Lucinda Huffman Kittrell


Name: Lucinda Huffman Kittrell

Education (+Grad year, major): 1975, Bachelor of Arts, Theatre

Based in: Tyler, Texas

Family: Lucinda’s husband of 42 years, Scott Kittrell, is an independent oil and gas investor. Luci Kittrell Deere, her daughter, is married with two daughters of her own, ages 6 and 4. Luci is a personal assistant to J. Cavender and a community volunteer in Tyler, Texas. Lucinda’s son Paul Scott Kittrell is also in the oil and gas industry, is married and lives in Tyler.

Job Title: Texas Realtor, retired 20 years; community volunteer.

Description: Lucinda regularly volunteers with multiple organizations in Tyler, including the Smith County Preservation Board, the Smith County Historical Society, the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors Board, the McClendon House Preservation Board. She is also involved with the Tyler Civic Theatre, the Brick Street Theatre, the UT Tyler Theatre, the Summer Theatre Arts Review (for children), the Junior League of Tyler, the Women’s Symphony League of Tyler, the Tyler Museum of Art, the Texas Rose Festival, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Association, the Parent Teacher Association, the Tyler Junior Garden Club, the Criterion Club, and the Marvin United Methodist Church Choir.

Favorite Newcomb Memory:The Tulanians: I was a member of this popular singing/performance group (founded in the 60s and active until the 90s). Twenty to thirty singers and musicians performed 3-4 stage shows per year, plus Homecoming games, tours, etc. In 1973 we received a USO appointment to tour Germany and the Netherlands for 8 weeks. Yes, we had fun! We continue to have singing/dining reunions in New Orleans.

In 1972, friends and I were the first Newcomb women to live in the campus’ first coed dorm: 2nd floor, Irby.”