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Bobcat - Lance Harper



Lance's Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

I chose Texas State because of the small town feel, as well as the many opportunities offered by such a large university.

Why Biology

I chose the biology program at Texas State because of the great reputation of the faculty and the variety of courses offered for pre-professional students.

Career Goals

Upon completion of my bachelor’s degree, I plan to pursue graduate school to become a physician assistant (PA) and specialize in cardiology care. Once I complete PA school, I would like to work in an underserved rural community so that I can help those who cannot afford medical care.

Favorite Professors

In the Department of Biology, I have come across two professors whom I admire and respect greatly — Dr. Bonner and Dr. Garcia. Both have educational backgrounds that encourage my highest interest in the biological sciences. Dr. Bonner  encourages active, hands-on learning in the field, while providing a structured learning environment in lecture. Dr. Garcia challenges her students to strive for an optimal learning experience in her lecture as well as labs. She guides her students to success inside and outside the classroom through professional support and advice.

My Organizations

Pre-PA Society — president
Bobcat Build
Intramural Sports
Ducks Unlimited

Honors

The National Scholars Honor Society
Fall 2007, spring 2008 Recipient National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant Dean’s List spring 2007, spring 2008

Favorite Campus Dining Hall

Harris Dining Hall is the absolute best because of the grill, the stir-fry stand and the endless salad bar.

Favorite San Marcos Hangout

Five Mile Dam is a nice place to hang out and get away from the feel of a city, and I enjoy fishing where it is quiet and relaxing.

What I Like Most About Texas State

I most like Texas State for its student diversity and curriculum.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

This is the most important time in your life, so cherish the time spent, explore all your options, and take care of business as these decisions will affect your success.


Lance Harper Stats

MAJOR: Biology

MINOR: Chemistry

HOMETOWN: Bulverde, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Smithson Valley


Bobcat Quote

"This is the most important time in your life, so cherish the time spent, explore all your options, and take care of business as these decisions will effect your success."

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