Doane College faculty member Lee Thomas has earned the Nebraska Association of Broadcasters' highest honor.
Thomas, an associate professor of communication studies, was one of two individuals selected for the association's Hall of Fame. Ceremonies for the Hall-of-Fame presentation will take place Aug. 12 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Omaha.
Hall-of-Fame Awards are presented annually to individuals who have attained positions of prominence in the industry or have been major contributors to the growth and welfare of radio and television in Nebraska or nationally, and have been exemplary stewards of broadcasting.
Thomas has spent 50 years in Nebraska broadcasting. He joined Doane's faculty in 1995. He teaches Broadcast Journalism Writing, Media Production, Broadcast Performance, Journalism History, Contemporary Issues, Journalism Topics, Legal and Ethical Issues and the Capstone Seminar and Workshop. He also advises KDNE, Doane's student-operated radio station.
The Nebraska Broadcasters' Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize individuals who have made important contributions to Nebraska and the nation through leadership in broadcasting. The Hall of Fame is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska and is supervised by faculty of its College of Journalism and Mass Communications.