2000 - 2009

CBS established an endowed scholarship in Dan Rather’s name.

Photo of Dan Rather

Humanitarian Award presented to Thai Prime Minister, an SHSU alumni.

Thai Prime Minister receiving an award.

“Mrs. Fields, the Cookie Queen,” speaks at SHSU.

Photo of Mrs. Fields

A writing center was established at SHSU.

Work being done in the writing center.

An ad about SHSU appeared in Texas Monthly. It shows pictures of Austin Hall, the Sam Houston statue on Interstate 45, and the Houston skyline.

Ad in Texas Monthly

Clive Swansbourne, director of keyboard studies at SHSU, performed all of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas in a single series.

Photo of Clive Swansbourne

The SHSU Criminal Justice Center was the site of an official welcoming ceremony for 10 correctional delegates from the South Korean Ministry of Justice.

Photo from welcoming ceremony

Actors portray the beginning of the story of Matthew Shepard, a victim of a hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming.

Photo from play

Students shared Indian heritage at “Indian Nite.”

Indian Dancer

The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) welcomed commanders from the Polish National Police, who undertook a management course, “Preparing Leaders to Police Communities.”

Polish police officers on stage.

A “cowboy” student from Sam qualifies for National Finals.

Riding a bucking bull

Mayor Lee Brown of Houston speaks at fall graduation ceremonies.

Photo of Mayor Lee Brown

The band “Counting Crows” kicks off the school year by performing in the Johnson Coliseum.

Group photo of the band Counting Crows.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies highlight opening of new LEMIT building.

Ribbon Cutting of LEMIT

Internet access increases for students.

Students using computers

Beverly Sills, one of the most beloved and respected American opera sopranos, was the guest speaker at SHSU’s 2001 Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Photo of Beverly Sills

Emily Hoyt, an SHSU student, appeared with her mom on CBS’s reality game show The Amazing Race.

Photo of Emily Hoyt and her mother Nancy

Astronaut John Young was one of SHSU’s Distinguished Lecturers.

SHSU signed an international agreement with a Chinese company (Sichuan Dipont Visa Information Services Co. Ltd.) to establish policy and procedures for Chinese students to attend the university’s courses and programs.

Photo of Astronaut John Young

SHSU billboard on Interstate 45. “All Roads Lead to Sam Houston State University.”

Signing papers

SHSU advertised in the premiere edition of the Houston Texans yearbook.

Billboard Ad

The SHSU Jazz Ensemble was selected to perform at the Texas Educators Association’s convention in San Antonio for the first time since 1978. Only one jazz ensemble is invited to perform each year.

SHSU advertisement in Houston Texas yearbook

Team members having fun at Poker Walk Two.

Group photo of Jazz Ensemble

Junior radio/television major Willie Dean and senior finance major Heather Hardee were named SHSU's 2006 Homecoming king and queen on Saturday afternoon during the football game versus Nicholls State, which the Bearkats won 37-7.

Homecoming 2006

Group Photo of Poker Walk Two

SHSU Alumni Association Holds First Tuition Drawing

Fall 2006

Sammy and Student with Giant Check

SHSU Kicks Off $50 Million Capital Campaign


Group photo

Bearkat Plaza Opens

November 2007

Students enjoying the new Bearkat Plaza

SHSU to "Pink Out" for Breast Cancer Awareness


Kats for the Cause

Picasso Project Receives Five Millionth Visitor

Fall 2008

Illustration of Picasso

Dan Rather Recognized for Contribution to SHSU

Fall 2008

Photo of Dan Rather

SHSU Recognizes Hurricane Volunteers

Fall 2008

Group photo of hurricane volunteers

Grand Opening of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Building

March 2009

New CHSS Building

Agricultural and Industrial Sciences' Centennial Celebration

Fall 2009

Centennial Celebration poster

Marcus Luttrell Discusses Life as 'Lone Survivor'

Fall 2009

Photo of Marcus Luttrell