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The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame recognizes communication professionals with exceptional careers in advertising, journalism, public relations, new media and other media fields. George Crutchfield, founding director the School of Mass Communications from 1978-1989, launched the organization in 1986.

This year’s honorees were inducted into the 29th anniversary of the Hall of Fame on April 7, 2016 at the Quirk Hotel, bringing the total number of inductees to 165.

The inductees of the 29th anniversary of the Hall of Fame are:

Horton P. Beirne- Newspaper publisher and former VPA president, posthumous

Jeffrey Blount- TV director

Don Just- Professor and former advertising executive

Bill McKelway- Newspaper journalist

June O. Nicholson- Journalism educator

Adriana Trigiani- Author, screenwriter and director

George R. Woltz- Advertising executive

Tickets were $125 each. Proceeds benefited the Hall of Fame scholarship fund at VCU.