Academic Advising

Honors College students are required to meet with an Honors advisor during their first semester at UTA. Failure to make and keep this appointment will result in loss of Honors status and privileges. In addition, the Honors College requires students be advised thereafter at least once a year, in addition to meeting with the major/department advisor. The Honors advisors and support staff provide Honors students with personalized attention and information that will help them attain their Honors Degree.

Honors advisors are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We strongly recommend that students schedule an appointment to ensure availability.


Rebekah Chojnacki, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Undergraduate Research

Rebekah Chojnacki, Honors College staff

Additional Information: Rebekah Chojnacki (pronounced hoy-NOT-skee) advises juniors, seniors, and Goolsby students in the Honors College with regard to Honors progress, the Capstone Project, and graduation. In addition to advising, Bobbie coordinates the Capstone Project Information Sessions, the Honors Research Symposium (HRS), the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, oversees Honors Credit Contracts, and serves as a liaison to the Office of Records and Registration and the University Commencement committee. She also teaches UNIV-HN 1131. Rebekah is the current president for Chapter 300 of Phi Kappa Phi.

Cheryl Gralish

Student Development Specialist II

First & Second Year Advisor

Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor

Cheryl Gralish

Additional Info: Cheryl advises all students who are new to the Honors College in their first semester to discuss Honors requirements and benefits during their initial advising session. She also meets with students during their second year in Honors to discuss progress and how the program is going for each students. Cheryl is also the academic advisor for students in the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Brandon Hoogeveen, M.Ed.

Student Development Specialist II

First & Second Year Advisor

Engineering & Science

Brandon Hoogeveen

Additional Info: Brandon advises all first and second year Honors Engineering and Science students and develops programming for residents in the Honors RLC in Vandergriff Hall. He currently serves as a staff advisor for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Honors Student Records

A record of each student's progress is kept in the Honors College Advising Center. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that records are up-to-date and accurate. The student should retain copies of his or her records and notify the Honors Advisers of any changes.

Honors Degree Progress

To help students track their academic progress, the Honors Advisers encourage students to make an appointment in their sophomore and junior years to evaluate their progress towards the Honors Degree.

The required yearly advising sessions in the Honors College are to help students be aware of their progress towards their Honors Degree. Students have the opportunity to make sure their records are correct and to get help and feedback in evaluating their progress.

Student Responsibility

The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with the individual student. The Honors College advisers are available to assist you with identifying and assessing alternatives.

Fernando Alejandre

Student Profiles

Meet Fernando

"I chose UTA because I love the cultural diversity on campus."