“125 Years of Sam Houston State University” provides a compelling look at the history of Sam Houston State, which was named for Texas hero General Sam Houston, who lived in Huntsville for 10 years while serving three terms as U. S. Senator. Beginning as a teachers college in 1879, the school today is a multifaceted institution with an annual enrollment of more than 14,000 students. Sam Houston State University, founded as the oldest teacher-training institution in the Southwest, is also the third oldest public university and fifth oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Texas. The film provides a glimpse into the evolution of student life over the years and the development of
respected academic programs. It includes interviews with alumni, including retired CBS news anchor Dan Rather, past and present students, professors and administrators. The film premiered on HoustonPBS in January 2005.
Produced by Texas Foundation for the Arts with Sunset Productions
Director of Photography: Mark Susman
Editor: Mike Snow