50th Annual Distinguished Alumni Gala

Eleven Sam Houston State University alumni contributing significantly to their professions, communities, and alma mater will be recognized during this year’s homecoming festivities. 

50th Annual Distinguished Alumni Gala

Friday, November 3, 2023

6 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7 p.m. Dinner and Program


Distinguished Alumni

Kelly '87 & Beth '87 Damphousse

The Honorable Monica Thompson-Guidry '84, '87

Vanessa Hicks-Callaway '94

Outstanding Young Alumni

Morgan Chesky '08

Service Award Recipients

Rose Avalos '72, '76

Dr. Paul Pearce '66

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe '56, Winnie '56, Byron '82, and Charlene '83 Sandel

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Distinguished Alumni Gala Sponsorships are available


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