Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembering Patrick "PJ" Johnson

The Austin College community is extremely saddened today to learn of the death overnight of junior Patrick “PJ” Johnson of Lufkin, Texas, following a single vehicle accident in Sherman. A graduate of Diboll High School, PJ was a leader on the Austin College men’s basketball team. He is the son of Patricia Johnson of Lufkin, Texas.

The service will be at Broaddus High School at 11 a.m. this Saturday, November 18.  The address is 16405 State Highway 147 S, Broaddus, TX 75929. Read the obituary

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Remembering Don Rodgers

Don Rodgers
The Austin College community is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Don Rodgers, Austin College associate professor of political science. He suffered a heart attack Sunday afternoon and passed away shortly afterward in the presence of friends and family.

A memorial service has been set for Tuesday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Wynne Chapel. Memorial gifts may be made to Austin College.

"We are stunned by this news and send our deepest sympathies to Kuani and Kyl and their extended family, as well as all those who will be saddened by this tragic loss to the College community," said Austin College President Marjorie Hass.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Remembering Kate McCord


Kate (Moore) McCord ’50 died peacefully at her home on June 24. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow in the Wright Campus Center Living Room at Austin College. Inurnment will be held at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas at 4 p.m.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Remembering Cynthia Manley

The Austin College community is saddened by the death of Dr. Cynthia Manley, professor emerita of French at Austin College.

She joined the Austin College faculty in 1977 and shared her love of the French language and the culture of France with hundreds of students before her retirement in 2010. She loved teaching and once said her goal in teaching French was to create success for her students in learning ‘usable’ language.

Cynthia worked with many outreach activities of the language department, including many years of organizing Foreign Language Weekend and Fete Francaise programs, which brought hundreds of high school language learners to campus. She later was involved in the Richardson Language Institute for Texas teachers of French, Latin, Spanish, and German. In addition to teaching and mentoring , Cynthia long was involved in research of 18th century French literature. In her leisure, she was a great fan of the detective novel. She also participated in the Denison Sister City program with Cognac, France.

For several years, she also served as director of international education, helping students prepare for study abroad programs around the world. She also mentored international students attending Austin College, helping them to acclimate to their U.S. –and Austin College—home.

For the past year, Cynthia lived in Florida near her sister. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Wirth-Manley Endowed Founders Scholarship at Austin College that Cynthia established.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Remembering Jack Carlson


The Austin College community is saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Jack Carlson, professor emeritus of history and extends sympathy to his family.

He joined the Austin College faculty in 1962 and served in many capacities, including dean of Humanities and director of the Heritage of Western Culture program, before his retirement in 1994. He regularly led January Term classes to England, exploring the history and architecture of the city or social problems related to the emergency of early England.

Dr. Carlson received many honors during his career, including the College’s Homer P. Rainey Award for outstanding achievement and service. His achievements went far beyond Austin College to leadership in several professional organizations.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Remembering Louise Street


The Austin College community is saddened to learn of the death on October 21 of Louise Street, wife of Professor Emeritus Kenneth Street. Mrs. Street died peacefully at home with her family around her.

Her memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, October 25, at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Lander Bethel officiating.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Remembering Ray Stephens

Ray StephensThe Austin College community mourns the death of senior trustee and 1950 alumnus Dr. G. Raymond Stephens, Jr., and offers sympathy to his wife, Betty, and their four children, Susan ’79, Martha ’80, John ’83, and David.

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