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Meet the Staff

Cat Camp Executive Directors

Christian Godinez

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Year: Senior

Major: Electronic Media and Mass Communication

Hometown: Pharr, TX

Advice for incoming students: "Change comes. Don't let it consume you, embrace it and know you're moving in the right direction!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Old Main

Faith Fojt

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Year: Senior

Major: BFA Theatre, Film Concentration

Hometown: Port Lavaca, TX

Advice for incoming students: "Make meaningful relationships because your friends become your family in college."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

Javi Villarreal

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Year: Senior

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Clear Lake, TX

Advice for incoming students: "College isn't a chance to change yourself, it's a chance to be yourself."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Victory Star lighting up after a Bobcat win!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Ingram Hall

Seth McNeill

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Year: Senior

Major: Finance

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Advice for incoming students: "Get out of your comfort zone and you'll have a better college experience."

What is your favorite Texas Stare tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? McCoy Trading Lab


Cat Camp Advisors

Erica Schomer

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Interim Coordinator

Hometown: Houston, TX

Jade Godoy

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Graduate Assistant

Hometown: Houston, TX


Meet our 2019 Counselors and Crew

Adrianne Lancaster

Adrianne Lancaster

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Classification: Senior

Major: Elementary Education

Advice for incoming students: "Breathe! College can be a struggle, but it's supposed to be fun! Utilize your resources, you're paying for them!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Bobcat Trail

Alaina Ripper

Alaina Ripper

Hometown: Helotes, TX

Classification: Sophomore 

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Advice for incoming students: "Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, try new things and meet new people!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Ring Dunk

Where is your favorite place on campus? Bobcat Trail

Alex Ford

Alex Ford

Hometown: Leander, TX

Classification: Senior

Major: Photography

Advice for incoming students: "Never take college life for granted. Go out and make friends; get involved because the years will fly by before you know it."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Talent show during Homecoming!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Outside of the Photography building

Alicia Cruz

Alicia Cruz

Hometown: Gatesville, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Marketing

Advice for incoming students: "Be the person you want to be, not the person you believe others want you to be."
 
What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Victory Star lighting up after a Bobcat win!
 
Where is your favorite place on campus? Patio outside of LBJ Student Center

Aliza Sotelo

Aliza Sotelo

Hometown: Pearland, TX

Classification: Senior

Major: Public Relations and Mass Communication

Advice for incoming students: "Join organizations, put yourself out there and get involved! You'll make connections and find your place."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Singing the fight song!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Old Main

Annie Hubbard

Annie Hubbard

Hometown: Rockport, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Marketing

Advice for incoming students: “College is a huge adjustment. Stay focused on your path, but remember to make memories and have fun because these are the easiest years of the rest of your life and also the best years. Also, don't ever be too hard on yourself."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Taylor Murphy History Building

Ashli Bost

Ashli Bost

Hometown: Austin, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Teachers Certification

Advice for incoming students: "Don't be afraid to talk to people in your classes or ask for help!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Victory Star lighting up after a Bobcat win!

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Theatre Building

Avery Caffee

Avery Caffee

Hometown: Honey Grove, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Animal Science

Advice for incoming students: "Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends! Everyone here is so loving and welcoming. We could all use another pal."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Agricultural Building!

Bahn Seibold

Bahn Seibold

Hometown: Austin, TX

Classification: Senior

Major: Computer Information Systems

Advice for incoming students: "Get involved, take a chance, and don't forget what you're here to do."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Tailgate!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Taylor Murphy History Building courtyard

 

Bart Peluso

Bart Peluso

Hometown: Austin, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Digital Media Innovation and Mass Communication

Advice for incoming students: "You don't have to hit the ground running. It's okay if it takes time to get your footing here at Texas State. Friends, good times, and good grades will come!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Cat Camp because it's the one I'm most connected to!

Where is your favorite place on campus? 7th floor of Alkek, private study room overlooking the Quad

Bri Mascorro

Bri Mascorro

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Family and Child Development

Advice for incoming students: "Get involved! Involvement statistically improves your grades, resume, and gives students the opportunity to find their home away from home. Getting involved at Texas State is the best choice you can make!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Cat Camp!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Brianna McBee

Brianna McBee

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Communication Design

Advice for incoming students: "Be open to everything! Small minds never grow."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Victory Star lighting up after a Bobcat win!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Brittney Ganung

Brittney Ganung

Hometown: Santa Fe, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Accounting

Advice for incoming students: "Make sure to get involved early on. It's a great experience and helps so you're not rushing to put things on your resume senior year!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Bobcat Build!

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Student Recreation Center

Cameron McCartney

Cameron McCartney

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Advice for incoming students: "College is a busy time, organizations make it a breeze."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Corinthia Skinner

Corinthia Skinner

Hometown: Lufkin, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Microbiology

Advice for incoming students: "Become a part of an organization and make the most out of your college experience!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Shaking LBJ's hand before a test

Where is your favorite place on campus? Alkek Library

Dawson Graham

Dawson Graham

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Theatre/Dance

Advice for incoming students: “Talk to everyone! All it takes is one person to show you how easy it is to just chat and open connections! Keep your eyes up and smile, and you'll have a great day everyday.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Cat Camp!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Eliana Gonzales

Eliana Gonzales

Hometown: Ingleside, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Theatre

Advice for incoming students: “College may seem like a big, scary thing and, honestly, you're right. But if you use your resources and put yourself out there, you'll find things and people that will help the fear slowly go away. Get involved and use the resources provided to you!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Homecoming!

Where is your favorite place on campus? On a bench in front of the Theatre Building

Gabri Brown

Gabri Brown

Hometown: Austin, TX

Classification: Senior

Major: Psychology

Advice for incoming students: “Your experience in college is only how good you make it, so make it what you want it to be!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Mama's Kitchen

Where is your favorite place on campus? LBJ Student Center

Jake Smith

Jake Smith

Hometown: Nacogdoches, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Advice for incoming students: “Follow your heart! Do what makes YOU happy, not what makes your family or your friends happy. This is your college experience, not theirs.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Ring Dunk

Where is your favorite place on campus? George's Lounge

Jasmine Jackson

Jasmine Jackson

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Management

Advice for incoming students: “Join organizations that align with your interests and never be afraid to use your voice.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? The Confidence Showcase

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Fighting Stallions

Jeralyn Wilks

Jeralyn Wilks

Hometown: Celina, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: International Relations

Advice for incoming students: “Take a breath, it's not nearly as stressful as Twitter makes you think.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Cat Camp!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Kale Alberts

Kale Alberts

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Advice for incoming students: "Take a chance, whatever it may be. Go to that meeting, step out of your comfort zone, swipe that upperclassman (me)."

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Glade Theatre

Kay Farias

Kay Farias

Hometown: Mission, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Nursing

Advice for incoming students: “Stay true to who you are!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Den

Kyle Benacquisto

Kyle Benacquisto

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Classification: Freshman

Major: Sociology

Advice for incoming students: “Get involved early on, find a group of people you feel comfortable with.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Homecoming!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Boko's Living Room

Lindsey Burns

Lindsey Burns

Hometown: Orange, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Art and Design

Advice for incoming students: “College is really nothing to fear, it's just up to you whether you have a good experience or not, introduce yourself to that person or not, or take that challenging course or not. The life you want to make and for others to know about is all in your hands.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Alkek Library, Commons, or the Quad

Lindsey Townsend

Lindsey Townsend

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Marketing

Advice for incoming students: “Get involved with organizations on campus! They make the transition coming into college a lot easier and you make a lot of friends through the process!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Outdoor Amphitheater behind the ROTC Building

Maddy Kelly

Maddy Kelly

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Recreation Administration

Advice for incoming students: “Get involved and join things you want to do!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? LBJ Student Center

Marin Utzman

Marin Utzman

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Water Resources

Advice for incoming students: “When you inevitably have to buy an expensive textbook, spend your money wisely and actually read it.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Victory Star lighting up after a Bobcat win!

Where is your favorite place on campus? The Quad

Mataline Ealy

Mataline Ealy

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Anthropology

Advice for incoming students: “The days go slowly, but the years will fly by. Don't be afraid to get involved and make the most of the time that you're here for!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Floating the river!

Where is your favorite place on campus? The atrium in Hines Building

Melissa Hudson

Melissa Hudson

Hometown: Longview, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Advice for incoming students: “College can be overwhelming, but surround yourself with people who want the best for you and always stay true to yourself.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sitting on a bench in the Quad

Neylan McMillian

Neylan McMillian

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Exercise & Sports Science

Advice for incoming students: “Be the best you that you can be and remember your roots. Use that drive to radiate positivity to others.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Cat Camp

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Shayne Carnes

Shayne Carnes

Hometown: Grand Saline, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Accounting

Advice for incoming students: “Branch out to all different kinds of organizations and try to find ones that not only fit your schedule, but your goals and interests as well!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Homecoming!

Where is your favorite place on campus? McCoy Building

Shea Vandegriff

Shea Vandegriff

Hometown: Longview, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Nursing

Advice for incoming students: “Don't be nervous coming in, you'll get used to campus very quickly!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Homecoming!

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Shelby Coplin

Shelby Coplin

Hometown: Mont Belvieu, TX

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Mass Communication

Advice for incoming students: “Join an organization you think is cool and don't be afraid to be the first person to introduce yourself!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Sewell Park

Talia Mitchell

Talia Mitchell

Hometown: Abilene, TX

Classification: Junior

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Advice for incoming students: “Be open to opportunities even if your plan doesn't work.”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Old LBJ Amphitheater

Tori Yarbrough

Tori Yarbrough

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Psychology

Advice for incoming students: “Don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. You'll find friends anywhere you go!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Hidden Hammocks

Tristan Rose

Tristan Rose

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Business Management

Advice for incoming students: “Make sure to use your time wisely because it can be overwhelming at times, but college is one of the best experiences I've had. Make sure to get out there and go do things. Get involved!”

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Jumping in the river after graduation

Where is your favorite place on campus? Commons Dining Hall

Wade Kiel

Wade Kiel

Hometown: Houston, TX

Classification: Freshman

Major: Public Relations and Mass Communication

Advice for incoming students: “Talk to as many people as possible. Surround yourself with people you share a connection with!"

What is your favorite Texas State tradition? Mama's Kitchen

Where is your favorite place on campus? Old Main