School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites Hall of Fame nominations

Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) is seeking nominations for its upcoming Hall of Fame class.

The Hall of Fame was established in the 1970s and currently has 71 people enshrined.

“The SOJMC has alumni doing great work in every form of mass communication, and we want to make sure some of those are properly recognized at their alma mater,” said Chris Dickerson, president of the SOJMC Alumni Advisory Board. “Our graduates are proud of their alma mater, and we want them – and the rest of the world – to know we are proud of them and the work they do.

“Each spring when we ask for nominations, we always are pleasantly surprised by the accomplishments our alumni have achieved. So we are excited to announce the acceptance of nominations for the 2023 inductions.”

Potential inductees should meet at least one of two major criteria 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 Friday, April 28. Submit letters highlighting nominees’ accomplishments and contributions by e-mail to or