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VIGNETTE: DR. RAY TASSIN

VIGNETTE: DR. RAY TASSIN

respect for the founder, and don’t call him Ray  By Joe Hight, 2013 Inductee  Ray Tassin demanded the same respect in the classroom as he did as a Naval Reserve commander.  The World War II veteran, chairman of the Central State University Journalism Department,...
THE LEGACY OF EDITH KINNEY GAYLORD 

THE LEGACY OF EDITH KINNEY GAYLORD 

from small moments to a legacy  By Sue Hale, 2005 Inductee As city editor of The Oklahoman, I was at my desk, editing frantically to make deadline. It was a winter’s night in 1986. Suddenly I realized someone was standing next to me.   Edith Gaylord had been attending...
JACK BICKHAM AND JACK DYER

JACK BICKHAM AND JACK DYER

the two hall-of-fame Jacks who helped launch my career  By Ralph Schaefer, 2017 Inductee Two Jacks—Jack Bickham and Jack Dyer—helped start a nearly 50- year newspaper career. They were newspaper editors in the late 1960s, and they had a lifelong impact on a Central...
THE LEGACY OF JACK MILES BICKHAM

THE LEGACY OF JACK MILES BICKHAM

warning: writing is hard work  By Bob G. Burke, 2003 Inductee I was a junior at the University of Oklahoma in 1969 when I met Jack Bickham. It was his first year as an assistant professor in the widely acclaimed Professional Writing Program in the H.H. Herbert School...
ROBERT B. ALLEN

ROBERT B. ALLEN

the second act from any burg in Oklahoma  By Ed Kelley, 2003 Inductee Consider, if you would, the second act of Bob Allen’s journalistic life, after he left the familiar confines of his small hometown to be a big city reporter, in this case a reporter who did more...