Compiled by Heidi Rushing, Public Affairs Marketing Specialist
International and National Media Highlights
College Board | May 8, 2019
Vice president for Institutional Enrollment Nan Davis, who also serves as a Trustee for the College Board, is celebrated for her retirement from Austin College and for receiving the Homer P. Rainey Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service to Austin College.
CollegiateWaterPolo.org | May 23, 2019
Jeff Kelly, director of athletics communications at Austin College, was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Sports Information Director of the Year.
Dallas and Regional News
National Law Journal | May 30, 2019
The law firm of former trustee Charla Aldous ’82, Aldous\Walker, has earned a place on The National Law Journal’s 2018 list of Top 100 Verdicts for securing a $25 million verdict against a former Dallas Cowboys player and the nightclub that over-served him, leading to a fatal DWI crash. (full article behind a paywall)
KTRE News | May 21, 2019
Chief Mikko Colabe III Clem Fain Sylestine ’52, the traditional Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe based in East Texas, passed away this week at the age of 91.
Coppell Gazette | May 21, 2019
Stephanie Flores ’02 MAT ’03 is named as Coppell ISD’s new Director of Intervention Services.
Gainesville Register | May 15, 2019
The Texas Master Naturalist Program, Bluestem Chapter, offers training for new members that include just about every topic pertaining to nature, including classes taught by Austin College faculty.
ASBMB | April 30, 2019
Dr. Squire Booker ’87 has been elected to the national academy of science. Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | May 24, 2019
The Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a site plan for new Austin College student housing at North Hunt and North Bledsoe.
Herald Democrat | May 21, 2019
Business faculty and CPA Shannon Cornelison-Brown ’04 discusses IRS audits, who is likely to be audited and what to do if you if you receive a letter from the IRS.
Herald Democrat | May 20, 2019
Austin College Commencement features Ruth Whiteside ’64 as the speaker, and Clarissa Caballero-Pinedo ’19 as the student speaker
Herald Democrat | May 9, 2019
In a feature on local artist Bonnie Koenig, she encourages participation in the public art programs at Austin College.
KXII News | May 16, 2019
Cyclists worldwide and here in Sherman participate in the annual Ride of Silence to honor cyclists for are injured or killed on Public Roadways. The local ride started at Austin College under the leadership of the Texoma Cycling Club.
KXII News | May 3, 2019
Business faculty Steve Ramsey’s Investment Management class is profiled for their success with the student investment fund. Students Kameron Hill ’20 and Sydney Hardin ’20 explain how they make decisions about what stocks to buy by focusing on the big picture and not immediate fluctuations in the market.
KTEN News | May 15, 2019
Austin College students present the results of semester long research projects that have a real impact in the community. Dr. Catie Patterson’s math students worked with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County to help them use their resources more efficiently, and Dr. David Baker’s physics students explored climate data from the Austin College Weather Station.
Blogs and Online Media
Frisco Enterprise | May 4, 2019
Natalie Hebert ’02 wins election for Frisco ISD school board.
North Texas e-News | May 28, 2019
Austin College celebrated women in leadership earlier this month at the annual ATHENA Awards luncheon, which honors exceptional accomplishment and leadership in women. Sandy Barber ’90 of Bonham and Tiffany Dancer ’06 of Sherman are this year’s recipients.
North Texas e-News | May 19, 2019
Austin College celebrates the class of 2019 at the annual Commencement exercises.
Austin College | May 31, 2019
Dr. Mathias Akuoko, public health faculty, recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to take part in work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help ensure health security for all Americans.
Austin College | May 1, 2019
Dr. David Aiello, biology faculty, attended the Texas Genetics Society annual meeting at Texas A&M University with eight of his students who all presented research at the meeting. Keara Malone ’19 received the award for best undergraduate oral presentation for her work.
News ’Roos Can Use
Dallas Morning News | May 3, 2019
The Dallas Morning News writes in support of a bill that would ease the pathway for community college transfer of credit.