First Year Feature- Cathe Nutter


Cathe Nutter || University Advising


Meet Cathe Nutter, the next person in our #FirstYearFeature series. Cathe is the Director of University Advising, and an important resource for any student who is undecided on a major or wants help exploring the many majors and minors offered at Texas Tech.

“One of the most exciting aspects of college is the host of opportunities available…options and choices you’ve never even dreamed existed. At University Advising, we get to help students explore these possibilities as they relate to majors and minors.  We help students find doors, paths, and roads they didn’t realize were available.  Come by and talk with us!” –Cathe Nutter

Q: What services does your office have for First Year Students at Texas Tech University?

UA assists first-year students with exploring the vast world of majors and minors offered at Texas Tech.  Through our Discovery! process, we help students identify their strengths, talents, and goals to begin narrowing possible choices for majors.  Helping students understand that the name of a major doesn’t guarantee or even require a job in a particular field is one of the most important practices we provide.  You know, not everyone at Google has a computer degree.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

The people with whom I work…the staff, the campus partners, the students.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Texas Tech and why?

Besides the people? Oooh…public art.  I love football and Carol of Lights, but really the public art is incredible.  A walking tour is the perfect Spring Saturday activity.

Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?

Hmmm… Memorial Circle is beautiful.  The area between CoEd and ENGL/PHIL is gorgeous and peaceful.

Q: What advice would you give first year students?

Ask questions! Everything from “Where can I find tutoring?”  to “Where’s the best salad on campus?” Ask.

Q: Looking back to your first year, what would you change? What would you do the same?

That was too long ago to be relevant.

Q: What is your favorite place to eat in Lubbock?

La Madeline for brunch…West Crust for pizza

Q: What are some hobbies you have?

Reading, going to the range, browsing antique stores

Q: What is your favorite Tech Tradition?


More about University Advising

University Advising partners with students, parents, and the community to facilitate autonomy, foster independence, and develop opportunities to engage in and refine the academic advising experience.

Engage. Refine. Advise.

Three simple words that envelop our entire philosophy of facilitating student growth, development, and success.

Engage. We meet students where they are, academically, socially, geographically.  From Raider Road Shows and Red Raider Orientation to teaching Raider Ready classes to intentional communication with students who may be searching for direction,  we actively engage students in conversations, action plans, and success strategies.

Refine.  Goals are vital to success.  TTUA provides the support and framework for you to look critically at your goals, your strengths, your talents, your intentions and find details and refinements to make those goals a reality.

Advise.  This doesn’t mean picking courses for you.  Advising means coaching, facilitating, encouraging, guiding, questioning, pushing, collaborating.  You are in control of your college career; we are here to support, assist, bolster, and champion your success.

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