Pulitzer Prize Winner John M. Hightower
Alumnus journalist John M. Hightower’s coverage of international and national affairs was so impressive that in 1952 he won three of journalism’s most prestigious awards. One of those awards was a Pulitzer Prize for the sustained quality of his international affairs coverage. Hightower continued to cover international events until he retired from the Associated Press in 1971 to teach journalism at the University of New Mexico and write a column for the Santa Fe New Mexican. A member of UT’s Academic Hall of Fame, Hightower died in 1987.