The Bearkat Family

Once a Bearkat, Always a Bearkat.

To us, all alumni, current students, faculty, staff and friends are a part of our Bearkat family.  At the Alumni Association, our goal is to honor our history,  support the future, and serve our Bearkat family. 

Our Team

Charlie Vienne


Associate Vice President
(936) 294-1840

Donna Gilbert


Director of Alumni Engagement & Membership
(936) 294-3924

Hollie Garza

Hollie Garza

Coordinator of Alumni Events and Event Marketing
(936) 294-4123

Meggan Thompson


Director of Annual Giving
(936) 294-2401

Sierra Nixon

Paulina Contreras

Administrative Assistant
(936) 294-1841



Assistant Director of Alumni Clubs & Regional Programming
(936) 294-2403

Chantel Finley

Chantel Finley

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(936) 294-2402

Joseph Reed

Joseph Reed

Sponsorship & Affinity Partnerships Coordinator
(936) 294-4492

Paige Holden

Paige Holden
Student Engagement and Programming Coordinator

(936) 294-2220

Maggie Odom

Maggie Odom

Administrative Associate
(936) 294-2259

Alaura Goad


Annual Giving Coordinator
(936) 294-2404 or 4080

Corey Bunyea

Corey Bunyea

Student Assistant

Madison Rosalez

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Student Assistant


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Student Assistant/Social Media Intern

Our Mission

The Sam Houston State University Alumni Association is committed to supporting the heritage and future of our institution by serving the interests of alumni, current students, and friends of the university.

We want to hear from you!

Visit us:

Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
John R. Ragsdale Alumni Center
1605 Sam Houston Ave.
Huntsville, TX  77340

Call Us:

(936) 294-1841

Email Us:

Write Us:

PO Box 2022, Huntsville, TX  77341