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USM induct four prominent alumnae into MCJ Hall of Fame

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Four of The University of Southern Mississippi's most prominent alumnae were inducted into the Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame Thursday.

Margaret Loesch, Rebecca Brown Baldwin, Sally-Ann Roberts, and Martha Saunders were all honored for their distinguished careers in the media.

"I'm so proud to have been remembered and to be thought of as an Internet pioneer, it just makes me very proud," said Baldwin.

As women who play leaders in the media industries, the four inductees took part in this year's symposium and spoke to USM students about their careers and experiences.

"It's a wonderful honor, and I'm really thrilled especially since I started out as a journalism major at Southern Miss and changed my major and found my way back to communication years later," said Saunders.

"It means the world to me because it's surprising to me," said Loesch. "It's a big surprise, but I've spent my whole career in entertainment so I'm happy to be here."

Along with the symposium, a luncheon was also held where honorees were presented with their 2012 MCJ Hall of Fame awards.

Sally-Ann Roberts was unable to attend the induction, but she did stop by USM Wednesday and received her award as well as spoke to students about her career.

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