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Bobcat - Colter Ray



Colter's Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

The atmosphere here from the moment you step on campus is great. Plus the professors and staff here truly care about your success. 

Why Public Relations

I started out in marketing and switched to journalism. Then I switched to public relations because I found it to be a pretty good balance between the two.

Career Goals

If I could map out my career, I would work my way up to an athletic director position at a major university, then later in life become a journalism or public relations professor.

Best Studying Advice

Study extra hard for the first exam in each class because you don't know what to expect and it is way better to be over prepared than under prepared. Plus, good grades on the first exams set a good tone for the rest of the semester.

My Clubs and Organizations

Associated Student Government senator
Blanco Hall Council president
Residence Hall Association representative
Athletic marketing intern with Texas State Athletics
Associate university photographer with University Marketing
SportsShooter.com senior member

Why I'm Involved at Texas State

The biggest benefit of being involved in so many ways is the opportunity to meet so many people. College is just as much about networking and making lifelong friends as it is about earning a degree.

Honors and Awards

University Honors Program
Dean's Student Service Fee Scholarship
Dean's List every semester
Sole Texas State representative in the Hearst Photojournalism Competition
12th place nationally in the Hearst Competition’s Sports and News category

Best Campus Hangout

It has to be the river. In the spring I'll grab a handful of notes to study, sit out in the sun, and when I need a break I hop in the river.

Where I Relax

On the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center there's a bunch of rocking chairs that look out over campus. It's a great place to stop after a test or class and just relax for a bit.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

It's the best deal in Texas when it comes to getting a college degree from a major university. The entire institution is going in the right direction and is earning a reputation for being a student-centered university.


Colter Ray Stats

MAJOR: Public Relations

MINOR: Recreation Administration

HOMETOWN: The Woodlands, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: The Woodlands High School


Bobcat Quote

"The atmosphere here from the moment you step on campus is great. Plus the professors and staff here truly care about your success."

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