Mr. Walker Stone
President, Scripps-Howard Foundation
It is appropriate that The Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award be presented to Mr. Paul Miller, Mr. M. B. Seretean, and Mr. Walker Stone--individuals who have demonstrated with their hearts, minds, and souls those qualities of character which exemplify the life of the man in whose name the award is made. Oklahoma State University is honored to recognize these three alumni, all of whom have been previously elected to the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame.
Mr. Walker Stone is widely known in the journalistic world for his long and distinguished service as Editor-in-Chief of Scripps-Howard newspapers, a position which he held from 1953 until his retirement in 1969. While a student at OSU, he was editor of the campus newspaper. Mr. Stone was the founder and a trustee for many years of the Raymond Clapper Memorial Association and of the Ernie Pyle Memorial Fund. Although retired, he still serves as a director of Scripps-Howard newspapers and as a trustee of the Scripps-Howard Foundation.
Perhaps most important to Oklahoma State University is the fact that these three distinguished alumni have given support to the University and continue to stand as the embodiment of the leadership which comes from the most important element of this institution--its students.
Year of Award: 1972