Euline W. Brock (’74 Ph.D.), 86, of Denton, the former mayor of Denton who was one of UNT’s most active supporters, died July 1 in Denton.
The Euline and Horace Brock Grand Lobby in the Murchison Performing Arts Center bears the name of Brock and her husband, Horace for their contributions. He taught accounting, was interim dean of the UNT College of Business and founded the university's Institute for Petroleum Accounting. The Brocks have been a UNT and Denton institution for decades. They met at UNT in 1954 when Euline taught English and Horace taught accounting. For their dates, they often went to concerts at North Texas -- a tradition they continued for more than 50 years. They married in 1955 and have three children.
They also have been active in the community, serving on numerous boards, commissions and charities. Euline served on the Denton City Council from 1992 to 1998, and was mayor from 2000 to 2006. She also was involved in the Denton Rotary Club and Greater Denton Arts Council. She founded the Denton Interracial Women’s Fellowship after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make integration run smoothly, and the Denton African American Scholarship in 1984. The downtown Denton transit center is named in her honor.
At UNT, she was a board member and Emeritus Director of the UNT Foundation, a life member of the Alumni Association, a life member of the President’s Council and a member of the McConnell and 1890 Societies. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2002 and the Green Glory Award in 1998. In recognition of decades of outstanding support for UNT and its students, she and Horace received the Wings of Eagles Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. The Brocks also contributed to the College of Music, the College of Business, Athletics, UNT Libraries and the Emerald Eagle Scholars program. Their scholarships include the Euline and Horace Brock Merit Scholarship, which supports music students; the Brock Endowment for Strings, a full-ride scholarship given to an outstanding string player each year; and the Euline W. Brock Centennial Presidential Scholarship, which recruits top academically performing students coming to the university.
Euline earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a lecturer in history at UNT from 1966 to 1967 and from 1972 to 1975. She previously taught at Tarrant County College; the University of Maryland in Istanbul, Turkey; and Ohio State University. After earning her Ph.D. in history from UNT, she taught history at Texas Woman’s University from 1986 to 1996.
A memorial service will be held later this fall. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation or the Endowment for Strings at UNT.