Texas Wesleyan President Frederick G. Slabach and Marjorie Lewis sign documents officially establishing the Marjorie Herrera Lewis Endowed Speakers Series Honoring the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Marjorie Herrera Lewis Endowed Speakers Series welcomes best-selling author David Thomas to Texas Wesleyan for its inaugural event at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Martin Hall.
Thomas has authored eight books including Foxcatcher, a New York Times best-seller and the inspiration behind the multiple Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated movie sharing the published title.
This event is made possible by the generosity of Marjorie Lewis, who created the endowed speakers series at Texas Wesleyan to honor the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Thomas was a student of Lewis’ when she taught a sports writing class at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Brooke Williamson of ESPN will emcee the inaugural event.
Lewis' lifelong passion for sports and writing led her to the Fort Worth news giant at the age of 27, where she was soon named a beat writer for the Dallas Cowboys.
During her career with the Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, Lewis covered the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Wimbledon, the Davis Cup and many other professional teams and events.
"When I ask myself, 'How did this happen?'," said Lewis, "my answer is always, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram."
Lewis also covered the Texas Wesleyan men’s basketball team during her time with the Star-Telegram and fondly remembers the hospitality she experienced on the East Fort Worth historic campus.
With this endowment, Lewis ensures students at Texas Wesleyan will have a variety of opportunities to enhance their education in mass communications.
"My hope is that this speakers series will energize students who want to study and learn about the field."
David Thomas has authored eight books including Foxcatcher, a New York Times best-seller and the inspiration behind the multiple Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated movie sharing the published title