Commencement Weekend Activities
- Baccalaureate will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 21, on the Clyde Hall Graduation Court. The sermon will be presented by the Reverend Amos Disasa, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
- The Commencement address will be presented by Helen Lowman, Ph.D., Austin College Class of 1988, President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful.
- Livestreaming of both Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will be available on Austin College YouTube and Facebook! Subscribe or follow for viewing real-time or anytime following the ceremony.
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The Baccalaureate sermon will be presented by the Reverend Amos Disasa, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
Amos is a frequent preacher and lecturer at national gatherings, including Worship & Music and Youth Conferences at Montreat, NEXT Church and the distinguished Pace-Warren Lecture Series in Lexington, KY. He has written for Presbyterian Outlook and is a contributing author to Feasting on the Gospels. Featured on Day1, a national ecumenical radio program and podcast, he currently serves on its advisory board.
His involvement in social justice ministry began in 2001 with his work with former street children through Hope Unlimited for Children in Brazil. A tireless advocate for those on the margins of society, Amos helped start Foot Care Ministry, the Light the Way coalition of churches, and Transitions, all organizations serving the homeless.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of international diplomacy and development, youth, environmental education, global leadership, volunteerism, social justice and human rights, Helen brings a deep understanding of humanitarian challenges around the world. She has led teams to implement programs in disaster resilience and environmental awareness promoting changes in cognitive behavior.
She is committed to these principles: (1) leading change that has a positive impact on the world and other people’s lives, (2) building teams and individuals through authentic, transformative, servant leadership, and (3) remaining humble, compassionate and determined while focused on producing high-quality results.