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Young Alumni & Friends Club

The Young Alumni & Friends Club, chartered in 2012, serves to strengthen relationships between Houston area young alumni and friends (35 years of age and younger) and Sam Houston State University.


Join the SHSU Young Alumni & Friends Club and stay connected to the Bearkat family!



Club Officers
Erik Johnson  '12
Vice President
Kyleen Sims  '08
Erica Coats '08
Ryan Elder  '11
PR/Social Media

Trina Silva  '06

Jordan Green  '08



Upcoming Events


Young Alumni & Friends Club
Happy Hour


March 20, 2014
6pm - 9pm


OKRA Charity Saloon
924 Congress, Houston, TX 77002



A group of like-minded restaurant and bar owners in Houston recognized a need for a public voice for independent businesses in the industry. In 2011, they founded OKRA, the Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs, to pursue community and charitable initiatives in the city.


The concept is simple: For each drink purchased, guests receive one vote that they may cast that night for one of four charities selected by OKRA's members. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month receives the next month's proceeds. Interested charities submit applications on the OKRA website.


The approach to both the food and bar is simple (see the menu). The bartenders are versed in cocktails, but because the focus is on the charitable mission, they aren't pushed to innovate new drinks. Popular drinks include the Philly Fish House Punch and Blackstrap Daiquiri. The small wine selection is curated by PSA Wines' Justin Vann (one of Food & Wine's 2013 Sommeliers of the Year) and Kevin Floyd of Hay Merchant manages the beer selection.


For more information about the Young Alumni & Friends Club or any events listed above,

please e-mail SHSUyoungalumni@gmail.com.





* NEWS *


Young Alumni & Friends Club

Kick-Off Reception


Capitol Bar - Midtown

Thursday, October 24, 2013






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We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!!



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