Alumni

Massod Vadiee, ’91

January 10, 2024
Massod Vadiee

“A pandemic took me to Europe- and another brought me back home – to Texas!” Massod Vadiee MD. PhD Three remarkable decades of transdisciplinary career in medicine and public health in two continents has earned Dr Vadiee a deep respect and admirations from his peers, patients, and students alike. Dr…

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Ann DeFee, ’67, ’75

September 22, 2020
Ann Defee

Ann DeFee has been keeping busy at her home in Virginia during the COVID pandemic – she just released her 15th book, A Summer Place (Bellastoria Press, 2020).

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Cyril Adkins, ’99

September 22, 2020
Cyril Adkins

Before playing football at Texas State, Cyril Adkins played wide receiver for the Smithville Tigers more than 25 years ago. In 2014, he was named athletic director, becoming the first African American to hold that position in Smithville ISD.

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Richard Z. Santos, ’13

September 22, 2020
Richard Z Santos

Richard Z. Santos’ first novel Trust Me (Arte Público Press, 2019) made its debut at the end of March just as the nation shut down over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Branndon Bargo, ’99

June 23, 2020
Branndon Bargo

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.

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Mark Estrada, ’06, ’10

June 23, 2020
Mark Estrada hosts a virtual meeting

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.

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

June 23, 2020
The Adamson brothers pose with their protective screens

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.

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Isaac Garza, ’17

June 23, 2020
Isaac Garaz at Austin Film Festival

Garza (B.A. ‘17) is the writer behind “Pepito,” an award-winning short film that HBO designated for distribution on multiple platforms, including HBO Latino.

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Bill and Loma Hobson, ’64

May 18, 2020

William “Bill” Hobson (B.S. ’64) and Loma Chance Hobson (B.A. ’64) have always been Bobcats and steadfast supporters of the university. In 1998, they established the William and Loma Hobson Endowed Scholarship for high school students from Bill’s hometown.

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Cody Taylor, ’09

February 20, 2020
Cody Taylor

On a busy day at one of his restaurants, Cody Taylor is just as likely to be busing tables or washing dishes as he is working at the front of the house. That work ethic, and the desire to make people happy, is what turned this Texas State University graduate into a successful restaurateur.

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