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October 2021

Alumni Newsletter

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Meet the 2020 & 2021 Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Rising Stars

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On November 5, 2021, we'll honor the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Rising Star Awards, the most prestigious awards given to Texas State University alumni. We hope you'll join us to celebrate these outstanding Bobcats.

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HSI 10th Anniversary

Whether you say diez años or 10 years, for Texas State University the decade-long designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) has become a point of pride. As of fall 2021 approximately 44% of incoming first-time Texas State students are Hispanic, the largest cohort of Latinx students yet.

Dr. Johnny E. Brown

Dr. Johnny E. Brown (B.S. '70) remembers the challenges of being Texas State's first Black student-athlete. “I give credit to my experience and Texas State University, by becoming prepared to be an educator and coach,” Brown said. “Being included with the athletes who became friends gave me a different outlook on life which I greatly benefited from throughout my career.”

nursing program students

Nursing Schools Almanac has ranked the St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University as No. 2 on the list of best prelicensure bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs in Texas for 2021.

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Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients

Alyssa Adams (BFA '14)

Alyssa Adams
(B.F.A. '14)

As second-generation Bobcat, Texas State was an obvious choice for Alyssa. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in communication design. She currently works as the graphics coordinator for Rodeo Austin’s marketing department and participates in the Austin Alumni Network's social events when she can. Alyssa was a recipient of a Texas State University Alumni Association scholarship, which provided financial assitance and helped her to be debt free shortly after graduation. “Scholarships, grants, and the work-study program truly helped me fund a majority of my education and allowed me to dedicate the necessary time to my studies,” she says.

Share Your Story with Undergraduate Admissions

TXST NEXT Share Your Story

Undergraduate Admissions wants to hear what was NEXT for you after graduation and share it with future Bobcats. Share your TXST experiences and what you're doing now. Admissions will contact you with how you can make TXST a part of someone else's story, too!

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Alumni Spirit Fridays

Every Friday, Texas State students, faculty, and staff turn our campuses into a sea of maroon and gold, and we encourage you to show your Bobcat pride wherever you are! Share a photo of yourself wearing maroon and gold, tag @txstatealumni and use #TXSTSpiritFriday for a chance to be highlighted on our social media channels!

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Alumni Tailgates

Oct. 9 vs. South Alabama (Family Weekend)

Nov. 6 vs. ULM (Homecoming)

Only two Alumni Association Tailgates left! Buy your ticket early to get express entry to the event and start partying even sooner. Tickets are $20 each and include food and drinks, a DJ, TXST giveaways, yard games, and a kids corner. Guests 21+ will receive 2 drink tickets.

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Step Up for State

October 26 & 27

Save the Date for Step Up for State - when YOU can join the Bobcat community for the most generous 1,899 minutes of TXST history! Every year, the Bobcat community comes together for to give back to our university. You choose your impact: students, academics, athletics, campuses. Your giving creates the NEXT big thing.

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Homecoming Week 2021

October 31 - November 6

We're excited to see you on campus during Homecoming Week 2021 to celebrate Bobcat traditions like the Soap Box Derby and to cheer on our Texas State athletes!

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TXST Dining Halls

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What was your favorite dining hall as a student? Check out the tours of the major upgrades our dining halls have undergone on @txst's Instagram and weigh in on which Texas State dining hall is the best.



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