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

Inducted 1990

C. Bosworth “Bos” Johnson

Class of 1969

Inducted 1991

James E. Casto

Class of 1964

Dr. George T. Arnold

Classes of 1963 and 1965