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Determination Leads to a Degree for Former NFL Safety

by SHSU staff It takes drive and persistence to reach the top of professional sports. That lesson is something that former Bearkat football player Keith Davis knows all about. Davis was part of the 2001 Southland Conference Champion football team, earning All-Southland honors and All-American honors as a safety for ...

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Match the Promise Foundation Scholarships – Apply Through Dec. 31

by Texas Comptroller staff Fifth through ninth graders who are enrolled in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less may apply now through Dec. 31, 2018, for Match the Promise scholarships.* The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ encourages families to save for college ...

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Bucking the Trend: Enrollment Continues to Grow at Sam Houston State University

by SHSU staff Higher education enrollment can be impacted by a number of factors – the economy, demographics, employment, legislation, or even a catastrophic event such as Hurricane Harvey.  Nationally, since 2011, university and college enrollment has dropped close to 9 percent according to the National Student Clearinghouse. While an ...

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SHSU to host 7th Annual “The Mind of a Sport Executive Series” Event

by Carla Clark, SHSU Influencing and monitoring the financial impact of a major sporting event is something Harris County Houston Sports Authority CEO, Janis Burke, knows very well. Burke, who is responsible for overseeing venues such as the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and the George R. Brown Convention Center, will ...

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Mona Cockerham of SHSU School of Nursing, Honored as ‘Top 20 Outstanding Nurse’

The Sam Houston State University School of Nursing faculty believes nurses promote safe, caring and healing environments that influence the health and wellness of individuals, families and communities. Mona Cockerham, clinical assistant professor for School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at SHSU, is being honored as one ...

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U.S. Dept. of Education awards $8.9M grant to SHSU

By Brooke Carson, SHSU The College of Education at Sam Houston State University has been awarded a $8.9 million Support Effective Educator Development (SEED) program grant from the U.S. Department of Education to further support their existing 4+1 TEACH program. The grant, the largest in the College of Education’s history, ...

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Huntsville ISD: 2-Hour Delayed Start

by HISD staff Huntsville ISD will have a 2-hour Delayed Start for school Tuesday, October 16, 2018 due to inclement weather. School start times and Bus pick up times will be 2 hours later than the normal times. Please monitor the school district website and social media posts for necessary updates. Should ...

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Huntsville ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

by HISD staff Huntsville Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The  Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Huntsville ISD’s financial management and reporting system. This is the ...

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SHSU Alumni and Friends “Support” Another Successful Fundraising Year

More than 11,000 alumni, parents and friends demonstrated their commitment to Sam Houston State University with gifts and pledges totaling $21.5 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year. “We are grateful to have a strong base of committed supporters who understand the importance of giving,” President Dana Hoyt said. “They proudly do so ...

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SHSU Professor Heading To Hollywood

By: Wes Hamilton Sam Houston State University is headed to Hollywood. Elisa Herrmann, assistant professor of mass communication at SHSU, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide to participate ...

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