Bearkats for Life

Enjoy benefits forever by becoming a Life Member of the SHSU Alumni Association! In addition to the benefits afforded all SHSU graduates, Life Members receive a Life Member Kit with pen, key fob, luggage tag, and life member decals. Life Members enjoy discounts across campus including: 20% off season tickets for select sports, discount at the Bearkat Course, ability to join the SHSU Rec Center and much more. Life members receive their life member plaque during the Annual Life Member Celebration (LMC) held each February. The 2025 LMC will be held at the Hotel ZaZa - Houston Museum District on February 8, 2025. 

Discounted memberships 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 bi-monthly

Life Endowed & 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 John M. '84 & Donna D. '82 '90 Gilbert Randy '74 & Patricia '74 Pollard
Kelly DeHay '74 & Rod Danielson Russell '72 & Glenda '73 '77 Gordy John R. '59 & Judith A. Ragsdale
Chris M. '02 & Emily F. '01 deMilliano John M. & *Nancy '79 Hoyt
C. Tom "56 & Melba Matthews Reece
Walter '79 & Jan Fitzgerald R. Dean '67 & Betty '67 Lewis
Dan '65 '67 & Marion Spence
James F. '65 & Nancy Gaertner Richard '61 & *Kitty '83 Lindley

Sustaining Life Program

This program is 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 life members who support the sustaining life program.  Your gift helps to ignite student success through the SAA and supports alumni programming.