Rex Nelson, president of the Arkansas Independent College and Universities, will be the featured speaker Tuesday at the 17th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Bob Courtway Memorial Breakfast at the Henbdrix Wellness and Athletic Center.
Nelson, one of the state’s most high-profile writers and speakers, has had a long career in government, journalism and public affairs. He has been honored through the years by organizations as varied as the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, the Arkansas Municipal League and the Arkansas chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He’s viewed as an expert on Arkansas history, Southern culture and Southern politics and has appeared on radio and television stations across the country.
Nelson is the author of the popular Southern Fried blog at www.rexnelsonsouthernfried.com. His feature stories regularly appear in magazines such as Arkansas Life and TBQ.
He directs the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Foundation and is the board chairman of Connect Arkansas, an effort to increase broadband coverage and use statewide. He also chairs the Political Animals Club of Little Rock, whose monthly meetings receive widespread media coverage. Nelson serves on the boards of the noted literary quarterly Oxford American, the Little Rock Touchdown Club, the Arkansas Travelers baseball club, the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.
The breakfast will begin at 6:15 a.m.
The Hendrix College softball team will host the Warrior Fall Classic on Saturday at Warrior Field.
Hendrix will take on Southwest Tennessee Community College and Lyon College.
Hendrix head coach Amy Weaver, entering her 11th season, returns 14 letter-winners and has added five newcomers to this year’s squad
10 a.m. – Hendrix vs. Southwest Tennessee
Noon – Southwest Tennessee vs. Lyon
2 p.m. – Hendrix vs. Lyon
4 p.m. – Hendrix vs. Lyon