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Donor Spotlight

Groundbreaking Celebrates A Gift Written In The Stars

SHSU celebrated a generous gift for the future Dominey Observatory. The support will have a lasting impact for students, faculty and the community.

by Emily Binetti

Matthew Bethea Named Vice President For University Advancement

Matthew Bethea will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of the university by providing leadership in the Office of University Advancement, Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, the Sam Houston Foundation and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library.

by Emily Binetti

Heritage Magazine: Annual Donor Report

SHSU celebrates and recognizes the people who have made a valuable commitment to our university.

by Emily Binetti

Philanthropy Today: Senior Class Legacy – Jeremiah Mathews

Jeremiah Mathews graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is continuing to pursue his Master of Science in Criminal Justice here at Sam Houston State.

by Emily Binetti

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