Release Date: Sept. 24, 2009
ASU Honors Program Continues Community Service
Angelo State University’s Honors Program will host its second annual Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to introduce 25 local community and civic organizations to their new Honors student board members.
At the fair, representatives of the local boards will meet with the top performing students from the ASU Honors Council’s recent Leadership Forum, which featured training in leadership skills, teamwork and Non-Profits 101, plus details on the non-profit agencies of the Concho Valley. They will exchange ideas and information about their missions, activities and interests. In the following weeks, students will be matched up with organizations and join their boards as ad-hoc, non-voting members for the remainder of the 2009-10 academic year.
This year’s fair will begin at 7 p.m. in the Honors Lounge on the third floor of the ASU Porter Henderson Library.
The fair is part of the ASU Community Leadership Program, which is designed to provide students with valuable training in leadership skills as well as get them more familiar with the local community. Community leaders also benefit by gaining insight into ASU and the Honors Program through some of its top students.
Last year, 15 Honors Program students joined various local boards through the new program, including the Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center, San Angelo Symphony, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Public Arts Commission, City Animal Services, Fairmount Cemetery, Youth Council, West Texas Training Center, Downtown San Angelo, San Angelo Restaurant Association, United Way of the Concho Valley, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, Rebuilding Together, San Angelo Day Nursery and San Angelo Civic Events Office.
The ASU Honors Program is designed to add value to an ASU education by offering academically talented students an enriched learning experience. While its focus is primarily academic, the Honors Program is also dedicated to providing its students with a well-rounded, individualized experience that addresses their personal and professional goals. Its members participate in an advanced curriculum and various cultural activities and are eligible for additional scholarships and reserved on-campus housing.
For more information, call the ASU Honors Program Office at 942-2722.