Topic - Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University (known as SHSU or Sam) was founded in 1879 and is the third oldest public institution of higher learning in the State of Texas. It is located in Huntsville, Texas. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such institution of its type in the State of Texas. It is named for one of Texas's founding fathers and greatest hero, Sam Houston, who made his home in the city. SHSU is part of the Texas State University System and has an enrollment of more than 17,600 students. The institution was the first institution classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education within the Texas State University System. The university launced its first capital campaign in March 2006 with a $50 million goal and closed the campaign's books on August 31, 2010, with $61.2 million in commitments. The university has more than 102,000 living, addressable alumni and an active Alumni Association holding 165 meeetings and events annually. - Source: Wikipedia

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