I asked them a few questions to help the membership get to know them a little bit better.
Emily Schroeder, Associate Academic Advisor
Discovery Scholars Program
Gina Higby, Academic Advisor
Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
What committee are you chairing?
Why did you want to chair this particular committee?
As new advisors, we wanted an opportunity to become involved in ACA and build relationships with other advisors. Through this committee, we get to work with several great leaders in the organization as well as raise money for awards and scholarships.
Why do you think this committee is important to ACA and/or the university?
It's important for advisors to be provided with time to get to know one another and share celebrations and difficulties we encounter in our jobs. Also, the money we raise for awards and scholarships enables our members to pursue opportunities they may not have otherwise.
What is one thing that you would like the membership to do to support your mission this year?
Participate in the various events we have throughout the year! We have a happy hour about once a month and even if you are only able to come for a short time, we would love to see you! Also, encourage a friend by sending them a Registration Survival Kit!
Is there anything else you want us to know?
We are grateful to ACA for making me feel welcome and a part of the advising family at UT Austin.
Here is a list of events that the FUNdraising Committee has planned for the rest of the fall semester:
October 28th – 29th: FUNdraising Registration Survival Kits/Goody Bags Distribution
Support ACA scholarships and awards and save your colleagues' sanity during this crazy time of the year by donating to send them Registration Survival Kits or Goody Bags (for those colleagues lucky enough to avoid the registration chaos). Chocked full of the necessities to survive the 2 weeks of insanity! Get your orders in by the end of the day on the 27th!
November 19th: Annual ACA FUNdraising Pot Luck in GDC 2.104 from 11:30 – 1:30pm
Come celebrate the end of Registration and surviving the semester at our annual FUNdraising Pot Luck! Try out those Pinterest recipes on your colleagues before you attempt them for your family! Feel free to bring any items that need heating to GDC 2.104 in the morning (there's a loading zone in front of GDC as well) and we'll keep them for you until the Pot Luck starts at 11:30! (GDC 2.104 is the conference room next to the coffee shop on the ground floor.)
December 17th: FUNdraising Happy Hour at Trudy's from 5 -7pm
The students are gone and we can finally inhabit Trudy's again! Join us for some delicious Mex Marts and chips and queso to celebrate making it another semester!