Megan’s Thoughts About Texas State
Why Texas State
Texas State has the best undergrad theatre program in the state, and it also has a friendly community with a beautiful campus. San Marcos is located between two large cities so there is plenty to do when you have free time.
I love teaching and theatre, so it seemed simple to combine the two.
I want to teach in a junior high theatre program in the Houston area. While teaching, I want to build my professional theatre résumé so I can meet the admission requirements for a master’s program in the next five years. Eventually I would like to earn my doctorate and teach at the college level.
How My Major Will Help Me Reach My Goals
The theatre program here is amazing; it combines theory with practice, and it is taught by people with extensive careers in the various areas of theatre. I feel like I have received a world-class education.
This is so hard because there are so many great ones. I would have to say Dr. Charles Ney
because he is such a friendly, knowledgeable person who is willing to help anyone. He is also a great mentor.
My Most Valuable Learning Experience at Texas State
College is so different from high school, so learning how to budget my time was challenging but necessary. During my first semester, I would spend all weekend in my room studying. Even though I made the dean’s list, I had to learn to balance my life so I didn’t burn out.
Best Studying Advice
Study hard and thoroughly, but take breaks every now and then. I like to intersperse my studying by doing some yoga every couple of hours. It helps me feel refreshed and refocuses my energy. Find what works for you and stick with it.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Benefits of Membership
Pledging Alpha Psi, the theatre fraternity, allowed me to meet other people who share my major. It also has given me the opportunity to give back to the theatre and the San Marcos community.
Honors and Awards
RJ Publications Scholarship
Ann Bradshaw Stokes Scholarship
Dean’s list (six semesters)
Cooking, dance, movies, yoga — and theatre, of course.
What I Like Most About Texas State
I never have had a boring, rude or disinterested professor. All the classes I have taken have been interesting and engaging.
What I Tell Future Texas State Students
Take a serious look at this school because it offers a close-knit community of students, professors and administrators, all of whom will do whatever is necessary for you to succeed. This school is growing and progressing every day and has a promising future. You want to be a part of that.