Hallmark Award

2013 Hallmark Award
Stewart and Joella* Morris

Each year the Alumni Association confers the Hallmark Award upon an individual or couple who has been particularly supportive of the Alumni Association. Each award winner is made an honorary alumnus of Houston Baptist University, and has his or her name inscribed on a brick placed in the Holcombe Mall's Heritage Walkway.

This year’s recipients of the Hallmark Award are a couple who have been involved with the University since the beginning: Stewart and Joella* Morris.

The Morris’s are well known throughout the HBU and Houston communities, and their name is synonymous with HBU as the Morris Family has always been connected with HBU’s throughout its distinguished history.  The Alumni Association appreciates your unwavering commitment and support of HBU since the 1960’s, from being a Founding Father of the University, to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, a member of the President’s Development Council, the HBU’s Ladies Guild, and support of the Museum of Southern History. 

*Awarded Posthumously


Past Award Recipients:

2012 Mary Ann and Dr. J. Bruce Belin
2011 Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr.
2010 Dr. Mohan Kuruvilla
2009 Dr. Shari Wescott
2008 Clay Porter
2008 Sue Sloan
2007 Dr. Don Looser
2006 Job Garcia
2005 Dr. Larry Ruddell
2004 Frances Curtis
2003 Ken Rogers
2002 Anthony Martin
2001 Dr. E. D. Hodo
2001 Sharon Saunders
2000 Dr. Don Byrnes