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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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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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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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