Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Professor Emeritus of Religion Roy Melugin

Professor Emeritus of Religion Roy Melugin was scheduled to visit Austin College later this month, to present a lecture and to have the opportunity to visit with old friends. Sadly, his illness progressed more quickly than anticipated and he died April 9 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Austin College community lost a dear friend. Even those who didn’t know him well will remember his ready smile, warm spirit, and passion for his work.

Interviewed for Austin College’s magazine in 1987, Dr. Melugin said, “I hope the way I teach religion gives students a sense that it has to do with life and that I would be the kind of caring, understanding person that I teach about.”

His students, colleagues, and friends will attest that his teaching — and his life — were testament to that hope fulfilled.

— Vickie Kirby, Austin College Sr. Director of Editorial Communication