Office of Alumni Relations

Office of Alumni Relations

Life Member Celebration

Held annually in February to recognize the associations newest life members and to honor all life members. Join us for the celebration on February 24, 2018 at the Hotel ZaZa Houston. Please RSVP by February 20.

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John R. Ragsdale Visitor and Alumni Center

The center was completed in 2006 and provides a beautiful and inviting setting for alumni returning to campus

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Alumni Golf Tournament

The Alumni Golf tournament is moving to a new course for 2018. The tournament will be held at the Oakhurst Golf Club in Porter, Texas on Monday, March 19.

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Join over 12,000 Alumni members and enjoy all the benefits of membership.

Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni Tuition Draw winner - Chandler Goodwin. Chandler's name was drawn on November 17 during the Alumni Board of Director's meeting. He received 24-hours of in-state tuition in the amount of $5,472.

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Life Member Celebration

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hotel ZaZa - Houston


Event RSVP

A room block is available for $199 through January 25, 2018. Please contact the hotel at 713-526-1991 and request the Sam Houston State University Room Block in order to receive the discounted rate.

Alumni Golf Tournament

Monday, March 19, 2018

Oakhurst Golf Club, Porter, Texas


Sponsorship and team registration details

 Alumni Merchandise

University Bookstore

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The SHSU Alumni Association is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our alumni members and friends. 

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Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime!

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As the official travel program of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association, the Traveling Bearkats provide SHSU alumni and their friends and families the security of traveling in a group and the camaraderie of fellow alumni who have a desire to see the World. 

Join the Traveling Bearkats on a trip to explore the world!

For more information please visit our travel page


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Life Endowed Members
D. Sam Bain '56
Major Harper-Terry '03
Becky Spelce '93
Matthew Barnebey '03
Charles W. Jones, III '81
* Janelle A. Paris '46
Barbara N. Bright '61
Ronald P. Koska '61
Dan I. Rather '53
Justin Burnett '02
Kyle Lehne '94
Martee Rush '05
James D. Carey '61
Susan S. Lenamon '73
Don A. Sanders '58
Terry M. Carlton '60
Dianne MacKenzie '60
John E. Simmons 
Bobby L. Davis '69 *
* Ronald P. Mafrige '60
Rueben C. Tamez '90, '94
Kelly DeHay '74
Randall R. Martell '78
Bonnie Thorne '60
Jim P. Ferris '69
Tommy Metcalf '71
Laverne Warner '62, '69
W. Allen Gage '61
Jill Bell Myatt '63
Carol Hail Weller '69
Joseph L. "Bud" Haney '55
Robert D. Young Jr. '13

Joint Life Endowed Members
William "Bill" '88 & Kerri D. Byler
Walter '79 and Jan Fitzgerald
James F. '65 & Nancy Gaertner
Russell D. '72 and Glenda J. '73, '77 Gordy
John M. '75 and * Nancy '79 Hoyt
R. Dean '67 and Betty A. '67 Lewis
Richard J. '61 and Kitty W. '83 Lindley
Randy '74 and Patricia '74 Pollard
John R. '59 & Judith A. Ragsdale
C. Tom Reese '56  & Melba Matthews Reese
Dan E. '65, '67 & Marian M. Spence
* Deceased