News & Updates
21st Annual Sammys Date Set
The Sammys will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center-Payne Concert Hall.
New "Graduate Student" Category A Success
In response to SHSU’s ever-growing graduate student population, the ceremony recently saw the addition of a new award to the individual award section, the Outstanding Graduate/Doctoral Student Award. This award includes all those students that are classified as graduate/doctoral students, and has seen a very positive response from the Bearkat Community.
"The Sammys" Recipient Luncheon Honors Leaders
A luncheon honoring all recipients for the "The Sammys" (established in 2010) now annually takes place in the weeks following the ceremony. This luncheon honors those students and faculty/staff who received awards held at the preceding ceremony.
Gaertner-Performing Arts Center Plays Home For Ceremony
Since 2011 ‘The Sammys’ home site has been the James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center-Payne Concert Hall. The ceremony was previously held in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom, but due to needing a larger capacity facility moved to the new state of the art GPAC.