Well-traveled student Erin Beatty
discovers a home at Texas State
Born into a military family, Erin Beatty has lived many places. After living in San Antonio, she knew she wanted to get her college degree at a Texas institution. “I went on numerous college tours in Texas,” she explains, “and when I came to Texas State, it was such a beautiful campus and the people were so amazingly friendly. The minute I stepped onto campus I felt at home.
“Coming to Texas State was the best decision I have ever made.”
Beatty changed her major three times before settling on one that would enhance her passion for helping those in need and she learned much for the experience. “Don’t be afraid to change your major once you find what you are passionate about,” she advises future students. “
When Beatty read the description of the Clinical Laboratory Science program, she became intrigued. “I spoke with the department chair and realized that the career offered so many opportunities,” she says. Beatty has plans to further her education by pursuing a second degree to become a trauma nurse.
Beatty has gained a lot of experience from organizations on campus as well. She has participated in PAWS Preview, University Ambassadors, Colleges Against Cancer-Relay For Life and Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists. “By being involved in organizations I have learned the value of diversity among the people you surround yourself with,” says Beatty of her involvement. “The friends I have made here are all so different from me, and I absolutely love the fact that Texas State … has taught me how to interact and work with all different kinds of people. I love it!”
Beatty’s excitement about the growing recognition of Texas State is evident: “People around not only the state of Texas but also the country are starting to recognize us, which is how it should be. I am so proud to be a Texas State Bobcat!”
She recommends that students “get involved on campus and cherish every minute you have here because in the blink of an eye you will be in your senior year about to graduate.
“These will truly be the best years of your life.”