NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University is partnering with Lone Star College to offer students in the Houston area an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in sports business from SFA without having to relocate. The two institutions will sign an articulation agreement to ensure a smooth transition for Lone Star College students to attend SFA.

A signing ceremony commemorating this collaboration is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Lone Star College University Center in The Woodlands. The ceremony is open to the public.

Students at Lone Star College will be able to enroll in SFA's sports business program beginning in fall 2018. Classes will be offered face-to-face at the Lone Star College University Center in The Woodlands and will be taught by SFA faculty members. Students must complete the required core curriculum before entering the program. Business foundation courses will be offered primarily online through SFA's Rusche College of Business.

Dr. Jason Reese, sports business program director and assistant professor at SFA, has been instrumental in establishing this program and is looking forward to the opportunities it will provide SFA and Houston students.

"Some Houston-area students have a desire to attend SFA, but for various reasons are unable to move to Nacogdoches," Reese said. "This program will allow them the opportunity to complete the program and earn a bachelor's degree without relocating."

Reese added that, through this partnership, Houston students will be able to take classes while benefiting from already-established relationships that SFA has with area sports organizations, including professional sport teams like the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Dynamo.

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For more information, contact Reese at (936) 468-1465 or