Margaret Richardson, M. A., M. S.
Classes taught at Texas A & M University at San Antonio:
Margaret Richardson is a local scholar, teaching with the Alamo Community Colleges at San Antonio College as well as Texas A & M University at San Antonio. She teaches Federal and Texas Government, specializing in the Texas Legislature.
She was recognized with the Adjunct Creating Excellence Award in 2016.
Margaret holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master of Science Degree in Judicial Policy from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Margaret was a McClendon Legislative Scholar, interning during the Texas 80th Legislative Session in the office of then-State Representative (now State Senator) José Menéndez, where she recently worked for Menéndez in the Texas Senate during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.
While a founding member of Students United for the Millions More Movement and as chair of Students Committed to Change, Margaret led the mobilization of students to support the growth of the African American Studies Program at UTSA. For their efforts, Students Committed to Change was awarded the Harriett Tubman Award for Courage by the San Antonio Juneteenth Freedom Committee in June 2008.
Active locally, Margaret has participated in several political campaigns and volunteered time with local community service organizations. She is one of a group of local authors who contributed short stories to the anthology: Black Is The Color Of Love. She co-wrote the short story “Passing The Torch”, with her god-brother, Lenton Curtis Collins, Sr.
Margaret works with Power of One, a local organization working toward voter registration, voter awareness and voter participation.
In 2019, Margaret was awarded the Women’s Advocate of the Year Award from the UTSA Women's Institute as well as the Woman of Influence Award by the Melanin Women of San Antonio.
Margaret was born and raised in San Antonio, graduating from Sam Houston High School in 1990. In Fall 2022, she was recently initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated - Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter in San Antonio, Texas. She is the proud aunt of three nieces and a nephew and godmother to five godsons (one deceased) and one goddaughter.
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