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.