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Louisiana Tech University honored such a person this week when it named Virginia Lomax Marbury its Alumna of Year for 2005.

Marbury’s ties to Ruston and Louisiana Tech run deep: her father, Dallas Daniel Lomax, was a distinguished professor at Tech, while her grandfather, George Madden Lomax, introduced legislation that established the school in 1894.

Over the course of her lifetime, the 1936 Tech graduate taught music to Ruston High School students before embarking on an insurance and banking career than has spanned more than 60 years.

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