Bearkats for Life

Enjoy benefits forever by becoming a Life Member of the SHSU Alumni Association! In addition to all of the annual member benefits, Life Members receive a Life Member Kit with pen, key fob, luggage tag, life member decal, plaque, and an invitation to the Annual Life Member celebration held each February.

Discounts on the membership are given to recent graduates and senior citizens! 

Life Members

Thank you to all  *life members for their dedication, commitment, and contributions to SHSU! 

*list updated monthly

Endowed Life & Joint Life Endowed Members

*D. Sam Bain '56 Major Harper-Terry '03 Dan I. Rather '53
Barbara N. Bright '61 Charles W. Jones III '81 Martee Rush '05
Justin Burnett '02 Ronald P. Koska '61 Don A. Sanders '58
*James D. Carey '61 Kyle Lehne '94 J. Allen Shamblin '82
Terry M. Carlton '60 Susan Lenamon '73 John E. Simmons
*Bobby L. Davis '69 Dianne MacKenzie '60 Becky Spelce '93 '97
Gary Dudley '69 *Ronald P. Mafrige '60 Rueben C. Tamez '90, '94
Jim P. Ferris '69 Randall R. Martell '78 *Bonnie Thorne '60
Grover G. "Gary" Fickes '72 Tommy Metcalf '71 Laverne Warner '62, '69
W. Allen Gage '61 Jill Bell Myatt '63
Carol Hail Weller '69
James D. Hallbeck '97 *Janelle A. Paris '46 Robert D. Young, Jr. '13
Joseph L. "Bud" Haney '55 Alex Pujols '05
William "Bill" '88 & Kerri Byler Russell '72 & Glenda '73 '77 Gordy  Randy '74 & Patricia '74 Pollard
Kelly DeHay '74 & Rod Danielson John M. & *Nancy '79 Hoyt John R. '59 & Judith A. Ragsdale
Walter '79 & Jan Fitzgerald R. Dean '67 & Betty '67 Lewis
C. Tom "56 & Melba Matthews Reece
James F. '65 & Nancy Gaertner  Richard '61 & *Kitty '83 Lindley
Dan '65 '67 & Marion Spence


Sustaining Life Program

This program is, simply, a voluntary opportunity for current Life Members to provide additional, annual support through a tax-deductible donation.  The Sustaining Life Program has helped the association add new scholarships, enhance regional networking opportunities for alumni, and expand our support of the Student Alumni Association.

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Thank you to all of our life members who support this program