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UTSA students at American Humanics Management Institute in Washington, D.C.

Nonprofit management program earns PR award

By James Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(Jan. 25, 2007)--The UTSA American Humanics program earned the Excellence in Public Relations Award at the American Humanics Management Institute, a four-day workshop for students pursuing careers in nonprofit management, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 3-6.

American Humanics recognized UTSA for its innovation in publicizing its American Humanics program, which trains future nonprofit professionals. UTSA's efforts included a reception for graduating seniors and a partnership with the Office of Career Services to host a nonprofit career fair.

"We are grateful to American Humanics for acknowledging our program's efforts," said Sandra Palomo-Gonzalez, senior program coordinator for the UTSA Center for Policy Studies. "Our events increased awareness of the nonprofit sector as a career choice, stressed American Humanics as a nationally recognized career training curriculum and partnered newly graduated nonprofit professionals with local human services agencies and nonprofit leaders."

A contingent of 18 UTSA students attended the annual conference to fulfill course requirements toward a minor in nonprofit management. The national institute included workshops, case studies and presentations from nonprofit professionals across the nation, as well as a nonprofit career fair and networking opportunities for future nonprofit professionals.

For more information, contact Sandra Palomo-Gonzalez at (210) 458-2691.

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American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies. American Humanics is affiliated with more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide including UTSA and partners with more than 50 national nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, the March of Dimes and the Boy Scouts of America.

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