As a career educator, Dr. Newbury has been at podiums of educational groups more than 2,500 times, including several national conferences, as well as virtually all annual state meetings and conventions of educators from both public schools and higher education institutions in Texas.

Dr. Mary Hood, Texas Regional Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (international honor society for community college students) has heard Dr. Newbury address PTK audiences time and again. Following his keynote address at one Texas PTK Leadership Conference, she said, "He is always fresh, always humorous, always challenging and always encouraging. As always, he managed to bring together humorous vignettes into a focused, powerful and inspiring message."

Dr. Newbury has been keynote speaker at numerous national, regional and state meetings of educational groups of all types, including conventions of board members, administrators, teachers and students at both higher education and public school levels.

He has addressed in-service programs, athletic banquets, student assemblies, commencement exercises, workshops, chamber of commerce banquets and churches in more than 1,200 Texas communities. Numerous presentations have been for Texas Education Service Centers.

Two groups hearing Dr. Newbury numerous times have designated him as an Honorary Life Member of their organizations. These are National Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA) and Phi Theta Kappa, national junior college honors fraternity. He was the first alumnus with baccalaureate degree from Howard Payne University to return there as President. His 12-year tenure as CEO at Howard Payne is third-longest in the school's 120-year history. i

He holds the J. C. Matthews Award for Achievement in Higher Education. it was named for the late Dr. Matthews, who was President of the University of North Texas for many years. He was cited as the "outstanding alumnus" of HPU in 1972.


Dr. Newbury has long believed in the importance of the Chamber of Commerce,
calling this organization "the heartbeat of the community." He has been a Chamber of Commerce President, and has served on the Board of Directors in communities where he has lived.

He has addressed more than 250 annual CofC banquets across the United
States. He also conducts seminars to stimulate community pride, and speaks for chamber boards at planning retreats. One West Texas community invited him back for its annual banquet for four consecutive years.

These Chamber of Commerce engagements have led him down numerous
speaking trails of other organizations, including United Way Kick-Off Programs. He regularly served as emcee for Fort Worth's annual United Way kick-off luncheon which was carried on live television.

Hundreds of organizations hearing Dr. Newbury are from the business and corporate
world. Banking and other financial groups have heard him at national, state and local levels, including the University of Wisconsin School of Banking.

Deeply involved in the health professions throughout his career, Dr. Newbury has
served on local hospital boards. Audiences have included virtually all health-care organizations at state, regional and local levels, including the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Association of Hospital Governing Boards.


Dr. Newbury has addressed hundreds of sports-related banquets,
conventions and assemblies. He has delighted honorees, coaches, fans and sports officials along the way with his keen wit and good humor. Dr. Newbury reflects on his years as a sportswriter and broadcaster, game official, sports publicist for the Lone Star Athletic Conference, president of an intercollegiate athletic conference and member of a national policy-making body for intercollegiate athletics.

included have been keynote addresses for annual conventions of the National
Conference of High School Directors of Athletics, Athletic Directors of the Southwest and twice for the Texas High School Coaches' Association. He addressed the President's Dinner of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, with a "very best" description offered by CBAA President John Field Scovell.

He was guest speaker at Baylor University's football banquet celebrating the Bears'
first Southwest Conference Football Championship in 50 years, causing Coach Grant Teaff to say…"totally lived up to expectations…most fun I have ever had at a banquet…" in addition to that 1974 banquet, he did an encore for the Bears' banquet in 1980. Other talks were for similar banquets at numerous other universities in Texas, including Texas Christian University.

Little wonder that Dr. Newbury's speaking talents are well-known. While
in college, he was sports editor of the college newspaper, sportswriter for the local newspaper and sports director for the radio station. During a six-year stint as Publicity Director of the Lone Star Conference, he hosted a syndicated weekly radio program with LSC coaches; it was carried by radio stations across Texas.

He also was a correspondent for several major Texas newspapers, and received the
National Award of Merit from the National Association of intercollegiate Athletics in Kansas City for his work in intercollegiate sports promotion.

Dr. Newbury was a member of the Council of Presidents of the National Association
of intercollegiate Athletics, and served as President of the Texas intercollegiate Athletic Association and its successor, the American Southwest Athletic Conference. He was the first President inducted into the conference's "Hall of Honor," and was author of the league's "code of conduct" to promote sportsmanship.

Of the more than 250 speaking engagements of schools' sports banquets across
Texas, dozens of coaches have invited him back for "encore" presentations; one had him back four times.

As a writer, broadcaster, high school basketball official and speaker, Dr. Newbury's
love for sports and student athletes has been evident. During a six-year period early in his career, he closed out a daily radio sports broadcast with this statement:

"That's the story of sports for today. Remember, if you
can't play a sport, you can be one-and a good one!" And this he still believes.