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Bobcat Preview 2018-2019 Co-Chair & Leadership Team


Abbey Cliffel

Position: Director

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. 


Kasey Wollenberg

Position: Director

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!


Aisha Dewees

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Exercise & Sport Science

Hometown: Kyle, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? The way we interact with our new students. We aren't afraid to get on their level and have fun, because we are just like them. We love to tell jokes, jam out, and Snapchat just as much as they do! 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? I love the energy, even when we are up since 5am we never let other see how tired we may be. We are jumping, yelling and moving at 100% all day long, even when you've just worked 12 hours. But truthfully, even when tired I'm so grateful to be there and I'm having so much fun I don't even realize I'm tired until it's over. 


Alyssa Gonzales

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Biology

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? The connections and relationships that are built.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? Getting to know people I would have never met before.


Anahi Alonso

Cass

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Theatre Certification w/ a minor in Education

Hometown: Pecos, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? Although the days are long and you may feel like the information being given is not important, it really is. From actually having to go through BP as a student, to being a PAL, and now a co-chair, I have learned a lot through bobcat preview and I hope that the new students take in all the info given to them. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? Meeting new people! You see so many different faces through out the days of bobcat preview and I have met some of the most amazing people though this program!


Ashlyn Richard

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will enjoy getting insight on what college life is like at Texas State as well as building relationships with their fellow peers.This inspire them to embrace this new transition in their life, and they will be excited to begin their college career as a Bobcat!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is interacting with incoming students and building friendships, all while being able to show off my Texas State pride!


Celeste Valdez

Garfield

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Business Management

Hometown: San Marcos, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? They will enjoy the friendships formed with the peers in their den. The entire week fosters a diverse and lively community for new students.

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? I am so passionate about the good conversations that happen in Discussion Group time. This is where the magic happens and people start to truly understand each other and gain new perspectives.


Dalton Godsted

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? It's a great opportunity for them to meet people!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? I love that I can play a part in helping new students in their transition to starting college.


Jacob Blackmon

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Public Relations & Mass Communications

Hometown: San Marcos, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? This is where you will make your first friends at Texas State!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? Knowing that the people around me are family.


Kimberly Yax

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Wildlife Biology

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? I think new students will enjoy being able to meet new people as they all prepare to embark their exciting journey as a freshman. Bobcat Preview will be their first taste of the next four years of their new life. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview was definitely being able to get familiar with campus as we walked around to different buildings to learn about all the cool resources Texas State offers to students. 


Lexie Taylor

Position: Co-Chair

Major: International Studies

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will enjoy learning about all of Texas States' resources and developing new friendships with their peers. As well as getting to know the place they will call home!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is connecting with the incoming students and making new friendships!


Michael (Mike) Cantu

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Special Education

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will get the chance to connect with other incoming freshman and to explore their new home. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is when the whole freshman class comes together to take their class picture and being able to connect with the students during that time. 


Seleste Gonzalez

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Anthropology

Hometown: Lyford, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview?  New students will like that Bobcat Preview is a program that gives you the ability to be yourself without any judgement and to meet new people and make new friends. 

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview Is the Presidents Block Party because it's a fun way to get the new students to mingle among each other and to get to know the President of our University. 


Sydney Scott

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Houston, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? The new freshman will like all of the new information they will learn during the sessions.

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!


Taylor Foster

Position: Co-Chair

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Forney, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? New students will love all the diversity and resources introduced to them for the next big step their life!

What is your favorite part of Bobcat Preview? My favorite part of Bobcat Preview is seeing people, who sometimes come from different parts of the country, find something in common and become best friends! 


Yuki Rainwater

Position: Co-Chair

Major: International Studies

Hometown: Kentucky/San Antonio, TX

What will new students like about Bobcat Preview? The connections you will make and the growth you will see within yourself is very rewarding.

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! 


Title: Name: Email:
Director Abbey Cliffel acliffel211@txstate.edu
Director Kasey Wollenberg kmw187@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Aisha Dewees aid12@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Alyssa Gonzales acg144@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Anahi Alonso a_a986@txtstate.edu
Co-Chair Ashlyn Richard amr387@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Celeste Valdez c_v155@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Dalton Godsted drg121@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Jacob Blackmon jdb333@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Kimberly Yax kmy16@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Lexi Taylor ast61@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Mike Cantu m_c785@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Seleste Gonzalez s_g483@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Sydney Scott s_s616@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Taylor Foster tnf16@txstate.edu
Co-Chair Yuki Rainwater yuki_rainwater@txstate.edu
Primary Advisor/Coordinator Brettney Birdwell blb255@txstate.edu
Secondary Advisor/Graduate Assistant Jennie Heath j_h522@txstate.edu
Committee Chair Brenda Rodriguez br25@txstate.edu