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Dr. Regina Praetorius Selected as Inaugural Fellow to Launch Nuestra Comunidad

Nuestra Comunidad (Our Community) is aimed at advancing UTA’s Hispanic serving identity by addressing Latinx college student wellbeing from several different angles. This programming is focused on enhancing Latinx students’ self-acceptance, personal growth, discovery of purpose in life, positive relations with others, environmental mastery, and autonomy. The elements have been found to foster wellbeing and motivation, degree attainment, and future success. Specifically, Nuestra Comunidad (Our Community) aims to:

1)      Connect Latinx students to each other toward belongingness—a key factor in student success and aligned with positive relations with others;

2)      Expose Latinx students to opportunities for personal growth and self-acceptance;

3)      Promote Latinx students’ environmental mastery through informal mentoring from faculty, staff, and students; and

4)      Assist Latinx students toward identifying their purpose in life while embracing their autonomy.

The program will be led by Regina T. Praetorius, a Latinx Professor of Social Work with over 20 years’ of experience in higher education including more than 9 years of formal experiences leading programs at UTA aimed at improving college student mental health and wellbeing while promoting student success.

For more information, email Regina T. Praetorius. (

Activities Dates:

August 11, 9-11am
Fuel up for Finals
4th Floor Student Lounge (next to room 406) in Social Work and Smart Hospital (SWSH)

August 23, 11am-1pm
Hispanic/Latinx/e/o/a Welcome and Organizations Fair,
First Floor SWSH

September 12, 12-1pm
Pizza Party

SWSH 424

September 20, 7-7:50pm


September 21, 6-8:30pm
Movie Night Featuring No Más Bebes

SWSH (Room TBD) and live streaming

October 21, 1-3pm
Friends and Family Weekend
Red River and Concho, University Center

November 28, 12-1pm
Pizza Party
SWSH 424

December 7, 9-11am
Fuel up for Finals

4th Floor Student Lounge (next to room 406) in SWSH