Ray Hiebert Obituary, A Precious Soul Gone Too Soon – Death
Ray Hiebert Obituary, Death Cause – It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a visionary and pioneering individual, Dr. Ray Hiebert. On August 5, at the age of 91, Dr. Hiebert left us, leaving behind a legacy that has shaped the world of journalism and education in profound ways. Dr. Hiebert’s journey was one marked by transformation and innovation. In 1968, he joined the University of Maryland (#UMD) with a mission to breathe new life into the journalism department. His passion for excellence and his unwavering commitment to the field of journalism soon led him to become the founding dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism when it was established in 1972.
Under Dr. Hiebert’s guidance, the journalism landscape at #UMD was revolutionized. His forward-thinking approach and dedication to nurturing young talent not only elevated the standards of journalism education but also fostered a culture of curiosity, integrity, and professionalism among countless students. Dr. Hiebert’s impact extended far beyond the walls of the university. His leadership and influence reached into newsrooms, boardrooms, and media organizations worldwide.
His commitment to ethical journalism, responsible reporting, and the pursuit of truth set a standard that continues to inspire journalists and media professionals to this day. As we remember and honor Dr. Ray Hiebert, we recognize the immense contributions he made to the world of journalism and education. His legacy lives on in the countless journalists, writers, and communicators whose careers were shaped by his wisdom and guidance. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, colleagues, and all those who were touched by his remarkable journey.