Retired professor joins Hall of Fame

Staff Report

Professor emeritus and retired chairman of Murray State’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications Robert McGaughey III will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on April 11 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky.

The ceremony is sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications Alumni Association.

McGaughey is one of six selected for the 2012 induction.

McGaughey received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Murray State and his doctorate from Ohio University.

He joined Murray State’s staff in 1969 as an adviser to The Murray State News and journalism instructor, became chairman in 1974 and named the Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Murray State Alumni Association and the Max Carman Outstanding Teacher of the Year given by the Student Government Association.

His honors include being named to “Personalities of the South,” “International Men of the Year,” “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,”?“Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,”?“Who’s Who in the Media and Communications,”?“Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders” and “Men of Achievement.”

Among his accomplishments is his work include his workshops on communications, advertising and public relations and two-man standup comedy act with Bob Valentine, professor of journalism and mass communications.