School seeks Hall of Fame nominations

March 16, 2021


Nominations for the University of Arizona School of Journalism Hall of Fame are being accepted, with an induction ceremony for the second class planned for spring 2022.

Nominees may include alumni (whether they graduated or attended without graduating) and former employees of the School of Journalism, living or deceased. Nominees should have made a significant contribution to journalism, or an equivalent contribution to society.

Previous nominees not selected for the inaugural class will automatically be eligible.

A Hall of Fame Committee will screen the nominations, and the school's Journalism Advisory Council will provide its recommendations for final consideration by a faculty vote. All nominations will be kept confidential.

To submit a nomination, describe in no more than 350 words why the candidate is a worthy for the Hall of Fame and email the letter to Mike Chesnick, career strategies and community outreach manager, at or mail to UA School of Journalism/Attn: Hall of Fame/P.O. Box 210158B/Tucson, AZ 85721-0158.

From Pulitzer Prize winners to trailblazing faculty, 14 individuals and two couples were inducted into the inaugural UA School of Journalism Hall of Fame on April 7, 2018.

The 2018 class included Douglas D. MartinSherman R. Miller IIIDonald W. Carson ('51) and Jacqueline E. Sharkey ('72), former directors of the school, which began in January 1951 as the Department of Journalism.

Other inductees were UA alums Gilbert H. Bailon ('81), Nancy J. Cleeland ('77), Richard H. Gilman ('72), Florence G. Graves ('76), Savannah C. Guthrie ('93), Jane R. Kay ('61), Lynne Olson ('69), Mort L. Rosenblum ('65), Frank O. Sotomayor ('66) and Bill Walsh ('84) — along with major supporters of the school, Hugh ('52) and Jan Harelson, and Donald and Lou Edith "Luda" Soldwedel.

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