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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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Young Storytellers Encouraged to Enter Video Contest

Up to $2,500 in scholarships Texas students care about the environment, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality wants to hear about how they take care of Texas. Budding videographers have the opportunity once again to enter the annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The competition is a fun ...

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SHSU Receives Top Ranking For Online Master’s Degree Programs

By Hannah Haney, SHSU Media Sam Houston State University was ranked No. 1 out of the top 65 online schools for master’s degrees according to a report by Best College Reviews. The study was conducted because of recent trends with colleges and universities offering their master’s degree programs via distance ...

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Scott Sheppard has his eyes on the classroom and customer service in a new vision for HISD

New HISD Superintendent is talking….customer service By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today     Last of Six Parts            SCOTT SHEPPARD HAS a road map for improving the Huntsville Independent School District. It comes more out of some cutting-edge leadership approaches ...

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HISD’s New Leader Bringing a New Message and Style

Part 5 – A new superintendent brings new views, and new energy By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Fifth in a series               SCOTT SHEPPARD’S bookshelf isn’t a typical school superintendent’s bookshelf. It’s lined with books right out of the best seller list ...

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Part 4 – Looking at Issues Inside and Outside Huntsville Schools

Not all issues impacting HISD can be controlled from inside By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today Fourth in a Series             ASK MOST ANYONE who’s been in town long what’s wrong with the Huntsville Independent School Districtand they’ll tell you. Odds are they will ...

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Texas Education Association Measures Don’t Add Up To HISD’s New Leader

Part 3 – Supt. Scott Sheppard responds to TEA measures By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today               HISD SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Scott Sheppard is not a big fan of the logic or methodology the state of Texas uses to assess and grade the local district. ...

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Celebrating Its 10th Year, Texas Tuition Promise Fund® Opened for Enrollment Sept. 1

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, turns 10 years old this month. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminds families that open enrollment for the program began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2019. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the ...

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How Did Huntsville Schools Get an “F?” Looking at the Process

How Were Grades Arrived At? By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today First in a Series  WHEN THE TEXAS Education Association released its grades of Texas school districts, from district-wide down to pre-K, the new accountability system was not well-received by educators around the state.Huntsville Independent ...

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