The induction ceremony honored Skip Hollandsworth ’79, Russell Hurst ’52, Camille Keith ’67 and Jerre Todd ’57.
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The Schieffer School of Journalism welcomed four new members into its Hall of Excellence in October. The induction ceremony was part of the annual Journalism Exes Breakfast. The inductees, all journalism alumni, included writer Skip Hollandsworth, former Society of Professional Journalists director Russell Hurst, Southwest Airlines vice president of special marketing Camille Keith and sportswriter/advertising executive Jerre Todd.
“This year’s Hall of Excellence class has made outstanding contributions to a number of mass communications professions,” said Tommy Thomason, director of the Schieffer School. “They demonstrate the quality of those associated with our program across a wide range of media-related fields.”
Skip Hollandsworth ’79, an executive editor at Texas Monthly, has received several journalism awards, including a National Headliners Award and the national John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism.
Russell Hurst ’52, editor of the Skiff as a TCU undergraduate, a radio announcer and newspaper journalist, was named executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1962, a post he held for a record 19 years. Hurst was a radio announcer for KXOL and later a reporter for the Star-Telegram and a reporter and editorial writer at the Minneapolis Tribune.
Camille Keith ’67 is an original employee of Southwest Airlines who rose through the ranks to become vice president of special marketing. Keith is responsible for developing marketing strategies for special publics and for special projects in the cities and states the airline serves.
Jerre Todd ’57 worked as a sports writer in the 1950s, but made his reputation in public relations. After a stint as public relations director for the Colonial Country Club and as a consultant with Hill and Knowlton Worldwide and other firms, Todd began his own company, Jerre Todd and Associates, now called Todd Company.
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What about kathy doyle, senior vice-president-level marketing work at Half-Price Books?? Congrats to these four as well.
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