SAMbassadors Blogs

    • Nereyda Vera

      First Generation

      April 10, 2017 | Nereyda Vera

      First generation student. When we think about a student that falls under this category, we automatically picture all the good that student will be doing and the bright future they will achieve within their family. What you do not think about are all the difficulties and hardships that student faces throughout.....

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    • Sam Puente

      The Life of an International Student

      March 20, 2017 | Izzy Phillips

      When people think about going away for college, they think they’ll be a few hours away from home. For me that was not necessarily the case. I had to take into consideration that the college I attended was going to be on the opposite side of the world from my parents. I am a 20-year-old proud Venezuelan who has lived in six different countries.....

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    • Sam Puente

      Thank You Alfredo and Mel

      December 10, 2016 | Sam Puente

      Before I started college at Sam Houston State University, I never thought about joining a fraternity. I didn’t even know what a fraternity was. I’m from Houston, TX and at my high school, all I did was play basketball and hang out with my friends. Never once did I think about coming to college and joining a fraternity.....

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    • Chandler Berryhill

      4 Years… With Sprinkles On Top!

      November 10, 2016 | Chandler Berryhill

      In high school, like most teenagers who think they have it all figured out, I just knew how my life was going to end up. I was going to college, I was going to cheer, and in four years, I was going to be a successful college graduate who was beginning her career. Much to my surprise I did not have it all figured out.....

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    • Erika Brown

      Stress, Anxiety, and Emotions…OH MY!

      October 10, 2016 | Erika Brown

      I have always been one to let my stress get the best of me. In college, they never told me that my anxiety would hit an ultimate high. From tests, to events, piles of homework, a part time job, keeping happy friends and family, maintaining a work out schedule, that basket of laundry you never got around to, making sure you remember to eat, and.....

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    • Destiny Caldwell

      Butterflies to Bearkats

      October 1, 2016|Destiny Caldwell

      It’s kind of cool how the life cycle of a butterfly is so similar to a transition from high school to college. High school can be referred to as the “egg” stage. When high school students begin to explore their college options, they are known as a prospective, or the “caterpillar” stage. As they begin to attend orientation and Bearkat Camp.....

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    • Haley Fender

      5 Big Ways to Save While Attending SHSU

      September 17, 2016 | Haley Fender

      Take advantage of the departments on campus that are included in your tuition. There are some departments on campus that offer services that are included in your tuition. Since you’re already paying for those, USE THEM! The Academic Success Center offers help for some reading, writing, and math classes. The tutors are really nice and.....

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    • Patricia Lawler

      Who Do You Think You Are?

      September 10, 2016|Patricia Lawler

      I’m serious. Who do YOU think you are? Before coming to college you should ask yourself this question: Who am I? I’m telling you this because college will pull you this way and that way, side to side, front, backwards, and up then back down. Your high school teacher probably told you that college would “chew you up and spit you out”.....

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    • Josh McGinty

      Life Lessons From China

      September 6, 2016| Josh McGinty

      This summer, I had the opportunity to study abroad with the College of Business Administration for 30 days in Beijing. Prior to this trip, I had never left Huntsville for more than two weeks, let alone the country. I was nervous but full of excitement leading up to the trip. We were able to take classes (thankfully in English).....

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    • Amanda Martinez

      I Changed My Major and That's Okay

      August 13, 2016|Amanda Martinez

      In a nutshell, my college experiences have been anything but traditional. After spending my first semester in a major that was not meant to be, I had an identity crisis. I had spent my whole life doing this one thing, how was I supposed to be good at anything else? I was at a loss. Was I supposed to change my major?....

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    • Kyle Folse

      Traveling Bearkats

      August 12, 2016|Kyle Folse

      When I started as a student here, I never thought my Bearkat experience would take me all the way across the world. The moment you step on this campus you’re immediately presented with countless opportunities. I started in the Fall of 2013, and I had no idea what to even expect for what was ahead of me. Looking back...

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    • Trevor Greer

      The Life of a Wannabe Pro

      August 4, 2016|Trevor Greer

      On July 21st I decided to try and go professional in the sport I love: soccer. Soccer is a lifestyle to me. I grew up watching Manchester United play, back when Van Pierce, Ronaldo, Edwin Van de Sar and Carrick all played for the Red Devils. Growing up I always thought it would be really cool one day to become a professional soccer player. I never...

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    • Emily Snider


      July 29, 2016|Emily Snider

      There is an ancient proverb that says, “A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.” I feel that this is a quote that every college students needs to hear. If I had heard this quote before coming to college, it would have saved me so much time and pain that was associated with attempting to maintain an image and goals that I set for myself so long ago...

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