Becoming a Ram

Incoming freshmen move in and join the Ram Fam

By Sydney Faison
On September 7, 2018

From left: Heather Reatherford, Crimson Fuentes, and Delaney Dominguez “hang” at the ASU lake house. A forty foot tall water slide, volley ball and kayaking were just a few of the events that students could take part in.


Incoming freshmen at ASU moved into their dorms on August 22 as part of Rambunctious Week.

A few of the incoming freshmen discussed why they chose Angelo State.

“I chose Angelo State because I liked the environment and the people were nice,” Madison Brewster said.

Keshav Iyer said he chose Angelo State since it offers the materials and resources he needs to succeed. Iyer said the student-faculty ratio of 25-1 intrigued him.

“My older sister graduated from ASU, and I know the business program here is one of the top programs in Texas, and I wanted to come to one of the best schools,” Kinsey Michaleson said.

The new Rams also revealed what they were most nervous about in this transition between high school to college.

Mercades  Valenzuela said she is nervous about how her parents will cope with this new chapter in her life.

Iyer said he was nervous about waking up early enough for classes, studying and getting good grades while not becoming stressed. 

Even though Brewster has taken dual credit courses, she says she is afraid about the upcoming school work. Brewster said she has heard stories about professors who do not offer much help to their students.

However, Brewster said she has also heard good stories about professors at Angelo State so she has high hopes for them.

The newest members of the Ram Fam revealed what expectations they have set for themselves. 

“I want to make smart decisions that are best for me and have a 4.0 GPA,” Kamry Ledezma said. 

During band practice outside of the UC, Jake Berry, trombone player, said he wants to make sure that he is improving as a trombone player and helping others improve as well. 

Jaret Jaklewicz said he wants to get into the flow of college and feel like an adult while experiencing new events on his own.

The incoming freshmen also discussed their expectations for Angelo State. 

Amber Ramon said she wants to be able to communicate openly and hopes the university can help her at any time with assignments. 

Rambunctious week continued with events such as “Night at the UC” on August 22 and “Blue and Gold Pancakes” on August 27.


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