About 40 alumni and members of the Jacksonville University community were able to attend the events surrounding Artis Gilmore’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. in August. To bring the circle back to where Gilmore’s legendary basketball career started here at JU, the University celebrated his enshrinement with the Artis Gilmore Hall of Fame Celebration December 2 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Featuring a silent auction, dinner and program, this black-tie and high-tops (optional) affair raised funds for the 53 Campaign, benefitting the JU Scholarship Fund.


Artis’ Honorary Committee included:
Rick Barry*                               
Otis Birdsong*                         
Mike Blevins*
71
Hon. Alvin Brown*
85 89
Hubie Brown                            
Pembrook Burrows
71
Frank Casey*
71
Julius “Dr. J” Erving*                 
W.W. Gay*                               
George Gervin*
Ed "Too Tall" Jones*
Sam Jones*
Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne*
Rex Morgan
76
Rev. Nat McClain
Rod McIntyre*
70
Greg Nelson
70
Frank Pace* ’73
Tom Wasdin*
Joe Williams*

*Denotes confirmed attendee.


Thanks to all that attended the Celebration. Your support for Artis Gilmore and the JU Scholarship Fund is very much appreciated.