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Hall of Fame Member

Reba N. Collins

Inducted: 1998

REBA N. COLLINS (1925-2005) has a distinguished lifetime of writing and scholarship in Oklahoma, and was a national speaker and book author, recognized as the foremost Will Rogers scholar. A native of Shawnee, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Central State University, and a masters and doctorate from Oklahoma State University, where her dissertation was “Will Rogers, Writer and Journalist.” After serving Central State as journalism professor and in public relations from 1958 to 1975, she was the director of the Will Rogers Memorial until 1989.

Reba N. Collins
How to Submit a Nomination

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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Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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