The annual Austin College Service of Lessons and Carols will be Thursday, November 30, at 5 p.m. in Wynne Chapel. The event is free and open to the campus and community.
The Service of Lessons and Carols will include Hebrew and Christian scriptures, carols, anthems, a candle-lighting ceremony, and presentations by Austin College choirs. Faculty and staff will participate including President Steven O’Day, director of admissions Alan Ramirez, assistant professor of business administration Shannon Cornelison-Brown, and assistant professor of English Tom Blake.
Student readers include Hunter Williams ’21 of Garland, Texas; Addie Pederson ’20 of Georgetown, Texas; Clarissa Caballero Pinedo ’19 of Dallas, Texas; and Bailey Page ’18 of Phoenix, Arizona.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of approximately 1,275 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.