Fellowship with City Year Corps Members, April 30

Each year when April comes around, I get to look back at the first three months of the new year (January, February and March).  I check to make sure sure that some of my experiences are consistent with Acts of Kindness and my passion for witnessing and celebrating Academic Excellence.

I also reflect on the current April and experiences in past Aprils.  

April 2011 was the month when the University of Notre DameAlumni Association recognized me as the 2011 William D. Reynolds award recipient for "doing exceptional work with youth for the betterment of the quality of life."  The luncheon and award presentation on the 50-yard-line of Notre Dame Stadium during halftime of the annual Blue-Gold Spring Football Game was on April 16, A Special Day.  

What does doing exceptional work with youth look like?

I am conscious of two abilities that I have.  First, I often encounter Emerging Leaders in my community.  I also have the ability to connect some of them to local and national resources that further fuel enthusiasm for learning,  

Four concepts, therefore, are:

Witness academic excellence

Celebrate academic excellence

Encounter Emerging Leaders

Connect Emerging Leaders to resources

Witness Academic Excellence

Business Students Aim to Help Eastside Community

A group of H-E-B School of Business and Administration Capstone II seniors aren't letting social distancing stop them from completing their final project. The team of four has partnered with a local nonprofit to use their business skills to explore ways the Eastside San Antonio community can improve college completion rates.


The Capstone II team started the project at the beginning of the semester before the social distancing mandate and have had to adjust to complete the project remotely. Nevertheless, they are progressing and working to finish what they started! 


Celebrate Academic Excellence

2LT Kevin Khamphoumanivong, a 2015 Hurricane JROTC Battalion Commander, received his commission yesterday from the United States Air Force Academy. He'll be assigned to Naval Station Pensacola Florida for advance training.  

Encounter Emerging Leaders

Lamech demonstrated his Kindness on April 17 by sharing his time during a Zoom Fellowship with a senior citizen interested in his Remote Learning journey.  He is all caught up in his sophomore year classes while using Microsoft Teams and Edgenuity for his course work.    

Connect Emerging Leaders

April 1, we began weekly Spaghetti Wednesday Fellowships via Zoom so community members and Emerging Leaders can inspire and nurture each other as we work through this COVID-19 journey. 

The MIMS Institute Fellows, Inc. 

Academic Excellence Matters!

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