February 2021 Volume 17

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett former Atlanta Chapter President Passes

Dr. Glen Laman
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We regret to announce the passing of former Atlantan, Everton Barrett. He was president of the Atlanta chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys Association for several years from 2004 to 2006.

Loved and admired by many, he will be sorely missed.

Mabrouk migrated to the USA in December 1971 and attended Brooklyn College and the University of New Haven. He had impressive successes as both a consulting technical software engineer and technical manager for a number of Fortune 500 corporations. Most notably, he was a senior technical manager for IBM, Chrysler and Blue Cross of Georgia.

His last consulting contract before retirement was with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, which he jokingly describes as the Petri dish of viruses. His last big fight was the Ebola virus. As a software engineer, his job was to make the various CDC computer systems available to staff worldwide, ensure software solutions were created and deployed for epidemiologists and scientists in hot spots globally so they could effectively fight the latest virus or epidemic.

Mabrouk attended Kingston College from September 1966 to June 1971 where he had fond memories of performing unsanctioned chemistry experiments in the rear of the chemistry lab that resulted in him going home many evenings with acid holes burnt in his khakis. His mother was a little disturbed by this and made inquiries to the Deputy Headmaster and a later incident resulted in him being labeled a ‘mad scientist’ and subsequently banned from the chemistry lab.

When he passed, Mabrouk had successfully maneuvered his way through the American terrain and was living near the white sand beaches in Florida having laid claim to more than his fair share of the American pie.

He is survived by his wife Arlene and children Natasha, Omar, Levar, Marlon and Khalil.

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