Office of Alumni Relations

6th Annual Life Member Celebration to be held on February 25 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

John R. Ragsdale Visitor and Alumni Center

Alumni Golf Tournament set for April 2 at High Meadows Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia

Join Now Benefits Travel SHSU Ring Event RSVP


 Alumni Merchandise

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.

SHSU Alumni Collection

Life Member Celebration

Thursday, February 25. 2016

6:30 Reception ~ 7:30 Dinner

The Woodlands Waterway Mariott

1601 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77380

Limited Seating ~ Please RSVP by February 19

Liberty Mutual Insurance Alumni Cup Golf Tournament

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Lunch and Dinner Provided

11:30 a.m. - Registration

1:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start

View brochure for details

Register here

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 to explore the world!



March 9 - March 18, 2016


June 28 - July 04, 2016


October 2 - October 9, 2016


March 14 - March 31, 2017

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
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
Dan E. '65, '67 & Marian M. Spence
* Deceased