Monday, April 15, 2019

Dr. Ty Cashion is inducted into the Austin College chapter, Phi Beta Kappa

Dr. Ty Cashion delivering the Phi Beta Kappa address
On April 12, 2019, Austin College alumnus Dr. Ty Cashion was inducted into the college's Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The rules and regulations of Phi Beta Kappa provide a procedure whereby each year a chapter may induct an alumnus as a member. By tradition, that person also delivers the formal address at the induction ceremony. Ty Cashion is an accomplished regional author and Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. “Dr. C,” as he is known to his students, has enjoyed teaching at Sam Houston State University since 1999, specializing in courses on American history. He received the PhD from Texas Christian University in 1993. Texas Monthly magazine included Cashion in a short list of “a new breed of scholars” that is “changing the way contemporary Texans look at their state.” He is an occasional contributor to newspapers and periodicals and speaks regularly to civic groups on topics related to Texas and American western history.