Longtime Texas Wesleyan Board of Trustee member Norma Roby will be named an Honorary Alumna at the Annual Alumni Medal Dinner to be held on October 13 at the Fort Worth Club. With over 30 years of experience as a concessionaire doing business at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Roby is one of the industry pioneers of women and minorities business owners at U.S. Airports and is a charter member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC).
Off airport business ventures have included a six-year contract for multiple food concessions at the Texas Motor Speedway, inmate telephone contracts in both Dallas and Fort Bend Counties and a 10-year joint venture concession contract at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
In spite of her busy business schedule, Roby contributes to her community in numerous ways by serving on boards such as Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council, Medical Center of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund.
Roby’s past professional, civic and community involvement includes the following organizations: the Texas Commission for Women and for the Commission on Travel and Tourism, White House Conferences on Travel and Tourism and The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), The Air War College National Security Forum. She has also been a member on numerous boards of directors including Cook Children’s Hospital, Fort Worth Sister Cities, Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Ethics Review Commission.
The Alumni Medal Dinner will be held at the Fort Worth Club on Friday, Oct. 13. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m.
The event is open to all alumni, friends and faculty and staff, and tickets are $60 per person. Register online by Oct. 7. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 817-531-7523 or email@example.com