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'Let's Talk' To Encourage Conversation For Scholarships

March 17, 2016
SHSU Media Contact: Tammy Parrett

Let's TalkSam Houston State University will host its ninth annual “Let’s Talk: A Night of Conversation” scholarship benefit event on March 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

Since the event launched in 2008, “Let’s Talk” has generated more than $400,000 to fund scholarships and programs for the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. It aims to provide a unique opportunity to hear entertaining and inspiring stories from industry leaders, according to event coordinator Jacel Angel, director of special programs in SHSU’s Office of University Advancement.

“‘Let’s Talk’ allows guests to be active participants in discussing a predetermined topic for their table, facilitated by a notable conversation leader, while enjoying an elegant multi-course dinner and fine wine. This year’s topics will range from health care, education, crime, and entertainment to pop culture, politics, and innovation,” Angel said.

Among this year’s discussion leaders are: Elvin Bethea, NFL Pro Hall of Famer and retired defensive end for the Houston Oilers; Summer Ott, neuropsychologist for the Houston Texans; Kathryn Casey, mystery and true crime author; Brad Kittel, founder and owner of Tiny Texas Houses; Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. Attorney General; and Tommy Holloway, retired manager of NASA’s International Space Station Program.

A complete list of confirmed speakers and topics is available online at

Guests are encouraged to reserve tickets early to receive priority considerations for their first, second and third choices.

Tickets for the event are $125, a portion of which is tax deductible.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling 936.294.2402. 

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