Is Oil a Victim of its Own Success?

After reaching $115 a barrel in June 2014, the price of oil fell to $48 a barrel in January 2015—its lowest level in more than five years. Experts caution that predicting oil prices is tricky business because so many factors are taken into consideration to determine the cost. “More than anything else, the price of […]

Blue Chip Talent

Kristal Jackson Dayal graduated from SHSU in 1997 with a degree in psychology. Soon after graduating, she began working as a professional recruiter, finding the right people for positions in information technology and then moved to the oil and gas industry. She found success early on and in 2008 embraced her entrepreneurial spirit to start […]

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Bearkats In Business

For three years, Houston-area business professionals and fellow alumni have come together to celebrate and support the university’s championship athletic program at the Bearkats in Business event held at the exclusive restaurant Tony Mandola’s. Michelle, Gay, and Bob Rod—with Cheryl Gaydosik Peschke Benton and her husband, Steven Benton—hosted more than 180 guests which raised more […]

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Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black The hottest trend in sports apparel is Bearkat orange. Vast expansion of sales through regional retailers such as Academy Sports, Macy’s, Walmart, Walgreens and Target have helped Sam Houston State University’s licensing revenues to more than double since 2009-10. “The Bearkats’ presence in area retailers now is as strong as […]

McKINNEY, TX - APRIL 23 : Southland Conference Men's Championship Golf Tournament at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney on April 23, 2014 in McKinney, Texas. Photo by Rick Yeatts

Bearkat Teams Enjoy Success

There was never a better time to be a Bearkat than the fall of 2014. The success of Sam Houston State University sports teams across the board has fans excited about every program. Athletic highlights from August to December include SHSU’s third Southland Conference football championship in the past four seasons and fourth consecutive FCS […]


Bearkat Invitational to Benefit All Sports

During the past two-and-a-half sports seasons, Sam Houston State University has won two Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cups, both a men’s and women’s Southland All-Sports Cup, and 11 league titles. To continue this amazing success, the Bearkats need the financial help of SHSU alumni, fans and friends. The second annual Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament fundraiser on […]


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