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Bobcat - Ryan Karpel

Ryan Karpel

Ryan’s Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

I chose Texas State because of the community and its location. Also, it is an affordable big school that maintains a “small school” feel.

Why Health Administration

Health Administration is a unique program that combines both healthcare and business. Healthcare is a challenging field that will always have a high demand. The program here is well-respected across the country.

Career Goals

Eventually I want to land an executive position at either a hospital or a health-plan provider. However, I am open to any opportunities I come across. Ultimately I want be in a business leadership position and have the opportunity to help individuals live a healthier lifestyle.

How My Major Will Help Me Reach My Goals

The program is giving me a foundation and will open the door to many opportunities. The classes are diverse and introduce a broad spectrum of the healthcare sector.

Best Studying Advice

Go to class and take notes. Don’t study for more than two hours at one time, but study many times prior to a test.

My Organizations

Upsilon Phi Delta honors society
Healthcare Leadership Coalition
Blue Magic Intramural Basketball Team
Pathogens Intramural Softball Team
American College of Health Executives – Student Associate

Why I’m Involved at Texas State

Being involved on campus is a plus; you never know who you will meet or what you will learn. You establish a network of people who can help you progress your academic career and ultimately your professional career.

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

“All-Star” Staff, Department of Housing and Residential Life, 2008
Guest Speaker at Health Care Ethics Conference
Dean’s List
John Noone Outstanding BHA Student, 2009
Student Commencement Speaker Nominee Spring 2009
Advisory Board, School of Health Administration

Best Campus Hangout

The Rec . What better place to work out and be around people who are motivated and focused. Playing pick-up basketball at the Rec is always cool.

Best Campus Dining Hall

Harris, because you can custom order your meal, and there is a lot to select from. I never leave without a full stomach. The omelets are the best.

What I Like Most About Texas State

Texas State is not only growing in size; its reputation is growing, too, and it is becoming nationally recognized as a top school. It feels good to be a part of that progress. The community and the campus are awesome.


Ryan Karpel Stats

MAJOR: Health Administration

HOMETOWN: Dallas, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Hillcrest High School


Bobcat Quote

"Texas State is not only growing in size; its reputation is growing, too, and it is becoming nationally recognized as a top school. It feels good to be a part of that progress. The community and the campus are awesome. "

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