Dalinda Gonzales Alcantar

Dalinda Gonzales-Alcantar, ’04

Rise and grind. It’s more than a motto — it’s a lifestyle for Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, who put the empowering slogan on a T-shirt she sells on her boutique site, It shows the playful side of this educator, entrepreneur, and mother of two.

Mark Gimenez

Mark Gimenez, ’76

Mark Gimenez credits Texas State University with pointing him in two different yet successful career directions — law and creative writing. Now the author of 10 novels, he’s received critical acclaim around the world.

Roger Estrada

Roger Estrada, ’85

Roger Estrada has worked for several entertainment industry giants, including Sesame Workshop, DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, and NBCUniversal. Most recently, he was a senior vice president in the creative department of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Yolanda Wilkerson

Yolanda Wilkerson, ’97, ’00

Yolanda Wilkerson earned two bachelor’s degrees from Texas State – one in criminal justice, and another in business administration. She is currently an enterprise data marketplace supervisor with ExxonMobil in Houston.