Georgia Hoodye talks with Mabeleen Washington while registering for classes

Georgia Hoodye talking with Mabeleen Washington.
Registrar's Office, February 4, 1963.

 

 

Georgia Hoodye, 1964 Pedagog

Georgia Hoodye, 1964 Pedagog

 

Miss Hoodye, a graduate of San Marcos High School, entered as a freshman.

 

Cheatham says her mother, who finished eighth grade, pushed her to succeed saying “you must get an education.”

 

 

Source: From segregation to integration: The first Black students at Texas State University

She returned to campus to be honored as part of Texas State's 50th anniversary of integration.  Her advice for students today:

 

Hang in there. Trust yourself, don’t let anything stop you.

 

– Georgia Hoodye Cheatham, 2014