All TeamCROWN are invited to submit nominations for the Crown Hall of Fame. TeamCROWN is defined as anyone who is/was an active member, faculty, or support staff of Crown (this includes board, administration, drivers, volunteers, etc.). Nominees must be from TeamCROWN as defined above. Nominations should be sent to HOF@carolinacrown.org.
Nominees shall have made a significant contribution to the progress of the organization over an extended period of time. Contributions may be creative, administrative, financial, or educational, but should be significant in both scope and impact.
Nominations should describe the candidate’s qualifications in letter-form up to 2 pages in length. Letters of nomination should also include:
1. The complete name, address, telephone number(s) (including area code) and email address for the candidate you are nominating.
2. Explain why you feel this candidate should be considered for induction in to the Crown Hall of Fame. Please limit your response to two pages or less.
3. Please document:
a) The nominee’s background as part of TeamCROWN.
b) The nominee’s significant contributions to the progress of the organization.
4. Include YOUR name, address, telephone number(s) (including area code) and email address.
No more than one nomination per year will be accepted from each individual. Groups are NOT eligible for nomination by individuals into the Hall of Fame. All nominations will be reviewed and voted on by the Hall of Fame Committee, which includes current members of the Crown Hall of Fame. Nominations should be sent to HOF@carolinacrown.org.
Once all nominations have been submitted, all nominees will be posted on the Crown website and Facebook page, and the Hall of Fame Committee, along with current Hall of Fame members, will begin accepting and reviewing letters of support for a group of “finalists”. Each “finalist” must be supported by additional support letters describing the nominee’s qualifications. All of TeamCROWN is welcome to submit letters of support up to 2 pages in length. Letters of support should be submitted via email to HOF@carolinacrown.org.
Please note that nominations which do not adhere to the aforementioned nomination process may be disregarded at the discretion of the Hall of Fame Committee.
For more information on the Crown Hall of Fame, please contact HOF@carolinacrown.org.
March 1 - April 15: Hall of Fame announced and TeamCROWN may submit nominations
April 16 - April 30: Hall of Fame Committee, along with current HOF members, reviews all nominations, votes on and announces final candidates.
May 1 - May 30: All of TeamCROWN may submit letters of support for final candidates
June 1 - June 15: Committee votes to select up to three inductees* for the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 (*unless extenuating circumstances)
June 17 (date/location tentative): Class of 2017 announced before Crown Preview Show, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
July 30: Class of 2017 honored at the NightBEAT presents Tour of Champions VIP Reception and on the field during the event, BB&T Stadium, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
Hall of Fame Committee
Charles Long Jr - Brass '90-'93 (plus volunteer)
Marcus Jones - Brass '91-'92 (plus driver/volunteer)
Ralph Stewart III - Brass/DM '91-'96 (plus admin/faculty)
Shannon Mulhearn - Guard '94-'98
Eric Paco Taylor - Brass/DM '95-'00
Amanda Kachurak Futrell - Guard '99-'03
Whitney Stone - Guard '03-'07
Evan VanDoren - Brass/DM '04-'08 (plus faculty)
Preston Cheek - Brass/DM '05-'11 (plus admin)
Katie VanDoren - Brass '08-'12 (plus faculty)
Doug Madar - HOF '15
Kevin Smith - HOF '15
Carol Srdar - HOF '15
Andy Crews - HOF '16
Michael Klesch - HOF '16
Bill Loelius - HOF '16