W. Marcus Stephenson Field House

New Brazosport Athletic Field House Dedication Honors W. Marcus Stephenson
Posted on 02/21/2024
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The Brazosport High School W. Marcus Stephenson Field House dedication ceremony was held on Monday, February 19, 2024. In 2016, the Brazosport ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved honoring Mr. Stephenson, a Brazosport High School graduate, class of 1954, a former BISD Board Trustee, and a respected Brazosport area leader by naming the existing field house in his name. Marcus Stephenson, who passed away in 2020, attended the original naming ceremony in 2016. The new multi-sport complex, completed this school year, was dedicated in Stephenson’s honor as his wife Lila, his family, and friends were in attendance as current Brazosport High School athletes lined the room. The new facility will continue to honor and carry his name – the W. Marcus Stephenson Field House.

"This fieldhouse certainly represents our vision of Setting the Standard for Educational Excellence; we believe athletics teaches incredible life lessons to students. It teaches students how to sacrifice and be a part of something bigger than themselves. It teaches students to work hard and that to be successful you must have great determination and grit. It teaches how to overcome obstacles and deal with adversity, and failure, and that everything is not always fair in life. It teaches students how to set goals, how to be a good teammate, and so much more,” said BISD Superintendent Danny Massey.

Marcus Stephenson dedicated over 40 years of his life through volunteer service to BISD and the surrounding communities. From 1967 to 1992, Marcus served on the BISD Board of Trustees, also serving as President of the Board for many of those years. During this time, Stephenson also served on the Texas Association of School Boards, and Board of Trustees.

Mr. Stephenson dedicated a great deal of his time to numerous civic and charitable organizations throughout the county.

Marcus Stephenson also served:W. Marcus Stephenson

  • On the Board of Directors of the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce
  • 20 years as a Board Member and president of the Freeport Recreation Association
  • As a board member & chairman of the City of Freeport’s Parks & Recreation Committee
  • As a board trustee and president of the Brazoria County Boys Club, after helping to organize the group
  • On the board of the Brazoria County Historical Museum
  • As a member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Board of Directors
  • As the Sam Houston State University Lettermen Association’s chairman
  • And served the Texas Dow Employees Credit Union from 1993 to 2013 as Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Also, as Chairman of the TDECU Board of Directors

In 2009, Marcus was inducted into the BISD Wall of Fame. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Stephen F. Austin Leadership Award. In 2014, the Texas Dow Employees’ Credit Union created the Marcus Stephenson Citizenship Scholarship to award a Brazosport High School graduate who best exemplified, as Marcus Stephenson did all of his life, the outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship, and service.

Marcus Stephenson had a servant’s heart. Through the years, he shared his time and talents throughout the Brazosport community, setting a standard of excellence for us to aspire to. Mr. Stephenson made an indelible mark on our community and touched the lives of thousands of children and adults.

For his remarkable achievements and years of dedicated service, the Brazosport Independent School District Board of Trustees named the Brazosport High School field house the W. Marcus Stephenson House, in his honor.

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