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.


Bobbie Brown, M.A.

Assistant Director

Undergraduate Research

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Additional Info: Bobbie advises juniors, seniors, and Goolsby students in the Honors College with regard to Honors progress, the Senior Project, and graduation. In addition to advising, Bobbie coordinates the Senior 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 Chojnacki, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor II

Additional Info: Rebekah Chojnacki (pronounced hoy-NOT-skee) advises all students in the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies degree program and advises Honors College Engineering students. Rebekah coordinates all Interdisciplinary Studies program efforts and develops programming for residents in Honors College Theme Housing in Vandergriff Hall. Rebekah is the editor of the Honors College Veneratio newsletter. During the fall semester, she teaches UNIV-HN 1131. Rebekah is the current president for Chapter 300 of Phi Kappa Phi.

Cheryl Gralish

Student Development Specialist II

First- and Second-Year Advising

Additional Info: Cheryl advises students who are new to the Honors College; each new member meets with her in their first semester to discuss Honors College requirements and benefits. She also meets with students during their second year in the College.

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.

Carrington Matthews

Student Profiles

Meet Carrington

"The Honors College is the perfect place for high-achieving students to get the most out of their undergraduate experience at UTA."