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IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Mack R. Broiles

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Dr. Mack R. Broiles

On November 1, former Grayson College Board Member Dr. Mack Broiles passed away at the age of 84. Dr. Broiles loved serving his community, and that passion was evident in his commitment to Grayson College. Dr. Broiles served on the Grayson College Board of Trustees from 2012-2022, serving one of those years as Chair of the Board. 

Dr. Broiles studied at Austin College and earned three degrees from East Texas State University in Commerce, including a bachelor of science, a master of education and doctor of philosophy. He also served in the 4th Armored Division of the United States military in Goeppingen, Germany.

Dr. Broiles began his educational venture with Grayson College in 1969, and retired as the Dean of Business and Technology in 1996. He and his wife Sandra served as co-chairs of the Grayson College Foundation Annual Campaign. 

A remarkable educator, mentor and dear friend to many, his journey through life was filled with purpose, dedication and an unwavering commitment to education, community and family. “I had the privilege of taking Business Courses with Professor Broiles during my first year at Grayson” GC Director of Counseling and Social Services Barbara Malone said. “He was an awesome teacher who was passionate about teaching. He motivated and always inspired his students to be successful.”

Dr. Broiles held numerous leadership positions in career and community organizations. He served as president of GTAR (a Realtor organization), Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, Phi Delta Kappa and Grayson County Red Cross. He served as both treasurer and vice president of the Texas Junior College Teacher Association and was a life member of the Texas Real Estate Teacher Association. Some of the honors that Dr. Broiles received include the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts and GTAR awards as realtor of the year, lifetime achievement and appreciation for commitment to real estate education.

"Dr. Broiles had an outstanding career as a faculty member, administrator and community leader at Grayson College. His dedication to students is evident in the stories of his lasting impact, even many decades later." President Dr. Jeremy McMillen said. "He served on our Board of Trustees, in which he found great joy, and he was known for encouraging others with a simple squeeze of the arm, a thumbs up and a 'Good job!' Today, we say, 'Good job, Mack!'"