Academic Awards Given at Honors Convocation


More than 120 students received academic awards April 28 at Austin College’s 2016 Honors Convocation, an all-campus event that highlights the achievements of students and faculty. Most student awards are determined by departmental faculty, and many involve research opportunities as well as financial awards for the next academic year. Awards in teacher education are made… [Read More]

Local Students Named to National Honor Societies


Austin College’s annual Honors Convocation, a formal convocation in full academic regalia each April, highlights academic and leadership achievements of students and faculty. Among those recognized at the convocation were students selected for induction into international and national honor societies based on academic achievement. Austin College honor societies and related academic departments are Phi Beta… [Read More]

2016 Hall of Honor and Joe Spencer Awards


The Austin College Athletics “A” Alumni Board has announced seven inductees into the College’s Athletics Hall of Honor, as well as the recipient of the Coach Joe Spencer Award for Meritorious Service and Lifetime Achievement in Coaching. Included in this year’s Hall of Honor class are Mark Burtner ’72, Tresy Ross Capelle ’04, Kenneth Hillyard… [Read More]

Austin College Launches Regional Campaign

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Earlier this month, the Alpha Phi Omega international service organization at Austin College received the 2016 Friend of CASA Award from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Grayson County for “going above and beyond in support of the CASA program.” That commitment is just one example of the long tradition of mutual contribution and involvement… [Read More]

Snakes in the Grass


Well, the snakes weren’t really in the grass but the Galapagos tortoise was. Snakes were looped around the necks of Austin College students and faculty as the Biology Interest Group hosted Reptile Day 2016. Every spring, the group hosts the “visitors” to encourage students to learn more about reptiles and their important role in the… [Read More]

Austin College to Award Five Honorary Doctorates


When members of the Austin College Class of 2016 receive diplomas during Commencement exercises May 15, the College also will award five honorary doctoral degrees. Austin College President Marjorie Hass will award honorary doctorates to the Honorable Michael S. Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas and the Commencement speaker; and to the Reverend Felipe Martinez, 1988 alumnus… [Read More]

Students Volunteer in Community for GreenServe


Austin College students will hold their 7th annual GreenServe Saturday, April 23 in a morning of volunteer projects focused on environmental responsibility and sustainability. GreenServe is co-sponsored by Thinking Green and the Austin College Service Station; all Austin College students, organizations, staff, or faculty members are encouraged to participate. Over the last several weeks, student… [Read More]

Honorees Announced for 2016 ATHENA Awards


Austin College and its Texoma Women Get Connected program will recognize two exemplary leaders from the Texoma region with the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award at a noon luncheon on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The event will be held at Austin College in Wright Campus Center’s Mabee Hall. The… [Read More]