Distinguished Alumna Lucilla Henderson to speak at commencement

Graduation Alumna

Distinguished Alumna Lucilla Henderson to speak at commencement

Distinguished Alumna Lucilla Henderson to speak at commencement

Thu Mar 30, 2017

Distinguished Alumna Lucilla Henderson to speak at commencement

Brazosport College is pleased to recognize Distinguished Alumna and Board of Regent Lucilla Henderson as its 2016-17 Spring Commencement speaker.

Brazosport College’s Spring Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 13 at the Dow Academic Center. Two commencement ceremonies will be held, the first at 10 a.m. followed by another ceremony at 2 p.m.

The 10 a.m. commencement is for Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) graduates, while

the 2 p.m. commencement will be for Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates.


Henderson will speak at both ceremonies.

Henderson, a Brazoswood High School graduate, attended Brazosport College concurrently during her senior year, as well as one year after high school. She went on to attend Texas State University and graduated with a BBA in Marketing. 

She is an active member and Paul Harris fellow of the Brazosport Rotary Club, and serves as a board member for the Alliance of Brazoria County. She is also a member and past chairman of the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a board member for the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Council of Texas. She earned the Outstanding Woman of the Year award by the Brazosport Area Chamber in 2010.  

Henderson was named Distinguished Alumna by Brazosport College in 2004 and was appointed to the College’s Board of Regents in 2007. She is currently serving her 10th year on the Board.

Henderson spent 23 years in the shopping center industry where she held marketing director and general manager positions in Lake Jackson and Houston. She earned her CMD and CSM certifications as a shopping center professional. In 2008, she joined TDECU as Vice President of Marketing, and currently serves as Vice President of Community and Business Engagement for the organization.    

She has been active in the community throughout her career, serving as a Board member for Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, the S.P.C.A. of Brazoria County and the Lake Jackson Development Corp for the City of Lake Jackson. She is also active in youth ministry at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Lake Jackson. She and her husband Eric have three children – Audrey, Indy and Emily.

For more information about Brazosport College’s Commencement ceremonies, visit www.brazosport.edu/graduation.