Fundraising Award Reflects ‘Overall Improvement’

Sam Houston State University’s fundraising efforts have earned the university a 2014 Educational Fundraising Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. SHSU was selected to receive an “Overall Improvement Award” in the “public comprehensive institution” category. CASE’s Educational Fundraising Awards honors superior fundraising programs at CASE-member educational institutions across the country, according […]

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Fall Preview

Sam Houston football opens Saturday, Aug. 23, with a nationally-televised contest on ESPN at Eastern Washington. The new “FCS Kickoff” is the only college game of the day. The Bearkats and the Eagles will open 2014 national college football coverage with kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Central Time on ESPN. The Eastern Washington game represents the […]

SHSU to Recognize Alumni Achievements, Service

Sam Houston State University and the SHSU Alumni Association will honor seven individuals who have brought pride to the university through their achievements, examples of good citizenship, and their contributions to society at the Distinguished Alumni Gala on Oct. 10 as part of homecoming activities. The honorees include Distinguished Alumni Charles Beckner, Hiram L. “Doc” […]


  William R. Brinkley, ’59 and ’61, dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and distinguished service professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, has been named as one of the recipients of the E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest scientific honor of the American Society for […]

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Inaugural Founders Day A Success

Approximately 100 guests attended the inaugural Founders Day on April 26, honoring those who have contributed to the growth and development of Sam Houston State University since its beginning. In addition to honoring the founders of the university, activities throughout the day celebrated 135 years of learning at SHSU. Panel discussions with faculty included such […]


School Of Nursing Awarded $1.1 Million

SHSU’s young nursing program continues to earn recognition throughout the state. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is awarding $1.1 million to Sam Houston State University’s nursing program to work toward meeting the state’s growing demand for nursing professionals. “This award is significant for the School of Nursing because it will allow us to hire […]


Continuing Connections In The Classroom

Community engagement has become so important at SHSU that a faculty committee and center have been formed for the sole purpose of integrating involvement into departmental curriculum. The students in Jeff Wozniak’s environmental science courses can expect more than lectures, writing assignments and tests during their time with him. Wozniak sends students into the community […]


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