Event Honoring the Late Doug Newsom Scheduled For Nov. 11

A photo of Doug Newsom standing in her office in Moudy South in 2009.

The Strategic Communication department has planned a tribute event honoring the late Douglas Ann Newsom from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (CST) Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in the Robert Carr Chapel at TCU. Newsom, professor emerita, taught at TCU for more than 40 years, leaving a lasting impact on all who knew her. You can read more about her life and legacy here. The event will be livestreamed via the Schieffer College Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/624225751940817/

Order of events:

  • Welcome and a brief bio of Professor Douglas Ann Newsom
  • Brief remarks by Chancellor Victor Boschini
  • Reflections about Doug by Dr. Maggie Thomas, Dr. Tommy Thomason and Dr. Bill Slater, friends and former colleagues
  • Dr. Catherine Coleman, chair of the Strategic Communication department
  • Dr. Kris Bunton, dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication
  • Ms. Lesley Dupre, president of the Greater Fort Worth PRSA
  • Ms. Paige Gontermann, president of the Doug Newsom chapter of PRSSA
  • Ms. Nancy Crippen, daughter of Doug Newsom, on behalf of the Newsom family
  • Short video/slideshow about Doug
  • “Amazing Grace” sung by Soprano Janell Cherie, a TCU vocal performance major
  • Closing remarks and vote of thanks by Amiso George, PRSSA advisor