Compiled by Mike Sinclair, Public Affairs Intern
International and National Media Highlights
International Bulletin of Missionary Research | July 2015
Dr. Henry Bucher, Austin College Professor Emeritus, published an article about his life experiences through mission.
McLean Connection | June 2, 2015
Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt ’88 and his wife Judith embark on a walk across 500 miles of Spain.
Vernon Morning Star | July 12, 2015
Keith Johnston ’71 published A Garage Full of Ferraris, a book about successful leaders and their experiences.
Centro Virtual de Noticias de la educación | July 27, 2015
30 international students, including Fulbright scholar Brittnay Connor ’14, teach English in Colombia (article is in Spanish).
Aurora University | July 30, 2015
Former Austin College football coach Tim Yourison joins the Aurora University football staff.
Dallas and Regional News
Tyler Morning Telegraph | June 21, 2015
Senior trustee Buck Files ’60 has been awarded one of six Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer awards for 2015 by the Texas Bar Foundation.
Frisco Independent School District | July 2015
Kimberly Church ’03 received a national outstanding teaching award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
Star Local Media | July 3, 2015
Johnny Edwards ’93 paints oceanic murals for restaurants using his skills he gained in his career as an artist.
Dallas Morning News | July 8, 2015
Carla Campbell ’86, a canine massage therapist, helps guide dogs relax at the annual conference of the American Council of the Blind.
Texas HS Football | July 21, 2015
Donnie Duncan ’62 was presented with the National Football Foundation Legacy Award by the College Football Hall of Fame.
Local Media Highlights
Featherless Flyer | July 2015
Alex Ocanas ’15 joins Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge as a Monarch intern in order to encourage the growth of pollinator gardens and community outreach (article in July edition PDF).
Austin College | July 2, 2015
The first novel by Dr. Peter Anderson, English faculty, The Unspeakable, has received the 2015 Literary Fiction Review Award for excellence in literary fiction from the Literary Fiction Book Review.
Austin College | July 2, 2015
RonAmber Deloney ’03 participated in the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities’ Turnaround Arts program.
Herald Democrat | July 7, 2015
Bryan Garcia has been named the new head men’s and women’s cross-country and track coach at Austin College.
Herald Democrat | July 13, 2015
Austin College celebrated the career achievements of former members of the Kangaroo family at its annual Legends Gala.
Herald Democrat | July 23, 2015
The National Football Foundation Legacy Award was awarded to Donnie Duncan ’62 by the College Football Hall of Fame.
Herald Democrat | July 27, 2015
Dr. Light Cummins, history faculty, relates the story of the Wynne Chapel bells in Texoma’s tradition of historic bells.
Herald Democrat | July 29, 2015
The annual Thinking Camp at Austin College connects graduate students with Sherman ISD gifted and talented students through an engaging learning program.
KXII – CBS, FOX Television News | July 6, 2015
Bryan Garcia has been named the new head men’s and women’s cross country and track coach at Austin College.
KXII – CBS, FOX Television News | July 12, 2015
Austin College celebrated alumni athletes at its annual Legends Gala.
KXII – CBS, FOX Television News | July 13, 2015
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Cary Wacker has announced that she will not be running for reelection as mayor of Sherman.
KTEN – ABC, NBC, CW Television News | July 29, 2015
Austin College graduate students teach classes of Sherman ISD gifted and talented students in the Austin Teacher Program’s annual Thinking Camp.
North Texas e-News | July 26, 2015
Dr. Peter Schulze, biology faculty, will present a class entitled “Ecological Concepts” for the Bluestem Master Naturalists this fall.
North Texas e-News | July 29, 2015
Austin College graduate students and Sherman ISD gifted and talented students gather together for summer learning.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Links to articles about current issues in higher education and topics that are relevant to the #Roonation.
The Council of Independent Colleges | July 2015
A new report shows that almost all smaller, private colleges are engaged in at least one project to strengthen revenue or control costs.
American Council on Education | July 21, 2015
The Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) reviews the findings of a groundbreaking new report, Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape.
American Council on Education | July 29, 2015
The Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015 was approved by a unanimous vote from the House of Representatives.