Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stephenville Women of Distinction Spotlight - Marion Cole

Marion Cole
Marion Cole was both born and raised in Dublin, Texas. She graduated from Dublin High School before going on to graduate from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and minors in both English and Music. She was married to her husband for 38 years before he passed away, and has two children and four grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Marion was always surrounded by music. Both of her parents, her dad in particular, supported and encouraged her to be involved with music. This passion for music and love of teaching combined to lead her into a career that included both. It was no surprise then that after graduating from college, she went on to teach elementary school music before retiring.

Marion committed years of her life to volunteering at the schools her children attended through PTA, PTO, and Project Graduation. However, her passion for music never left and she is currently the Director of Music America’s Rural Residency Program. As director, she plans and leads groups of musicians from well-known institutions, such as New England Conservatory and Julliard, for nine month periods throughout the year. She is also an active member of Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council and the ERATH County Lafferty Foust Scholarship Committee whose goal is to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors. She is the perfect example of how much you can give back to your community when you are passionate about what you are doing in life.

For more information on this year's Women of Distinction events and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

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