Baylor Names Sue Mayborn An Alumna Honoris Causa

Feb. 7, 2001

Temple resident Sue Mayborn was named an Alumna Honoris Causa by Baylor University at a recent ceremony. She received a medallion and framed proclamation from Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. and Dr. Herbert Reynolds, president emeritus, while attending the groundbreaking of the Harry and Anna Jeanes Discovery Center, the centerpiece of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex.

"This is an honor that is very rarely given and is bestowed on individuals who have done things for the university in terms of their citizenship, in terms of their contributions to Baylor, in terms of the example that they set that cause us to want to express our appreciation for what they have done," Sloan said during the presentation. "Mrs. Mayborn, you have maintained an unusual example of highest personal integrity, and for your unfailing support to Baylor and for all the things that you do and represent, for your Christian witness, your character and your way of living that contributes to the ways of others we name you an Alumna Honoris Causa."

Anyse Sue White Mayborn serves as president, editor and publisher of the "Temple Daily Telegram" and "Killeen Daily Herald" and as president of Channel 6 Inc. and the Mayborn Foundation. In 2000, she received the Herbert H. Reynolds Award for exemplary service from Baylor, and for nearly two decades she has supported Baylor's Poage/Mayborn Washington Seminar and Internship for students, which allows them to work a summer in Washington, D.C., and has provided the Frank W. Mayborn scholarship in the department of journalism. She is the widow of Frank W. Mayborn who, until his death in 1987, served as one of the leading figures in broadcast and print media in Central Texas, as well as in the political arenas of Texas and Washington, D.C., in promoting the interests of Central Texas.

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