A $300,000, three-year Department of Justice grant awarded in fall 2016 provides full-time personnel and programming to improve prevention and awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking at Austin College.
An Executive-in-Residence professorship funded by a grant from the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation was awarded in December 2015 to enhance the College’s offerings in marketing, sales, and retailing education. Modeled after similar programs at larger universities, the program is uniquely applied to the liberal arts environment to serve Austin College students.
Austin College’s Career-Empowering STEM Scholars (ACCESS) program is growing, thanks to a $650,000 National Science Foundation grant that will provide scholarships and increase employment success for students pursuing careers in STEM fields.
David Easterly ’65 issued a scholarship challenge in June 2016 that resulted in nearly $900,000 raised for scholarships in just two weeks. His $500,000 gift, plus response from 355 donors, brought in immediate-use and endowment dollars that will benefit students now and for years into the future.