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The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students selected UTA senior Veronica Sanders as a 2018 National Transfer Student Ambassador. 
Sanders is one of just four students, the first ever chosen from UTA, to represent transfer students across the country during the institute’s 16th annual conference in Atlanta in February.

Veronica Sanders is a senior interior design student in UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

“This role allows me to be a voice for the thousands of students who transfer,” Sanders said. “I want to make sure people in decision-making roles learn from the ambassadors about what is working well and what should go more smoothly.”
Sanders, an interior design student in UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, transferred to UTA from Dallas County Community College District’s El Centro campus. She also took classes at the Art Institute of Dallas.
The conference attracts higher educational professionals from across the United States to discuss research, policy and practice.
“Ambassadors will be speaking to people at the conference, participating in a panel, sharing our experiences and offering ideas on how to make transferring an easier experience,” Sanders said. “UTA offers a lot of assistance like transfer student orientations and activity fairs – I attended those and received a lot of great advice. And UTA’s advisers were incredibly helpful navigating things. I want to help shape the process for the future.”
Sanders was chosen as a National Transfer Student Ambassador after an intense application process that included a letter of recommendation as well as a written essay and a video describing the transfer journey and her advocacy efforts on behalf of transfers. A talented design student, Sanders previously won a national competition to re-design Hollywood actress Halle Berry’s website.
“Although all four winners demonstrated excellence in leadership, public speaking and their potential for sharing meaningful …

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