1980 Alumni of Distinction
Alvin G. Flanagan
TEL 1941 *
President of Gannett Broadcasting, Atlanta.
1981 Alumni of Distinction
JM 1953 *
1982 Alumni of Distinction
David Lawrence Jr.
ADV 1964 *
Creator of TV sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.
1983 Alumni of Distinction
John Paul Jones Jr.
JM 1937 *
Professor and dean emeritus of the College.
1984 Alumni of Distinction
President of Jim Beam Co., Chicago.
ADV 1928 *
Creator of Broadway lighting spectaculars.
Freelance photographer for National Geographic magazine and Black Star.
1985 Alumni of Distinction
President of Castro Convertibles Corp., New York (and now a New York State official).
Foreign editor and national news editor, The Washington Post.
1986 Alumni of Distinction
William G. Ebersole
JM 1949, MA 1957
Publisher of The Gainesville Sun.
1987 Alumni of Distinction
Foreign correspondant for National Public Radio (and now of ABC News).
Robert J. Haiman
President of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg.
1988 Alumni of Distinction
JM 1957, MA 1972
Senior editor, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, Tallahassee.
Judy Lynn Prince
Senior public affairs adviser, Mobil Oil Corp., Arlington, VA.
Jeraldine Brown Smith
Attorney and publisher, Capitol Outlook, Tallahassee.
1989 Alumni of Distinction
LS 1943 *
WRUF sportscaster and “Voice of the Gators” for 50 years.
Photography editor, National Geographic magazine, Washington, D.C. (and now of Washington Post Interactive).
Host of PBS series “This Old House” (and Home Again).
Inducted in 1989
* Indicates alumnus is deceased.