Donna Barron Evers

Inducted: 2008

DONNA BARRON EVERS (1946- ), a Union City native, earned bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma, where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She began her journalism career in 1968 at the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat in between degrees. She was a director of public relations before joining the Lawton Constitution in 1970 where she was a reporter and editor. Evers began teaching at Cameron University in 1982 where she was adviser of the weekly campus newspaper, The Collegian, which consistently won top national and state honors. She taught many journalism courses at Cameron and was Professor of the Year in 1993. She retired in 2001 as an emeritus professor at Cameron. She is a voracious reader and an avid fan of women’s basketball.