Introducing the 2017-2018 officers:
Marissa Trevino, Director
Major: Communication Disorders
"Hey y’all, my name is Marissa M. Trevino. I am a senior and will be graduating from the Communication Disorders Program in May. This is my fourth and final year of being a part of the Bobcat Build Planning Committee. I joined Bobcat Build because it’s a service based organization and I love to volunteer and make a difference, plus I wanted to surround myself with individuals who had the same interest. The service that Bobcat Build provides is absolutely amazing! We encourage students to give back to the city of San Marcos as a “Thank you” for letting us, students, continue to live and learn in their beautiful city. After all, service is all about helping others."
Laura Arsto, Director
Minor: Chemistry and Business
"I joined Bobcat Build as a freshman initially to earn volunteer hours while I was in college. I stayed in Bobcat Build because I was moved by the pure joy and love that everyone receives from this program. Texas State has provided me so much that the least I could do was give back to the community that surrounds me. Service is a big part of who I am and I have learned throughout my time in college that one person can make a difference."
Alison Grotzinger, Outreach Chair
"I joined Bobcat Build because I really like the idea of helping the community of San Marcos as a whole and being involved in an organization that was fun and gave back. Service to me just basically means people giving back to other people around them and assisting in anyway they can."
Baylee Buehne, Outreach Chair
Major: Criminal Justice
Edith Perez, Recruitment Chair
Angelika Benavidez, Recruitment Chair
Major: Elementary Education EC-6th ESL Generalist
"I joined Bobcat Build to get involved and give back to the beautiful community of San Marcos. Service is more then just giving back, but changing someone's life. One simple service to someone or an organization can definitely change your life and the person you helped. Think of Ghandi's quote " Be the change you want to see in this world." This is why I serve and give back to make a change."
Emily Boyd, Programs Chair
"I joined Bobcat Build because I loved the sense of community I felt at any of the meetings and events and I am passionate about community service and doing kind acts for the residents of San Marcos. To me, service is any act of kindness with good intentions."
Belinda Atta, Programs Chair
Major: Social Work
"I heard about Bobcat Build in high school. We were just starting the tradition in the community before I graduated and I was really excited about the impact it would make on others.
Service is putting others first. And In doing so I have found purpose and happiness in giving back to my community."
Zoe Wisniewski, Operations Chair
"I joined bobcat build to meet new friends and to do volunteer work with a group that I knew I could make a difference with.
To me service means contributing to something bigger than yourself. "
Madison Segovia, Operations Chair
Major: Communication Disorders
"I joined Bobcat Build last year because I love to help others and being a part of the Planning Committee is a good way to get involved with service hands on and behind the scenes. To me, service means giving your time and effort into something or someone who needs help. Service can be given to a person who is unable to help themselves, a cause that needs an advocate or even an entire community that needs support!"