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Linda McClung (M.B.A. '03) has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Catholic Health Associate (CHA) for fiscal year 2008-2009. Linda was installed in an election held during the 2008 Catholic Health Assembly in San Diego in June. The CHA board, consisting of 25 trustees, provides governance by working with members to set strategic directions in order to support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry in the United States.
Heather Barr (B.A. '07) wed Jared Gordon in Puerto Rico on June 21, 2008. The couple is starting their married life in Plano, Texas.
The Honorable Deborah Hankinson (M.S. '77) and Jeffrey S. Levinger announced the formation of a new Dallas firm, Hankinson Levinger LLP. The firm will focus on handling all aspects of state and federal appeals and collaborating with trial teams on pre-trial and trial briefing, advocacy and strategy. The Honorable Hankinson is a former Texas Supreme Court justice and has operated her own successful appellate practice since 2003.
Husband and wife Brent Anderson (B.A. '07) and Justan (Vanya) Anderson (B.A. '06) were recently named head coaches for the girls' varsity volleyball team at Hull-Daisetta and the varsity volleyball team at West Hardin High School, respectively. For the past year, the newlyweds have been coaching at schools in the Liberty County area. This is their first time as head coaches.
by Sarah Eslick
On Monday, July 28, 2008, at Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Texas, Lamar Eugene Brooks (M.A. '77), beloved husband, brother, father, granddaddy, uncle and friend, died peacefully after suffering a massive stroke on Sunday, July 27. Brooks was a native of Wilkinson County, Georgia and had also resided in Richardson, Texas; Wellesley, Mass.; Lincoln, Rhode Island; Westlake and Eastlake, Ohio; and lastly in Driftwood, Texas. He was a graduate of Lanier High School and Mercer University, both in Macon, Georgia. He held a Master of Business Administration from Middle Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia, and a Master of International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He was vice president of research and development for Liquid Paper Corporation, assistant to the vice president of research and development for the Gillette Company, manager of engineering for the AT Cross Company, and executive director of Coatings Research Group International.
He was the epitome of integrity, fidelity and selfless love, always displaying the servant’s heart of a true Christian. He will be desperately missed by many, but we are encouraged by the knowledge that his eternity is secure in our savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Miller Brooks; brothers Reed Scott and Larry Sanford Brooks; daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Jeff Eslick; granddaughter Camille Brooke Eslick and many loved relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Lamar Brooks; his father, Clarence Eugene Brooks; and his mother, Magnolia Reed Brooks.
Memorial services: August 7 at the First Baptist Church of Gordon, Georgia; and August 10 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oak Hill, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be sent to Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Rd., Hockley, Texas 77447-9327.