Bears MATR (Mentors & Advocates for Transition and Retention)
In order to limit the number of unnecessary withdrawals from UNC, the Bears MATR team was developed. Bears MATR will:
- Work with students on an individual basis that may be having a difficult time navigating through UNC.
- Work with students at the pre-withdrawal and withdrawal stage with the number one goal being to utilize referral tools and intervention strategies in order to retain students.
- Gather data from students via exit interviews/one-to-one meetings in order to inform UNC reasons for withdrawal or desire to withdrawal.
- Develop a timetable for re-entry if student decides to withdraw.
- Mentor, work and coordinate various retention/student success opportunities with the following students: DSF students, unaccompanied youth, East African students, walk-ins (those requesting appointment with EMSA) and walk-ups (those that request WD from the Office of the Registrar).
Bears MATR Team:
Reyna Anaya - Graduate Assistant & Bears MATR Mentor
Hi, my name is Reyna Anaya and I am a University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Bears MATR (Mentors & Advocates for Transition & Retention) Mentor. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be working with you as you transition into the UNC Bear family. College is the best time of your life and I want to make sure you find it just as rewarding as I did. A little information about me: I am a 2007 Colorado State University Alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies & minor in Spanish. After receiving my degree, I worked in the Office of Admissions at my Alma Mater as an Admissions Counselor until May 2007. Currently, I’m working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Access while I work towards my doctorate degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership. In addition to being a student, I am a mother of a beautiful daughter named Aiyana. Now that you know about who I am, I look forward to learning about you and how I can best assist you this academic year. I hope to hear from you soon.
Chris Cobb - Graduate Assistant & Bears MATR Mentor
I am currently a mentor with Bears MATR within Enrollment Management and Student Access. I am a 2003 graduate from UNC with a B.A. in Social Sciences. I am back as a graduate student here at UNC. I recently graduated with an M.A. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in higher education in 2009 and am now working toward a PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership. I am from Ft. Collins, CO, but have been calling Greeley my home for the past ten years. It is a pleasure being a part of the Enrollment Management and Student Access team. Each day I look forward to helping students succeed in their academic and co-curricular endeavors to help ensure a richer college experience.
Career Services - Career Services at the University of Northern Colorado is a part of the Office of Student Engagement under the Division of Academic Affairs. Career Services provides a full-service, client-centered centralized approach to academic major selection, career decision making, internship and job search assistance and testing services for students and alumni wishing to pursue post graduate employment and graduate school opportunities.
Financial Aid - The Office of Financial Aid connects you and your family to financial solutions such as grants, scholarships, Veterans assistance, student employment and loans to help you bridge the gap between what you can afford to pay for your college expenses and the cost of attending.
Tutoring - Each semester, the Academic Support & Advising Tutoring Center offers tutoring in approximately 130 differnt courses in a variety of different courses. A list of courses supported by the ASA Tutoring Center each semester is available at the ASA Tutoring Center office in Michener L149.