Each semester, the Honors College produces a newsletter to showcase the work, research, events, and more completed by the students, faculty, and staff of the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. With nearly 800 students, it is impossible to share the numerous accomplishments of our students. Through The Dialogue, we aim to highlight as many students as possible in order to showcase what Honors is about.


If you'd like to be included in our next edition of The Dialogue, please e-mail your contact information and story to


If you are an alum of Sam Houston State University and were in the Honors College, send us your updates to For more, visit ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS.


Current Edition


Volume 10, Issue 1- Fall 2018


  • Sam Houston State Remembers, 9/11 Remembrance Project
  • Honors College Scholarships
  • Alumni Spotlight, Melissa Alvarez-Downing
  • Faculty Spotlight, Steven Koether
  • Council Spotlight, Barbara Kaminska
  • ProfSPEAK!, Jennifer Didier, Joan Bytheway, Ching-In Chen
  • Student Spotlight, Andrew Vierkant
  • Transfer Student Spotlight, Ashlee Sawtell
  • Seminar Spotlights, Dialogues: Islamophobia, Humanities: Kung Fu
  • Cultural Outing, Texas Renaissance Festival
  • National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference
  • Internship Spotlight, Conner Rousseau
  • Ambassador Training, Verbal Aikido
  • Fall 2018 Honors Graduates
  • Fall 2018, Honors Faculty & Staff, Honors Council, Honors Ambassadors, HSAC Officers

Previous Newsletters

Volume 9, Issue 1- Fall 2017

  • Texas Miracle Ranch
  • Student Spotlight: Jensen Stallworth
  • Research Spotlight: Beverly Liu, Kayla McCarns
  • Graduate Spotlight: Rachel MaGill
  • Aquarium Outing
  • Study Abroad Italy, Spain
  • Fake News Seminar Spotlight
  • Legacy of the Honors College
  • Fall Graduates, Theses
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Child
  • Honors Alumni, Faculty Notes

Volume 8 Issue 2- Spring 2017 

  • Honors Alumni, Faculty Notes
  • Student Spotlight: Kayla McCarns, William Bailey
  • Research Spotlight: Christiana Fakhri, Lauren Rudie, Jaren Crist, Stephanie Luk Bounsawat
  • Cirque Du Soleil Outing
  • NCAA- Janine Kuwahara
  • Difficult Dialogues
  • Spring/Summer Graduates, Theses

Volume 8 Issue 1- Fall 2016

  •  Honors Alumni, Faculty Notes
  • Student Spotlight: Dylan McFarland, Naomi Broussard
  • Dean Bell Announcement
  • Ren Fest Outing
  • Third Annual Welcome Retreat
  • NCHC Seattle
  • London and Paris Seminar Abroad
  • China- Joshua McGinty
  • Colloquium- Everrett Moore
  • Research Spotlight: Raynie Leard
  • Fall 2016 Graduates, Theses  
  • Student Spotlight- William Bailey      


Volume 7 Issue 2- Spring 2016

  • Honors Alumni
  • Student Spotlight: Spencer Copeland
  • Blue Bell Seminar
  • Alumni Spotlight: Nina Garcia
  • Terry Scholars in Honors: Edwin Cantu and Yasmyn Sumiyoshi
  • Joint Admissions Medical Program
  • Economics Conference
  • Research Spotlight: Merary Bautista

Volume 7, Issue 1- Fall 2015

Volume 6, Issue 2- Spring and Summer 2015

Volume 6, Issue 1- Fall 2014

Volume 5, Issue 2-Spring and Summer 2014

Volume 5, Issue 1-Fall 2013

Volume 4, Issue 2-Spring and Summer 2012


Volume 4, Issue 1-Fall 2012

Volume 3, Issue 2-Spring 2012

Volume 3, Issue 1-Fall 2011

Volume 2, Issue 2-Spring and Summer 2011

Volume 2, Issue-1 Fall 2010

Volume 1, Issue 1-Spring and Summer 2010

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