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Raleigh Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

Posted May 26

The Raleigh Hall of Fame will induct nine individuals and two organizations on Oct. 3 as its Class of 2016.

The hall honors people and organizations for their significant contributions to the City of Raleigh.

This year's list includes the only Raleigh native to be elected governor of North Carolina and the founder of CarQuest Auto Parts.

Meet the Class of 2016

Dr. Bill D. Brittain started Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas, providing counseling, housing and other services for youth, in 1991 and grew it to an operation with a staff of hundreds and locations across the state.

Gov. J. Melville Broughton was the only Raleigh native to be elected governor of the state. His term was marked by support for the arts, including the funding necessary to establish North Carolina Symphony. He later served in the United States Senate.

Jill Staton Bullard, co-founder of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS), has been a champion for ending hunger in Raleigh and surrounding counties for over 25 years.

Mary Josephine Conrad Cresimore spent decades in service to the City of Raleigh through volunteer and fundraising programs for North Carolina Museum of Art and the Raleigh Fine Arts Society for 47 years.

Anne McLaurin has been a promoter of a healthier Raleigh through work, volunteer efforts and personal relationships formed at Wake County Health Services, the Crosby Clinic, Rex Certificate Program for Screening Mammography, Alliance Medical Ministries, Wake County School Board, and the Boylan Heights and Chavis Heights neighborhoods.

Dr. J. C. Raulston founded the arboretum that bears his name as a teaching and research facility on the North Carolina State University campus when he was a faculty member in the Department of Horticulture Science.

O. Temple Sloan Jr. created CarQuest Auto Parts and is known for creating thousands of jobs in the Triangle.

Cliffornia Wimberley was among the first African-Americans elected to the Raleigh School Board and was instrumental to the integration of the city schools with the Wake County Public School System.

Organization Inductees

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County

Triangle Family Services, Inc.

Centennial Inductee

Dr. Calvin Jones (1775-1846) was the first physician in the state to inoculate people against smallpox and established the North Carolina Medical Society. He was the publisher of the RALEIGH STAR and a member of the UNC Board of Trustees for 30 years. He helped found numerous schools in northern Wake County, including the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute, which eventually became Wake Forest College.

Tickets to the Oct. 3 ceremony and dinner are available beginning in July.

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