'Titanic' authority visits North campus

Sherron Lux welcomes Ron Dalton to San Jacinto College.

Sherron Lux, an instructor and librarian at San Jacinto College North, recently arranged to have historian and lecturer Ron Dalton, an acclaimed authority on the epic Titanic disaster, visit the North campus for an informative and interactive presentation.

Dalton, who lives in the Westbury area of Houston, has been researching the Titanic disaster for 50 years and owns a large collection of rare Titanic artifacts and memorabilia.

Dalton’s lecture was part of the College’s innovative summer Upward Bound program, which introduces local high school students to college life through academic and recreational activities. “The Upward Bound Literature and Research students are reading ‘SOS Titanic’ by Eve Bunting, so I arranged for the lecture by Mr. Dalton, who is one of (if not the) foremost Titanic experts in Texas,” commented Lux. She said Dalton’s Titanic presentation is unique and captivates the imagination of students because he brings the ship’s passengers to life. “Looking at the similarities and differences among people of an earlier time and people of our present day is not only interesting, but also useful,” she said. “We realize we have more in common with past folk than we think we do.”