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Bobcat - Dawn Wiederstein

Dawn's Thoughts on Texas State

Why Texas State

I chose Texas State not only for its location, but also for the friendly atmosphere. The small size of the Department of Agriculture interested me because I preferred small classes and hands-on experience. Also, my mother, two uncles, and an aunt are alumni of the university, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps.  

Why Agriculture Education

I grew up around agriculture and it is what I love to do. I believe that our society is not as knowledgeable as it should be about the world of agriculture and what it has to offer. My passion for agriculture led me to my educational choice.

Career Goals

I plan to receive my bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education in May 2009. Following graduation, I plan to attend nursing school to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing to become a registered nurse. After receiving my nursing degree, I plan to become a nurse and serve in the agriculture field through selling animal pharmaceuticals.

Typical Class Day

As a senior, my typical class day is very busy. I usually have morning classes beginning at 9:30 or 11, and then labs follow in the afternoon. I am also taking a night class this semester, and that has kept me very busy. Staying on top of reading assignments and homework is a must. Typically, after my classes, I wrap my day up by traveling to New Braunfels to work.

Favorite Professor

Dr. Morrish  is an absolutely wonderful professor and advisor! He is always there when needed and always there to offer a lending hand. Dr. Morrish is very knowledgeable in the field of agriculture and has taught me so much. He is always offering his knowledge and abilities to the local schools and communities and expanding the world of agriculture. He is a wonderful person and I am always grateful for his knowledge and sincere concern.

My Organizations

Collegiate FFA  — vice president and secretary for two years
Rodeo Club — vice president
Delta Tau Alpha, Agriculture Honor Society


Why I am Involved at Texas State

The benefit of being a member of a club or organization is the friendships that you will make and lifetime memories you will never forget! Clubs and organizations are also great networking tools that allow you to meet members in the community and employees of different businesses and organizations. From my experience as an officer in an organization, I learned how to work with a variety of different people, while acquiring knowledge and skills that I use now and will certainly continue to use in the future.

Honors and Awards

Dean’s List
Most Outstanding Freshman Award — Department of Agriculture
Most Outstanding Sophomore Award — Department of Agriculture
Most Outstanding Junior Award — Department of Agriculture
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship 2006, 2007, 2008
CMC Steel Texas Scholarship


Riding my horses, team roping, entertaining my border collie Scooter, shopping, rodeos, stock shows, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

Texas State is a wonderful place to receive an education. The atmosphere and classes are just like home to me; the students and faculty are always willing to help you out no matter what. The knowledge I have acquired will always benefit me, the tuition is reasonable and the location is awesome!

Dawn Wiederstein Stats

MAJOR: Agriculture Education

HOMETOWN: Marion, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Marion High School

Bobcat Quote

"The atmosphere and classes are just like home to me; the students and faculty are always willing to help you out no matter what."

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