Despite very little rain and drought conditions these yellow flowers continue to provide a splash of color to the Sam Houston State University campus. - Photo by Brian Blalock


SHSU Breaks Ground On Agricultural Complex

Leaders and supporters from Sam Houston State University sent shovels into the dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Agricultural Complex at Gibbs Ranch on Aug. 5.

Honoring The 2022 Staff Excellence Winners

Four employees who have demonstrated excellence in service, proven commitment, commendable performance, and a high level of motivation have been selected as recipients of the 2022 Staff Excellence Award

Commencement Spotlight: Eliana Soto

First-generation student Eliana Soto overcame several difficulties during her last semester. Things suddenly changed when she had to return home to take care of her family’s business. This meant leaving her job on campus and shifting to fully online courses.

Honoring The 2022 Faculty Excellence Winners

SHSU professors whose scholarly accomplishments, service and academic engagement stand out among their peers have been honored with the 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Commencement Spotlight: Ashley Ford

U.S. Army veteran and mother of seven, Ashley Ford is an expert at overcoming hardships. The obstacles in her path never stopped her from finishing school and showing her family and friends that anything is possible.

Texas Comptroller Grant Supports Bee Research

The Texas Comptroller’s office is contributing $500,000 to support a research collaboration between Sam Houston State University and Stephen F. Austin State University in an effort to understand and model pollinator diversity in rural East Texas. They will be relying on the unique expertise of personnel from both institutions over the next five years to tell them what all the buzz is about.

College Of Education Professor Awarded

Ricardo Montelongo, associate professor of educational leadership, was recently honored by two different universities.

Commencement Spotlight: Tiffany Luna

Passionate about being a teacher in her future, the self-proclaimed “lover of learning” embraced her college life and grew as an SHSU student, both in and outside the classroom.

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