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STUDENT AFFAIRS

SPRING 2011 NEWSLETTER

KNOWLEDGE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES.

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MISSION implement programs, services and activities that are consistent with the mission, educational purposes, location and student characteristics of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. These programs, services and activities enhance student learning and personal development. They are designed to attract and retain

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A high quality of campus life

Support for academic achievement

Opportunities for leadership development

Opportunities for social, cultural, and ethical development

Support for wellness

Opportunities for career planning

PHILOSOPHY as educators, committed to the concept that the students are the most important of our priorities. We focus our programs and services on the success of our students. Our vision, mission, core values and

CORE VALUES •

Commitment to the pursuit of teaching and learning as the central activity of the university

The engagement of students as partners in shaping and participating in the life of the campus community

A campus community that recognizes and rewards individual achievements and successes as well as collaborations and partnerships within and outside the community

Outcomes of the students’ collegiate experience that include the ability to be accountable for one’s behavior, a sense of personal integrity, lifelong habits of civic and social responsibility

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Mental health counseling services transferred to Student Health Services. Hired three full-time sign-language interpreters

August

facility/ safety coordinator for REK Center 70 beds added to housing, increases capacity to 332 Part-time psychiatrist hired SEI program receives the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s S.T.A.R. Award in late 2008

SEPTEMBER 2006 TO AUGUST 2007 September

Fall 2006 September

October November February

June

Youth Empowerment Program grant awarded 2006-2008

September

class recruit top 10 percent UTB/TSC joins NAIA Red River Conference REK Center Groundbreaking

December

sports information A.S.P.I.R.E. renewed, 2010

January

student success Students passes Athletic fee UTB/TSC hosts Counselor’s Institute soccer coach Campus Recreation

May

SEPTEMBER 2007 TO AUGUST 2008 Fall March August September

November July

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SEPTEMBER 2008 TO AUGUST 2009

Students begin paying Athletic fee Talent Search Grant refunded 20082012 Student Health awarded $7,500 grant from Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation SHS becomes practicum site for UTB/TSC undergraduate social-work interns and for UTPA graduate M.S.W. interns electronic medical-record system implemented SHS becomes a medical site for the State Children Immunizations Program (students under 19 years of age) REK Center opens

Counseling Center, Student Success

SEPTEMBER 2009 TO AUGUST 2010

First soccer games played C.A.M.P. program renewed, 5 years UCB Classic renewed, 4 years UB Rivera renewed, 4 years Veterans UB renewed, 4 years UBMS renewed, new grant awarded for 4 years Sylvia Leal, AVPSA

January

Fall Drumline November Men’s and women’s soccer are conference champs December Women’s volleyball makes

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S.T.I.N.G. radio installed Community College Grant awarded, $100,000 SHS becomes a medical site for the State Children Immunizations Program


SEE WHERE WE COME FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS TIMELINE: 2000-2010 JULY 2000 TO AUGUST 2001 July

Hilda Silva, named interim VPSA administrative structure, committee co-chaired by Dr. Ruth Ann Ragland, VPAA and Dr. Hilda Silva, interim VPSA

SEPTEMBER 2001 TO AUGUST 2002 September

October

November

Hilda Silva, named VPSA New Student Union open to students Chess Club formed Clemente Rendon/Erick Vallarino meets with Dr. García about starting a chess club

March July

Cortez Hall First Disability Awareness Week First International Education Week Celebration Texas Grade Championship

president for DOS

May 2004 First annual Ring Ceremony Summer 2004 Chant created by the Scorpiontation leaders Hand sign created by the Scorpiontation leaders Disability Services counselor moves from (Tandy) Counseling Center to Lightener

September Fall 2005 March April August

C.A.M.P. grant awarded Future Commission Housing opens Chess Program begins with full-time

leaders; orientation fee was $10 Summer 2003 Scorpiontation

September Management responsibilities

SEPTEMBER 2003 TO AUGUST 2004

Upward Bound-Rio Hondo grant awarded

Vince Solis, named AVPSD International and Multicultural Students Services moves under the DOS Body Shop opens The International Students Scholarship Endowment fund established Students begin paying REK Center fee Assistive Technology lab moves from Oliveira Library to remodeled space in Lightener

SEPTEMBER 2005 TO AUGUST 2006

Students

September

Student Government Association Student Referendum for REK Center approved

SEPTEMBER 2004 TO AUGUST 2005

SEPTEMBER 2002 TO AUGUST 2003 September November January April

December

May

Students begin paying REK Center fee Students began to pay Medical Services fee SEI funded Former Resaca Club becomes The Village at Fort Brown Men and Women’s Soccer added Scorpion Ambassadors

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SCORPIONTATION 2010 Students Oriented Students Registered Term 2646

2306

Summer

87% of students oriented enrolled fo fall semester.

Students Oriented Students Registered Term 775

649

Spring

85% students oriented enrolled for Spring semester.

SUCCESS BEGINS CLOSE TO HOME Meet Celina Garza, STING Instructor and Development Research Associate for the Division August 2009 after working over 12 years writing and administering state and federal grants in various professional capacities with the public and private sector. Celina took an interest in serving as a STING instructor as a means to gain a hands-on perspective about the challenges developmental students face in earning their degree. “Researching and writing about something and actually seeing and experiencing it for yourself are two extremes of the learning process. I wanted to learn more about the student experience beyond what

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I read and write about with grants. Being a STING instructor has given me a unique opportunity to engage directly with students and to learn more about their ideas and challenges in school. These lessons grants, but have also given me great personal satison helping students who face tremendous obstacles succeed and ultimately earn their degree.” Celina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at UTB/TSC in Guidance and Counseling. She and her husband, Eladio Garza, live in Harlingen and are the proud parents of three daughters.

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MEET OUR DEPARTMENT AND PROGRAM LEADERS Todd Lowery

Director, Athletics and Head Volleyball Coach www.utbathletics.com (956) 882-8912 todd.lowery@utb.edu

Arturo Olague

Facility and Safety Coordinator www.utb.edu/campusrec (956) 882-5968 arturo.olague@utb.edu

Director, Residential Life Housing www.utb.edu/housing Student Union www.utb.edu/studentunion (956) 882-7196 Fax: (956) 882-6809 douglas.stoves@utb.edu

Eugenia Curet

Director, Student Health Services www.utb.edu/studenthealth (956) 882-7283 Fax: (965) 882-3891 eugenia.curet@utb.edu

Russell S. Harwood

Program Director, Chess www.utb.edu/chess (956) 882-5761 Fax: (956) 882-5763 russell.harwood@utb.edu

Sergio Martinez

Director, Student Life www.utb.edu/studentlife (956) 882-7152 Fax: (965) 882-5199 sergio.martinez3@utb.edu

Aglhaen Nieto-Cruz

Director, Classic Upward Bound www.utb.edu/cub (956) 882-7121 Fax: (965) 882-7692 aglhaen.nietocruz@utb.edu

Azenett Cornejo

Director, Student Publications www.utbcollegian.com (956) 882-5142 Fax: (965) 882-5176 azenett.cornejo@utb.edu

Steve Wilder

Coordinator, Disability Services www.utb.edu/ability (956) 882-7372 Fax: (956) 882-7861 steve.wilder@utb.edu

Leo Villarreal

Douglas Stoves

Beatriz Becerra-Barckholtz

Program Director, Educational Talent Search www.utb.edu/talent (956) 882-3806 Fax: (956) 882-700 leo.villarreal@utb.edu

Director, Student Success www.utb.edu/studentsuccess (956) 882-8212 Fax: (965) 882-8294 beatriz.becerra@utb.edu

Herminia Garcia-Ortega

Program Director, Upward Bound Math and Science www.utb.edu/ubms (956) 882-4297 Fax: (956) 882-7979 herminia.garciaortega@utb.edu

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