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Hall of Fame Member

Rebecca “Becky” Mayo

Inducted: 2003

REBECCA “BECKY” MAYO (1941- ) has been active in many phases of the operation of The Sequoyah County Times at Sallisaw since the early 1970s, currently serving as educational services director. In 2002, she was co-winner, with her husband Jim, of the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation’s Beachy Musselman Award for outstanding contributions to newspaper journalism. In 1992, she pioneered a comprehensive Newspaper in Education program for The Times and small newspapers that provides newspapers, tours, and youth career counseling to students. She was first chairperson of the ONF committee on NIE. She has been active in many organizations including the library board, literacy council and charitable organizations. A native of Muskogee, she is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Rebecca “Becky” Mayo
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 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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