As a student at Austin College, you’ll be part of an esteemed community more than 169 years in the making. The #ROONATION is comprised of innovators, achievers, and influencers across all disciplines who have influenced their communities and the world through their work, innovative leadership, and generosity.
Ronald Kirk is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. Born in Austin, Texas, Kirk is a graduate of Austin’s John H. Reagan High School, Austin College, and the University of Texas School of Law. From 1994 to 1995, Kirk worked as the Secretary of State of Texas, until he was elected as… [Read More]
Mike Sorrells ’65 played football at Austin College while earning a degree in business. When he graduated in 1965, the head coach at Highland Park High School, where Mike attended, offered him a football coaching job. A year later, HPHS added $500 to his stipend to also coach swimming. Eventually he devoted his time only… [Read More]
Han Pham Hulen ’98 is the medical director for the Center for Wound Care at Medical City Dallas and president and CEO of Hulen Wound Care Professionals, Dallas, Texas.
Kourtny Penn Garrett is now president of the economic development group Downtown Dallas, Inc., and takes on the CEO role as well in January 2017. She has worked at the organization for 13 years, most recently as executive vice president since 2012. Kourtny works to transform downtown Dallas from a space that can be driven… [Read More]
Elizabeth Gonzalez ’16 invested her time, energy, and passion in leadership across the Austin College campus. She was cheerleader, president of the Hispanic cultural group Los Amigos, a resident assistant, advised freshman as a part of the Communication Inquiry program. She double majored in Business Administration and Psychology, while minoring in Leadership Studies. Elizabeth completed… [Read More]
Under the tutelage of pioneer Dr. Michael DeBakey, Donald Gibson, M.D., began what would become a very successful career as a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon in Houston, Texas. Dr. Gibson focused on advancements in coronary artery surgery and became nationally recognized as a leader in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, having performed thousands of cases.… [Read More]
Joe T. Sanders ’00 was an active Austin College Posey Leadership Institute Scholar with a degree in chemistry and a minor in environmental studies. Upon graduation, he went straight to work in the world of environmental science and remediation. His decision to earn a law degree five years later was not a change of focus,… [Read More]
George Zoys ’91 is one of the best in his craft—no bones about it. Actually, he’s all about bones. George is one of Dallas’ top orthopedic surgeons; he’s been included regularly in the region’s Best Doctor lists. As an orthopedic surgeon, he focuses on repairing bones and joints. He performs hip replacements, sports medicine, joint… [Read More]
Jeff Bergus ’88 began his career as a jet-setting executive in the design, putting his fashion sense and business acumen to work around the world representing top brands like Izod and Geoffrey Beene. His wife Jill Grobowsky ’95 put her communication skills to work in journalism. When the two had children and wanted to settle… [Read More]