This award recognizes career achievement. A nominee must have either majored or minored in the Department of Journalism at Ball State, worked for student publications, or taught in the journalism department. A nominee must have excelled in some phase of journalism, making that person worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame. 

2016 - Karen Wessel Garloch

2015 - Erik Johnson

2014 - Kim Green

2013 - Gary Graham

2012 - Douglas Toney

2011 - Marilyn Weaver

2010 - David Knott, Hank Nuwer, Jim Wright

2009 - Brad Wilks

2008 - Anton (Tony) Majeri Jr.

2007 - Timothy M. Andrews, Mark Popovich

2006 - Melvin Sharpe

2005 - Mike Lopresti

2004 - Nancy Hastings

2003 - Jan Clark

2002 - Sam Smith

2001 - Myra J. Borshoff, Mary Dale Walters

2000 - Jon Hughes

1999 - John M. Butler, Gary A. Hengstler, Homer B. Smith

1998 - Beverley J. Pitts, Betsy M. Ross

1997 - Earl L. Conn

1996 - Holly G. Miller

1995 - Michael P. Smith

1994 - Emmett K. Smelser

1993 - Paul F. Ingels, Edward E. Lewis

1992 - Larry J. Horney

1991 - Edgar D. Henderson, Eugene F. Policinski

1990 - William Du Bois Jr., Marie F. Geary

1989 - Marie Fraser, Richard P. Johns

1988 - Nancy L. Green

1987 - J. William Click, Ralph J. Kramer, A. Dean Speicher

1986 - Joseph E. Costa

1985 - Sharley B. DeMotte, Louis E. Ingelhart, Kathleen M. Meehan