DECEMBER 12, 2022 — The UTSA Transfer and Transition Student Success Services (T2S3) was selected as recipient of the 2022 John N. Gardner Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The award recognizes institutions that have designed and implemented outstanding collaborative initiatives to enhance significant transitions during the undergraduate experience.
The Center publicly acknowledged T2S3 senior director Barbara Smith, who accepted the award on behalf of her team and the university, during the Center’s recent National Conference.
“Transfer students are an important part of our Roadrunner family, and we are committed to supporting and celebrating their success throughout their academic journey,” said Tammy Wyatt, vice provost for student success. “This recognition by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition affirms UTSA’s success in enabling and promoting transition pathways for aspiring students in San Antonio and Texas.”
The award specifically recognized UTSA’s work with Alamo Colleges District (ACD) leadership to build an Admission and Enrollment Agreement between the institutions with cross-collaborative components across multiple areas, resulting in a seamless process for transfer students.
Approximately 40% of UTSA undergraduates are transfer students, and ACD is the top feeder college for UTSA transfer students. Last month, UTSA and ACD announced an expansion of their transfer partnership, to include the Promise-to-Promise program, which enables Alamo Colleges students in the AlamoPROMISE program to transfer to UTSA and have their tuition and fees covered for up to two academic years through the UTSA Bold Promise program.
In its ninth year, the John N. Gardner Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award has become a well-respected and highly competitive distinction. The award is designed to encourage and enable scholarly research on issues related to supporting student success.
“I expect this Admission and Enrollment Agreement between the University of Texas at San Antonio and Alamo Colleges will result in students who are more well-rounded due to the abundance of resources afforded to them through this program,” said Jennifer R. Keup, executive director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
UTSA is a Tier One research university and a Hispanic Serving Institution specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic transformation. UTSA aspires to become a model for student success, a great public research university, and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence. Of the roughly 11,500 transfer students enrolled at UTSA this fall, 72% identify as being part of an underrepresented minoritized group, of which 61% are Hispanic. The first-year retention rate for UTSA’s Fall 2021 transfer student cohort is 82% which is higher than the national average according to a report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
The UTSA University Career Center invites you to attend the STEM Career Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feburary 8. Meet, connect and recruit UTSA students and alumni.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.104-1.106
The UTSA University Career Center invites you to attend the All Majors Career Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feburary 8. Meet, connect and recruit UTSA students.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.104-1.106
This competition is for students who are working on a project and prototype and want to assess the market opportunity and commercial potential of their technology in a risk-free environment.Science and Engineering Building, SEB 1.150G
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Chiquita Collins, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at UT Health San Antonio, will virtually engage in conversation regarding the 2023 Black History Month theme, “Resistance. Persistence. Excellence.”Virtual event
The Carlos Alvarez College of Business and the Alvarez Student Success Center will host their Second Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. The theme for this year is inclusive leadership. The featured keynote speaker will be Melissa Majors, author of “The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders.”H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, HSU 1.106
Join your fellow Roadrunners for the annual Heart Health Walk. If you can’t meet up on campus, get outside and walk for at least 10 minutes at 9 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear red and post their pictures to Instagram using the hashtag #28DaysOfHeartAtUTSA.Rowdy Statue, Sombrilla Plaza
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UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
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