(Nov. 20, 2012) -- The UTSA Honors Alliance recently hosted the annual Citizenry and Etiquette Dinner in the University Center Ballroom at the Main Campus.
A presentation was led by Morris Ellington, program development manager, and Barbara Jackson, career counselor, both of the University Career Center. Some of the evening's topics included business professionalism, networking during cocktail hour and basic table manners.
The Honors Alliance hosts the dinner each semester for incoming members. More than 60 students attended the event in order to improve their social skills and be more comfortable at more formal social events.
"It was a memorable experience that will help me in my career," said Znobea Williams.
"I gained more self-esteem, knowledge and lessons I can use in the near future at formal dinners," said Matthew DeLeon.
The Honors Alliance mission is to create collaboration among its members to promote leadership development, volunteerism and recognition while promoting academic integrity. Invitations for membership are sent each fall and spring semester. Prospective members apply and participate in Honors Alliance events.
For more information, visit the UTSA Honors Alliance website or their office in University Center Room 1.228 on the Main Campus. Like "Honors Alliance" on Facebook.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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