Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Paul Smith’s College Hall of Fame

The notion for the Paul Smith’s College Hall of Fame (HOF) had been in the discussion phase for several years. It was not until 2018 that a very small group of dedicated individuals sat down and brainstormed ideas on what this Hall of Fame should represent. Initially, a search was done to see what other colleges and universities had considered, and the committee compared some long time collegiate Halls of Fame with others that had only recently been established. Paul Smith’s College was formed 75 years ago in 1946, which is certainly long enough to have a solid core of distinguished alumni, faculty, staff and others who could be considered worthy for this recognition and honor.

The HOF committee honors individuals from five distinct categories: Faculty and Administrators, Distinguished PSC Staff, Distinguished Alumni, Athletics, and Community Partners/Friends of the College. This allows for the opportunity of anyone who has made significant contributions to the past or present success of the college to be eligible. In the initial discussions, it was agreed that the HOF should have two or three years of “catch-up” years, honoring those who are certainly worthy of this honor for their dedication to the college and are deceased, as well as 15 living honorees.

The Hall of Fame took nearly two years to advance to the selection of the inaugural 32 inductees. To view current inductees, please click on the links below. Inductees are listed in order of the year they were awarded.

To involve the Paul Smith’s College community in the nomination process, the HOF committee will be accepting nominations for the HOF Class of 2022 and onward. To learn more about Hall of Fame criteria and to nominate an individual, click here.


The inaugural Paul Smith’s College Hall of Fame was printed in three different newspapers.

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