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Meet Your Freshman Team

713-525-3500
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The University of St. Thomas understands that the application and admissions process can be confusing and sometimes challenging for first-time freshman. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has designated freshman counselors to guide you through your application. You can contact your counselor with questions regarding UST’s academic degrees and programs, how to apply, scholarships and financial aid, university housing or any other concerns.

If you are an international student, non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. resident, then you have a dedicated international students admissions counselor. The home-schooled students counselor is Arthur Ortiz, who specializes in homeschool transcripts and shares his expertise with universities nationwide.

Arthur Ortiz
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Arthur OrtizArthur Ortiz, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, has worked in the University of St. Thomas Admissions Office since March of 1999. The Basilian Fathers, the founders of UST, ran the parish Ortiz grew up in, and they continue to be influential in his life. During his tenure at the University, Ortiz has overseen Catholic and home-schooled student recruitment. He enjoys keeping up with admissions trends in higher education and has presented on various topics at several state and national conferences. Arthur is a graduate of the University of Houston–Clear Lake.

“The University of St. Thomas is a great institution committed to providing a complete educational experience for its students. UST embraces the type of classical education I value. I strongly believe this University’s challenging academics and commitment to the core curriculum embrace the notion of what it means to be an educated college graduate. I also work with home schoolers and their parents by assisting them through the admissions process. Contact me to schedule a visit to our campus.” –Arthur Ortiz

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Arthur Ortiz
Assistant VP of Enrollment Management
Direct: 713-525-3848
Toll Free: 800-856-8565
Email: ortiza@stthom.edu

Arthur Holman
Arthur HolmanHello! My name is Arthur Holman. I am a freshman admissions counselor here at the University of St. Thomas. I earned my B.A. in American Studies and I have spent my career working with high school students to ensure that they are as successful as possible. I have a strong passion for learning, and UST is no different. We have a passion for helping students learn and understand what it takes to be a critical member in society.

Transitioning from high school to college can be stressful, but luckily you have me! My role as an admissions counselor is to make this transition as easy as possible. I am here to help you and your family with any and all questions that you may have about the University of St. Thomas. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Arthur Holman
Freshman Admission Counselor
Direct: 713-942-3468
Toll Free: 800-856-8565
Email: holmana@stthom.edu

MiíChelle Bonnette
Mi'Chelle BonnetteHello! I am an admissions counselor for incoming freshmen here at the University of St. Thomas. I consider myself a “Gulf Coast local,” and I enjoy our regional culture. I earned my B.A. in English with a concentration in literature. The liberal arts education I received has been particularly important in my own pursuits, which gives me a deep appreciation for the curriculum here at UST.

The entrance to college academia is an important phase in every student’s life. I am eager to assist students and their families during this critical phase. I look forward to meeting each of you who wishes to join the UST family and help shape this amazing community.

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Mi’Chelle Bonnette
Sr. Freshman Admissions Counselor
Direct: 713-942-3475 Toll Free: 800-856-8565
email: bonnetm@stthom.edu

Marcos Canales
Marcos CanalesHello. My name is Marcos Canales, and I am a Freshman Admission Counselor at the University of St. Thomas. I earned a B.A. in Sociology, and M.S. in Education with an emphasis on student services. I have been working in higher education for over ten years. During my career, I’ve dedicated myself to helping college students realize their potential for success, and I’m excited to be a part of a school that also has a passion for helping people achieve their academic goals.

Attending college can be an exciting adventure, and my role as an admissions counselor is to make sure that the transition from high school to the University of St. Thomas goes as smoothly as possible for incoming students. Please let me know if you have any questions about admission requirements, campus life, or any other aspect of the UST community.

Contact Me

Marcos Canales
Freshman Admission Counselor
Direct: 713-525-3542
Toll Free: 800-856-8565
Email: canalem@stthom.edu

Nikki Miller
Nikki MillerHello! My name is Nikki Miller and I’m a Freshman International Admissions Counselor at the University of St. Thomas.  I earned a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology with an emphasis on community studies.  My education and travel experiences have given me an appreciation for learning and diversity, which can both be found at UST.  I enjoy working with students and want to ensure that they have a successful college experience.

Beginning your college academic career can be an exciting – and sometimes confusing – time for you.  I want to make sure that your transition to the University of St. Thomas as an international student is enjoyable.  I look forward to welcoming you to the Celt family!

Contact Me

Nikki Miller
Freshman International Admissions Counselor
Direct: 713-525-3505
Toll Free: 800-856-8565
Email: millernm@stthom.edu

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