Hall of Fame Inductees

The Hall of Fame was established in 1985 to recognize distinguished alumni and faculty of the program who have brought distinction to the school though their performance in any area of the industry represented in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, whether locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Nominations, selections and inductions are managed by the Journalism and Mass Communications Alumni Advisory Board. Nominees must have made a contribution to the profession, have made a positive impact upon the profession or through talent, treasure or activity, have made an outstanding impact upon Marshall University and/or the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

First induction class 1985


Marvin Stone

Class of 1947


L. T. Anderson

Class of 1942


Jim Comstock

Class of 1934


Charles “Charlie” Connor, Jr.

Class of 1948


C. Donald Hatfield

Class of 1957


Dallas “Tex” Higbee

Class of 1939



John D. “Jack” Maurice

Class of 1935


Burl Osborne

Class of 1960


Lou Sahadi

Class of 1953


Ernest “Ernie” A. Salvatore

Class of 1948


Gay Pauley Sehon

Class of 1942


Paul Sierer

Class of 1951

Inducted 1986


Estelle “Bill” Belanger

Class of 1935


H. William “Bill” Chaddock

Class of 1955


Henry G. King

Class of 1937


Thomas D. “Tom” Miller

Classes of 1959 & 1980

Inducted 1987


J. Robert “Bob” Crumpler

Class of 1946

Inducted 1988


Angela Dodson

Class of 1973


Norman G. Haddad

Classes of 1958 & 1975


Gordon C. Kinney

Class of 1941


Harold R. “Punk” Pinckard

Class of 1929


Dr. Ralph J. Turner

Class of 1967

Inducted 1989


Larry Ascough

Class of 1963 & 1966


Nelson Bond

Class of 1934


Paul D. Butcher

Class of 1953


Gene Kelly

Class of 1941


Charles “CT” Mitchell

Classes of 1953 & 1970


David A. Peyton, Sr.

Class of 1970