The new issue of Hillviews is The Road to Research. It is all about The Graduate College and the Honors College and what it means to Texas State as it moves along a path to Tier One designation. Featured programs include the new M.S. in Dementia and Aging, the Ph.D. program in geography Ph.D., the graduate degree in child life specialization, and the master’s in legal studies that prepares students to be paralegals. In alumni profiles meet singer/songwriter Randy Rogers who parlayed his degree in public relations into a career that has taken him to the Grand Ole Opry; Mark Swingler, a business graduate who makes his living as a rodeo barrelman; and Jenna Quinn, who turned a love of football into a job with the Houston Texans. Welcome Eric Algoe and Ken Pierce, two new vice presidents who joined the university last year. Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land, is an opera written especially for Texas State music students who performed it in April (just in time for bluebonnets on the highway) at the Performing Arts Center.
Read more in the Spring 2016 issue of Hillviews.