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Michael Martin

UT Austin and A&M alumni on the campus faculty pose in the gym. Redhawks have the chance to learn about both colleges tomorrow at the Texas Together Night.

College representatives come to campus for Texas Together Night

October 8, 2019

Frisco ISD students can register for the opportunity to get information on two of the state’s leading universities Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium as part of the Texas Together Night, featuring admissions representatives from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M.

To help provide insight to each of the two schools, Wingspan caught up with graduates of both schools to get their thoughts on their respective alma mater.


 

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Michael Martin

UT Austin Alumni English teacher Hope Rojas, assistant principal John Brown, and principal Ashley Rainwater show their Longhorn love in The Nest. As the early application deadline for both schools approaches Nov. 1, faculty give students their insight.

UT Austin

The experience

“UT was super fun and super challenging; I feel like the best way to sum it up is the people there work hard and play hard,” science teacher Kristen Newton said. “It’s Austin and there’s fun stuff to do, but everyone also take school seriously and are super competitive. You get an interesting dynamic of both worlds.” 


Student Consideration

“University of Texas attracts a lot of high level published professors,” history teacher Jeff Crowe said. So they’re getting a top top notch quality education when they go there. It’s also a place that’s celebrates diversity, so It’s not a college where you would go and you would just see all one, ethnicity and religious and social group, you get to encounter a lot a wide variety of different peoples from different backgrounds. And I think there’s a lot to that. When you’re having when you’re getting an education.”


How they differ

“How does UT differ from A&M?” assistant principal John Brown said. “We’re the greatest school on the face of the earth! What more can I say?”

 

I think when you look at the University of Texas, it’s one of the premier schools,” principal Ashley Rainwater said. “Whether you’re going for business, for science, or for education, there’s an amazing program for everybody.”

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Michael Martin

Texas A&M alumni math teacher Amber Bennett, biology teacher Chris Ham, counselor Lindsay Pfiffner, football coach David Gonzales, and medical terminology teacher Laura Stubblefield show their Aggie pride in The Nest. As the early application deadline for both schools approaches Nov. 1, faculty give students their insight.

Texas A&M

The experience

“My experience at Texas A&M was great; the campus is huge but it never felt too big,” physics teacher Kenric Davies said. “It was awesome; there was always something to do, and it was hard academically but there were always people to help out. Everyone there was super friendly and that was the culture of A&M.”


Student Consideration

“Academically, we’re a great school,” biology teacher Chris Ham said. “There’s plenty of great schools in Texas, but A&M overall has a pretty good background, and also we have a variety of people; there’s tradition. It’s very fun and very college-town like. It’s nice to get that classic, traditional college experience.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


How they differ

“It’s a really exciting, friendly campus,” counselor Lindsay Pfiffner said. “It has a ton of extracurricular activities, and co- curricular activities. And just a really good, really fun vibe. They do a really good job of balancing academics as well. And once you’re an Aggie, you’re always an Aggie.”

“I think because it is such a big school, there’s a lot of different opportunities,” history teacher Ashley Mayfield said. “It still has that small campus feel at least I felt that way. So there’s somewhere for everyone to get involved and really feel welcome at home. In college, they have a community.”

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