“I Chose Angelo State” celebrates past, present and future Rams


Angelo State University and the City of San Angelo have proclaimed April as “I Chose Angelo State” month.

“It is a way for us to celebrate students that have chosen to come to Angelo State,” said Jennifer VanVleet, the Coordinator of Carr Scholar Recruitment at Angelo State University.

What began as a 2-year junior college in 1928 rapidly became a 4-year institution with over 10,000 students enrolled. Prospective students look into ASU for its many outstanding qualities.

The Carr Academic Scholarship is a reason thousands have chosen Angelo State.

“Right at about 40% of our student population will receive or has received a Carr Academic Scholarship,” said VanVleet.

“It was a major asset because really, where I come from, we don’t have too much. That Carr Scholarship was the little oomph to really get me through,” said Ashton Dydell a Communication & Psychology double-major at ASU.

Some chose ASU for other reasons, like the small classroom sizes.

“As a student I chose it because I’m from a small town. I chose it because of the big feel of a city in some respects but also, you kind of get to know everybody,” said Manny Campos, an Instructor of Political Science and a 2008/2010 graduate of ASU.

And they didn’t just choose to go to ASU, but they also decided to stay.

“I’ve been at ASU for about 6 years. I’m a full-time instructor, and it’s the same feel,” added Campos.

“I Chose Angelo State” month not only celebrates the students who will call ASU home next fall, but also anyone who has done so in the past.

“Alumni, families, friends, please feel free to share your ‘I Chose Angelo State’ Story to your Facebook, your Instagram, your Twitter, whatever you want! Make sure you use #RamFam and #IChoseAngeloState,” said VanVleet.

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