LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication 2020 Hall of Fame Gala Postponed


March 17, 2020 

BATON ROUGE – In accordance with the latest guidelines by LSU and the CDC related to the COVID-19 outbreak, LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and an organizing alumni committee have postponed this year’s Hall of Fame Gala originally scheduled for March 30.

The 46th annual Hall of Fame Gala will be rescheduled for a later date in the fall to honor our four celebrated inductees, Donna Britt, George Lockwood, Jim Michie and Herb Vincent.

“The safety of our inductees, guests and staff is our highest priority,” said Martin Johnson, dean of the Manship School. “We have communicated with each of our inductees or their families about this decision. We appreciate their understanding of this decision and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause them or our guests.” 

Gala tickets purchased for the Hall of Fame Gala will be honored for the new date to be announced. Ticketholders may also request a refund by contacting Christopher Luke at The Manship School and the Hall of Fame organizing committee will announce a new date for the gala soon.

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LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree. Its public relations students were recently ranked the #1 team in the nation, and its digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition.