Rolandra West
rdwest@txwes.edu
Texas Wesleyan offers support to transferring college students through the Transfer Student Advisory Board. TSAB is a student run organization that was established in 2009 for all transfer students on campus. According to their mission, their roles are to accommodate transfer students into campus life as well as into their families. Elena Hernandez, junior political science and pre law major and incoming president, said there are approximately 25 to 30 active members. TSAB is an organization on campus solely dedicated to transfer students. Hernandez said it is important to help transfer students to get them into the habit of meeting new people and getting involved.“We try to help them become acclimated to kind of get them involved on campus,” Hernandez said. “It helps you meet people because sometimes you don’t know anyone.”Hernandez said she came in as a transfer student fall 2011, and TSAB helped her meet new people and develop friendships. She said she looks forward to serving as president. Hernandez said Tiffany Stone, senior English major and current president of TSAB, actually introduced her to a lot of people during the Welcome Weekend held at Wesleyan in the beginning of the year. Bailey Clark, senior criminal justice and student life liaison, said her move from Tarleton State University to Texas Wesleyan has been a smooth transition and through TSAB she met people who were going through the same experiences. “I learned about the Transfer Advisory Board during new student orientation and felt this organization would greatly benefit me,” Clark said.Clark said TSAB holds many different functions throughout the semester that help all students interact with each other.Stone said Hernandez will take over as president next semester since Stone is graduating this May.“Elena Hernandez is a positive person that is not only well-known around campus in her short time here but understands and adheres to all TSAB rules and is one of our most active members,” Stone said. “I am thrilled to have her as my successor.”Stone said as TSAB grows; the organization tries to engage the community through service and fun events on campus. Although TSAB has just been around since 2009, Stone said she looks forward to Hernandez taking over and continuing through. “The TSAB has been incredibly beneficial to me and enabled me to meet faculty and students I might otherwise not have met,” Clark said. “I think this [TSAB] organization is one of the best at TWU and I am looking forward to the new students who join for the spring semester.”