More than a year after they were originally selected, Missouri State University is inducting its latest Hall of Fame class.
Christopher “Kit” Bond, Dr. Patricia Dix, Wendy Doyle, Bob Holden and Dred Scott are slated to join the MSU Public Affairs Hall of Fame during an Oct. 15 ceremony at The Old Glass Place downtown, according to a news release. An MSU spokesperson said the inductees are now the 2021 class after the ceremony last year was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hall of Fame honors inductees with a connection to the state of Missouri who have acted in the best interest of public affairs.
Bond is a public servant spanning more than four decades, with terms in the U.S. Senate and in Missouri as governor and state auditor.
Dix is an obstetrician-gynecologist at CoxHealth with more than three decades of experience.
Doyle is the CEO of United WE, where she focuses on advancing women’s economic and civil leadership, according to the release.
Holden was Missouri's 53rd governor who currently works as chair and CEO of the United States Heartland China Association.
Scott, who died in 1858, was a civil rights pioneer who made history by suing for his freedom, according to the release.
The inductees join others in the Hall of Fame including poet Maya Angelou, Care to Learn founder Doug Pitt and Convoy of Hope President and CEO Hal Donaldson.
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