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UTSA graduate students honored at state student affairs conference

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UTSA students Leslianne Garcia and Corey Benson

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(Oct. 31, 2012) -- Corey Benson and Leslianne Garcia, two UTSA graduate students in the educational leadership and policy studies master's degree program, recently were honored at the Texas Association for Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) state conference in San Antonio. Benson was name a TACUSPA fellow, and Garcia was honored for her work in a case study competition.

Benson, a second-year graduate student from the Houston area, was selected to be a TACUSPA fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year. With this honor, he received a scholarship to attend the conference, was paired with a board member to serve as his mentor, served as the conference host for nationally renowned higher education technology speaker Eric Stoller, and will write an article for the TACUSPA newsletter in spring 2013.

Garcia, a UTSA alumna from San Antonio, was on the winning team of the annual TACUSPA Graduate Student Case Study competition. Her team won against students from graduate programs across the state with a presentation on how to handle a volatile situation on campus as an administrator. She was joined on the winning team by Derek Bell, a UTSA alumnus and current Texas State University graduate student.

Founded nearly 90 years ago, TACUSPA is the Texas professional organization for student affairs professionals. John Kaulfus, UTSA associate dean of students, is the president-elect of the organization and will be president in the 2013-2014 academic year.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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