After decades of faithful service to the Denton community, former Denton mayor Euline Brock (b. June 2, 1932) passed away earlier this year on July 1, 2018. A community memorial service for Mrs. Brock has been set for 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center on the University of North Texas campus.
Those of us at the Denton Black Film Festival and the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation would like to recognize Mrs. Brock’s body of work as one of the founding members of the Denton Afro-American Scholarship Committee, which later became the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Under her leadership, along with Fran Morgan, Val Morgan, Horace Brock and others, the foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to deserving Black students over the past 34 years.
Mrs. Brock was a mother, educator, civil rights activist, civic leader, six-year Mayor of Denton, philanthropist and one of the most loving and engaging people anyone could have met. Her leadership with the foundation helped sustain the scholarship over the years and allowed the foundation to establish an endowment to assist students in realizing their dreams of entering college. In recognition of the service of Euline Brock and her husband, Horace, in 2013, the foundation established the Horace and Euline Brock Scholarship Award for the top graduating high school student.
We will miss Mrs. Brock. Her impact on the foundation and the community at large can never be underestimated.
The Denton African American Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors