New from Arcadia Publishing and local authors Light Cummins and Justin Banks, is Austin College. This is the latest volume in the popular Campus History Series.
Austin College has a heritage that is unsurpassed in the history of Texas higher education. Named in memory of Stephen F. Austin, it received a charter from the State of Texas in 1849, making the school the oldest college or university in the state operating under its original name and charter. Sam Houston, Anson Jones, and Henderson Yoakum served on its original board of trustees. The college first held classes in Huntsville during the fall of 1850 and moved to Sherman in 1876. Today the school is a nationally ranked private liberal arts college committed to leadership, learning, and lasting values that brings a global perspective to its student body and programs.
Highlights of Austin College:
• Is the result of a collaborative learning project during which eight students researched and wrote under the supervision of Light Cummins.
• Features more than 200 vintage images.
• Forward written by Marjorie Hass, President of Austin College.
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