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Amazing Student – Andrew Asdel

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
February, 2023


Andrew Asdel


Houston, TX

High School:

Clear Falls High School, Zionsville Community High School, and Shadow Creek High School

Degree objective:

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Expected graduation:

May 2023

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

Texas A&M University: Dean’s List Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 Lone Star College -CyFair: President’s List Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, Registered Student Organization Officer of the year, Graduate with an Honors in Research Distinction Houston Dow Institute Scholarship

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

Texas A&M Economics Society, Texas A&M Obstacle Course Racing, Texas A&M Financial Planning Student Association, and Lone Star College- The Humanitarian Connection

Current employment:

I am not currently employed.

Family ties to Texas A&M:

I have an older sister who was a supply chain major and graduated in Fall 2021.

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

Of the famous Aggie Network as well as connections to family and friends.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Listen to the talented piano players in the MSC, meet other transfer students/ economics majors in TAMES, and workout with OCR.

When I have free time, I like…

To play board games with friends.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…

Taken a ski lift to the top of a mountain despite having a fear of heights.

My favorite place to study is…

The 3rd floor in the Rudder Auditorium & Theatre Complex.

My favorite ECON professor is…

Dr. Adel Varghese

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

Having a diverse selection of coursework and career pathways.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

My dad playing golf.

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Buy a lottery ticket.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel with my family and visit all 50 states and national parks.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

I am passionate about running Obstacle Course Races. I train with the Texas A&M Obstacle Course Racing club on campus and am currently preparing to complete the Gladiator Dash as well as the Spartan Ultra which is a 50k run with 60 obstacles.

After graduation, I plan to…

Work for Shell as a Business Analyst.

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

Putting a penny on Sully before every exam.