School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites Hall of Fame nominations

Boasting such names as Marvin Stone, Ernie Salvatore, Joe Johns, Estelle Belanger, Jim Comstock and even pioneer television comedian Soupy Sales in its Hall of Fame, the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) is seeking nominations for its upcoming induction class.

 “While our Hall of Fame has a distinguished collection of graduates who have achieved great success with their education in journalism and mass communications, we want to announce the acceptance of nominations for the 2016 inductions, which will take place at a ceremony in mid-April,” SOJMC Director Janet Dooley said, noting that the Hall of Fame was established in the 1970s and currently has 48 people enshrined.

While the nominee must be a graduate of the SOJMC program, there are two other criteria in order to be nominated:

  • Contribution(s) to Journalism and Mass Communications as a profession. The nominee has made a contribution to the profession of journalism or has made a positive impact upon the profession.
  • Contribution(s) to Marshall University and/or the SOJMC. The nominee, either through talent, treasure or activity, has made an outstanding impact upon Marshall University and/or the SOJMC.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Submit letters highlighting nominees’ accomplishments and contributions to