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Greater Texas Opens Doors for Bobcat Shadow

San Marcos, Texas, Feb. 28, 2024 – Texas State Junior Kate Ramirez was the guest of honor at Greater Texas Credit Union for the annual Bobcat Shadow event.

The Bobcat Shadow is an annual program sponsored by Texas State University to give students a behind-the-scenes experience learning from professionals in a selected career field or industry.

The program matches students with employers, community partners, and alumni, so they can explore career paths and gain exposure in the business world. The event is part of the university’s career services division. This was the first year Greater Texas participated in the program.

Ramirez, a marketing major from the Houston area, shadowed the credit union’s marketing team throughout the day, exposing her to a “day-in-the-life” of various aspects of her future career field. She also spent quality time with President and CEO Howard Baker, whom is a Texas State alumni.

“Exposing students to the business world while in college gives them better perspective about the types of things they might do in their future career,” said Texas State alumna Rachel Bond and AVP of Community Engagement and Public Relations at Greater Texas Credit Union. “The classroom can teach them the basics, but Bobcat Shadow shows them how they might apply that knowledge in a real-world business setting.”

Besides Baker and Bond, Greater Texas has several Texas State Alumni on staff, including Brandon Garcia, an accountant, John Corona, a junior commercial loan officer and Tiffany Strange, AVP of Learning and Development.


Kate Ramirez (front) spent her Bobcat Shadow day with Texas State alumni Brandon Garcia, John Corona, Howard Baker and Rachel Bond all with Greater Texas Credit Union.           


About Greater Texas Credit Union

Greater Texas Credit Union, founded in 1952, is a financial cooperative that emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism through its Greater Good initiative. Together with its subsidiary, Aggieland Credit Union – which serves the Brazos Valley – the credit union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 85,000 members across the state of Texas. Greater Texas has locations in San Marcos-Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.