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Heritage Magazine: A Wild Ride To Success
When it comes to rodeo, SHSU has a long history of Bearkats competing and achieving at the top. Meet the legend behind the record of champs, alumnus Sonny Sikes (‘55, ‘57). The Sikes Family Endowed Scholarship he established in 2004 awards students each year competing in rodeo.
Philanthropy Today: Preserving a Family Legacy
Anyone who spends time on campus, knows the name, Estill. In fact, the old Estill Library building still stands and is home to many student services. The Estill family’s connection to the university can be traced back to the establishment of the Sam Houston Normal Institute in 1879.
Philanthropy Today: Inspired To Pay It Forward
When a family decided to establish a memorial scholarship in honor of a lost loved one, they had no idea of the lasting impact their gift would have. Lawrence Gill Edwards (’78), a first-generation student, was surprised to be chosen as the first recipient of the scholarship and deeply grateful for the family’s generosity.
Philanthropy Today: Making A Difference With Annual Giving
The warm and caring environment Rosanne Keathley (’77) felt when she first stepped onto campus as a student has carried through in her commitment to SHSU today.