Marilyn Lendvay Short Story Award

The Marilyn Lendvay Short Story Award                      marilyn pic

The University of Dallas Marilyn Lendvay Short Story Award is made possible thanks to the generosity of her friends, especially Ken and Wanda Burghart.

Marilyn Ann Dickson Lendvay was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 28, 1948.  She graduated Salutatorian at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock and went on to the University of Dallas, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A.  in English in 1970, then stayed to earn her Master's Degree in English in 1976.  The friends she made at the University became lifelong treasured companions, sharing humorous times and meaningful adventures.  

After seeing her children into elementary school, Marilyn taught English and tutored students in writing at the Dallas Community College's Eastfield College campus for 17 years.  Marilyn left teaching to pursue a degree in technical writing and worked as a technical writer until her retirement.

Throughout her lifetime, Marilyn appreciated books, gardening, the arts, and nature.  Exposing her children to a world of arts, culture, beauty, and compassion, she inspired them to pursue their passions while making a difference in the world.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and mentor to many.  

After battling a rare form of cancer, Marilyn died gracefully, surrounded by loved ones, on April 16, 2017, at age 68.

Her friends immediately instituted the Marilyn Lendvay Short Story Award, an annual award for the best short story from the UD English Literary Tradition IV course to honor her love for creative writing, especially the short story.  

For more information, or to donate to this award, please contact Dr. Gregory Roper, Chair and Associate Professor of English, or David Smith in the University of Dallas Office of Advancement.  

 

 

 

News

Endowment Honors Father, Helps Students Go to Rome

Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.

+ Read More

Iraqi Couple Will Use UD Education to Enrich, Preserve Culture

They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

+ Read More

Trailblazing Golden Crusaders Pave Path for Future Generations

During their freshman year, a mere nine miles from the UD campus, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963. Kennedy's famous words, "Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man," were imprinted on the memories of these freshmen, influencing the development of their characters and philanthropic spirits and empowering them to serve with distinction in all types of vocations.

+ Read More