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


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.

SHSU Earns Federal Designation As Hispanic-Serving Institution

SHSU has achieved official designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making the university eligible for up to $10 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the enhancement of educational opportunities for students.

Teen To Become Sam Houston State University’s Youngest Graduate

Nehemiah Juniel will graduate from SHSU with his bachelor’s degree in health sciences in August. He will be the youngest student to ever graduate from the university.

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