CCS announces the passing of Dr. Lynn E. Mitchell Jr.
With profound sadness, CCS announces the passing of Dr. Lynn E. Mitchell Jr. (August 15, 1940–July 20, 2019), the visionary founder of the Religious Studies Program, which he served as dedicated academic director for 29 years (1985–2014). We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Mitchell’s family.
Lynn Mitchell held a doctorate in Religious Studies from Rice University (1979). His selected publications include: Walking in the Light: How Christians Face Ethical Issues and The Two Books of God: Science and the Bible.
Teaching Excellence in Religious Studies
Caryn-Tamber-Rosenau has been awarded the 2019 Ross M. Lence Award for Teaching Excellence.
Religious Studies Program Celebrates Generous Donations
The Religious Studies Program is proud to announce the receipt of two generous recent gifts. First, the John and Allie Lea Orton Foundation has made a significant donation, combined with a pledge for a total of three years. Second, the Lanier Foundation has made a substantial gift that is intended to provide support for Biblical Studies.
The Religious Studies Program is very grateful to the Trustees of the John and Allie Lea Orton Foundation and to Mark and Becky Lanier for their generous support. These donations will benefit students through scholarships. They will also help to develop the overall profile of Religious Studies at the University of Houston and support research through the establishment of a 'Consortium for Excellence in Biblical Studies.'
New Religious Studies Scholarship Opportunities
The Religious Studies Program is proud to announce the creation of two new scholarship opportunities for our students. The John D. and Allie Lea Orton Scholarship in Religious Studies offers financial assistance ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, based on financial need. The Lanier Scholarship for Excellence in Biblical Studies offers $1,000 to $3,000, based on merit, and is available to students who demonstrate excellence in the specific area of biblical studies.