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. Event details coming soon.

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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 2017 tournament is scheduled for March 25 at High Meadows Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia. Registration now open through the Event RSVP tab below

Office of Alumni Relations

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

Where Are They Now?

Sam Houston State University alumni are doing interesting things with their degrees. Take a moment to see where life has taken them after graduation by clicking "Where Are They Now" in the column to the right.

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 Alumni Merchandise

University Bookstore

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New Alumni Travel Discount Program

The SHSU Alumni Association is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our alumni members and friends. Savings may exceed 50% and average 10-20% below market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.  

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Any hotel, any car, anywhere, anytime!

Click here to save on your next trip.


Traveling Bearkats

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!



June 18 - June 26


October 7 - October 13


(Young alumni travel program)


July 29 - August 4


October 28 - November 5

For more information please visit our travel page


Class Notes

We want to hear from you!

Send us updates on address, work, relocations, marriage, family, degrees, accomplishments - and a photo, too!  Just complete the online form or email us your updates.

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Life Endowed Members
D. Sam Bain '56
Major Harper-Terry '03
Becky Spelce '93
Barbara N. Bright '61
Charles W. Jones, III '81
* Janelle A. Paris '46
Justin Burnett '02
Ronald P. Koska '61
Dan I. Rather '53
James D. Carey '61
Kyle Lehne '94
Martee Rush '05
Terry M. Carlton '60
Susan S. Lenamon '73
Don A. Sanders '58
Bobby L. Davis '69
Dianne MacKenzie '60
Reuben C. Tamez '90, '94
Kelly DeHay '74
* Ronald P. Mafrige '60
Bonnie Thorne '60
Jim P. Ferris '69
Randall R. Martell '78
Laverne Warner '62, '69
W. Allen Gage '61
Tommy Metcalf '71
Carol Hail Weller '69
Joe L. Haney '55
Jill Bell Myatt '63
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. '59 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