Friday, October 14, 2011

Member Spotlight: Angie Martinez

Hometown:   born and raised in El Paso, TX

College(s) Attended:  The University of Texas at Austin 

Degree(s) earned:  Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development

Title:  Program Coordinator- College of Education

Member Spotlight: Juanita Gonzalez

Hometown:  Blackfoot, Idaho
College(s) Attended:  Boise State University
Degree(s) Earned:  B.A. In Bilingual Elementary Education and a B.A. In Spanish
Title:  Senior Academic Advisor- College of Communications
What are your hobbies?  Church activities, Watching HGTV and old Law & Order shows
What was your favorite childhood toy?  My favorite toy was a doll that could crawl, because she had pretty hair that I could brush.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 2011 ACA General Meeting

The October 12, 2011 ACA General Meeting, sponsored by the Business Foundations Program, featured a lively presentation by Regina Hughes - Director of the Business Foundations Program, updates on satisfactory academic progress presented by Veronica Castro from the Office of Student Financial Services,  a brief overview of the UGS Bridging Disciplines Program presented by Lauren Campbell, and program updates from Patty Micks of the UGS First Year Experience Office.


Regina Hughes - Director of the Texas Business Foundations Program

Veronica Castro reviews the updates for Satisfactory Academic Progress for students receiving financial aid.

Lauren Cambpell from the UGS Bridging Disciplines Program

A very special thank you to Regina Hughes and the Business Foundations Program for hosting our October Meeting. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ACA at NACADA - Denver, Colorado 2011

Advisors from across the UT Campus gathered in Denver, Colorado for the annual meeting of the National Academic Counselors Association (NACADA) from Sunday, October 2nd - Wednesday, October 5th. 

As usual, NACADA was filled with great sessions, good food, awesome colleagues, and a lot of fun.  Here's a brief snapshot of what took place in Denver.

ACA Presidents:  Past, Present & Future

Academic Advising knows no boundaries:  UT & A&M

Eventually, you have to take the plane ride home...

Special THANKS to our Guest Historian Evelyn Meisell, Academic Advisor in McCombs Undergraduate Program Office, for documenting her experience at NACADA.
Evelyn Meisell and Andrea Chytil hook their horns.

Stay tuned for next year's conference in Nashville, Tennessee (October 4 - 7, 2012).

Friday, October 7, 2011

Member Spotlight: Amy Caillavet

Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
College(s) Attended:  Loyola University Chicago
Degree(s) earned: B.A. Communication – Minor: Visual Communications
Title:  Program Coordinator- Cockrell School of Engineering

What are your hobbies? Going to the park with my dog, Link.

Member Spotlight: Yma Revuelta

Hometown:  born in Brownsville, TX raised in Austin, TX
Colleges attended:  freshmen year was at the University of New Mexico (Go Lobos!) but transferred to UT San Antonio (Go Roadrunners!) then graduate school at Texas State University (Go Bobcats!).
Degrees earned:  UTSA for BBA in Marketing, TX State for M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in Student Affairs.
Title:  Senior Academic Advisor- Cockrell School of Engineering

Member Spotlight: Katrina Kosted

Hometown:  I grew up in Rusk, Texas. It's a small town, population about 5,000, and its claims to fame are a tourist railroad and a state hospital. It's in East Texas, roughly between Tyler and Nacogdoches.
College(s) Attended:  I attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches for two years, then transferred to UT. I graduated from here.
Degree(s) earned:   Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Education in College and University Student Personnel Administration (aka Higher Ed Admin)
Title:  Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator- School of Architecture

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Member Spotlight: Kayla Ford

Hometown: Lorena, Texas     
College(s) Attended: The University of Texas at Austin
Degree(s) earned: BBA in Marketing and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (College and University Student Personnel Administration)
Title:  Senior Academic Advisor- McCombs School of Business
What are your hobbies? Reading, crafts, and travelling