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FAMC Alumni

FAMC alumni make up an important part of the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication. See what our current alumni are up to! If you have any alumni accomplishments that you would like to share, please contact us at, marketing@shsu.edu




Dept of Art



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Ashley Dehoyos


As of April 10, 2018, DiverseWorks, a leader in the nationwide movement of artist-centered organizations who commissions, produces, and presents new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint, was pleased to announce that DeHoyos would be joining their team as their new Assistant Curator. Beginning her position as of May 14, 2018.

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Jazzlyn Weaver


Weaver has been selected as one out of six artists for Cartoon Network Studios inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Program, a paid educational course which will expand career opportunities for up-and-coming creative talent.



Dept of Dance



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Jared Doster


Alumni and Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Dance, Jared Doster is taking the dance world by storm with his choreography of “Umbilic”. Doster was selected to perform at Jacob’s Pillow July 2018 with his performance piece following his recognition for Outstanding Student Choreography at the 2018 National College Dance Festival in Washington, DC.

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Dana Sullivan


Houston Rockets Power Dancer for the 2005-2006 season. Sullivan also became a Texans cheerleader in 2006 while opening her own dance studio, Hot On Your Heels Dance Productions, in Huntsville, Texas.



Dept of Mass Communication



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Dan Rather


Alumni Dan Rather is the Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News and Correspondent for 60 Minutes II. Rather has recently published the book "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism". With a fundamental sense of hope, What Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.

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Priority One


Former members of the SHSU group Priority One Public Relations, a student-run Public Relations firm, published the book “The Story of the Sam Houston Chickens". Written by Tricia Sims, April Lawson-Isbell, and Chandler Smith (Illustrations by Department of Art student Victoria Gillis), the book highlights SHSU chickens that cross the road from the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds to wander through campus.

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Lindsey Henry


Lindsey Henry was nominated for the 45th annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards while working as a reporter for “KSEE 24 News at 11”, receiving a nomination in the “Newscast-Evening-Medium Markets” category. Henry currently works as a reporter for Fox 26.



Dept of Theatre & Musical Theatre



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Adrian Lopez


Lin Manuel Miranda in the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton: An American Parody. The tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20, 2018 and will go on to play ten multi-week engagements in its first season.

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Dominic Pecikonis


Daveed Diggs and Others in the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton: An American Parody. The tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20, 2018 and will go on to play ten multi-week engagements in its first season.

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Katie Clarke

In addition to reprising her role as Glinda, other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon (Ellen), Allegiance (Hannah Campbell) and The Light in the Piazza (Clara Johnson). National tours: Wicked and The Light in the Piazza.



School of Music



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Jason Robb


Honored by the Texas Bandmasters Association with the 2018 Outstanding Young Bandmaster Award. He currently serves as Director of Bands at Rouse High School.

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Nick Szoeke


Received the 2018 Carl Gluck Creative Impact Award by the Public Theater of San Antonio.