Spirit of Excellence

Presented by
The Joella & Stewart Morris Family Foundation

Thursday, November 12, 2020

6:30 PM | Registration
7:00 PM | Awards, Dinner & Keynote Address

Attire: Campus Casual – Jeans and Jackets

At the Campus of Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074

Spirit of Excellence Award

Esther Wong

President’s Award

Colonel Newton Cole

Dr. Barbara Taylor-Cox ’81 & Ray Cox ‘81

Houston Baptist University Legacy Award

The Joella & Stewart Morris Family Foundation


Keynote Address by Tim Tebow casual grey shirt

Tim Tebow

ESPN College Football Analyst, Heisman Trophy Winner, NCAA National Football Champion, New York Times Best-Selling Author


TIM TEBOW is a two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner. In addition, he serves as a college football analyst for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. Currently, Tebow is currently pursuing a career in professional baseball as a member of the New York Mets organization. Tebow is the author of three New York Times Best Selling books; Through My Eyes, which was named the #1 sports and religion book of 2011 and Shaken: “Discovering your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” which released in 2016 and won the 2017 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year. Tebow released his third New York Times bestseller, This Is The Day, in September of 2018. Tim Tebow grew up the son of missionaries and has returned to the Philippines several times throughout his life to spread God’s word and do the Lord’s work by serving the needy. The Tim Tebow Foundation was established in 2010 with the goal to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission every day by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life-changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom and worldwide movement for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in six countries and adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs. Tim is married to Demi-Leigh Tebow (nee Nel-Peters) who is a South African model and former beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa.

Master of Ceremonies

Randy McIlvoy

KPRC-TV Sports Director/Anchor

Randy McIlvoy joined KPRC 2 as Sports Director and anchor in 2004 and is a native Houstonian. McIlvoy’s television career began in 1989 with stops in Port Arthur, Beaumont and in 2008 on to Dallas before arriving at KPRC. Randy is a four-time Emmy Award winner for top sportscaster in Texas and has been nominated seven additional times along with multiple honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He moved back to Houston from Dallas, where he spent six years covering the Big 12 Conference, high school sports and every professional team in the region as a lead anchor for Fox Sports Net’s Southwest Sports Report. In his current role as Sports Director/Sports Anchor, you can see him on KPRC 2 Sports at 5pm, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., along with Sports Sunday each Sunday night at 10:30pm. Each fall, Randy hosts Houston Texans Gameday with Head Coach Bill O’Brien and serves as host of the popular Friday Football Frenzy. He stays busy with coverage of the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros, along with the Dynamo and college teams in the region. In his spare time, Randy also serves as the voice of the Southland Conference along with Play by Play work on the ESPN Family of networks and others. Randy and his wife, Tammy have been married 30 years, have two daughters, Courtney and Keely. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and saltwater fisherman and loves to travel. Randy and Tammy are active members of Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Missouri City/Sugar Land. They are co-Founders of Logos Prep Academy in Sugar Land, where Tammy serves as Head of School.

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