(Inaugural 2019 Hall of Fame Class)
Salem Academy and College established an Athletics Hall of Fame to honor exemplary former student-athletes, administrators and others who have been integral to the school’s athletics program. Salem’s inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony will take place in early 2019 and will include the induction of six honorees: Chuck Blixt, Jane Barkman Brown, Dianne Dailey, Sarah 'Sally' Colhoun Engram, Robert Esleeck and Laura Sides Watson.
“Establishing an Athletics Hall of Fame has been a goal of mine since I came to Salem a little more than a year ago,” Salem College Athletics Director Patricia Hughes said. “We believe it’s important to honor and remember forever the legacies and achievements of Salem’s athletes, coaches, teams, and supporters to reinforce the wonderful history and tradition of Salem Academy and College Athletics.”
“I’m incredibly excited about our inaugural class of recipients, which includes four former student-athletes and two longtime Salem Academy and College administrators,” Hughes said. “In conjunction with our induction ceremony on February 9, we will unveil the new Hall of Fame showcase, which is being constructed along a corridor inside the Bryant Hall Athletic Center on Salem’s campus.”
A banquet and ceremony to honor the six members of the 2019 Salem Academy and College Athletics Hall of Fame took place Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryant Hall Athletic Center on the campus of Salem Academy and College.
HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
|Inductee||Induction Year||Graduation Year|
|Jane Barkman Brown||2019||1974|
|Sarah 'Sally' Colhoun Engram||2019||1975 (Salem Academy)|
|Robert E. Esleeck||2019||--|
|Laura Sides Watson||2019||1994 (Salem Academy) / 1999 (Salem College)|