HAMMOND, IN (December 1, 2010) – Vivian Carter, founder of the legendary Vee-Jay Records in Gary, and John Maniotes, Ph.D., a “computer pioneer” who taught at Purdue University Calumet for 38 years, will be inducted on the South Shore Wall of Legends at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9th, at the Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond. The legends are selected based upon the “pillars” of “exploration, courage, creativity and innovation.”

This will mark the 16th and the 17th Legends to be inducted on the Wall sponsored by BP Business Whiting Unit, made possible with continuing support from BP and Tom Keilman, Director, Government & Public Affairs, BP. The South Shore Wall of Legends was inspired by John Davies, president, Woodlands Communications Group, Valparaiso, who coordinates the project, and Stephen G. McShane, archivist/curator, Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest, who serves as consultant.

Also announced will be the annual Legends Scholar recipient who received a $1,000 scholarship and is selected from one of the six colleges and universities serving Northwest Indiana. The scholarship is sponsored by the First Midwest Bank. RSVP’s are required to attend the ceremony to be held in the theater. Please RSVP by Dec. 7th to Kailyn Rynberk at 219-554-2229.

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