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UTSA Roadrunner of the Month for November is Nicci Campbell

Nicci Campbell

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(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:

  • Must be a full-time UTSA undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 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.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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