Friday, December 17, 1999

In Memoriam: Kelly Edgar McAdams

Kelly Edgar McAdams, a former Huntsville resident who was known to be a great supporter of historical structures, family history and education, died in Austin on Wednesday at the age of 96. McAdams, along with his wife, Ina May Ogletree McAdams, owned and operated a successful real estate and timber investment business in Austin, East Texas and North Carolina for 50 years. Ina preceded her husband in death in 1992. The McAdams Tennis Center was named in honor of the couple's many contributions to the campus.

Sunday, October 10, 1999

Today@Sam: SHSU at 120

It was on October 10, 1879 that the Sam Houston Normal Institute opened its doors with rather humble beginnings - one classroom building, four faculty members and 110 students, all of whom were aiming to become teachers.

Today, exactly 120 years later, Sam Houston State University has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, faculty and staff in excess of 500 and a wide variety of degree programs including 91 for undergraduates, 76 graduate-level and three doctoral programs.

While it may have started with only a five-acre tract, SHSU now boasts of more than 200 buildings, including 36 residence halls, married housing and sorority housing units, on more than 1,200 acres.

Thursday, September 9, 1999

Today@Sam: New Mental Health Center to Serve Community

The Psychological Services Center, which will provide the community with mental health services, opened in Huntsville on Tuesday. According to clinic director Mary Alice Conroy, it will cater to the public, the courts, attorneys and the criminal justice system. Although the new building is located on the campus of Sam Houston State University, the school has its own counseling center for students. The Psychological Services Center will be aimed at others in the community. The business had been in the planning stages since 1997, when the university gained approval from the State Higher Education Coordinating Board for a doctoral program in Forensic Clinical Psychology.