Judy Phillips is an educator with over twenty years of experience and is currently a counselor at Samuel Houston Elementary School in Huntsville, Texas. Judy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University. Judy volunteers locally with university students through local ministries and mentor programs. She has been married to Jerry, a local pastor, for over thirty years and has two grown daughters. She enjoys her new roles as mother-in-law and grandmother. Judy was born and raised in the small East Texas town of Kirbyville, Texas.

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Judy Phillips


Brenda Nichols is an educator at the university level with over twenty years of experience. She is currently the Head Women's Basketball Coach and Professor of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a Master's degree from The University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Brenda volunteers locally by mentoring students and through motivational speaking engagements at schools and various civic organizations, as well as coaching YMCA and city league youth sports in the community. Brenda is a board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been married to Barry for over twenty years and they have two sons and a daughter. Brenda was born in New Orleans and was raised in Jennings, Louisiana.

Brenda Nichols