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Texas State Alumni Association's Teaching Award of Honor Presented to Dr. Steve Furney
Friday, August 22, 2014

Texas State Alumni Association's Teaching Award of Honor

Pat Pohl and Dr. Steven FurneyIn the spirit of our roots as a teacher's college, the Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor recognizes, encourages and rewards superior Texas State classroom teachers. We are proud to announce the 2014 Teaching Award of Honor Recipient is Dr. Steven Furney.

Dr. Furney is a professor in the Health and Human Performance Department and has over 30 years of service at Texas State.  He was named among the first class of faculty designated with the rank of University Distinguished Professors and his students consistently rate his instruction as outstanding. Past President Pat Pohl presented the Teaching Award of Honor to Dr. Furney at Fall Convocation on Friday, August 22.

Trade Up T-Shirt Program Has Record Breaking Summer
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Between the months of June and August, thousands of Bobcats flock to San Marcos to begin their journey as a Texas State student. With enrollment numbers on the rise, this year’s New Student Orientation was one of the largest yet. So far, approximately 5,300 students attended on campus orientation with 2,700 family members at over 25 sessions.

Since 2011, The Alumni Association has hosted a summer-long “Trade Up” for incoming students, encouraging Bobcat pride from the start of their collegiate career. Freshmen have the opportunity to Trade Up a high school shirt or donate five dollars in exchange for a brand new Texas State shirt. Approximately 6,000 t-shirts were distributed to our new Bobcat family, with over 4,000 of those being traded in for a new shirt for a 25% increase over 2012.

Vanessa Cortez named 2014 LBJ Outstanding Senior Student
Monday, April 28, 2014

The Texas State Alumni Association will bestow it's highest student honor to Vanessa Cortez during the May Commencement ceremonies.  Vanessa Cortez, from Harlingen, Texas will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Political Science. Vanessa is the outgoing Associated Student Government President and has been actively involved in ASG since she began her career at Texas State in the fall of 2010 as part of the Freshman Council. She has served in other leadership roles in various organizations on campus including College Republicans, Student Organizations Council, and Student Foundation. Vanessa is very passionate about serving Texas State, and we can't wait to see what's in store for her next. 


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