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Bobcat - Maira Garcia

Maira's Thoughts on Texas State

Why Texas State

Texas State has a nationally accredited journalism program. A lot of professors give you individual attention and are on a first-name basis with you. I loved Texas State so much that I decided to work on my graduate degree here as well.

Career Goals

I want to become an award-winning journalist and a mass communication professor.

Typical Day

I am a graduate assistant, so I teach two writing laboratory classes Mondays and Wednesdays. I have class in the evenings throughout the week. Every other minute, I’m reading, grading papers or doing my other part-time job — covering this year’s elections for MTV’s Choose or Lose Street Team ’08.

Favorite Professor

It would be impossible to pick just one, so I have three: Kym Fox, Dr. Cindy Royal and Dr. Federico Subervi, who all teach in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. They have been great mentors and have helped me achieve professional and scholarly goals.

My Organizations

Society of Professional Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Honors and Awards

Honors program graduate
Outstanding Print Journalism Student
Terry Foundation Scholarship recipient
The University Star — Editor in Chief 2007-08 school year
College of Fine Arts and Communication Council of Scholars
Political Science Academic Excellence Award (Texas State)

Where I Relax

The Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of Alkek Library. The gallery has the best and most comprehensive collection of southwestern and Mexican photography, something we are very lucky to have.

What I Like Most About Texas State

Everything! I have great friends, professors and a beautiful campus.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

We are the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. president, and we have award-winning faculty, a plethora of student organizations and tremendous opportunities to receive financial aid.

Maria Garica Stats

CLASSIFICATION: Graduate Student

MAJOR: Mass Communication

HOMETOWN: Cuero, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Cuero High School

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"We have award-winning faculty, a plethora of student organizations and tremendous opportunities to receive financial aid."

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