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
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
organizations at state, regional and local levels, including the
Texas Hospital Association
and the Texas Association of Hospital Governing Boards.
HOME WITH SPORTS
Dr. Newbury has addressed hundreds of sports-related
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
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
Conference of High School Directors of Athletics, Athletic Directors
of the Southwest and
twice for the Texas High School Coaches' Association. He addressed
Dinner of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, with a "very
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
"totally lived up to expectations
I have ever had at a banquet
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
Little wonder that Dr. Newbury's speaking talents are well-known.
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
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
dozens of coaches have invited him back for "encore"
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.