|Bonding with a Sam Houston State Dance student!|
|Lee Miller, Director of the Center for Community Engagement |
at SHSU (and... a Hornet, a Hornet Mom & a Bearkat) is hanging with our Seniors.
College may not be for everybody, but without knowing all of their options, do students really have a choice in their future?
|Eat 'em Up Kats! and Sting 'em Hornets!!|
|It's hard not to catch the enthusiasm of the student tour guides, aka "Sambassadors"!|
|The Senior Class experience was called College Sense. It included both academic presentations |
and sessions that included the "how-to's" of applying and financial aid.
Two recent field trips are an example of the effort. All of the sixth graders made, for most of them, their first trip to the campus and got taste of college life.
A few weeks later, our High School seniors made a similar but more involved field trip that included tours of the campus, student panels, discussions with financial aid folks and a very special announcement made by our Superintendent Dr. Howell Wright and Dr. Jaime Hebert, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Sam Houston State.
|Picture these two at college.|
|Mrs. Cason, a chaperone on the Senior trip, has a second to pose for a pic!|
(Thanks Mrs. Cason!)
|I can almost picture the Sam Houston Statue saying, "Good to see you!"|
|Here a student is getting down to how these meal plans work!|
|Follow the dotted line....|
|Taking a moment to let it sink in.|
|'Sambassadors' need to love people and having fun, and clearly these guys are good at their job!|
|Jennifer Kempton is our College & Career Counselor, and she was 'in the zone' at SHSU.|
She has loads of information on her page on the HHS website, which you can find here.
|What is college really like?|
Students could ask questions of the student panel,
a diverse group that was happy to answer any and all the Seniors had.
|Huntsville High School Principal Beth Burt and High School Counselor Mandy Stewart|
|Those students who knew they were heading to Sam |
went up to get their first 'Sam' T-Shirt as an accepted student!
|Rosa Mejia is the Assistant Director of the Visitor Center,|
and her team of 'Sambassadors' took our students all over the campus!
|Let's do this!|
|Mrs. Davis, one of the Sixth Grade chaperones rocking that|
"windswept" look! It suits her, doesn't it?
(Did we mention it was cold and windy that day??)
|This may be the first of many trips to the Lowman Student Center for some of these students.|
|We made the sign!!|
|SHSU On-Campus Recruitment Coordinator welcomes the students to the campus!|
|OK this is interesting...|
|Practice makes perfect, and it's best to start early--- Eat 'em Up Kats!|
|And now, to one of the cool buildings on campus, the Gaertner Performing Arts Center!|
|The students were able to sample a variety of classes, |
this guy is in a movement class in the Dance department.
|She's getting into this class!|
|Visiting a rehearsal studio was probably a first for some of these sixth graders.|
|This is a pretty cool day!|
|Sixth graders on the move...|
|"Separate checks, or ?.." Actually, it was on the house! |
The Fresh Food Company's Old Main Market generously provided free lunch for BOTH of our trips, all
of the sixth graders and all of the senior class!
|Is this college life? OK, I can get down with this!|
|Lunch was amazing!|
|Huntsville Hornet, future Bearkat?|
|This is a pretty dang orderly line for free pizza!|
|Wow! That looks good!|
|How did this student swing meeting his mom for lunch at the Old Main Market? |
Easy, his mom works there!
|Thank you Sean, Annlyn and the entire Old Main Market management team and crew!|
|To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back!"|
|Heading home with a full stomach, head full of ideas and|
a picture in their mind of what may be in store for them.
|The next day, we couldn't resist taking this student's pic rocking|
the BearkatNation shirt she received the day before at SHSU!