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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou to honor 2018 Hall of Fame class

By: Brian Consiglio

October 19th, 2018

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, 573-882-8353,

WHAT: To celebrate the university’s 107th Homecoming, the Mizzou Alumni Association will host the third-annual Hall of Fame Luncheon to honor three alumni inductees.

WHO: This year’s inductees are Debbye Turner Bell, journalist and Miss America 1990; and critically renowned best-selling author, William Trogdon, who writes under the name William Least Heat-Moon. Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, will be posthumously inducted.


Reynolds Alumni Center
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19

NOTE: Debbye Turner Bell and William Trogdon will be available for interviews following the ceremony. Reporters interested in attending and speaking with the inductees are invited to contact Sheena Rice by Thursday, Oct. 18 at or (573) 882-8353.