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March 27, 2014

WC announces alumni honorees

Vickie Durant, Jamie Bodiford Brinkley, Kenton Harvey and Gary Snow will receive special recognition at the upcoming Weatherford College Alumni Awards Luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, in the Doss Student Center.

Durant, a well-known philanthropist and volunteer, will be honored as the Weatherford College Alumnus of the Year.

A graduate of Millsap High School, Durant attended WC in 1965-66 and then moved on to North Texas State University. 

She is a founding member of the Project Opportunity Board of Directors, an organization that has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to Weatherford High School graduates attending WC.

Durant and Ed Kramer are currently the longest-serving members of the WC Foundation Board of Directors, having both joined in 1999.

Vickie and her husband, Jerry, recently contributed $400,000 to support the construction of WC’s new Don Allen Health Science Building, the largest single monetary gift from a living donor in school history. The $6 million building is scheduled for completion in early May.

Brinkley, Harvey and Snow will also be honored at the luncheon as Distinguished Alumni Award winners.

Harvey attended Azle High School, where he served as State President of the Future Farmers of America in 1956-57. He went on to become the State President of Texas Young Farmers.

He attended WC from 1955 to 1958, serving as President of the WC Student Council and was the starting forward on the Coyote basketball team. He went on to Stephen F. Austin State College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960.

For 31 years, Harvey served as the preacher for Aledo Church of Christ, retiring in 2008. During his ministry career, Harvey officiated more than 200 weddings, conducted more than 300 funerals and preached in more than 20 cities across the country.

Brinkley attended WC in 1967 after graduating from Weatherford High School. She moved on to earn her bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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