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2017 Family of the Year Award
The Austin-Jones Family

For more than a century, the Austin, Jones and Campbell families have had a significant impact on Monmouth College through service, academic excellence, philanthropy and loyalty. Descendants of early music professor T. Merrill Austin include 14 alumni who are direct descendants, among them two trustees of the College. Austin is credited with elevating the College’s nascent vocal and instrumental programs to academic excellence and national prominence.

His granddaughter, Marion Austin Jones, served among the College’s first women trustees, and her son, F. Austin Jones, continues her legacy as one of the newest members of the College’s board of trustees. His daughter, Miranda Jones, was the latest in a long line of Jones family members to attend the College. The May graduate won awards as a co-editor of the Courier, the College’s student newspaper.

The Campbell branch of the family has been equally prolific in producing faithful and supportive Monmouth College alumni. Among its ranks is the late Timothy Campbell ’39, who served on the board of trustees.

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Monmouth College Family of the Year Recipients:
2017 The Austin-Jones Family
2016 The Brooks Family
2015 The Rankin Family
2014 The Ford Family
2013 The Glasgow Family
2012 The McConnell Family
2011 The Geiger Family
2010 The Work Family
2009 The Whiteman Family
2008 The Smith Family
2007 The Hubbard Family
2006 The Beveridge Family
2005 The Winbigler Family