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Advising & Retention

Academic advising is available to: 

Freshmen, honors, returning, and first-time TAMIU students.

Student-Athletes

Multidisciplinary Studies Degree


Academic advisors are here to:

  • help you navigate your journey at TAMIU by providing you with relevant academic resources,
  • keep track of your four-year degree plan, and
  • transition you to the College/School of your major during your sophomore year where you will continue to be guided toward a timely graduation. 

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Advising Process

  • Academic advising services are available in-person and online to better meet your needs.
  • To find your current Academic Advisor, log-in to DegreeWorks and locate the "Advisor" filed. If you do not have a name listed, please complete the Academic Advising Request Form
  • If you are a freshman, student-athlete, or an MDS student, schedule an appointment directly with your assigned Academic Advisor below.
  • During your advising session, you are encouraged to come prepared with materials and questions to ensure time is used efficiently.
  • Registration recommendations are based on your degree plan and published class schedule.

Virginia Watkins Grayson

Virginia Watkins-Grayson
Instructor/Administrator
956-326-2852 | ZSC 222B

Victoria Robledo

Victoria Robledo
Administrative Associate IV
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Center 222
956.326.2850

 

Juan Balderas

Juan Balderas, Jr.
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Lead Advisor & Developmental Education
956-326-2801 | KLM 419G

Meet with
Juan Balderas

Ithiel Benavides

Ithiel Benavides
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Criminal Justice  
956-326-2992 | ZSC 222L

Meet with
Ithiel Benavides

Daniela Maldonado

Alyssa Casares
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) Jr. & Sr.
956-326-2974 | KLM 419D

Meet with
Alyssa Casares

Daniela Maldonado

Itzamara Flores
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Nursing
956-326-2978 | ZSC 222D

Meet with
Itzamara Flores

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R
achel Flores
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: COAS Humanities
956-326-2976 | ZSC 222

Meet with
Rachel Flores

Joe Garza

Joe Garza
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: ACE Transitions - Lead
956-326-2994 | ZSC 222N

Meet with
Joe Garza

Astrid Hernandez

Astrid Hernandez
Academic Achievement Coordinator
Advising: Early Alert/Provisional/Probation
956-326-3132 | KLM 418B

Meet with
Astrid Hernandez

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Jesus Huerta

Academic Success Coach I
Advising: COAS Humanities
956-326-2887 | ZSC 222

Meet with
Jesus Huerta

Natalia Iturralde

Natalia Iturralde
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: COAS-STEM
956-326-2975 | ZSC 222

Meet with
Natalia Iturralde

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Denise Jackson
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Kinesiology 
956-326-2887 | ZSC 222C

Meet with
Denise Jackson

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Peter Kelley

Intervention Specialist
Advising: At-Risk & Developmental Education
956-326-3133 | KLM 418C

Meet with
Peter Kelley

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Vanessa Kennion
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Business
956-326-2972 | ZSC 222E

Meet with
Vanessa Kennion

Daniela Maldonado

Daniela Maldonado
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: ACE Transition
956-326-2785 | ZSC 222K

Meet with
Daniela Maldonado

Daniela Maldonado

Alyssa Martinez
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: Intake MDS Fr. & So. 
956-326-2977 | ZSC 222F

Meet with
Alyssa Martinez

Wendy Rosas

Wendy Rosas
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: College of Education & Certifications
956-326-2979 | KLM 419C

Meet with
Wendy Rosas

Jose Serna

Jose A. Serna
Academic Success Coach I
Advising: COAS-STEM
956-326-2910 | ZSC 222D

Meet with
Jose Serna

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Rebecca Stevenson
Athletics Academic Specialist
956-326-2851
KCB 107J

Meet with
Rebecca Stevenson

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Lydia Valenzuela

Academic Success Coach I
Advising: At Risk, Developmental Education, Undeclared
956-326-2993 | KLM 418A

Meet with
Lydia Valenzuela

For additional information regarding advising, contact advising@tamiu.edu, call 956.326.2886, or visit Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 222.


ACE - Academic Support 
Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 203 & 205
956.326.2884 & 956.326.4ACE (4223)
academicsupport@tamiu.edu 

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 6 p.m. 

ACE - Advising & Retention
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 222
956.326.2886
advising@tamiu.edu  

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.