In consultation with Primary Publicity Partner Pine Belt News and beginning June 1, The Foundation invites the public to give input regarding future Hall of Fame nominations.
Interested parties should go to to offer suggestions about who should be inducted into the Class of 2019. Public participation will help to ensure that future classes are equally as diverse when it comes to race, gender and career paths.
All nominations will be presented to the Selection Committee regardless of how many times a name is submitted. Says HPSD Foundation Executive Director Dan Kibodeaux, “Only one nomination is needed for an alumnus to be considered by the committee and eventually inducted. This helps us dispel the notion of being recognized solely because of popularity.”
Board of Directors President Russ Hendley acknowledges, “The HPSD Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for approval of final inductee selections. Funds generated from the Hall of Fame provide for student scholarships, teacher grants, early childhood education and ongoing programs of the HPSD Foundation.”
According to Hattiesburg Hall of Fame Chair Michael Marks, “We are excited to be a part of the district’s effort to reclaim its alumni, across the nation, as role models for our current student body. As was evidenced at The Masters, the Tiger is back!”

Save the date for the 2019 Induction Ceremony on October 24 – 25, 2019.