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Archaeological society to host Caddo lecture
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
The Deep East Texas Archaeological Society invites the public to hear Dr. Tom Middlebrook’s presentation “Historic Caddos in the Coming of the Spanish to Western Nacogdoches County” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6 at the Newton County Historical Center and Museum, 213 East Court Street in Newton. Middlebrook brings a wide range of educational, leadership, and life experiences as he come to make this presentation. A native of Nacogdoches, he graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1970 and attended Stephen F. Austin State University there, majoring in Geology and minoring in Psychology, graduating cum laude in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science. Advancing his education that same year, he pursued a Master of Arts in Psychology there, choosing as a thesis topic Self-Perceived Maturational Rates and the Degree of Adolescent Marginality in Early and Late Maturing Males; he received his Masters in 1977. He focused for two years on religious studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he received a diploma. Before pursing his M. D., he studied Post-Graduate Studies in Pre-Medicine at Stephen F. Austin State University (1977-1978) and taught as an assistant instructor of Psychology in 1978-1979. From 1979-1983, he studied to become an M. D. at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, winning the Sandoz Award in Psychiatry in 1983 and the Outstanding Student Award in Psychiatry that same year. That same year he received his license to practice, followed by his internship in Parkland Hospital, Dallas and Psychiatry Residency at University of Texas Health Science Center there. He has also served as the Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Service at Pinelands Hospital in Nacogdoches and Consulting Psychiatrist to the Crockett State School for the Texas Youth Commission. His personal affiliations include from being a member of Grace Bible Church, a member of the American Rose Society, the Nacogdoches County Historical Commission and the following archaeological organizations: the Texas Archeological Society, the Arkansas Archeological Society, the Louisiana Archeological Society, the Dallas Archeological Society, the Society of American Archeology, the Society of Historical Archeology, the East Texas Archaeological Society. Presently, he serves as a steward for the Texas Archaeological Stewardship Network of the Texas Historical Commission and has made Caddos a lifelong study and pursuit of interest. He is married to Sylvia Sibley Middlebrook, a psychologist at Rusk State Hospital; together, they have three sons and two daughters, ages 17 to 30 years. For more information, call Al Zachry at (409) 382-5812, or Dickie Dixon at (936) 639-1411 or (936) 366-6029 or e-mail him at sjpauszek@yahoo.com


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