From: Accelerated Transfer Academy
Date: November 11, 2022
Subject: ATA Weekly Newsletter - November 11, 2022

Welcome Back: McKenzie Brewer

Join us in welcoming back McKenzie Brewer to the ATA family! She is an ATA scholar (Fall 2020 Cohort) and is now a part-time staff member focusing on transfer student outreach and networking with local community colleges. We look forward to utilizing her talents for the continued success of the ATA program.

Fall 2022 Cohort: Deadline for Success Coaching

For our Fall 2022 cohort, the deadline for you to meet with a success coach is
Friday, November 18th.


UHD - Lessons Learned

The UHD Financial Coaching and Economic Stability Lab is inviting students to join them bright and early on Monday, November 14th, from 9:00 am -12:00 pm in the Milam and Travis Room for a great event.

FREE Chick-Fil-A breakfast for the first 30 students in attendance.

Visit with banks and credit unions to learn about opportunities to improve your financial wellness heading into 2023 and hear about the important financial lessons learned from our community partners.

They will be giving gift cards and incentives throughout the event.

Chopped, UHD

To bring awareness to life with limitations that our students may face, Disability Services is doing its own spin of the Food Network’s Chopped, called Chopped, UHD. UHD’s greatest chefs will be facing off against each other to find out who will be ranked as the UHD Chopped Champion. However, there is a small twist with each chef having a random limitation/disability assigned to them throughout the completion of each round. Chopped, UHD will be aired on November 15, 2022, at 11:30 in A350 (Auditorium). UHD Chopped Promo

This event will take place prior to the Health Fair that is scheduled for November 16, 2022. In the event that you’re unable to make this event in person, you’re in luck… a Zoom webinar is available!

Link for webinar:

CLC Connection: Geology

This will be our last CLC event for the semester. Whether you are interested in Geology or not, we're sure that this will be a very interesting industry to learn more about. Join us as we host UH Asst. Professor, Emily Beverly, to get first-hand knowledge about this career field.
RSVP link:

One-on-One Career Prep Sessions

Human Resources professionals with Motiva Enterprises, an energy operations company headquartered in downtown Houston, will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 17, from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Welcome Center, providing career prep services to our students. This event is open to all students in all majors and is a great way to learn and get feedback from professionals who recruit and hire new employees for a Fortune 500 company.

This one-on-one career prep event will benefit everyone, from freshmen to seniors and grad students.

Link to register:

Changing the Trajectory: Black & Brown Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

The Dean of Student Life Office is partnering with Alliance Bernstein and Pleasant Hill Church of Deliverance to host Changing the Trajectory, a networking and business conference on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM. This event is open to the community and designed to expand our thinking, unlock opportunities, and close the wealth gap in black and brown communities.

This event is featured during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. In acknowledgment of this event, our goal is to provide solutions and resources to break the cycle of poverty.

Attendees can expect to engage with industry leaders such as Russell Ybarra, owner of Gringos, Jimmy Changas & Bullritos restaurant chain. Sandra Heard, owner of Prime Waste Solutions, James Thompson, Senior Vice President and head of Diverse Market Strategies at Alliance Bernstein Private Wealth Management, and more!

Let’s learn how to change the trajectory of our lives and generations to come by attending this FREE event. Registration link:

UHD Swap Don't Shop Event

This is an event where we welcome students to swap clothing & accessories they no longer want with each other. We ask that you bring in any style of clothing, shoes, accessories, and kids' clothing. Please, help us keep things sanitized by washing/cleaning your items prior to bringing them in.

We will have food, and raffle prizes! Also, a small presentation introducing our group and our goal on campus.

Location: UHD Skyline Lounge (across from Starbucks by food court)
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 12PM-3PM

Who can participate?
Anyone who works/attends UHD and brings in items to the event is allowed to participate.

Want to participate but don't have items to bring in?
Contact us! Those who volunteer to set up the event can participate without bringing in items.

Where to drop off clothing?
You can drop clothing off at any of our drop boxes. Current locations:

  • By bookstore (3rd floor OMB)
  • By food court (mural area, 3rd floor OMB)
  • Near ACAD elevators (3rd floor of OMB)
  • Near Student Activities (2nd floor of OMB)

*Time change for next program meeting.


ATA Monthly Program Meeting

Friday, December 2
*12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Monthly Program Meeting for ATA students. We will go over important information and upcoming events.


Accelerated Transfer Academy
One Main Street

Room S417
Houston, TX 77002


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