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ASU Transfer Times: September 2021

National Transfer Student Week 2021

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Taking place from Monday, October 18 through Friday October 22, 2021, ASU is excited to offer programming to support National Transfer Student Week. Designed specifically for transfer students, our series of events will help your students learn about the transfer process and what life is like at ASU. Sessions will include an overview of how their credits transfer to ASU, information about the more than 400 degree programs offered, and more — all while providing the opportunity to engage with current students and to build their connection to ASU. Additional information and a link to register will be provided soon, including information on a special tri-university event taking place October 23. Be sure to mark your calendars for National Transfer Student Week, and stay tuned for more information on our programming!

Webinars for Community College Administrators
In celebration of National Transfer Student Week, the Academic Alliances Team, along with other ASU staff members, will also host live sessions to highlight Universal Articulation partnership opportunities with community colleges! You can register for a date to attend to learn more about the transfer pathways technology, how ASU and community colleges can collaboratively support learners prior to transfer, and join a keynote discussion on “Assisting Transfer Students Through a Pandemic Era.” More information and registration links will be coming soon!

Academic College Highlight: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to fully integrating teaching, research and service to address social issues. Students don’t just wait to graduate before making an impact in their communities – they work to be the solution while attending classes and following their public service passions.  

Whether the focus is on public safety, social welfare, public administration or community development, the diverse academic programs and research initiatives of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions offer a multifaceted approach to solving society’s shared challenges. Through the college’s four schools and multiple academic research centers, we help build stronger, more resilient, more vibrant communities.

Watts College students have a number of success-maximizing opportunities, including:
  • Access to top-ranking research faculty who offer undergraduate students hands-on research opportunities. 
  • 20+ highly-ranked on-campus and online degree programs, including the No. 2 criminology and criminal justice program in the nation.
  • Accelerated degree programs designed for high-achieving students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to fast-track completion of their master’s degree.
  • Undergraduate minors and certificates.
  • Graduate certificates.
  • Affordable tuition, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) majors in Public Service and Public Policy with a criminology concentration. View Tuition Calculator.
  • Scholarship opportunities for incoming undergraduate students transferring from Arizona community colleges.

We invite you to learn more and see how you can Rise to the Solution.

Meet our Transfer Student Ambassadors!

Academic Alliances is excited to welcome our newest transfer student ambassadors to the team! They will be joining team lead Elizabeth Figueroa Lopez in supporting transfer students on their journey to ASU. Our transfer student ambassadors are here to assist your students as they transition to the university. They can help students sign up for MyPath2ASU™,  and offer insight about getting involved, making friends and what students can expect on a typical day as a Sun Devil. We encourage your students to reach out to our TSAs for that special peer-to-peer support!


Elizabeth Figueroa López
Transferred from Mesa Community College

Elizabeth is pursuing her bachelor of science degree in neuroscience with a minor in psychology. In addition to being a TSA, Elizabeth works as a research assistant with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College conducting research with pre-k students on their emotional and behavioral development, and is a member of the Basic Behavioral Processes lab in the department of Behavioral Neuroscience as an undergraduate research assistant. Elizabeth also conducted research on healthy habits and behaviors within the Hispanic population. Originally from Mexico, Elizabeth is bilingual in both Spanish and English, is currently a dean’s student, and plans to attend graduate school for her PhD in neuroscience


Lianyue Zhang
Transferred from Glendale Community College

Lianyue (Leia) completed her double associate degrees in science and arts, and is now pursuing her double bachelor’s degrees in mathematics (statistics) and economics, as well as a certification of political economy, at ASU. During her time at Glendale Community College, Leia conducted laboratory work which included the setting up of lab materials, preparation of solutions, and monitoring the use of chemicals and equipment. Currently, Leah is a S-STEM Train scholar and Boggess Family scholar, and has maintained her status on the Dean’s List during the entirety of her community college and university pursuits. Bilingual in both English and Chinese, Leia joins the Transfer Student Ambassador’s


Ludwig Lopez
Transferred from Arizona Western College

Ludwig transferred to ASU to complete his bachelor of arts degree in business global logistics management and international trade. As a student at Arizona Western College, Ludwig also worked as a transfer service clerk, which enabled him to gain a wealth of experience in assisting transfer students at both AWC and now at ASU as a transfer student ambassador. Ludwig graduated from AWC with high academic distinction. He plans to apply to graduate school to pursue a masters in supply chain management.


Nguyen Khoi Phung
Transferred from Arizona Western College

Prior to moving to Arizona to attend at Arizona Western College, Khoi (Korey) attended a high school for the gifted in his home country of Vietnam, where he became fluent in both English and Spanish, in addition to being fluent in his native Vietnamese language. While at AWC, Korey maintained a 4.00 GPA and his standing on the Dean’s List. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at ASU, Korey joins the Transfer Student Ambassador’s team with professional experience in both e-commerce and consumer services and support.

Paulette Iniguez Erunez
Transferred from Cochise College

Paulette transferred to ASU to complete her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in mathematics, after completing her associate degree in engineering and biology. As a graduating student at Cochise College, Paulette received the award of First Academic Team for the All Arizona Scholarship, being one of only two students of every community college to receive this honor. Paulette also represented the Hispanic community from her school in Washington D.C. as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), advocating for higher education and Hispanic success. Paulette worked as a lab aide student assistant and a chemistry and English tutor during her time at Cochise College. In addition to being a TSA, Paulette had the opportunity to work as a student lab aide in the school of molecular science at ASU. Originally from Mexico, Paulette is bilingual in both Spanish and English and is currently a dean’s list honors student. Paulette plans to attend graduate school as part of the 4+1 program to obtain a masters degree in biomedical engineering.