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Va. Communications Hall of Fame seeks nominees for 2018

Oct 2, 2017

Posted in: News

By Lauren Stewart

The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame is seeking nominees for its 2018 class of inductees.

The Hall of Fame inducts and honors people who have made outstanding long-term contributions in the field of communications and who were either born in Virginia or born elsewhere and became distinctively identified with Virginia. 

The Hall of Fame, established by the Richard. T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU (formerly the School of Mass Communications) in 1986, recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional achievement in the fields of print journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising, digital, social and interactive media, communications arts and communications education. Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has inducted 165 members into the elite group.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Oct. 27, and should include:

  • A letter of nomination that identifies the nominee and describes, in as much detail as possible, the professional contributions to communications of the nominee as well as the nominee’s Virginia connection.
  •  Contact information for the nominee (or, if deceased, of one of the nominee’s family members) including address, telephone and email address.
  •  Names and contact information for at least two individuals the Hall of Fame Selection Committee could contact for additional information on behalf of the nominee. 

Although not required, it is recommended to submit additional letters of support for the nominee.

Nominations should be sent to: 

Attn: Lauren Stewart, development and alumni relations manager

Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Robertson School

Virginia Commonwealth University

901 W. Main St., Room 2216

Box 842034

Richmond, VA 23284-2034

Nominations also can be submitted electronically to Lauren Stewart at

The inductees will be honored with an awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday, March 29, at the Altria Theater. The 30th class of Hall of Fame inductees will be announced before the end of the year. Ticket and sponsorship information will also be released at that time.

The VCU Robertson School appointed the newly formed Virginia Communications Hall of Fame Advisory Committee, charged with overseeing the inductee selection process and providing strategic guidance on the management and execution of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame event. 

The Hall of Fame Advisory Committee is co-chaired by Frazier Armstrong, managing partner of Armstrong Partners, and Jeff Wilson, vice president of Padilla, and comprises a diverse group of professionals who are dedicated to inspiring excellence in the communications industry.