STUDENT MEDIA AT VANDERBILT

HALL OF FAME

 

The Student Media at Vanderbilt Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor Vanderbilt University alumni who have achieved outstanding personal or professional accomplishments and/or made distinguished and lasting contributions to their field and/or to society in general. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor Vanderbilt Student Communications can bestow on its former student journalists.

 

To be considered for induction in the Hall of Fame, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Last worked with Vanderbilt student media as a student staff member at least 10 years prior to their potential Hall of Fame induction date;

  • Contributed in a significant way as a staff member to one or more of Vanderbilt’s print or electronic student media organizations;

  • Distinguished themselves through their work and acts at a level that merits recognition of the highest honor bestowed by Student Media at Vanderbilt.

 

Nomination of candidates for consideration for the Hall of Fame

may be submitted by email at any time to chris.carroll@vanderbilt.edu

 

2009 STUDENT MEDIA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

 

LAMAR ALEXANDER

Class of 1962

Sen. Alexander, who earned his bachelor’s degree in 1962, majored in Latin American Studies. He was a reporter and news editor of The Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper. The Maryville, Tenn., native is a former two-term governor of Tennessee, U.S. secretary of education, University of Tennessee president and professor at Harvard’s School of Government. He earned his J.D. at New York University Law School. In private life, he helped found the nation’s largest provider of worksite day care, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.

SKIP BAYLESS

Class of 1974

Bayless, who grew up in Oklahoma City, Okla., attended Vanderbilt on the prestigious Grantland Rice Scholarship. The 1974 graduate covered sports for The Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper and majored in English and history. Bayless developed a national reputation as a sports writer for the Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. He wrote three books chronicling different eras of the Dallas Cowboys and was a prominent sports columnist in Dallas, Chicago and San Jose before being hired full time as a commentator by ESPN for programs like 1st and 10 and SportsCenter.