April 5th was a big Fiesta day at the Alamo University Center on Pat Booker Road in Live Oak. Texas State University is among the five universities that has office office space, classes, and advising at that Center.
In anticipation of the annual Fiesta in San Antonio, the AUC held an Education Fair open to the public in order to raise awareness of the Center which opened in the summer of 2010 and to enlighten local residents about the various degree programs offered in the Center. Texas State was represented by Drs. Stephen Springer and Betty Harkins of the OWLS Department, by Ms. Jessica Medina from undergraduate admissions, and Ms. Marisela Soria, a distance education student worker from OWLS.
Approximately 300 persons were in attendance, including 100 or so students who came in buses from Judson High School. Everyone enjoyed good music and free food, coffee, sodas, and juice courtesy of restaurants who are a part of the San Antonio Restaurant Association. The event was advertised in advance on KMOL-TV4 and was very much a cooperative effort of all the sponsors--some of which were Red McCombs, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Universal Toyota, and Rudy's BBQ--as were as the five universities, and the local community.
Department honors Admin
On May 8, 2013, the faculty and staff of the department gathered for a picnic-pot luck to mark the end of the semester and to honor our Administrative Assistant, Patty Gibbs. Gibbs has been affiliated with Texas State Univeristy for 35 years. Click here to see a picture of Patty and her presents.