1965 TUSTIN AREA MAN OF THE YEAR: Gene Thomas*
TUSD Gene Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Gene Thomas was one of the Charter Members of the Tustin Host Lions Club, which was founded in 1948.
Mr. Thomas was very active in Tustin community affairs and served on the Board of the old Tustin Union School District. He was passionate about the students of Tustin.
In memory of Lion Gene, THLC formed the Gene Thomas Memorial Scholarship program, where one
$500 scholarship is given to a student from each of TUSD’s four high schools. A committee spends time studying applications from students and choses recipients based on a well-rounded record, which includes academic achievement, involvement in school activities and service to the larger community.