The Sam Houston statue, located between the College of Business and AB 1, was a gift from alumnus Ron Mafrige. The statue was dedicated on September 11, 2008 in honor of World War II hero and alumnus M. B. Etheredge. - Photo by Brian Blalock


First Year Experience - The Key To Creating Goals As A Freshman

Every summer, sophomores share some of their experiences and offer advice to SHSU’s newest cohort of freshman. In her “First-Year” letter to new Bearkats, Madison Steen shares how the First-Year Experience program helped her to make a plan and stick to it.

by Wes Hamilton

Magazine Cover Story Features Compliance Expert

Institutional Compliance Officer Joseph Agins was profiled and featured on the cover of Compliance & Ethics Professional Magazine for his expertise in higher education compliance.

by Hannah Haney

SHSU No. 1 in Texas for Online Degree Programs

Sam Houston State University is No. 1 in the new study of the best online colleges in Texas for 2019-20. The ranking places SHSU No. 8 in the nation for top online colleges.

by Emily Binetti

Business Major Turns Multiple Business Owner

In only four years, alumna and business owner Alexandra Rich is opening up her second boutique location in the Houston-Heights this month.

by Hannah Haney

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist To Address Summer Graduates

Aaron Walters, the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer for Altar’d State will be the featured speaker for both 2019 summer commencement ceremonies taking place Aug. 3 in the Johnson Coliseum.

by Hannah Haney

SHSU Track Star Wins Gold For Team USA

Sam Houston State sophomore Clayton Fritsch is now a budding international track and field star. Fritsch won the pole vault competition for Team USA at the 2019 U-23 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Championships in Querétaro, Mexico. His mark of 18 feet, 4 ½ inches also set the meet record.


Don't Forget Summer Grads, Glitter Is Litter

When you are taking your graduation photos to celebrate the end of the semester, please set a good example for all Bearkats by keeping our campus beautiful. If you see plastic confetti on the ground, pick it up. You’re helping protect animals and our water.

by Wes Hamilton

SHSU Becomes Academic Home For Transfer Student

Read to learn how a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship impacted Bearkat, Ashley Green.

by Hannah Haney

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