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Bobcat Bulletin

March 2021

Alumni Newsletter

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION UPDATE

Return to the Hill Online Learning Series

Return to the Hill Jay Horn Hero Video

Have you tuned into Planning Your Financial Future with Jay Horn? This series is the first in our Return to the Hill online learning series, which delivers lessons from faculty, staff, and fellow alumni straight to you so that you can continue learning from TXST long after you graduate. Our speakers take a deep dive into universal topics that may not be covered in a typical classroom setting.

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FROM THE NEWSROOM

 
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Dr. Neil Allen has established the Mildred M. Thomas Algea and A. Bill Algea Endowed Scholarship in the names of his late aunt and uncle. The scholarship will benefit students seeking teacher certification in elementary education in honor of Mrs. Algea, an alumna who taught fourth grade in Beeville, TX for over 40 years.


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Texas State University is partnering with Austin Community College in the Equity Transfer Initiative, a new effort to increase transfer rates for African American, Hispanic, adult and first-generation learners.


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The Texas Stream Team, a program of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, is celebrating 30 years of citizen science and environmental stewardship.


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SHARE YOUR STORY

Bobcats in the Wild

Chris Nicola

Chris Nicola (B.S.C.J. '84)

Chris Nicola is a third-generation alumnus who began active duty as a U.S. Navy SEAL after graduating. In 1994, he returned to Texas, joined the Navy SEAL Reserves, and started a career with the Houston Police Department. Following 9/11, Nicola was deployed multiple times in support of White House and Naval Special Warfare initiatives. He retired from Navy SEAL service in 2010 and from the Houston Police in 2013. Nicola lives with his wife and stepdaughter in Dripping Springs, and is currently the Texas Business Development Manager and Law Enforcement Liaison for ASR Alert Systems.

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Academic Resiliency Initiative Mentors

Texas State's University College is looking for alumni mentors to participate in their Academic Resiliency Initiative, which supports students on academic probation. A vital aspect of the program is connecting students with a mentor from whom they can learn about their prospective career. The time commitment for this opportunity is one Zoom meeting a month for 30 minutes with the goal of allowing students to have a safe space to learn and grow with guidance. If you'd be interested in volunteering your time, or just want to learn more, please fill out an interest form.


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CONNECT

African American Alumni Network

Due to the recent winter storm, some of the African American Alumni Network's scheduled Black History Month events had to be rescheduled. We'll let you know the new event dates soon, but in the meantime, you can keep up to date with everything the AAAN is doing on their social media channels.




African American Alumni Network Game Night Postponed
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
 
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March Social Hour

Hosted by the Houston Alumni Network
March 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.


Join the Houston Alumni Network for a virtual social hour! This event is free and open to all Bobcats. Register to receive the Zoom link.


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Alumni Cooking Class

Recording Available Soon


Did you miss our Alumni Cooking Class with Chef Trent Boudreaux, but still want to cook his famous chicken and sausage gumbo? Not to worry, we'll be making the recorded event available to alumni soon. Sign up below to be the first to know when it's released.


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CAMPUS PULSE

UPD Exemplifies Readiness and Compassion During Winter Storm

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In February, we endured a challenge that few Texans had ever experienced, but our TXST community persevered. Faculty, staff, and students came together for the greater good. For the University Police Department, fostering safety means taking on any challenge that impacts the Bobcat community, including a winter storm.

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