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Bobcat Preview 2017-2018 Co-Chair & Leadership Team

Title: Name: E-mail:
Director Jasmine Rivera j_r674@txstate.edu
Director Karrie Cook klc229@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Abbey Cliffel acliffel211@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Cameron Hubbard cph30@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Cassandra Avalos c_a270@txtstate.edu
Co-Chair Emily Catalan edc52@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Garfield Harrison g_h112@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Jacob Salinas jrs352@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Josue Blanco jab521@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Kasey Wollenberg kmw187@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Kyla-Krista Ong kso8@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Lizbeth Alvarez lpa11@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Nyra Tanner nmt20@txstate.edu
Co-Chair T'Klah Fields tlf84@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Yanelli Manzanares yam11@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Zareah Horton zlh7@txstate.edu
Advisor/Graduate Assistant Jillian Krulac jkrulac@txstate.edu
Advisor/Committee Chair Lanita Legan lanita@txstate.edu

Jasmine Rivera

Position: Director

Major: Finance

Hometown: Magnolia, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? Meeting other students and building connections with them!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? The friendships and leadership skills I have built within this program.


Karrie Cook

Position: Director

Major: Accounting

Hometown: League City, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will love the amount of people they get to meet. Not only do they get to meet their peers, they interact with upper-class students, faculty, and staff. Bobcat Preview provides students with an environment to be themselves! 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is the President's Block Party. It is a fun environment for students to let loose and connect with the TXST community!


Abbey Cliffel

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Austin, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will love getting to know their future home better while being able to connect with other students.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview has to be when the entire freshmen class come together to take their class picture. 


Cameron Hubbard

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Electronic Media & Mass Communication

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? Being able to interact with other incoming freshman and having good mentors to guide them/prep them for what college has to offer.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? Interacting with incoming students!


Cassandra Avalos

Cass

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Pre-Physical Therapy

Hometown: Pasadena, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? The great resources and last minute tips as a new student.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? The relationships made during the program.


Emily Catalan

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Naples, FL

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? They will love how there are people with so much energy and spirit, who genuinely want to aid them in their transition to college! As well as the fun activities Bobcat Preview puts for the students!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is the amazing friendships built in the program and the experience of helping new students with their transition into college! 


Garfield Harrison

Garfield

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Waxahachie, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? Making new friends and experiencing all there is to offer here at Texas State University! Hanging out and interacting with all your freshmen classmates is so fun and exciting. Bobcat Preview puts you right in the center of it all. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is getting to know all of my other classmates and fellow Bobcats. It's really quick and you feel like you don't have enough time to do everything and meet everyone, but it's so cool finding your good friends in the first few days on campus. 


Jacob Salinas

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Biology, Pre-PA

Hometown: Raymondville, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? You get to interact with your incoming freshman class. Also, you make a lot of friends that have the same interests as you. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? Going to the Stadium, and seeing the freshman class have fun interacting with each other. 


Josue Blanco

Position: Co-Chair

Major: English/Communication Studies

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? The thing that New Students will like about Bobcat Preview will be the energy of the people working it. I know that the Co-Chairs and the Leadership Team will be energetic and outgoing. This will hopefully be passed on to PALs and PALs to students.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part about Bobcat Preview is the fact that we are the first to welcome New Students to campus. We are able to share our experience with them and help them transition into their new home by providing resources and assistance to their concerns.


Kasey Wollenberg

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Belton, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? Bobcat Preview is a great chance to meet new people and get great tips and information about the campus from Texas State faculty and staff. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part is getting to make new friends and share all the information I have with new students!


Kyla-Krista Ong

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Public Relations & Mass Communication

Hometown: McAllen, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview?  I believe that one of the best experiences a new student will have through Bobcat Preview is being able to interact with a current TXST student and their US1100 class. Even though the first meet-up is a bit uncomfortable, friendships quickly form and they are able to make a connection with their PAL.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part about this program is being surrounded by a team of people who are passionate about TXST and have the drive to help a new student feel at home. I enjoy working with others who take pride in our university!


Lizbeth Alvarez

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Hometown: Dallas, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? Students will like the information that they receive about all of the resources that are available to them on campus. This information can be really helpful and they get to meet some of their fellow classmates while doing so. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part about Bobcat Preview is being able to make a difference in the experience that incoming students will have throughout their time at Texas State. I also enjoying getting to meet new people and being able to show off my Texas State school spirit! 


Nyra Tanner

Position: Co-Chair

Major: International Relations

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will love getting to know their fellow peers and learning about all aspects of their future academic careers as college students at Texas State! They will also like getting to ask questions about college life from current Texas State students that will ease some of their worries about the transition from high school to college.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of bobcat preview was getting to see all the different organizations that were out there and finding new ways I could get involved on campus!


T'Klah Fields

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Hometown: Angleton, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will love the amazing people they meet during Bobcat Preview, including the staff who are bringing the right energy to positively impact their lives & the students they will make great connections with!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is getting to meet and interact with a diverse group of people.


Yanelli Manzanares

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? 

How much energy everyone on staff has and the resources they learn about.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? I love the opportunity Bobcat Preview gives me. Also, I have the chance to learn and meet new people who have similar goals like me. It's truly a family and I'm proud to be someone who gets to represent it! 


Zareah Horton

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will enjoy Bobcat Preview because they will get to not only meet new people, but also get just-in-time information as they become Bobcats. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of this program is the fact that we as students get to come together and help contribute to the family culture of Texas State.