Sam Houston State University's college of Osteopathic Medicine in Conroe hosted an unveiling of a statue of Sam Houston—who the university is named after—on March 8, according to a release.
SHSU President Alisa White was present at the unveiling, according to the release, as well as Mayor Jody Czajkoski, members of the Texas State University System and U.S. Rep. Morgan Luttrell, who is an alumni of SHSU. The statue was donated by Charles and Senie Fogarty, who according to the release are alumni and longtime donors to the university. David Adickes—the artists who designed the Sam Houston statue located off of I-45—created the new statue and was present at the event for the unveiling, according to the release.
“Sam Houston State University honors its namesake in several ways, including through our new Republic of Texas Presidential Library, located at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, along with a similar statue on our Huntsville campus, and traditions such as the Ring Ceremony and March to the Grave,” said White in the release. “By placing this statue in Conroe, we are creating a connection between our Huntsville campus and our Conroe and The Woodlands campuses. Our hope is that not only students will be excited to have Sam Houston greet them, but that the community will be too.”