Cabrera wins University advising award

The University of Texas at Arlington named undergraduate advisor Thelma Cabrera as a winner of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Academic Advising Awards. Only two advisors from the College of Liberal Arts were recognized this year, Cabrera as winner of the Professional Advisor category and Graham Hunt from the Department of Music as a runner up in the Faculty Advisor category. The recipients will be celebrated at a virtual ceremony hosted by the Office of the Provost and Division of Student Success on June 25, 2020.

Cabrera has served as the Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Modern Languages since 2015 and has earned multiple awards during her tenure. She was the 2018 winner of the Center for Mexican American Studies Outstanding Collaborator Award and the 2017 winner of the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award. In addition to advising, she teaches Spanish-language courses for the Department of Modern Languages and is the Faculty Advisor for La Sociedad Hispánica, the department’s Spanish-language student club.

The Academic Advising Awards were established by the University to recognize outstanding academic advisement. Persons eligible for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award include faculty members who are designated as academic advisors for undergraduate or graduate students and staff members whose primary responsibility is the academic advisement of undergraduate or graduate students. Nominees must be employed either full-time or part-time by UTA and have held their current advising position for at least one year.