused on building leadership and networking skills among young men of color, including best practices, leadership strategies and professional career development.
The two keynote speakers were Marco Davis, a representative from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Luis Ponjuan, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.
The strategies and ideas presented at the summit will be used to plan the UTSA Men Achieving Leadership and Excellence (MALE) Summit in 2015. The first MALE Summit was held in January, as part of a LeaderShape Vision initiative by Marston Jefferson, a UTSA student who wanted to create an opportunity for male students focused on academic success and leadership
For more information about the UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion, visit http://www.utsa.edu/inclusion, call 210-458-4770 or visit University Center 2.01.04. For more information about the UTSA MALE Summit, contact Francis Garner at email@example.com.
Successful first-year students at UTSA are those who learn how to utilize resources, recognize and resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series promotes this achievement by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.
University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.
John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
Join President Eighmy for this celebration to kick off the new school year. The event will feature live musical performances and a free BBQ dinner.
Convocation Center Lawn, Main Campus
Join fellow Roadrunners on the Downtown Campus for this free BBQ dinner.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
New and returning graduate students are encouraged to stop by before going to class to learn more about what UTSA has to offer, participate in fun activities, listen to music, connect with peers and enjoy refreshments.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Students are invited to attend the Fraternity|Sorority Life Informational Sessions and Mix & Mingle. This is an opportunity for students to meet-and-greet members of the Fraternity/Sorority Life community, and get together with your new Roadrunner friends.
UC Travis and Harris Rooms (HUC 2.202 and HUC 2.212) then UC Lawn, Main Campus
Find out what the Downtown Library has to offer. Stop by to enjoy refreshments and learn more about your library. It’s a great place to study, use computers, work on group projects, or to get help finding material on your research topic. Welcoming staff and a pleasant setting make the library a terrific resource for students.
Buena Vista Street Building, 2nd floor, Downtown Campus
Get to know your UTSA student athletes for football, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Howdy Rowdy Bash is when we get excited for upcoming athletic events with games, cheers and giveaways. The event ends with a live music performance. Join UTSA Athletics, Rowdy Crew and Roadrunner Productions for night of fun in the Convo.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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