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Hall of Fame

The Media & Communication Hall of Fame was organized to recognize Texas Tech University alumni who have distinguished themselves in media and communication. The Hall of Fame also recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in media and communication and have specifically aided the educational programs in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech.

Nominations are made by any student, faculty member, individual or group. The nominations must be made prior to the fall meeting of the Media & Communication National Professional Advisory Board for consideration for inclusion in the annual ceremony.

Election to the Media & Communication Hall of Fame requires a three-fourths vote by the members present at official meetings of the Media & Communication faculty and the Media & Communication National Professional Advisory Board.

Qualifications for election or selection into the Hall of Fame include an alumni who have been out of school for at least five years or a person who is not an alumni, who is not, at the time of the award, serving in any official capacity with Texas Tech University.


Jerry Hudson

Jerry HudsonDr. Jerry C. Hudson is the retired founding dean of the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from West Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He is the author or co-author of 50 papers, six book chapters and more than 30 publications and proceedings. His research concentration is in dissemination of health care information and Hispanic media use consumerism.

Dr. Hudson has experience in commercial broadcasting including radio and television sales, radio personality, television sports personality and weather person. He has served as a research consultant on more than 100 marketing/advertising projects including research and marketing plans for banks, hospitals, media companies, political candidates, shopping malls and retail stores. He also served as the Media Director for the JECOR/VOTRAKON Project, U.S. Department of Labor, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining Texas Tech University, Dr. Hudson was director of mass communications at Lamar University. At Texas Tech, he served as director of the School of Mass Communications; coordinator of graduate studies and director of the Institute of Communication Research; and founding dean of the College of Mass Communications. Dr. Hudson has served as president of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators and the Southwest Council of Journalism and Mass Communications. He has been recognized by three different university committees for teaching excellence. In 1995, he was awarded the President's Academic Achievement award. The American Advertising Federation's 10th District honored Dr. Hudson in 1995 as the Outstanding Advertising Educator. The Lubbock Advertising Federation awarded him the Silver Medal Award in 2002. Hudson was inducted into the West Texas A&M Mass Communications Hall of Fame in 2016. 


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