News Hall of Fame Nominees Sought
The News Hall of Fame honors former students, former advisers, and friends of The Orion who have made significant impacts on The Orion, journalism and related fields, and/or who have otherwise made exceptional contributions to society based in part on experience gained at The Orion. The Hall of Fame will serve as a means to keep alumni actively involved in support of The Orion and to encourage current Orion students toward excellence in their chosen career path.
Categories of Membership
- Friend of The Orion
- Any former Orion staff member is eligible for nomination beginning 10 years after the end of his or her Orion involvement.
- Any former adviser is eligible for nomination beginning 5 years after his or her last day of full-time employment by The Orion and/or California State University, Chico.
- Friends of The Orion may be nominated based on special support or defense of The Orion, either during an exceptional situation or over the course of many years.
The first “class” of five inductees was selected in February 2005 by a journalism department faculty committee. All subsequent selections are made annually each February by an alumni/journalism faculty committee. At least two-thirds support of the committee is needed for induction. Yearly “classes” can include no more than five inductees.
Contact Dave Waddell to submit a nomination or for more information.