Alumni Stories

With more than 200,000 Bobcats across Texas, the United States, and around the world, our alumni have many stories to tell. We are proud of all that our alumni have achieved and hope that their stories not only unite our Bobcat Family, but also inspire others.

Featured Alumni Story

Christa Freeland (B.A. '10) Launches a Thriving Startup that Supports Small Businesses in ATX

The idea for ATX Kit came to Freeland in March 2019. “So many people were moving into the city every day,” she says, “but it seemed to me that small businesses weren’t seeing the effects” of the influx. She thought it would be cool “to do a sort of Austin starter kit, going beyond the typical things like barbecue sauce, to give people a taste of Austin.”

Branndon Bargo

Branndon Bargo, ’99

This summer, as households across the country search for their next binge-worthy TV show, local PBS stations will air the first season of The Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers, a travel show created by and starring Texas State alumnus Branndon Bargo (B.A. 1999) and his brother, Greg Bargo.

Mark Estrada hosts a virtual meeting

Mark Estrada, ’06, ’10

Lockhart ISD Superintendent Mark Estrada began spring break this year thinking his students and staff would return the following week. Instead, developments surrounding COVID-19 began moving quickly and what began as a week of cancelled classes turned into a remote learning plan for the remainder of the school year.

The Adamson brothers pose with their protective screens

Luke (’17), Dane (’14) and Spencer (’15) Adamson

The Adamson brothers began Adamson Brothers Design in San Marcos when they were still students at Texas State. When coronavirus began to change the way small businesses operate, they decided to start constructing protective screens for Texas businesses.

Alumni Association Awards

Bobcat alumni, students, and teachers are exceptional. Through a variety of awards, each year, the Alumni Association honors these individuals for their significant contributions to our community.

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Your Turn to Inspire

Our alumni are unstoppable. Across the world, Bobcats are making a difference in their communities, and telling those stories helps to inspire future generations of Bobcat alumni.


Explore more alumni stories along with exclusive insights into Texas State's academic and social scene in the Texas State University Magazine, Hillviews.