I heard recently that the VCU Brand Center in Richmond named a hall after Mike Hughes, my old boss at The Martin Agency. I thought it was kind of nice that they did that, but I felt Mike deserved something more.
Having a hall named after you is OK I guess, but I wondered why didn’t they name a classroom after him? He’s a fantastic teacher. Or an auditorium? He’s a fantastic speaker. OK… he’s a good speaker. They could have named the gymnasium after him. He’s quite a coach. But they named a hall after him.
C’mon VCU, a hall? A hall is something that you walk through on the way to class. It's a step up from having a broom closet named after you, I suppose. And it's better than having a rest room named after you. But not much.
I was really confused until I saw this picture:
Congrats Mike. What a great honor. But if it were up to me, it wouldn’t be Mike Hughes Hall. It would be Virginia Commonwealth Hughesiversity.