Office of Alumni Relations

The Life Member Celebration is held annually in February to recognize the associations newest life members and to honor all life members. Save the date - February 25, 2017

John R. Ragsdale Visitor and Alumni Center

The 2016 Alumni Golf Tournament at High Meadows Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia. 2017 tournament details coming in January 2017

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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.

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  Bearkat Football Playoffs!

Don't miss out on the fun!

Click the image below to see how you can get involved with playoff tailgates and watch parties in your area!

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 Alumni Merchandise

View the SHSU Alumni Collection @

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.


SHSU is proud to be the 2017 Alumni Professionals of Texas (APT) host campus.  We are excited to welcome our alumni professional peers from around the state to our beautiful campus.  Registration is now open

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!


new dates

March 6 - March 23, 2017


June 18 - June 26, 2017


October 7 - October 13, 2017

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


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
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