(Dec. 5, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Nicci Campbell as Roadrunner of the Month for November 2012. Campbell was nominated by fellow UTSA student Levine Fontenot.
Campbell is from Houston, where she graduated from Seven Lakes High School. She is a junior English major. She hopes to become an attorney specializing in civil rights and social injustice issues and also to enter politics.
As the special projects coordinator for the organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service), Campbell is an excellent example of leadership at UTSA. This year, she coordinated many large community service projects such as "Extreme Makeover, UTSA Edition," in which more than 150 volunteers from various organizations came together to help beautify the UTSA Main Campus. She also helped coordinate the OXFAM Hunger Banquet, where more than 50 students and guests participated in an interactive dinner focused on world hunger issues.
According to Fontenot, "Nicci loves UTSA so much she dedicated a year of her time as a Roadrunner by becoming a student admissions officer and sharing her Roadrunner pride to prospective students and families. She is a special Roadrunner because she takes advantage of the many academic and leadership opportunities UTSA has to offer, while still upholding her studies. I have witnessed Nicci shine as a Roadrunner and I am positive that she will leave a lasting impact on our campus."
In addition to being an officer in VOICES, she is involved in other campus organizations including the UTSA Ambassadors, Black Student Union, Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law), Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Pi.
Most recently, Campbell was named the Black Student Union Miss What-A-Woman 2012-2013. She said she chose to participate in the Miss What-A-Woman pageant to share her story with others and to help build her confidence. She plans to continue with her platform through interacting with girls ages 9 to 14 at the Martinez Street Women's Center. She will have the opportunity to teach them about leadership, the importance of education, self-esteem and staying healthy.
"I want to make sure that I am being a good role model to these young girls," she said. "Leadership is being able to stand up for what is right, even when you are standing alone. It is having the courage to take a stance on something you believe in and being able to effectively lead others toward their projected goals."
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:
Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.
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
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
Aspiring doctor hopes to change medical attitudes toward obesity-related ailments
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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