From: Accelerated Transfer Academy
Date: December 2, 2022
Subject: ATA Weekly Newsletter - December 2, 2022

The deadline for all ATA requirements (feedback submissions) and scholarship applications is TONIGHT - Friday, December 2nd at 11:59 PM. Please reach out to your peer mentor if you have any questions or issues.


Welcome our new Success Coaches

Please join us in welcoming our new Success Coaches! 
We look forward to utilizing her talents for the continued success of the ATA program.

Heidi Flores

Fun fact: I have a dog named Chipo, he's half chihuahua and half poodle.

Favorite season of the year: My favorite season of the year is winter, I love the cold.

Favorite food: My favorite food is chicken alfredo pasta!

Hobbies: My hobbies include heavy lifting, yoga, soul cycling, and boxing.

D'ante Richardson Jones

Fun fact: Odell Beckham Jr. and I have the exact same birthday!

Favorite season of the year: Springtime

Favorite food: Pan-Asian foods (Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese)

Hobbies: Writing music/poetry, playing with my dog, and watching far too many superhero movies ­ƒÿè

John Garcia Chavez (GSC)

Fun Fact: I live with two cats (Cleo and Joey)

Favorite season of the year: Winter

Favorite food: Ramen, Apples, Tacos

Hobbies: Video Games, Running, Philosophy

UHD ÔÇïBasic Needs for Students

Access to basic needs, such as food, housing, childcare, mental health, financial assistance, and transportation, is critical for ensuring strong academic performance, increasing persistence and graduation, and improving well-being among students. UHD has launched it's new initiative to offer basic needs resources for its students. Learn more at then click on "Get Help".

Student Life Center:
Closing Dec. 5th

The Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center (SLC) will be closing as the home of Sports & Fitness for the final time at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. For 25 years, the SLC has served as the home of Sports & Fitness, which will be moving to the new Wellness and Success Center (WSC) beginning December 6 with an opening date of January 17, 2023. Sneak-peek tour dates and times of the WSC for UHD students, faculty, and staff will be announced soon.

End-of-the-Year Survey

We value the feedback from our ATA scholars which helps us to better serve future UHD transfer students. In addition, your responses are used to report ATA program data to the US Department of Education. Your responses will not affect your participation or inclusion in the ATA program in any way. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any ATA staff member or email us at

Survey link:

Spring 2023 Outreach

We are now accepting applications for our spring 2023 cohort. Help spread the word about ATA to classmates, friends, & family. More information and the application can be found on our website. You, as ATA scholars, are our best advocates!

Your referrals can either scan the QR Code or go directly to the ATA website

Accelerated Transfer Academy
One Main Street

Room S417
Houston, TX 77002


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