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Join or renew online before November 3rd to get free Bobcat Alumni shirt
Friday, September 19, 2014

Texas State Alumni Association is excited to offer our alumni a NEW Bobcat Alumni shirt with membership. All alumni that join or renew before November 3rd will receive a one-of-a-kind vintage Bobcat Alumni shirt. The shirt features the Bobcat circa 1950. This shirt is only available with this limited time membership campaign.

Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat

The Texas State Alumni Association is 6970 members strong - Help us reach our goal of 7000 by the end of the month!

Class Ring Days Announced
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Alumni Association, the University Bookstore,and Balfour will host the fall semester's "Ring Days" in the Bookstore, located inside LBJ Student Center, during September 16-18, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. During this occasion students will have the opportunity to get sized and order their Official Texas State Class Ring. It is the perfect way to remember one's time at Texas State and keeps university traditions alive for generations.

Students follow the tradition of dipping their rings in the waters of the San Marcos River, which flow in a fountain at the ceremony. Centered on the top of the Official Ring is a Texas “lone-star” set upon an oak and laurel leaf wreath. The left side of the ring features Texas State’s original campus building, the red-gable roofed Old Main, with “tubers” floating by on the steady flow of the San Marcos River. San Marcos gave birth to the university by giving it Chautauqua Hill-the hill where Old Main opened its doors in 1903. Since the late 1800s, people traveled from miles around to Chautauqua Hill to meet. Today, Old Main is the focal point of campus, perched above the “Quad” which is still the central gathering place for students.

More information about class rings can be found on our website and on the University Bookstore website. Students with 75+ credit hours may participate in the fall Ring Ceremony, hosted by the Association, on November 21. Students may also enter to win one of 25 free class rings through the Gold Book.

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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