I AM TSU
Rosemarie Bautista is a native Houstonian and current graduate student majoring in Human Services and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Child and Family Development. Rosie says her motto is "I don't make excuses, I just make it happen."
Rosemarie graduated from North Shore Senior High School at the age of 16 and began her college career. However, due to health issues, she was unable to continue her collegiate endeavor. After spending several years in North Carolina, she moved back to Houston and began taking classes at Texas Southern University in 2009. Rosemarie graduated Magna Cum Laude in Spring 2012 with a Bachelor in Human Services and Consumer Sciences. This is commendable for any student; however, her accomplishments make her stand out amongst her peers because she attained her degree and high GPA all while being a wife and full-time mother of three, two of which have special needs. In addition, she juggled as many as three jobs during her undergraduate pursuit.
Rosemarie has not only excelled academically, she also participates in several extra-curricular activities on campus. She is a founding member of the Collegiate 100 Black Women organization created in 2011, current President of its Graduate Advisory Board, and served as President of the Association for Childhood Education International for two years. Rosemarie is a Ronald McNair Scholar, as well as a Senator in the Student Government Association. Additionally, she is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Recently, Rosemarie founded the Graduate Student Government Association and is the current President. She works hard to reach out to fellow students and ensure their voices are heard on campus. She is a mentor and role model for other non-traditional students. Rosemarie is also a dedicated volunteer at Apple of My Eye Academy and attends several community projects hosted by the academy. Rosemarie is a proud TSU tiger and is passionate about her work on campus and throughout the community serving children and families.