From White House to Hollywood, Bobcats are in good company
By Callie Gordon, ’12
It’s likely that before you ever shout the words “Eat ‘em up, Cats!” you know that Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States, graduated from Texas State University. We’re proud of LBJ and the fact that he was the only U.S. president to graduate from a Texas university.
But as much as Texas State is proud of our most distinguished alumnus, it’s important to know that some other big names have also navigated the hills of campus. Many professional athletes, actors and internationally known musicians and writers claim Texas State as their alma mater. Continue reading
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As NBA veteran, Foster returned
to complete degree, set example
Jeff Foster promised his mother in 1999 that he would return to Texas State and finish his degree, but it wasn’t until after he had children of his own that he realized how important it was that he fulfill that promise.
“I had always anticipated doing it, but I was always busy playing basketball,” said Foster, who has spent the past 12 years as an NBA player for the Indiana Pacers. “When I finished in 2009, my kids were in the stands watching me walk across the stage. They are always talking about it, and I am hopeful that will be something that carries them through their education and the rest of their lives.” Continue reading