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Bobcat - Ashley Barksdale

Ashley's Thoughts on Texas State

Why Texas State

I chose the university for several reasons, but my top three are the beautiful campus, the programs offered, and the fact that Texas State is a small university packed with prestige! 

Why Political Science

I come from a family that has been active and interested in politics, and I enjoy learning about political issues and government. Political science and criminal justice classes expose me to theories and laws, and explain so many questions I have about our government and the foundation of our country.

Career Goals

I plan to graduate from Texas State with honors and then attend law school. After receiving my law degree I would like to pursue a career in the field of justice.

Best Studying Advice

Take the time to find a study environment that suits you. Studying in a quiet environment works best for me. Although the library has great resources, I usually study in my room or in one of the various study rooms on campus.

My Clubs and Organizations

Black Student Alliance
Black Women United
Golden Key International Honour Society
Phi Eta Sigma

My Leadership Positions

Historian for Black Women United
Community Service Chair for Black Student Alliance
Vice President for Black Student Alliance
Student Coordinator for the African-American Leadership Conference
Chair for the REAL Retreat
Student Coordinator for the campus-wide MLK Celebration 


Why I'm Involved at Texas State

The organizations I participate in have exposed me to new friends and awesome advisors. Being involved on campus gives me an opportunity to take a break from my books and surround myself with individuals who have some of the same concerns and goals that I do.

Honors and Awards

Brightest Star Award
Future Female Leader Award
LBJ Achievement Scholarship
Dean’s List
Most Outstanding Executive Female Leader
Most Outstanding BSA Executive
Who’s Who – Texas State University

What I Like Most About Texas State

The advisors here genuinely care about the students and work with us until we find what we like regarding our major, minor and organizations. The friendly environment sets this campus apart from others I visited. I come from a city, and San Marcos has an old-town feeling that flows through the campus, providing experiences I could never get back home.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

Go on just one campus tour. The university speaks for itself!

Ashley Barksdale Stats

MAJOR: Political Science

MINOR: Criminal Justice

HOMETOWN: Fort Worth, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Lamar High School

Bobcat Quote

"I chose the university for several reasons, but my top three are the beautiful campus, the programs offered, and the fact that Texas State is a very small university packed with prestige!"

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