Office of Alumni Relations

  • John R. Ragsdale Visitor and Alumni Center

    John R. Ragsdale Visitor and Alumni Center

  • Alumni Tailgating in Bearkat Alley

    Alumni Tailgating in Bearkat Alley

  • Life member plaques presented during the annual Life Member Celebration

    Life member plaques presented during the annual Life Member Celebration

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New Partnership with SHSU 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.

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Alumni Travel Program

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

Join the Traveling Bearkats on a trip in 2016 to explore the world!



March 9 - March 18, 2016


June 28 - July 04, 2016


October 2 - October 9, 2016

For more information and to request a brochure, please visit our travel page



2015/16 Campus parking tags are now available 

To obtain your tag, please send an email to with the following information: 

Name, Life member ID#, mailing address, make, model and License tag #



Enter Class Notes


Life Endowed Members
D. Sam Bain '56
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
Jim P. Ferris '69
* Ronald P. Mafrige '60
Bonnie Thorne '60
W. Allen Gage '61
Randall R. Martell '78
Laverne Warner '62, '69
Joe L. Haney '55
Tommy Metcalf '71
Carol Hail Weller '69
Major Harper-Terry '03
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
Randy '74 and Patricia '74 Pollard
John R. '59 & Judith A. Ragsdale
Dan E. '65, '67 & Marian M. Spence
* Deceased

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