The Minor in Civic Engagement Class Civic Leadership Seminar, taught by Lecturer Gina Amatangelo in the Department of Public Administration, won the People's Choice Award in the annual poster competition during the 3rd Annual Civic Engagement Summit held on Feb. 8, 2018.
Each year, the Civic Engagement Summit allows UTSA to showcase Roadrunner community impact. Posters on display feature a program/project/research initiative that highlights significant community impact. Students of the Civic Engagement Minor course, Rose Tingley, Brenda Vega, and Maverick Crawford submitted a poster for their new mentoring program entitled "Civic Leadership Academy." During the fall semester, the Public Administration department introduced an opportunity to be a part of the Civic Leadership Academy through a seminar course, which is a capstone for UTSA’s new minor in Civic Engagement. The class provides students with an opportunity to visit the downtown campus and develop relationships with undergraduate students. The Civic Leadership class invited students from Lanier High School to take part in observing an actual college class, developing a sense of civic identity, participating in a scavenger hunt, and touring the campus. Their project helps prospective students in our community develop an affinity toward higher education and foster an interest in civic engagement through activities related to volunteerism and democratic participation.