Roadrunner of the Month
The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Leo McAfee Jr. as Roadrunner of the Month for February 2014. Leo was nominated by his peer, Clarissa Johnson. Leo is from El Campo, Texas where he graduated from El Campo High School. He is currently a junior studying Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, Leo would like to apply the knowledge he obtains from his degree in order to make a significant change in the world. When asked what type of leader he is, Leo stated "I try to influence every individual I meet to have the mentality that anything they aspire to be in life is possible with persistence and self-will." Leo has displayed exceptional leadership on campus by being a member of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. since 2011. After his first year as a member he took on multiple leadership roles within the fraternity which have included being Sergeant at Arms, Academic Chair, Social Chair, and Executive Board member. Furthermore, Leo has also been a part of the Black Student Union, and the Multicultural Greek Council where he was the Vice President for 2013.
His nominator Clarissa stated, "I think he is the perfect model for what a leader should be, because he is able to take charge and control of a situation and also let everyone's voice be heard. It is a respectful quality not a lot of people have, and his ability to display this type of leadership is inspirational." When asked about his favorite leadership experience so far at UTSA Leo stated that being a student facilitator for The Exploration: Exploring Social Justice for All, a civil rights trip offered through the Student Leadership Center, was enriching and very impactful. Leo explained "Leadership is the opportunity to share gained knowledge with others and influence them to make positive changes in their respective walks of life."
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 2.5 or higher 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.