Roadrunner of the Month: Christian Ume-Ezeoke plans to open hospital overseas

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Christian Ume-Ezeoke

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(Feb. 11, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Christian Ume-Ezeoke as Roadrunner of the Month for December 2012-January 2013. Ume-Ozeoke was nominated by Monica Abowd, a UTSA business student.

Ume-Ezeoke is from Dallas, where he graduated from Lloyd V. Berkner High School. He is a UTSA senior studying community health. After obtaining his degree, he plans to complete medical school and residency. He aspires to start a nonprofit hospital overseas in a poverty stricken community.

"Leadership to me is being able to lead by example," said Ume-Ezioke. "It also means empowering those around me to achieve their life goals."

 As president of the honor society Omicron Delta Kappa, Ume-Ezeoke helps run the organization, host events and bring in new members. In May 2012, he attended the six-day UTSA LeaderShape Institute, where he exhibited exemplary leadership skills and developed a vision for change. According to Monica Abowd, "Christian is a well-rounded person who takes pride in all things he does. He leads with integrity, honesty and has respect and love for all people."

Additionally he is a student employee for the Volunteer Services in the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center and a member of VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service).

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 for Roadrunner of the Month at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.