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The Office of Alumni Relations


Your Membership Gift Supports

Programs & Services for

Sam Houston State & Alumni


Membership contributions enable the Office of Alumni Relations to sustain and develop the Sam Houston

State Alumni Association for the benefit of the university and its 100,000 addressable alumni.  Membership

gifts help to balance the alumni operating budget, making the difference between a small program

and one that is visible, active, and vibrant.


Support of alumni relations programs and activities

  • Out-of-town alumni receptions and dinners
  • Athletic-related events
  • Homecoming activities
  • Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards
  • Alumni networking opportunities
  • Support for special university programs and projects
  • Alumni scholarships
  • Maintenance of the alumni database and class notes for publication
  • Directory service
  • Student Alumni Association and parent programs
  • Alumni lapel pin program and complimentary memberships for new graduates
  • Annual Ring Ceremony
  • Special reunions and alumni gatherings
  • Bi-Annual Birthday Party for Sam Houston in Austin, TX

Online Services for alumni

  • Record updates and class note submissions
  • Career services
  • Email account requests
  • Social networking
  • Sam eNewsletter

News and information for alumni

  • Kat Konnection newsletter
  • Alumni news section within the Heritage Magazine

Access privileges to services and university facilities (most fee-based)

  • Alumni rate at SHSU Raven Nest Gold Course
  • Ability to rent SHSU's Gibbs Ranch & Austin Hall
  • Purchase of access pass to SHSU recreational facilities
  • Alumni discount rate for Texas Ranger baseball tickets
  • New Grad Med Program
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance at group rates
  • Hertz car rental discount
  • JoS. A. Bank Clothiers corporate discount rate
  • Presale opportunity to select athletic events (i.e. - away football games)


Alumni Association Membership Recognition

  • Eligibility to hold office in the Alumni Association
  • Membership card and window decal
  • Handsome plaques and special membership cards for Life and Century Members
  • Invitation to annual Life Member event



Please JOIN today. 

Your membership gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.


Life Endowed Members
D. Sam Bain '56
Curtis Karr '90
* Janelle A. Paris '46
Barbara N. Bright '61
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
W. Allen Gage '61
* Ronald P. Mafrige '60
Bonnie Thorne '60
Joe L. Haney '55
Randall R. Martell '78
Carol Hail Weller '69
Major Harper-Terry '03
Tommy Metcalf '71
Robert D. Young, Jr '13
Charles W. Jones, III '81
Becky Spelce '93

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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