Hall of Fame

Ashley Bloom, author

There are many people inducted into the Hall of Fame, two of them being James Arbuckle, and Donald Browne.

Arbuckle was in the graduating class of 1957. Arbuckle was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. He is a hometown business man. He has many accomplishments such as:

  • CFO of Besser company
  • Member of Alpena General Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Member of Jesse Besser Museum board of directors
  • Alpena Public Schools board of education member
  • Alpena High School Band Booster
  • 40 years working at Besser Company

Browne was in the graduating class of 1951. Browne was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. He graduated valedictorian and subsequently earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. from University of Michigan. He has written six books on electronic media. He has also earned many awards such as:

  • Fulbright-Hay to teach at American University in Beirut in 1973
  • NATO fellowship 1980
  • National Association of Broadcasters’ Electronic
  • Media Book of the year  in 1990