Monday, August 24, 2009

Remembering Dick ...

The Austin College community recieved word of the sudden death of Professor Emeritus Carl Richard "Dick" Neidhardt on Saturday, August 22.

Dr. Neidhardt joined the faculty at Austin College in 1967, where he was professor and Art Department chair for the next 19 years. He was honored with a Danforth Grant for advanced research, a Cullen Grant for research in Egypt, and Richardson Research Grants in southern France and Greece.

Please share your memories and condolences.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Remembering Ed ...

One of Austin College’s most honored professors, Edward Hake Phillips, passed away August 15 after complications caused by a recent fall.

Dr. Phillips, who earned his Ph.D. at Harvard, taught at Rice University before joining the Austin College history faculty in 1959 after being recruited by Dr. John D. Moseley. Phillips went on to be one of the leaders in creating a new curriculum and a stronger liberal arts program. “I took a cut in pay and an increased teaching load because I shared Dr. Moseley’s vision,” he remembered.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Remembering Marsha ...

The Austin College community was saddened to learn of the sudden death of Marsha K. Gathron at a local area hospital on Tuesday, August 4.

Dr. Gathron, who made her home in Colbert, Oklahoma, had been a member of the Austin College education faculty for 12 years, and was a beloved colleague and teacher.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ernest Gathron, Jr.

A memorial service, led by Austin College Chaplain Dr. John Williams, is scheduled for Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. in Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus.