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Hall of Fame Member

May Vandament

Inducted: 1990

MAY VANDAMENT (1891-1983) spent more than half a century in newspaper work, much of it publishing the Yukon Sun with her husband, Poe. Before her marriage, she was a typesetter and then publisher of the Bluejacket Gazette, a small paper which she borrowed the money to buy in Craig County. After she and Poe Vandament sold the Yukon Sun in 1948, Mrs. Vandament spent much of the time before her retirement in 1963 working for the paper under its new ownership. She helped train scores of young people in the printing trade and in newspaper work.

May Vandament
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Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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