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Nanette McCartan

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
in the OWLS Program

Nanette McCartanStudent Spotlight

Full Name: Nanette McCartan

Birthplace: Victoria, Texas

Field of Study/Major:

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
with classes focusing on Political Science

Why Nanette Chose this Academic Department?

"It was clear, during the (OWLS) B.A.A.S. information session, that Texas State values past experience and the instructors place priority in the students’ success."


Bobcat's Tale

"I moved to the Round Rock area from Houston in 2001 and currently reside in the area with my husband, Mark.

I have always been interested in public service and have worked in municipal government for the past 18 years. I currently serve as the utility billing manager for the City of Cedar Park and have also served as customer service supervisor for the City of Round Rock.
After previously completing a two-year degree plan, I decided to continue my education by earning a B.A.A.S. degree from Texas State and completing the certified public manager program offered by Texas State’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.

I feel that the classes at Texas State, coupled with my experience in municipal government, will help me to serve the public in a greater capacity."


Years Attending Classes at the RRC

"Since spring 2013, and plan to graduate in December 2013."

Looking Towards the Future

"Within the next five years I plan to earn a master’s in public administration degree from Texas State and to continue to serve the public in a greater capacity."

From Professor Barbara Wilson, OWLS coordinator:
“Some of Nanette’s co-workers at the City of Cedar Park previously completed the BAAS degree and encouraged her to contact the Round Rock Campus. Her co-workers have volunteered to serve as her mentors as she completes the internship during the last semester. This support that working adult students provide to each other enables them to achieve the dream of completing a college degree that was put on hold many years ago.”