AUSTIN, Texas—The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program, one of the most well-endowed visiting scholar and graduate fellow programs in the country, has embarked on a third year, bringing a new group of outstanding scholars to The University of Texas at Austin.
The Graduate Fellows Program has welcomed seven doctoral fellows from other universities and two fellows from The University of Texas at Austin who are completing their dissertations this year. The Faculty Fellows Program has attracted two faculty fellows, one visiting and one from The University of Texas at Austin.
The distinguished Faculty Fellows are Dr. Jeffrey Brock from the University of Chicago, who has joined the Department of Mathematics, and Dr. Frank Gavin, a faculty member in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
The nine new graduate fellows are:
- Tracie Culp Harrison, Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin.
- Frances Ramos, History, The University of Texas at Austin.
- Kendall Bowlin, Accounting, from the University of Mississippi.
- R. J. Briggs, Economics, from the University of California-Davis.
- Jeremy Brown, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, from Indiana University.
- Tracy Bucholz, Chemical Engineering, from the University of Florida.
- Paul Larsen, Mathematics, from Oxford University.
- Matthew Walker, Computer Sciences, from Rice University.
- Lei Wang, Management Science and Information Systems, from Stanford University.
The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program was created by the late Sybil B. Harrington in 1987 in memory of her husband, Donald D. Harrington, who died in 1974. The $30 million endowment was funded by Sybil Harrington and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation of Amarillo. The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program provides salary, research and support grants to the award recipients.
Donald D. Harrington was a successful independent oil and gas operator in the Texas Panhandle. The foundation he formed with his wife, Sybil, continues to support numerous causes, including the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and medical research.