Family and Consumer Sciences Distinguished Alumni
DIANA MCGINTY SCHICK 2016 (’71)
Diana McGinty Schick has traveled the globe in her lifelong work as an internationally renowned Christian author, speaker and advocate for Christian outreach and ministry. But no matter how far she travels, she is never far from her roots at Texas State University.
A second-generation Bobcat and a four-year Strutter, McGinty’s commitment to Christian outreach began with a New Testament Religion course during her junior year. Soon after graduation, she joined Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU International). What began as one-on-one meetings with students and school leaders and faith outreach in juvenile detention facilities grew to serving as director of training for CRU’s national high school ministry.
In 1978, she joined CRU’s Christian Embassy, where she’s worked with cabinet and congressional officials, as well as foreign diplomats, including one year as a consultant to Charles Malik, Lebanon’s ambassador to the U.S., a founding delegate to the United Nations and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 1985, McGinty left CRU to found Creative Living International, a nonprofit organization through which she’s authored, published and distributed 25 “user-friendly” Bible study books, with translations into nine languages. Her books have been used by thousands of Bible study groups nationally and internationally, and in prison ministries.
Beth Guastella 2015 ('84)
After one year as president and COO of upscale baby product retailer, giggle, Inc., rose to chief executive officer, building on 30 years as a leader for international brands like Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade New York and Hermes
Cleofas Rodriguez, Jr. 2013 ('91)
Executive Director of National Migrant Seasonal Head Start Assoc.; former executive director of Texas State Head Start Assoc.; developed Rodriguez & Associates consulting firm addressing early childhood education, public policy, advocacy and nonprofit management
Nelwyn Moore 2005 ('51 & '66)
Honored by Kinsey Institute for Sexuality Research; National Osborne Award for Excellence in Teaching
Judy Bishop 1998 ('63 & '93)
Received the 1996 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; education consultant for Creative Publications
Esther Broome* 1992 ('43)
Led the research that developed flammability standards for mattresses and clothing and developed care labeling for textiles