Loida Lewis Honors the Legacy of Reginald Lewis

April 1st, 2013|Categories: 2013, Updates|Tags: , , |

Written by: Jonathan P. Hicks, Commencement Speaker during the 10th Lewis College Graduation Exercises
Original article printed in – http://www.bet.com/news/global/2013/04/01/in-the-philippines-a-wife-honors-the-legacy-of-reginald-lewis.html

REPORTING FROM MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The life of America’s most successful African-American Wall Street financier is remembered and celebrated in a most unlikely location, some 8,000 miles from the New York City financial hub where he rose to prominence.

In a quiet province in the Philippines, there is a school that is named after Reginald F. Lewis, who is widely regarded as one of America’s financial powerhouses. In fact, in a short 10 years since it was founded, the Lewis College has gained a good bit of attention for its academic excellence in a school that provides education for students from elementary school through college.