Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-01-13

 

The Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations for its 2011 induction class. Deadline for nominations is March 15.

The Hall of Fame recognizes men who are native to or are identified closely with the state of Alabama, and who have made significant contributions on a state, national or international scale. Nominees must have been deceased for at least two years.

Established by the State of Alabama in 1987, the Hall of Fame is housed at Samford University.

To date, 64 men have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Honorees include Wynton Malcom “Red” Blount, George Washington Carver, Braxton Bragg Comer, William Crawford Gorgas, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Thomas Wesley Martin, Admiral Raphael Semmes, Wernher Von Braun and Joseph Wheeler.

A nomination form and a list of all 64 current members are available on the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame website.

Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee designated by the Hall of Fame board. The committee’s recommendations and a list of all nominees will be submitted to the full board for a final vote in April.  The induction ceremony and luncheon will be in Birmingham on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2011, and mailed to:  Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 292307, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.

For more information, contact Hall of Fame board secretary Annette Green at (205) 879-3935.

 

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.