FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/19/11
Contact: Chanel Carela, Director of External Affairs
Chi Upsilon Sigma Sister
Creates an Outlet for Veterans in College
Arlington, TX (10/19/11) – In recent years at University of Texas – Arlington the number of veterans enrolling in college has increased dramatically since the spring of 2009. Currently there are over 1,100 veterans who are registered for courses for fall 2011 compared to the 525 who were enrolled just last year.
In order to aid the high volume of veterans a the University of Texas – Arlington, Chi Upsilon Sigma sister, Roxanna Latifi, Student Development Specialist, created a series of workshops that solely caters to the needs of Veterans. This sequence of programs covers a wide variety of topics to assist veterans as they make their transition from the battlefield to the classroom. These workshops include:
- Time Management for Student Veterans
- Understanding Your Learning Style
- Improving Your Reading and Note (Oct. 19, 2011)
- Managing Test Anxiety (Nov. 2, 2011)
- Money Management (Nov. 16, 2011)
- Building Healthy Lifestyles (Nov. 30, 2011)
Roxanna Latifi has been a sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma since spring 2004 and has been extremely active within the organization ever since. As an undergraduate she has held numerous positions at the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma at Texas Christian University. Some of these positions include Alpha Zeta Chapter President, Secretary and Multicultural Greek Council Representative. After Roxana graduated she continued to be involved as a sister and held positions such as Alumna Advisor and Region 5 Expansion Officer.
Professionally Roxanna currently serves as the University of Texas Arlington’s Student Development Specialist. She specializes in facilitating and creating programming and marketing materials for student veterans, transfer students and first generation students. In addition she also creates and facilitates the Greek Academic Success Program.