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Director of VSU's Advance Creative Service Group inducted into Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Published date: April 4, 2018

Jesse Vaughan HonoredJesse Vaughan, Virginia State University’s director of the Advance Creative Service Group, was recently inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Vaughan, who is an Emmy award-winning director and producer, was one of seven people who will be inducted.

This is the 30th anniversary for the Hall of Fame, which was started by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture to recognize and honor distinguished communications professionals who were either born in Virginia or have become distinctly identified with Virginia and have made long-term contributions to the fields of advertising, journalism, public relations, new media and communications.

Vaughan, who is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University and a Richmond native, started his career directing local news for WTVR-TV in Richmond. He directed the 2002 feature film “Juwanna Mann.” His most recent feature film, “The Last Punch,” chronicles Muhammad Ali’s last fight. He has been nominated for 49 Emmy Awards, winning 29.

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