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Shannon Shaver

Shannon Shaver

Admissions Counselor

E-mail: shannon.shaver@uta.edu

B.A. English
Ohio State University

M.A. English Education
Ohio State University

Bound for Success

Shannon provides counseling for all students, including Bound for Success students from the following schools:

  • Frontier High School
  • Mansfield High School
  • Mansfield Lake Ridge High School
  • Mansfield Timberview High School

About the Bound for Success program »

about me

I work in the Bound for Success program. I’m stationed in four Mansfield ISD schools, where I help students navigate the process to apply, enroll in, and attend the University of Texas at Arlington. I work with almost all age groups of young people, and high schoolers are my favorite. They are independent, open, and ready to take on the world! I also love working in a position that allows me to broaden the educational horizons of students. I consider myself lucky to be a part of this process for students.

My favorite thing about UTA us its diversity, Students of many different cultural backgrounds can feel safe and at home here, because the university’s environment is truly inclusive. It’s one thing for a university to be diverse; it’s another thing for a university to appreciate diversity, and UTA truly does this. Mavericks Experience is my favorite event at UTA – it gives students the opportunity to see all that UTA has to offer, and allowing them to see themselves here.

advice for prospective students

Consider the financial consequences of your college decision. Find an in-state school that offers the same amenities as an out of state school. Get involved, live with friends, and learn about what you love. The bottom line is, just because a school is affordable, it does not mean you won’t have an incredible college experience!