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Commencement Spotlight: Carson Gordon

Dec. 7, 2021
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

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carson gordon with shsu flagCarson Gordon
Fort Hood, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business Marketing

Carson Gordon, a third generation Sam Houston State University student, will be continuing her education after graduation by pursuing an MBA at SHSU.

“My family was very excited when I made the decision to attend their alma mater,” Gordon said. “I think it has been very emotional and rewarding for them watching me go through lots of the same traditions that they did during their time at SHSU.”

Her Bearkat family legacy begins with her grandfather who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree at SHSU. The trend continued as Gordon’s father and mother met here. After her father graduated, he served in the Army for 26 years, carrying Bearkat pride to Afghanistan with an SHSU flag.

This flag became an heirloom as Gordon’s father passed it down to her when she moved into Piney Woods Hall at the start of her first semester. This surprise made moving into her new home at the university all the more welcoming.

“Because of my family history at SHSU, it has made my experience here so much more memorable,” Gordon said.

After earning her MBA, Gordon is aiming to work in marketing on a corporate level.

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