1980s

1980 Alumni of Distinction

Alvin G. Flanagan

Alvin G. Flanagan
TEL 1941 *
President of Gannett Broadcasting, Atlanta.

1981 Alumni of Distinction

Herbert Wadsworth

Herbert Wadsworth
JM 1953 *
Congressional aide.

1982 Alumni of Distinction

David Lawrence Jr.

David Lawrence Jr.
JM 1963

Hugh Wilson

Hugh Wilson
ADV 1964 *
Creator of TV sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.

1983 Alumni of Distinction

John Paul Jones Jr.

John Paul Jones Jr.
JM 1937 *
Professor and dean emeritus of the College.

1984 Alumni of Distinction

Barry Berish

Barry Berish
ADV 1954
President of Jim Beam Co., Chicago.

Clarence Jones

Clarence Jones
JM 1956

Douglas Leigh

Douglas Leigh
ADV 1928 *
Creator of Broadway lighting spectaculars.

Fred Ward

Fred Ward
MA 1959
Freelance photographer for National Geographic magazine and Black Star.

1985 Alumni of Distinction

Bernadette Castro

Bernadette Castro
TEL 1966
President of Castro Convertibles Corp., New York (and now a New York State official).

Karen DeYoung

Karen DeYoung
JM 1971
Foreign editor and national news editor, The Washington Post.

1986 Alumni of Distinction

William G. Ebersole

William G. Ebersole
JM 1949, MA 1957
Publisher of The Gainesville Sun.

1987 Alumni of Distinction

Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos
TEL 1972
Foreign correspondant for National Public Radio (and now of ABC News).

Robert J. Haiman

Robert J. Haiman
JM 1958
President of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg.

1988 Alumni of Distinction

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson
JM 1957, MA 1972
Senior editor, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, Tallahassee.

Judy Lynn Prince

Judy Lynn Prince
TEL 1964
Senior public affairs adviser, Mobil Oil Corp., Arlington, VA.

Jeraldine Brown Smith

Jeraldine Brown Smith
JM 1967
Attorney and publisher, Capitol Outlook, Tallahassee.

1989 Alumni of Distinction

Otis Boggs

Otis Boggs
LS 1943 *
WRUF sportscaster and “Voice of the Gators” for 50 years.

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy
JM 1972
Photography editor, National Geographic magazine, Washington, D.C. (and now of Washington Post Interactive).

Edward Sears

Edward Sears
JM 1967

Bob Vila

Bob Vila
JM 1969
Host of PBS series “This Old House” (and Home Again).
Inducted in 1989

* Indicates alumnus is deceased.