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Brilliant Bobcats College Success Series

The Brilliant Bobcats program was launched by the Retention Management and Planning Office during Spring 2013 to teach students strategies and skills to be successful Bobcats.

Brilliant Bobcats Staff

Katie Palmer
Coordinator, Retention Management and Planning

Doria Wormbly
Graduate Research Assistant, Special Populations

Brilliant Bobcats: College Success Series

The Brilliant Bobcats: College Success Series is a workshop series focused on teaching students various strategies and skills for college success. The College Success Series is a collaboration between the divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. The series features speakers and facilitators from academic advising centers, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Healthy Cats, PACE Mentoring and Academic Coaching, Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC), and Writing Center.

Attendance Policy and RSVP

We are excited to see our Brilliant Bobcats workshop series growing in recognition. In order to maintain quality workshops we will be enforcing the following attendance policy. If there are any questions or concerns about the following policy please email Doria Wormbly at drw111@txstate.edu.

  1. Students will not be permitted into any sessions 15 minutes after the workshop has begun.
  2. An RSVP is highly encouraged but not required to attend the workshop sessions.  
  3. Students attending workshops for extra credit or a class assignment must sign in and out of each workshop to be counted as present. If you leave the workshop early you will not be counted as present.


Fall 2015 College Success Series Schedule

Workshop Date Time Location
Get Connected: Campus involvement September 15 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Creating a comeback from academic probation September 23 6 - 7:30 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Nutrition 101 September 29 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 312 DHRL
How to live on a college budget September 30 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Where Does the Time Go? October 6 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Making the Grade: Test taking strategies October 12 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Study Smart: Strategies and techniques October 21 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 3-15.1 LBJSC
Earning and Learning: Finding jobs and internships October 22 6 - 7 p.m. 3-3.1 LBJSC
Putting off Procrastination October 27 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Falls/Sayers Common Room
All about Attitude: How your mindset affects learning October 28 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 3-3.1 LBJSC
Ready, Set, Resume November 3 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 3-13.1 LBJSC
Talking Points: How to communicate your message November 10 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Gaillardia/Chautauqua Traditions Room

Archived Workshop Materials

2013-2014 College Success Series