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Awards and Recognition

  • PACE Advising Center: 2016 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): Full story
  • Terrance McClain: 2015 NACADA Region 7 Best in Region for his presentation, "Advising African American Males"
  • Staci Strauch: 2015 TEXAAN Conference Advisor of the Year
  • Jeanette Pacheco and Marc Jimenez: 2015 TEXAAN Conference Best in State for their presentation, "The Millennial Experience"
  • Jeanette Pacheco: 2015 NACADA Certificate of Merit of Outstanding Advising Award
  • Jaimie R. Reyes, Lindsay Stadter, and JaCorey Mosely: 2014 NACADA Region 7 Best in Region for their presentation, "'Facebook is for Old People': Exploring Social Media Platforms to Reach New Millennials"
  • Claudia Treviño: 2014 TEXAAN Conference Advisor of the Year
  • Dr. Dann Brown: 2014 TEXAAN Academic Advising Administrator Award

2016 Conference Presentations

NACADA Nationals 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

  • "The Order of Academia:  What Harry Potter Taught Me About Leadership and Academic Advising" —Jeanette Pacheco, Claudia Trevino, and Margaret Garry
  • “Shining a Light on a First Year Advising Curriculum” –Angie Barrera, Claudia Trevino, Chuck Lamar, and Kristopher Infante
  • “Charting the Course: Growth after a Decade of Outcomes Assessment” –Jaimie Haider and Ashley Moir

NACADA Region 7 | 2016
Manhattan, Kansas

  • "Opening the ‘GAIT’ for Future Academic Advisors:  Developing a Meaningful Graduate Assistant and Intern Experience" —Ashley McCall, Margaret Garry and Kristopher Infante
  • "The Order of Academia:  What Harry Potter Taught Me About Leadership and Academic Advising" —Jeanette Pacheco, Claudia Trevino, and Margaret Garry
  • "How Do You Address the Elephant in the Room When Your Student is as Quiet as a Mouse?” —Kristopher Infante and Jeanette Pacheco
  • "This Is Why You Should Preheat the Oven… Providing Students the Ingredients for a Successful Advising Appointment" —Ashley McCall and JaCorey Mosely

TEXAAN 2016
Austin, Texas

  • "Opening the ‘GAIT’ for Future Academic Advisors:  Developing a Meaningful Graduate Assistant and Intern Experience" —Ashley McCall, Margaret Garry and Kristopher Infante
  • "Get Turnt: The benefits of Advising Student Organizations.” —Terrance McClain and Lauren Fairley 

 

2015 Conference Presentations

NACADA Nationals 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada

  • "Preparing Students for Advising Appointments" —Chuck Lamar and Ashley McCall
  • "How Do You Address the Elephant in the Room When Your Student is as Quiet as a Mouse?" —Kristopher Infante & Jeanette Pacheco, Invited and Accepted for Webinar 2017
  • "Advising African American Males" —Terrance McClain, Best of Region 7
  • "Lessons from Live-On:  Applying Residence Life Skills to Academic Advising Practice" —Margaret Garry and Jeanette Pacheco
  • "From Helicopter to Parachutes:  Parents’ Benevolent Relevance in Academic Advising" —Jeanette Pacheco, Taylor Jones, & JaCorey Mosley
  • "Opening the ‘GAIT’ for Future Academic Advisors:  Developing a Meaningful Graduate Assistant and Intern Experience" —Ashley McCall, Margaret Garry, & Kristopher Infante

TEXAAN 2015
Corpus Christi, Texas

  • "A Match Made in the Interview" —Angie Barrera, Jaimie Reyes-Haider, Lindsay Stadter, Staci Strauch, and Claudia Treviño
  • "Are You Qualified? Adapting your Resume for Today's Demands" —Amber Bedee and Chuck Lamar
  • "Creating a safe and welcoming environment for African American Males" —Terrance McClain
  • "Facebook is for Old People: Exploring Social Media Platforms to Reach New Millennials" —Jaimie R. Reyes, Lindsay Stadter, and JaCorey Mosely
  • "Identity Crisis 101: Helping Students See Past Color and Into Success!" —Lauren Fairley
  • "The Millennial Experience" —Marc Jimenez and Jeanette Pacheco, Awarded Best in State (Texas)

NACADA Region 7 | 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • "A Match Made in the Interview" —Angie Barrera, Jaimie Reyes-Haider, Lindsay Stadter, Staci Strauch, and Claudia Treviño
  • "Advising African American Males" —Terrance McClain, Awarded Best in Region
  • "Are You Qualified? Adapting your Resume for Today's Demands" —Amber Bedee and Chuck Lamar
  • "Facebook is for Old People: Exploring Social Media Platforms to Reach New Millennials" —Jaimie R. Reyes, Lindsay Stadter, and JaCorey Mosely
  • "Integrating Graduate Assistants and Interns into Beneficial Roles for Academic Advising Centers" —Georgeann Calzada, Kristopher Infante, and Jeanette Pacheco
  • "Prevent Defense! How Having the Right Conversation with Students Can Prevent Academic Probation" —Marc Jimenez
  • “The Millennial Experience" —Jeanette Pacheco and Marc Jimenez
  • "'We Are Family! Get Up Everybody and Sing!': Keeping Team Morale High Within Your Advising Center” —Georgeann Calzada and Staci Strauch
  • "Zero to 6,000 in Three Semesters: How the PACE Advising Center puts the 'P' in PACE!" —Georgeann Calzada and JaCorey Mosely

First Year Experience: Student Success Symposium 2015
Dallas, Texas

  • "Keeping the PACE: Collaboration within an FYE Model" —Angelica M. Barrera, Victoria Black, April Barnes, Caterina Dominguez, and Susan Rolls

2014 Conference Presentations

TEXAAN 2014
Waco, Texas

  • "Stand Up! Care for the Caregiver: How Academic Advisors Can Take Charge of Their Health" —Juan Castillo
  • "Collaboration: Working Together for Student Success" —Staci Strauch and Allison Tifft

NACADA Region 7 | 2014
St. Louis, Missouri

  • "Stand Up! Care for the Caregiver: How Academic Advisors Can Take Charge of Their Health" —Juan Castillo
  • "I'm looking for an academic advising job! Can I use you as a reference?" —Georgeann Calzada, Jeanette Pacheco, and Taylor Jones
  • "'Facebook is for Old People': Exploring Social Media Platforms to Reach New Millennials" —Jaimie R. Reyes, Lindsay Stadter, and JaCorey Mosely, Awarded Best in Region

NACADA Nationals 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • "'We Are Family! Get Up Everybody and Sing!': Keeping Team Morale High Within Your Advising Center" —Georgeann Calzada and Staci Strauch
  • "Finishing Strong: The First Semester Freshman Frenzy" —Jeanette Pacheco, Chuck Lamar, and Staci Strauch
  • "Identity Crisis 101: Helping Students See Past Color and Into Success!" —Lauren Fairley
  • "'Facebook is for Old People': Exploring Social Media Platforms to Reach New Millennials." —Jaimie R. Reyes, Lindsay Stadter, and JaCorey Mosely
  • "Bobcats Are Resilient: Our Journey working with First-Year Students on Academic Probation." —Jaimie Reyes-Haider, Taylor Jones, Lupe Reyes and Claudia Treviño

2013 Conference Presentations

NACADA Regional 7 | 2013
San Antonio, Texas

  • "!Ayuda! Lost in Translation: Latino Males in an Educational Crisis that Affect Retention within Higher Education" —Janet Reyes and Juan Castillo
  • "Drawing the Line: Avoiding Copyright Infringement and Sketchy Designs" —Stephanie Pridgen and Michelle Sotolongo

NACADA Nationals 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • "Implementing a Holistic Professional Advisor Model at a Large Research University" —Dr. Dann Brown, Dr. Michael Nava, and Angelica M. Barrera
  • "Breaking Barriers for Hispanic Student Success: Understanding the Underrepresented Student Demographics and Underlying Issues the Hispanic Student Faces Post High School Graduation and the Effects of Retention within Higher Education" —Janet Reyes
  • "There's No Place Like Home: How Understanding Residence Life Can Help Advisors Pave the Yellow Brick Road to Academic Success" —Jeanette Pacheco and Adele Magnani
  • "From Isolated Peaks to a Collaborative Summit: Elevating Advising Partnerships Across a University Campus" —Claudia Treviño, Ashley Ransom, and Staci Strauch
  • "Drawing the Line: Avoiding Copyright Infringement and Sketchy Designs" —Stephanie Pridgen and Michelle Sotolongo, Sponsored by the NACADA Technology Committee