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Faculty Sponsored Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Best Buddies

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Paula Adams
Contact Information:  edu_pwa@shsu.edu or 936.294.1107

Community Contribution:
Provide companionship, activities, and friendship to adults with significant disabilities at Bridgewood Farms, an adult service provider in Willis, Texas.

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)

Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Donna Cox and Dr. Joan Williams
Contact Information: dcox@shsu.edu or 936.294.4992, and jaw029@shsu.edu or 936.294.1113

Community Contribution:
International Honor Society.  Sponsors "Celebration of Teaching" to recruit high school students into the teaching profession. Sponsors spring community reading activity "Literacy Alive" which provides books and book readings to elementary children in Huntsville.  As a community service project, KDP members reworked the atrium area at Scott Johnson Elementary School.

Sam Houston Association for the Education of Young Children (SHAEYC)

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Diana Nabors
Contact Information: lls_dkn@shsu.edu or 936.294.3950

Community Contribution:
Provides continuing education to teachers of young children in the greater Huntsville area.  Donates books to area childcare centers.

Sam Houston Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Simpson
Contact Information: cindysimpson@shsu.edu or 936.294.1238

Community Contribution:
Provides conference with national speakers for teachers and diagnosticians in the Huntsville and greater Houston areas. Collects books for book drives.

Texas State Teachers Association-Student Association (TSTA-SP)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diana Nabors
Contact Information: lls_dkn@shsu.edu or 936.294.3950

Community Contribution:
Assists with the SHSU Halloween Carnival.  Participates in the "Read Across America" book reading in public schools in honor of Dr. Seus's  birthday.  Sponsors the drive for prom dresses and dress clothes for needy high school students "Princess for the Day".

Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO)

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Helen Berg and Dr. Mary Petrón
Contact Information: hxb001@shsu.edu or 936.294.4633, and map042@shsu.edu or 936.294.3980

Community Contribution:
Promotes the quality of bilingual and ESL education through the interchange of ideas and best practices. Participates in community events serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations including Encuentro, Celebration of Teaching, and Dia del Niño.

SHSU Student Chapter of the American Association of Christian Counselors

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sheryl Serres
Contact Information: sas008@shsu.edu or 936.294.4848

Community Contribution:
Formed to provide continuing education units (CEU) for counseling professionals in the community. Approval to offer CEU's is granted by the Texas Department of Health Services.

Beta Kappa Tau (Chi Sigma Iota)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Henriksen
Contact Information: rch008@shsu.edu or 936.294.1209

Community Contribution:
Chi Sigma Iota is the local chapter of Beta Kappa Tau. Supplies children's books to young clients in the Jack Staggs Clinic. Sponsors "Future Fest", a career fair for our graduates. CEU (continuing education unit) provider for professionals in the community. Sponsors a shoe drive to collect and donate children's shoes to the SAAFE House. Chi Sigma Iota annually sponsors the Genevieve Brown Outstanding Counseling Student Scholarship in the amount of $500.00.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Roseanne Keathley
Contact Information: hpe_rsk@shsu.edu or 936.294.1172

Community Contribution:
National Health Science Honorary Society. Participation requires a 3.0 GPA in Health and an overall 2.5 GPA. Focuses on research, service, and education. Volunteer hours are required.

Sam Houston Alliance for Wellness (S.H.A.W.)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Gaus
Contact Information: mdg001@shsu.edu or 936.294.1162

Community Contribution:
The Sam Houston Alliance for Wellness promotes healthy lifestyles. It is open to all SHSU students.

Sports Management Alliance at Sam Houston (S.M.A.S.H.)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ryan Zapalac
Contact Information: rkz001@shsu.edu or 936.294.4575

Language, Literacy and Special Populations Outreach Programs/Community Service

LLSP Master's in Reading program

  • Offers clinical reading assistance to local students
  • Provides workshops for teachers
  • Provides workshops for parents
  • Develops school literacy programs
  • Serves as district literacy coaching models

LLSP Undergraduate Programs

  • Provides tutoring for struggling readers
  • Provides tutoring for elementary school students in after-school programs
  • Creates and monitors learning centers in elementary classrooms
  • Assists adults who have disabilities with life skills (Best Buddy program)
  • Monitors after-school TMCA students
  • Provides tutoring for senior citizens in computer technology
  • Offers child care for parents who would like to attend educational workshops
  • Students volunteer at local non-profit organizations (i.e., Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Boys & Girls Club)
  • Read to preschoolers at Gibbs Pre-K Center
  • Provided each child with 2 books to take home. Books were available in English and Spanish

Sam Houston Area Reading Council (SHARC)

  • Provides continuing education for teachers in Huntsville and greater the Houston area.

Educational Leadership and Counseling Outreach Programs/Community Service

Jack Staggs Counseling Clinic

Master's and Doctoral students provide a wide range of counseling services to Huntsville and surrounding communities free of charge. Services provided are:
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Marriage and Family counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Assessment testing

Curriculum and Instruction Outreach Programs/Community Service

Technology, Education, and Communication Conference

Provides hands-on sessions for teachers that demonstrate how to engage students in critical thinking and problem solving while teaching content knowledge and using the tools with which our students are most familiar.

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