Texas State junior awarded
By Andrew Osegi
Stephanie Daul, a junior at Texas State University double-majoring in accounting and finance, was awarded the 2012 Jo Anne J. Trow National Undergraduate Scholarship this past summer. The highly prestigious scholarship is awarded to only 35 undergraduates across the United States.
Stephanie Daul, third from right, with friends during reception for Business Leadership Week
Daul received the $2,000 award through her membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society, which she has belonged to since her freshman year. Daul qualified for her scholarship due to her 4.0 GPA, involvement on campus and recommendations from well-acquainted professors. Diann A. McCabe, director of academic development in the Honors College, says Daul “demonstrates the kind of academic depth and leadership potential that we
hope to see in all Texas State students.” Continue reading
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A Summer In Europe: Studying Abroad With April Correa
April Correa traveled around Europe as part of her study abroad experience.
By Andrew Osegi ’14
Barcelona. Rome. Paris. Texas State University student April Correa visited all these cities during her study abroad adventure this past June. The opportunity to study abroad is one that many college students consider, but few actually realize. Even Correa did not expect to travel overseas, but with a little encouragement, she committed to her traveling aspirations and was soon on a plane headed to Spain.
Correa, an accounting junior, was inspired to investigate her study abroad options not only by the advertisements around campus, but also by her academic advisor.
“I always wanted to study abroad, but I never thought I would actually go through with it,” said Correa. “My advisor was the one who brought it to my attention and supported my interest.” Continue reading
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Sellers embarks on music world, heads to Texas State’s MR Fest
By Catherine Harper
Roger Sellers (Photo by Jake Marx)
Texas State University grad Roger Sellers says he’s living the dream. With constant tours around the country as a professional musician, Sellers is doing what he loves for a living: traveling and making music.
“There are few people in the world that get to do what they love while traveling,” Sellers says. “Travel is the number one best part of being a musician for me. It’s so fulfilling and changes your entire perspective on life.”
Having graduated from Texas State in May 2011 with a bachelor of general studies degree focusing on music, business and media studies, Sellers has risen to the top all on his own. As the writer, performer, director, producer and engineer of his music — which meshes genres of folk, Americana, electronic and dance — he has expanded his influence from his original scene in San Marcos to the world beyond. Continue reading
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Texas State students offer free
income tax preparation assistance
(Photo courtesy seniorliving.org.)
Accounting students in the McCoy College of Business Administration are providing free tax preparation services to the Texas State University community and to San Marcos residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic. Continue reading
to take place Friday, Saturday
By Mary Kincy
A onetime Bobcat decorated her mortar board with the year of her graduation.
More than the fall 2011 semester is drawing to a close for a select group of Texas State students participating in commencement exercises this weekend.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Texas State will host the first of four commencement ceremonies in Strahan Coliseum for the colleges of Education and Health Professions. At 2 p.m., the College of Liberal Arts and University College will participate in exercises, followed by the colleges of Fine Arts and Communication and Applied Arts at 6 p.m. A final ceremony, at 10 a.m. Saturday, is for students in the McCoy College of Business Administration and the College of Science and Engineering. Continue reading
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Discover Texas State explores tradition, community on campus
By Catherine Harper
The community of San Marcos and the surrounding areas are as intrinsic to Texas State University as its rolling hills. On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Discover Texas State invites the public, both near and far, to explore the Texas State campus with free, family-friendly events on Friday and Saturday of Family Weekend.
Discover Texas State opens the university’s doors to the public, offering members of the community the chance to experience the diverse aspects of life at Texas State, with events including educational activities, live entertainment and campus and community tours. Continue reading
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Mentor helps Muñoz find
future as Fulbrighter
Dawson Muñoz, right, with his mentor, Pat Pattison
By David King
When Dawson Muñoz was taking classes at South Plains College, he dreamed of a career in international business.
“I said I wanted to be an international entrepreneur,” he recalls.
Six years later — thanks to both his own persistence and some sage guidance from his mentor, Texas State business professor Pat Pattison — he’s there.
Muñoz graduated from Texas State with bachelor of business administration in finance in May. In September, he will begin a 9½-month Fulbright fellowship in Spain, helping teach at a secondary school and working on a research project about small business development. Continue reading
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Renaud brews up success
at The Coffee Pot
The Coffee Pot, on the Square in San Marcos
By Catherine Harper
To climb the ladder to management, knowledge of different industries is key. For David Renaud, a Texas State alumnus and manager of The Coffee Pot Bistro in San Marcos, his past work experience — ranging from bagel sales to shoe repair — has come together with learned business principles to guide his steps to the top rung.
Renaud graduated from Texas State in May with a double major in general studies and business and has worked his way up to management with his drive and refined business skills. Continue reading
MBA student paves road to success
for disadvantaged youngsters
By Mary-Love Bigony, University Marketing
LeKisha McKinley’s life could have turned out quite differently. The fifth child of a hard-working single mother, she grew up in an East Austin neighborhood plagued by adversity. Now a graduate student in Texas State’s McCoy College of Business Administration, McKinley escaped the fate that befell many children in her situation because of her insatiable love of reading and her mother’s unwavering commitment to her family.
Giving youngsters from similar circumstances the opportunity to thrive educationally and personally is McKinley’s focus today. To do this, she started a small community-based program, the AKC Institute of Learning. And while it started small, she has big plans for it.
“We focus on increasing intellectual maturity in disadvantaged youngsters and minimizing the disparities these communities face,” she says. “We introduce them to various educational options, cultures and languages.”
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Texas State senior earns
prestigious Fulbright grant
By David King
When Dawson Muñoz was taking classes at South Plains College, he joined a program called Focus Lubbock.
The program, sponsored by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, is designed to prepare college students in the region for roles in public service and leadership.
One day, all the participants were taken to a gymnasium and told to imagine the floor was a world map and to stand where they expected to work one day.
Virtually everyone in the group — most of them aspiring professionals, many with political ambitions — gathered within the area designated as the United States.
Muñoz started walking. And walking.
“I walked all the way across the gym and I just stood there all by myself,” he recalls. “They went through everybody and asked what they wanted to be. And when they got to me, I said, ‘I want to be an international entrepreneur, and I’m here in Spain conducting international business.’”
Come September, Muñoz will be doing just that. The graduating senior has been awarded a Fulbright grant to work in Spain for 9½ months, helping teach at a secondary school and working on a research project he expects to be related to small business development. Continue reading