Faculty publications showcase the work professors do outside the classroom. 2014 Federal Law Enforcement Agencies in America Willard M. Oliver, professor of criminal justice, and Nancy E. Marion (University of Akron) introduce the functions and jurisdiction of federal law enforcement agencies, covering the essential information in a concise format and offering an overview of currently […]

McKENNY, TX - APRIL 22:  Southland Conference Men's Golf Championship at Stonebridge Country Club in McKenny on April 22, 2015 in McKenny, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts)

Spring Wraps Up With Men’s All-Sports Cup Win

With championships in football and golf—and runner-up finishes in men’s basketball, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field—SHSU earned its fourth Southland Conference Men’s All-Sports Championship Cup during the 2014-15 season. The Bearkats stand as the only Southland member to earn five Commissioner’s Cups (symbolic of the combined men’s and women’s All-Sports title) […]

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Max and Pamela Hess Mejia He came to SHSU for the strong radio-television program. She came because of the influence of a high school criminal justice teacher. In 1999, they met at a fraternity/sorority mixer. “My life has been better ever since,” said Max Mejia of meeting his future wife Pamela Hess on that auspicious […]

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Alumni Association Welcomes New Partnership With Sam Houston University Bookstore

The Office of Alumni Relations and Barnes & Noble College have joined together to link alumni to the SH University Bookstore for easy access to Bearkat merchandise—and provide a way to give back to Sam Houston State University. Through the partnership, alumni can purchase official, high-quality SHSU merchandise utilizing a special link on SHSU’s alumni […]

Class Notes

Class Notes

Jim Renfro, ’65, and a group of approximately 20 chemistry department graduates from the ‘60s met on June 19 to revisit “old times” and see their mentor, James Stallings, a retired chemistry professor and former department chair and dean for nearly 30 years. “Dr. Stallings was directly responsible for guiding many of us to successful […]

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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