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Thelma M Cabrera

[Thelma Madai Cabrera]

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Last Updated: January 28, 2020
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Biography

Biography

Thelma Cabrera currently works at UT Arlington as the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the Department of Modern Languages. She began her career at UTA as a graduate student where she was appointed to be a Graduate Teaching Assistant I and II. After she received her M.A. in Spanish, she remained at UTA as a Spanish Instructor. She was a full-time instructor from 2011 to 2015, when she then became an Academic Advisor in the Summer of 2015. Her background includes working with diverse student populations with different college paths, such as community college, dual credit, first-generation students, and different socioeconomic status. She is also a Total Customer Service Trainer. Thelma was selected to be a MAVS 1000 Instructor as part of the 2016 Penn Resilience Program for the University of Texas at Arlington.

Education

Education

    • 2011 MA in Spanish
      University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2011
    • 2005 BA in Spanish
      Oklahoma Baptist University, 2005
      (Distinction: Cum laude)
    • 2005 BS in Biology
      Oklahoma Baptist University, 2005
      (Distinction: Cum laude)

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2015 Certified Total Customer Experience Trainer , Human Resources
    • 2015 Certified Penn Resilience Program for the University of Texas Arlington Trainer , Division of Student Affairs

Appointments

Appointments

    • Dec 2017 to Present Academic Advisor II
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2011 to Present Spanish Instructor - SPAN 1441, SPAN 1441 online, SPAN 2313, SPAN 2315 (Heritage Speakers), SPAN 3313
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2016 to May 2018 MAVS 1000 Instructor-Resilience Pilot Curriculum
      Division of Student Affairs,
    • June 2015 to Dec 2017 Academic Advisor I
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2015 Adjunct Spanish Instructor
      El Centro College , Dallas County Community College District
    • Aug 2010 to May 2011 Spanish Graduate Teaching Assistant II
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2009 to May 2010 Spanish Graduate Teaching Assistant I
      Modern Languages , University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

    • Aug 2015 to Present National Academic Advising Association
      NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.
    • Aug 2015 to Present University of Texas at Arlington Advising Association
      Elected, 2017-2019 Recording Secretary
      The University of Texas at Arlington Advising Association (UTAAA) was created as a forum for sharing ideas and exchanging information related to the delivery of advising services at the University of Texas at Arlington. A primary goal is to provide its members with opportunities for professional development and peer support, ultimately building a network of resources to enhance student success in college. Equally important is the representation and promotion of the interests of the academic advising within the larger university community.

Awards and Honors

    • May  2018 Awarded, 2017-2018 Friend of the Division of Student Affairs sponsored by Division of Student Affairs
    • Apr  2018 Awarded, 2017-2018 Outstanding CMAS Collaborator sponsored by Center for Mexican-American Studies
    • Apr  2018 Nominated, 2017-2018 Outstanding Academic Advisor sponsored by Office of the Provost
    • Aug  2017 Awarded, Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • May  2017 Certificate of Completion, Maverick Advisors Reaching for Knowledge II sponsored by Division of Student Success
    • May  2016 Recognized, 2015-2016 Certificate of Appreciation and Support sponsored by La Sociedad Hispánica (LSH)
    • May  2016 Certificate of Completion, Maverick Advisors Reaching for Knowledge I sponsored by Division of Student Success
    • Mar  2016 Nominated, 2015-2016 Outstanding Academic Advisor sponsored by Office of the Provost

Presentations

    • February  2017
      Cabrera, Thelma (Author & Presenter), Sines , Amanda (Author & Presenter), Croffe, LaDonna (Author & Presenter), Bauman, Courtney (Author & Presenter), "Crossing the Pond: Academic and Study Abroad Advisors Collaborate to Help Students Study Abroad", UTA Advising Association, Arlington, Texas. (February 21, 2017).
    • June  2016
      Cabrera, Thelma (Presenter), "Maverick Service Excellence: The Total Service Experience ", Human Resources . (June 1, 2016).
    • February  2016
      Cabrera, Thelma M (Author & Presenter), Sines , Amanda (Author & Presenter), Croffe, LaDonna (Author & Presenter), Bauman, Courtney (Author & Presenter), "Crossing the Pond: Academic and Study Abroad Advisors Collaborate to Help Students Study Abroad", UTA Advising Association , Arlington, Texas . (February 16, 2016).
    • September  2015
      Cabrera, Thelma F (Panelist), "I am UTA Study Abroad: Hispanic Students Share Their Stories from Abroad", Multicultural Affairs and the Office of International Education, Arlington, Texas. (September 23, 2015).

Courses

      • UNIV-LA 1101-008 CAREER PREP & STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 113583)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3313-001 TOPICS HISPANIC LANG LIT CULT
        (Topic: Guatemalan Culture | Course Id: 110705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MAVS 1000-004 MAVS 1000
        (Topic: First Year Experience | Course Id: 30108 | Servlearn Desc: Trash bags were collected by students which were then made into blankets for the homeless. Students visited Mission Arlington to get a better insight about the homeless population surrounding the community. )
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SPAN 3313-001 Topics in Hispanic Language, Literature & Culture
        (Topic: Central American Culture | Course Id: 30459)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MAVS 1000-069 Mavs 1000
        (Topic: First Year Experience | Course Id: 85971 | Servlearn Desc: Students collected trash bags which were then made into blankets for the homeless. Students visited Mission Arlington to get a better insight into the homeless population around the community. )
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Fall 2019 MODL Career Day
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      MODL Ambassador Program Committee
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Foreign Language Curriculum Committee
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org)
      La Sociedad Hispánica
    • Aug 2016 to  Present Walk-in Advising for evening students
      MODL Advising
    • Aug 2016 to  Present Co-advised with the UAC during Summer Orientations
      Retention
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Recruitment and Retention Committee
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Connection Transfer Day - TCC Southeast
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Connection Transfer Day - DCCCD Northlake
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Connection Transfer Day - DCCCD Eastfield
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Connection Transfer Day - DCCCD Mountain View
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Connection Transfer Day - TCC Northeast
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      World Affairs Council - International Career Day
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Maverick Experience
    • Past to  Oct 2019 Recruiter
      UTA Connection Transfer Day - TCC Northwest
    • Aug 2019 to  Aug 2019 Attendee
      CoLA Welcome Back Party
    • May 2019 to  May 2019 Attendee, Graduation
      Spring 2019 Commencement
    • May 2018 to  May 2019 Recording Secretary
      2018-2019 UTA Advising Association Executive Board
    • Oct 2018 to  Feb 2019 Conference Committee Member
      22nd Annual UTAAA Advising Conference
    • Dec 2018 to  Dec 2018 Attendee, Graduation
      Fall 2018 Commencement
    • Nov 2018 to  Nov 2018 Recruiter
      Attended Maverick Experience
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018 Recruiter
      Maverick Connection Day at TCC SE
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018 Committee Member
      Fall 2018 MODL Career Day
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018 Recruiter
      Maverick Experience
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018 Recruiter
      Maverick Connection Day at TCC NE
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018 Recruiter
      North Lake Connection Day-DCCCD
    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2018 Recruiter
      AISD College Night
    • May 2017 to  Aug 2018 Recording Secretary
      2017-2018 UTA Advising Association Executive Board
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2018 Attendee
      CoLA Welcome Back Party
    • May 2018 to  May 2018 Attendee, Graduation
      Spring 2018 Commencement
    • May 2017 to  May 2018 Recording Secretary
      2017-2018 UTA Advising Association Executive Board
    • May 2017 to  May 2018 Recording Secretary
      2017-2018 UTAA Advising Association Executive Board
    • May 2018 to  May 2018 Attendee, Graduation
      CoLA M.A. Hooding
    • Apr 2018 to  Apr 2018 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      AcCOLAdes
    • Apr 2018 to  Apr 2018 Recruiter
      Maverick Connection Day at TCC Trinity River
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018 Recruiter
      Maverick Experience
    • Oct 2017 to  Feb 2018 Conference Committee Member
      21st UTAAA Advising Conference
    • Feb 2018 to  Feb 2018 Recruiter
      Maverick Preview Day
    • Nov 2017 to  Nov 2017 Committee Member
      Fall 2017 MODL Career Day
    • May 2017 to  May 2017 Attendee, Graduation
      Spring 2017 Commencement
    • Oct 2016 to  Feb 2017 Conference Committee Member
      20th Annual UTAAA Advising Conference
    • Dec 2016 to  Dec 2016 Attendee, Graduation
      Fall 2016 Commencement
    • May 2016 to  May 2016 Attendee, Graduation
      Spring 2016 Commencement
    • Jan 2016 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Award Ceremony Committee
    • Aug 2015 to  Mar 2016 Program Organizer
      B.A./M.A. Degree Plans for French and Spanish
    • Oct 2015 to  Feb 2016 Conference Committee Member
      19th Annual UTAAA Advising Conference
    • Dec 2015 to  Dec 2015 Attendee, Graduation
      Fall 2015 Commencement

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Sept 2016 to  Present
      Volunteer (Arlington , TX, US)
      Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc
      Citizenship Workshops
    • Oct 2019 to  Oct 2019
      Organizer, Fund Raiser (Arlington , TX, US)
      Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc
      Organized first Community Halloween Dance.
    • Sept 2017 to  Sept 2017
      Volunteer (Arlington , TX, US)
      Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc
      Mega DACAtón