Latest News from Sul Ross April 7, 2014


    More than 350 prospective students and family members attended Sully’s Showcase, held Saturday (April 5) at the Pete P. Gallego Center on the Sul Ross State University campus.
    Sully’s Showcase, held during the fall and spring semesters, enables prospective students and their families to tour the campus and receive information on admissions, course offerings, financial aid, housing and student activities. The event also featured informational displays by Sul Ross departments and organizations. Free T-shirts were distributed and visitors registered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
    “I feel that this was our most engaging group yet,” said Mary Beth Marks, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management. “We had a good mix of transfer students from El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Hobbs, and Las Cruces. Our potential freshmen visitors ranged from high school freshmen to high school seniors, with many of those already accepted.”
    Marks noted that visitors came from as far north as Dallas-Fort Worth, as far south as McAllen, and with one guest driving from South Carolina.
    This great mix of guests shows that we are steadily increasing our presence in the market and will continue to do so,” said Marks.  “I already see our recruiting efforts in the San Antonio and Hill Country areas paying off with increases in visits, applications, and admitted students from that area.”

Sully's Showcase

Dr. Patricia Harveson (right), associate professor of Natural Resource Management, provides program information during Sully's Showcase, held Saturday (April 5) at the Pete P. Gallego Center. More than 350 prospective students and their families attended. (Photo by Cheryl Zinsmeyer)


    Five Sul Ross State University students were recently inducted into the Alpha Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.
    New inductees at the April 3 ceremony were: Bethany Gaylor, Fort Stockton, senior; Matthew Hall, Era, senior; Francis Wright, Marfa, graduate student; Jennifer Martinez, El Paso, junior; and Ulices Martinez, Presidio, junior. The inductees were presented with honor cords, medallions, pins, and certificates signifying their addition into the honor society.
    Membership into Sigma Tau Delta is by invitation only. Members must hold at least a 3.0 GPA, be an English major or minor, and be dedicated to fostering “literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English.” Members of this international honor society are distinguished by their “high achievement in English language, literature, and writing.”
    The faculty advisor is Dr. Rosemary Briseño, visiting assistant professor of English.

Sigma Tau Delta inductees

Five students were inducted into the Alpha Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau  Delta International English Honor Society April 3. Pictured (from left) are: Dr. Rosemary Briseno, chapter adviser; Francis Wright, Marfa; Bethany Gaylor, Fort Stockton; Jennifer Martinez, El Paso; Matthew Hall, Era; Ulices Martinez, Presidio. (Photo Courtesy Dr. Rosemary Briseno)


    Sul Ross State University will close at noon Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday.
    Offices will re-open and classes will resume Monday, April 21.

The Babe-mobile

Lonnie Shelton, Pampa, drives a 1948 Lincoln Continental, formerly owned by Babe Ruth, around Kokernot Field Saturday (April 5).  Rides in the vehicle were auctioned to the highest bidders during the weekend baseball series between Sul Ross and Hardin-Simmons, with all proceeds donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Shelton, a former Alpine resident, served as a wildlife biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife, working in Brewster and Jeff Davis counties in the 1970s.  He purchased the car in 2012, after seeing it in a museum. The vehicle was given to Ruth by the Ford Motor Co., and the Bambino drove the Lincoln around the country promoting Little League baseball. (Photo by Magaly DeLeon)