Each year, members of the Alumni Board with the task of selecting the College’s Distinguished Alumni have a difficult undertaking, not for lack of nominees, but in deciding among many deserving candidates. Austin College alumni are celebrated for accomplishment in their careers and their communities, their spirit of service, and the broadened perspectives fostered by… [Read More]
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A son, Sawyer Ross, was born to Robert and Kelly Pickering O’Hair ’89 on December 10, 2010. The family, including big brother Spencer, welcomed the baby home in Allen, Texas. A daughter, Annabelle Grace, was born to Elizabeth and Strickland Tudor ’98 on August 24, 2011. Annabelle is the couple’s third child, joining siblings James… [Read More]
63 Richard Hull is entering his seventh year as executive director of the Text and Academic Authors Association, Inc., an organization that provides professional development resources, industry news, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. 65 of Schaumburg, Illinois, has retired after a 37-year career that included service… [Read More]
Administrator of the Year Ben Harmon ’52 spent 45 years—nearly his entire career—in the Lewisville (Texas) Independent School District, serving as history teacher, head coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent before his retirement in 1997. A special honor came his way in summer 2011—his dedication was recognized when a new school in… [Read More]
Shirley Smith Duke ’73 (MA ’74) never dreamed she’d be writing science books for children when she attended Austin College. She enrolled to be a teacher. After a semester of studying biology with Dr. Henry Buscher, she knew she wanted to study science. Entering the field of science as a future elementary teacher among many… [Read More]
Sarah Martin ’14 signed up for a mission trip with Laity Lodge Outbound in summer 2011, part of a group that would facilitate a camp for approximately 300 children and youth in Limbe, Haiti. The mission group also raised enough money to provide safe drinking water for the village, with a well installed by a… [Read More]
Austin College staff members have received news of the recent deaths of the following alumni. The College community expresses sympathy to the family and friends of these individuals. ’27 Lucile Odell Cowles January 11, 2010 ’37 C. Ellis Nelson June 9, 2011 ’40 Bertha Lee Grigg McCuan October 8, 2011 ’42 Sarah Ellen Carmichael July… [Read More]