Bobcat Pause is an annual event that honors members of the campus community who have recently passed away.
Wednesday, April 9 marked the 27 annual Bobcat Pause memorial service. The event took place in the LBJ ballroom. The ballroom was open from 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. for public viewing and everyone was welcome to drop by to view the memorials and leave condolences in the guestbook. Proceeding the memorial service was a reception at 5:00 p.m. Wiiliam Kyle Campbell, a member of the Student Foundation talks about what Bobcat Pause means to him.
“It is a rather special event to me. Student Foundation and our goal is to be student leaders and I think it’s a way to serve our community. Bobcat Pause is a way we can give back to our university and bring closure by celebrating the memories of our fallen bobcats and I think that’s what makes it so special to me. We allow this opportunity and allow people from our campus to pay their respects and celebrate the memories and that’s what I think is so special about it and were hosting the event for our university.”
– Wiiliam Kyle
Many individuals from the community and state came to pay their respects to fallen friends and family. Jeff Taylor, a resident of Seguin Texas lost his friend Irma Lewis a year ago. He explains the significance of Bobcat Pause.
“I think it’s really special, you take a moment, you pause, and you remember the people we lost this past year.”
– Jeff Taylor
The Student Foundation took part in hosting Bobcat Pause. Vanessa Cortez, student body president further elaborates on Bobcat Pause and its impact.
“It’s important for us to remember our fallen bobcats. It’s something really awesome the student foundation is able to put on, on the behalf of the university. It gives people time to come and reflect and come together and remember the people we lost this year. Sometimes you may not know the people in the room who passed away but it’s about coming together and just remember their life as a bobcat.”
– Vanessa Cortez
To view online guestbook tributes and photos from the ceremony you can go online to sfoundation.txstate.edu.
Lorenzo Almanza, KTSW News