Alumni Stories


DaLyah Jones standing at the front door of the KUT community room

DaLyah D. Jones

2016, B.A. Mass Communications/Communication Studies 

Post-Graduation: Staff writer, The Texas Observer; previously a producer and reporter, All Things Considered, KUT/NPR 

Texas State taught me how to be a go-getter. I was going above and beyond to succeed, because that was what was expected of me at Texas State.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Victor A. Salazar

2015, B.A. in Political Science

Post-Graduation: Adult and youth services staff, Fort Worth Public Library; individual assistance reservist, FEMA

I found my direction at Texas State and now years after graduation, I am still on track thanks to the overwhelming support I had.

Victor Salazar headshot


DaNae’ Winston standing in front of Dell servers

DaNae’ Winston

2018, B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Post-Graduation: Memory Systems Engineer, Dell

The way my professors conducted their classes, they prepared me for the work. It was a ready-for-anything situation.


Jessica Skelton

2015, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, minor in Spanish

Post-Graduation: Program Assistant, Girlstart

My classes were very hands-on. The curriculum did a really good job not only of teaching us things but letting us practice it.

Jessica Skelton standing in front of a color wall

Agriculture & Nutrition

Sara Moreman photo with white and brown horse

Sara Moreman

2015, B.S. Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary 

Post-Graduation: Sara is currently in her fourth and final year of vet school at Texas A&M (the fourth year is the clinical year). She will graduate in May 2019 and plans to go into small animal private practice.

One of my favorite professors inspired me to learn and do as well as I could and never accept second best. His expectations had me in the right mindset to start vet school.

Business & Administration

Keith Estes

2018, B.B.A. in Marketing

Post-Graduation: Keith is a digital content writer at YETI HQ in Austin, Texas.

McCoy College of Business really set us up for success. They truly value the idea of always being open to learning.

Keith Estes at Yeti headquarters in Austin

Health Professions & Human Services

Jose de Jesus Garcia-Cuellar sitting on maroon a chair

Jose de Jesus Garcia-Cuellar

2014, M.S. Clinical Social Work

Post-Graduation: Established “Own Your Happiness,” his own private practice social work/therapy clinic in Austin.

I love what I do. I take every client seriously. I love going to my office each morning and preparing for my next client.

Visual & Performing Arts

Jacquie Tizando

2020, B.F.A. in Communication Design

Post-Graduation: Jacquie is a graphic artist working on packaging design.

Not only is the campus beautiful, and I was really attracted to that, but I knew that Texas State had a really good design program. We have really good professors with a lot of experience that give us good advice for when we’re out in the world as professionals.

Jacquie Tizando in front of a red brick wall