LCM recognizes Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni recipients

Published 12:39 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

To The Leader


On Friday evening the Little Cypress-Mauriceville District honored four Distinguished Alumni and a Hall of Fame husband-wife team. These LCM graduates and patrons were selected by an anonymous District committee.


The Hall of Fame Award is to recognize and honor individuals who have made an extraordinary impact on the District through service, support, financial contributions and/or influence.


This year’s Hall of Fame honorees, Dr. Evie Green and Dr. Kevin DiLeo. LCMCISD appreciates their generous and significant contributions of time, effort and resources that they have shared with LCM students.


The LCM “Distinguished Alumni Award” recognizes and honors graduates who have distinguished themselves in an exemplary manner, which brings honor and pride to the LCM District and community.


The first Distinguished Alumni is Brandon Hodge, a 1993 alum. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, Brandon opened a toy shop, Monkey See, Monkey Do! in Austin’s South Congress shopping district. Two years later, he opened the circus and sideshow-themed Big Top Candy Shop, which has since become a world-famous confectionery and soda fountain. Brandon is also an author of role-playing game books and an avid collector.



The next Distinguished Alumni is from the Class of 1985 and serves this community as the City of Orange Chief of Police, Lane Martin. After earning a BS in Criminal Justice from Lamar University, and graduating from the FBI National Academy 220th Session, he began serving the citizens of Orange, rising through the ranks of Captain 1, 2, and 3 and Major before taking the helm as Chief December 2010.


Marcus Mohon is a 1988 graduate who earned a BA in Economics from Baylor University and studied Interior Design at the University of Texas. He is the owner of Marcus Mohon Interiors in Austin, TexasHe is active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including Leaders of Design Council, Institute of Classical Art and Architecture. He has also received several national and International design honors.


Jessica Patten Varner is a 1996 graduate who is a Trauma Center Emergency Medical Social Worker in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Jessica received a BA from East Texas Baptist University, a Master of Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Licensed Master of Social WorkBesides providing intervention therapy during crisis situations and loss of life, Jessica participates in the Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis, is a member of American Association of Suicidology, and serves as a guest lecturer at St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis regarding evaluation and intervention for suicidal individuals.


For additional information on the accomplishments of these LCM Award recipients, go to the LCM Facebook page at


To nominate someone for the LCM Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni, or Military Wall of Honor, go to and select the “Community” tab. Qualifications for each and nomination forms are there, as well as the honorees from past years