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Meet the Inductees

Nancy Parker Boyd

Award-winning journalist, children’s book author and community hero  

E. Culpepper Clark

Former C&IS Dean, distinguished author, historian and educator  

Jan Crawford

CBS Chief Legal Correspondent, NYT best-selling author and SCOTUS expert

Bryan Stevenson

Lawyer, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and social justice activist

The Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony

February 19, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Established by the College’s Board of Visitors in 1998, the Communication and Information Sciences Hall of Fame was created to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of individuals who have brought lasting fame to the state of Alabama through the application of disciplines taught, researched and practiced in the College.

By recognizing these distinguished individuals, the Hall of Fame stands as a tribute to those who positively impact the industry and exhibit lifetime professional achievement.

These leaders exemplify commitment, dedication and excellence in all they do.

Join us for this special occasion! 

The C&IS Hall of Fame is open to all alumni, friends, supporters and to the general public.

Ticket pricing and information

Premium Ticket ($150): 

  • Access to a curated virtual cocktail hour with the inductees at 6:00 p.m.
  • Special C&IS celebration gift box delivered to you prior to the event (each box is designed for one person)
  • Access to the virtual induction ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

To secure your spot as a premium ticket holder, RSVP by February 1, 2021. Any premium ticket purchased after February 1, 2021 will be invited to the curated virtual cocktail hour, but will not receive a mailed C&IS Hall of Fame gift box.

General Admission Ticket ($75):

  • Access to the virtual induction ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

General Admission Tickets are available for purchase until February 12, 2021.

Click here to RSVP!


More information about this year’s C&IS Hall of Fame virtual celebration will be sent by February 17 to guests who RSVP. If you have any questions, please see the Ticket Holder Information page at the link below or reach out to Jordan Terry at or 205-348-3143. We look forward to seeing you there!


Ticket Holder Information


C&IS Hall of Fame Sponsors





John and Barbara Cochran

William and Patsy Parker, parents of Nancy Parker Boyd


Christi and Mike Burnum

Barry and Kathy Copeland

The Department of Advertising & Public Relations

The Department of Communication Studies

The Department of Journalism & Creative Media

Cherie Feenker

Lindsay and Johnny Garrison

M. Scott Johnson, Smithwick & Belendiuk, PC

Bill and Judy Lewis

Paul and Denise McTear

Mark and Tonya Nelson

The School of Library and Information Studies 

Jacque and Leo Shaia

Stuart and Beth Sockwell

The UA Digital Media Center

Judy and Mark Weaver

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

Click here to view previous Hall of Fame Inductees 

Sponsorship Information

Click here to view sponsorship levels and information

Past Hall of Fame Ceremonies

Click here to watch previous Hall of Fame Ceremony videos