Dallas Morning News Columnist Presented With Baylor Communications Award

Aug. 30, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. today presented Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow with the 2000 Baylor Communications Award during the annual President's Media Luncheon at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.

A guaduate of the University of North Texas, Blow has several Baylor connections, namely his children, Allison and Corey, both students at Baylor.

"I feel very thankful for the reception we have had into the Baylor family since our children began attending," Blow said. "The atmosphere is warm and loving and provided lots of good column material."

Sloan praised Blow for his Dallas Morning News columns that enrich and inspire readers.

"We experience your humor and your wise insights through your column," Sloan said. "You are a gifted writer and we thank you for your distinguished service."

The Baylor Communications Award was established five years ago to honor those individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of communications and also in their communities.

Blow joins past recipients of the Baylor Communications Award, including Toby Druin, editor emeritus of the Baptist Standard and a 1966 Baylor graduate; Hollis Biddle, special projects director of the Waco Tribune-Herald and former managing editor of Texas Football magazine; Ann Roznovsky, marketing director of the Waco Tribune-Herald; Rick Bradfield, news director of KWTX-TV in Waco and a 1976 Baylor graduate; Jack Loftis, associate publisher, executive vice president and editor of the Houston Chronicle and a 1957 Baylor graduate; Troy Dungan, chief weather anchor at WFAA-TV in Dallas and a 1959 Baylor graduate; and Dave Campbell, a 1950 Baylor graduate, founder and editor-in-chief of Texas Football magazine, editor-in-chief of the Baylor Bear Insider, and retired sports editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Blow joined The Dallas Morning News in 1978 and has been a Metropolitan page columnist since 1989. He has been honored as the top columnist in the state by the Headliners Foundation of Texas and the Associated Press. Blow's wife, Lori, a schoolteacher in Mesquite, and their two children joined him at the luncheon.

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