Published on February 3, 2016 by Mary Wimberley  
Mens Hall Fame

The Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations for its 2016 induction class. Nomination deadline is March 15.

The hall of fame recognizes men who are native to or identified closely with the state, and who have made significant contributions on a state, national or international scale. Established by the state of Alabama in 1987, it is housed in Harwell G. Davis Library at Samford University in Birmingham.

All nominees must have been deceased for at least two years. At present, 73 men have been inducted into the hall of fame or its predecessor prior to 1987, the Alabama Hall of Fame.  Inductees include Wynton Malcom “Red” Blount, George Washington Carver, Braxton Bragg Comer, Martin Luther King Jr., Raphael Semmes, Wernher Von Braun and Joseph Wheeler. The most recent honoree was former Alabama Congressman Albert Rains in 2015.

A nomination form and a list of all current members can be found on the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame website.

All nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee designated by the hall of fame board.  The committee’s recommendations and a list of all nominees will be submitted to the full board for a final vote. This year’s ceremony and luncheon will be in Birmingham on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 15 and sent to Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 292307, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229. For more information, contact the board’s executive secretary, Annette Green, at 205-492-3936.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.