2020 Fall Heritage MagazineHeritage magazine cover, photo of Dr. White on campus

2020 Fall Heritage MagazineHeritage magazine cover, photo of Dr. White on campus

Dr. White first day as president

A message from the President

Starting off a presidency during a pandemic while preparing to reopen campus under an impending hurricane threat, was beyond anything I could have imagined. While I certainly will never forget it, in so many ways, I'm grateful for this new and unusual beginning...

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Dr. White speaking at a podium

A New Journey

SHSU’s new president has taken over at a time like no other in higher education. Despite a busy semester full of activities, the new president still managed to make time for Heritage Magazine to talk about her background and the transition to SHSU.

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Student on campus wearing a mask

Restart 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring, no one could have predicted that education as we know it would have to be reimagined. On multiple fronts, Sam Houston State University took decisive actions to meet the needs of our students.

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Jamila Raja holding an umbrella

A New Generation Of Physicians

Among the class of 2024, there is no shortage of fearless leaders, bright minds and inspiring advocates. While most come from rural roots, they are a diverse group of left and right-brain thinkers, differing in age, expertise, and ethnicities.

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Football helmet with new SHSU Athletic logo

Honoring Throwback Kat

You may have noticed, Sammy the Bearkat has a fresh but familiar look. This spring, SHSU Athletics proudly unveiled a new logo design, ushering in a new era of Bearkat athletics.

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Dean Chien-Pin Li in front of CHSS building

CHSS Welcomes New Dean

Chien-Pin Li joined the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as its new dean at the beginning of the fall semester.

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SHSU Bell Tower

The Lasting Impact

SHSU Friends, alumni, faculty, and staff contributed an incredible $145 million to the university as part of the comprehensive capital campaign, “Honoring Traditions. Creating Futures.”

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New Art building on SHSU campus

State Of The Art

Last fall, the College of Arts and Media opened its new 71,500 square foot building that houses the university’s Visual Arts program. Today, the modern structure finally has an official name.

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Book cover, a gentleman in Moscow

A Novel Idea

The SHSU Office of Alumni Relations has gotten creative in finding ways to help Bearkats engage with their alma mater and peers.

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Contact Tracing

SHSU has collaborated with Texas State University System campuses and communities in support of the statewide contact tracing program.

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Johanna Chryssikos Watson '98

Class Notes

Stay up-to-date with the accomplishments of Bearkats.

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