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Please join your fellow Houston area Sam Houston graduates for our 7th annual Bearkats in Business. It’s a great way to stay connected to your university and network with alumni. Sponsorships are still available benefiting the Sam Houston State University Department of Athletics. The 2019 event will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019.



“MVP” ($10,000)

Duke Austin ‘92 (Quanta Services, Inc.) and Sanette Henson Austin ‘92

Ray Burgess ‘75 and Luann Burgess

Carolyn Chipman Faulk ‘70 (A & C Plastics, Inc.)

Don Hendrix, Jr. ‘78 (Chemiplas, Inc.) and Jackie Brazier Hendrix ‘79 (Lyondellbasell)

Cindy Clary Marion ‘81 (MMI Agency) and Donnie Marion ‘80 (Houston ISD)

Ellen Happe Phillips ‘82 and Terry Phillips

Don Sanders ‘58

Jerry L. Zamzow ‘73 (Retired, Perry Homes)

“TEAM CAPTAIN” ($5,000)

Boulevard Realty (Bill Baldwin ‘85)

Bill Byler ‘88 and Kerri Byler (W.T. Byler Co.)

Cotton Commercial USA (Pete Bell ‘93)

Bryan G. Osterhaus ‘89 (Limited Partner, MedInc of Texas LP)

The Van Meter Mortgage Group (Ashley ‘93 & Amy ‘93 Van Meter)

Total Convenience Marketing (Bob ‘90 and Ami Christopher ‘93 Wallace and Steve ‘92 and Jeannie Jones ‘92 Bub)


Jonathan C. Amato ‘08 (SWBC) and Joe Amato ‘72

Jerry Bush ‘89 (Sterling McCall Toyota) and Tracy Cambiano Bush ‘89

The Cole Group (Don 67, ‘69 and Sara Sowers 67, 70 Cole)

Professional Fleet Service (Edd ‘94, ‘95 and Susannah Compton and Jack ‘61, ‘65 and Sue Ann Compton)

Len Keeling ‘63 and Marlene Keeling

Rich ‘80 and Danya Martin ‘80 Kieval

Russell S. Molina ‘89 and Allison N. Molina (Premier Protection & Investigations / Superior Trophies & Buckles)

Brian J. Starr ‘02 (Whitley Penn LLP)

Sterling Golf at Houston National (Robert ‘80 and Erin McDermott ‘80 Steele)

Sun Coast Resources, Inc. (James “Kyle” Lehne ‘94)

Vanco Ring Gasket Specialty (E. Brooke Beierle ‘04 and Joey Beierle)