Commencement Spotlight: Gerald Banaag

Gerald Banaag started teaching while he was still in school himself back in the Philippines and since then knew he wanted to dive deeper into mathematics and teaching. Thanks to support from his husband, professors and mentors, Banaag was able to complete a Master of Arts in Mathematics degree online while teaching in South Carolina.

Student Peer Ambassadors Promote Campus Health

Sam Houston State University’s Peer Health Ambassador (PHA) program strives to connect students with selectively trained peer ambassadors on campus to educate them on a variety of health topics. This semester, the Office of Health Promotion engaged the program’s first group of ambassadors working under a full-time health education staff.

‘The Lone Star in the East’ Celebrates Texas History

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum's holiday exhibit celebrates Texas. On view in the museum’s rotunda, ‘The Lone Star in the East’ Christmas Tree features the work of Texas theatre artist and designer, Barry Doss.

SHSU Student Recognized By Board Of Regents

The Texas State University System Board of Regents awarded Sam Houston State University music performance major Mateo Seghezzo the Regents’ Student Scholar Award.

Commencement Spotlight: Jose David Ramos

Since middle school, Jose David Ramos knew that criminal justice was the path for him. Ramos’ hard work and language studies have paid off and provided him the opportunity to become an intern at Interpol in France upon graduation.

SHSU Faculty Earns Prestigious Teaching Honor

Sam Houston State University’s Shyam Nair has been helping others through his knowledge of agriculture throughout his entire professional life. His passion and dedication to others through his field has already earned him the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences despite working as an educator for less than a decade.

Commencement Spotlight: Patty Lynn West

Fifty and Finally Finished. This is a fitting motto for Sam Houston State University First-Gen graduate Patty Lynn West, who will proudly cross the stage in December and receive her diploma at the age of 50. West is completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a major in applied science and a minor in management, all online, while working as an inspector for the oil and gas industry.

SHSU Announces Fall Commencement Speakers

SHSU will welcome three notable speakers for the Fall 2022 Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 9 & 10 in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville, Texas. Troy Finner, Shelley Dacus and Morgan Chesky.

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