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Every gift, no matter how large, helps Sam Houston State University provide educational opportunities to the next generation of Bearkats.

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Generous support from our alumni and friends are often the reason why so many opportunities exist for our students.

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Donor Spotlight

Supporting First-Gen Students

Jennie and Glendon M. “Buddy” Hollis' gift ensures that others are able to pursue their dreams and goals, just as they and their children have. It also helps continue the growth of creating and supporting future educators.

by Emily Binetti

How Planned Giving Honors My Son

In honor of his memory and to give encouragement and assistance to other young people, his family established the Patrick Neal O’Bryant Scholarship Endowment

by Emily Binetti

Giving Back Through Education

Alumnus Scott McMillan (’05) attributes much of his professional success to he strong work ethic his parents modeled and instilled in him.

by Emily Binetti

Lasting Tribute Honors Parents

The Gilberts decided to give back to the university in a way that had special meaning. Their gift of a bench for the SHSU campus enhances the beauty of the grounds as a lasting tribute.

by Emily Binetti

Celebrating Giving

This year’s annual Faculty & Staff campaign, Giving Today, Strengthening Tomorrow, is part of our ongoing effort to provide funds for scholarships, academic and program enrichment, equipment and technology.

by Emily Binetti

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