Meet the 22nd Class of Inductees

Paul Finebaum

Sports television and radio personality and American sports author

Charlie Monk

Founder, Country Radio Seminar and singer, songwriter, and publisher

Janet Hall O'Neil

Award-winning news anchor, WBRC FOX6

Frank M. Thompson Jr.

Alabama Forensic Council winningest coach and former C&IS faculty member

About the Hall of Fame 

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.

This year’s event will be held Thursday, October 13, 2022. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a guided conversation and cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. This time will allow you to connect with our inductees and fellow guests. The cocktail hour will be followed by dinner and a ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.

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

General Admission Ticket ($175): 

  • Access to a cocktails and conversation hour with the inductees at 6 p.m.
  • Access to the dinner and induction ceremony at 7 p.m.

General Admission Tickets are available for purchase through October 3, 2022.

More information about this year’s C&IS Hall of Fame celebration will be sent closer to the event. If you have any questions, please see the Ticket Holder Information page at the link below or reach out to Zarah Spraggins at or 205-348-8599. We look forward to seeing you there!


Ticket Holder Information

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

Click here to view previous Hall of Fame Inductees 

Sponsorship Information

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Past Hall of Fame Ceremonies

Click here to watch previous Hall of Fame Ceremony videos

C&IS Hall of Fame Sponsors





Stephen Bradley & Associates, LLC.

Johnny and Lindsay Garrison

M. Scott Johnson

Bill and Judy Lewis

Paul and Denise McTear

The Mark D. and Tonya A. Nelson Foundation

Stuart and Beth Sockwell