Five UTPA students earn leadership awards
Contact: University Relations 381-2741
Posted: 04/27/2005
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The Student Leadership Academy and Program at The University of Texas-Pan American hosted its first Student Leadership Week, April 19-23 with a weeklong schedule of events that showcased the many ways student leaders make a difference on the University campus. The activities were planned as part of National Student Leadership Week celebrated each April to encourage and recognize student leadership and service. To start the week's activities, five UTPA student leaders were recognized with a "Salute to Student Leaders" award at the leadership kick-off event "Meet your Campus and Community Leaders," April 19 at the University Ballroom. "The 'Salute to Student Leaders' award recognized and celebrated students who have unselfishly served their community and have shown potential to become tomorrow's leaders. Students were nominated on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and/or community service and were required to be enrolled at UTPA for the 2004-2005 academic year and hold a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Seventeen students were nominated for the honor. Pictured left to right are the award winners Lionel Javier Cavazos, junior sociology major from Harlingen; Cynthia Anguiano, senior psychology major from McAllen; Roxanna Perez, graduate student in educational psychology from Harlingen; Argelia Barrera, sophomore pre-law major from Edinburg; and Maha Maglinao, senior chemistry major from Pharr. For more information on the Student Leadership Academy, contact Amy Martin, program coordinator, at 956/381-2262.