January is National Mentoring Month, so Jaxson Schoening is NEXT Up. Jaxson is a Lead Peer Mentor in the Personalized Academic and Career Exploration (PACE) Center. TXST peer mentors help welcome freshmen and new students into the Bobcat family. “I really like giving back and seeing freshmen take advantage of all the programs I’m telling them to do. I don’t think there’s anything else as rewarding.” – Jaxson Schoening
NEXT Up Video Series
NEXT Up: Benjamin Swann
Meet Benjamin Swann, a senior in the Ingram School of Engineering. Benjamin and a team of engineering students worked on a Fire-Bot, a rover designed for firefighters to deploy into burning buildings to identify danger zones, detect people inside, and make it safer for first responders to lead search and rescue efforts. Ben is adding a depth camera and creating programs to help the robot function autonomously. The project was featured during the Ingram School of Engineering Senior Design Day.
NEXT Up: Ana Espinoza
The November 2022 issue of The Current newsletter features Ana Espinoza, a nutrition major and an intern at Bobcat Bounty, the on-campus, grocery-style food pantry for anyone in the university community experiencing food insecurity. Her service at Bobcat Bounty inspired her to pursue a career in community nutrition.
NEXT Up: Whitney Okafor
In the October 2022 issue of The Current newsletter, nursing major, sophomore and Black Student Alliance President Whitney Okafor encourage students to find their "home away from home" in the TXST community by joining student organizations.
NEXT Up: Gabriel Webb
In the September 2022 issue of The Current newsletter, chemistry major and Texas State University System Student Regent Gabriel Webb discusses how to juggle being a part of multiple organizations on campus and what brings him joy in life.
NEXT Up: Leslie Olalde
In the August 2022 issue of The Current newsletter, business major Leslie Olalde shared her enthusiasm for being involved in student organizations like Cat Camps and gave advice to incoming students.