Roxanne's Thoughts on Texas State
Why Texas State
When I first visited Texas State, I was a little scared. I was one of the first in my family to travel away for college, and I had a strong connection with my family. Texas State and San Marcos offered a sense of comfort that was similar to my hometown. When I moved to San Marcos, I didn’t know anyone. Now I could not see myself anywhere else.
I’m a senior in the MAcy program
, which is a five-year plan. When I finish, I will have my master of accountancy degree. The courses required for the program will qualify me to take the test to become a Certified Public Accountant. I’m enjoying the program because the professors are experienced in the topics they teach, and they share real-life experiences. Plus, the relationships Texas State has with many firms and companies offer a wide range of internship opportunities. I will intern with Deloitte, an auditing firm in Houston, during the fall 2008 semester.
Once I graduate I would like to create a scholarship program for students from my hometown, as I know the difficulties of funding your own education. The burden of funding my education was lessened with the help of Texas State, departmental and hometown scholarships. I would like to help others have the opportunities I’ve had as a student.
My Most Valuable Learning Experience at Texas State
When I moved away from home, I maintained the values that had been instilled in me from a young age. Seeing others try to fit in and act differently, or older than their age, reminded me that being your own person is important. To this day, I make my own decisions and don’t allow others influence me in a negative manner. Never be afraid to be yourself.
University Honors Student Association Accounting Club
PAWS Preview, student manager
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Alpha Psi
Golden Key International Honour Society
Bobcat Lions Club
National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors
Benefits of Being Involved at Texas State
My participation on campus has allowed me to experience new things. I had not traveled out of Texas until this academic year. Now I have been to Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Mississippi, and I have plans to travel to Nebraska and California.
Honors, Awards and Scholarships University Honors Program
National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors, student representative
South Texas Academic Rising Scholars Scholarship
Emmie Craddock Scholarship Rushing Scholarship in Business Administration
Associated Student Government/University Bookstore Scholarship
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities/ Wachovia Scholarship Award Charles R. Bracy CPA Memorial Scholarship
What I Tell Future Texas State Students
I am always honest. Texas State is an affordable educational institution with departments that rank at the top with other well-known universities.