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2015 Distinguished Service Award
George “Deeks” Carroll Jr. ’62

“Deeks” Carroll has served tirelessly as a secretary, organizer and motivator for fellow alumni in his class, and as a vocal advocate for Monmouth College.

A sociology major and art minor, he credits professors Harlow Blum and Martha Hamilton for nurturing his interest in art, which led to his earning his MFA in ceramics, sculpture and art history at the University of Chicago, and pursuing his own long career as an art teacher. Named to “Who’s Who in American Education,” he received Teacher of the Year Awards from both Moraine Valley Community College and Amos Alonzo Stagg High School.

Carroll’s devotion to Monmouth College was also fueled by the grounding in the liberal arts he received from the college’s distinguished faculty, including sociology professor Madge Sanmann, who taught him that learning comes as much from conversation and social interaction as it does from a formal lecture. That proved true through the lessons in cooperation and leadership he learned as a member of Theta Chi fraternity and the lifelong friendships he developed as a member of the wrestling team, for which he was a four-year letterman and co-captain.

As class secretary since 2002, Carroll writes engaging letters that are eagerly anticipated by the Class of 1962. At his 45th reunion, he challenged classmates to raise $100,000 for a scholarship that would be presented in conjunction with their 50th reunion. Organizing the committees, working the phones and sending correspondence over the next five years, his leadership led to a record reunion turnout, the completion of a comprehensive class directory and a scholarship fund that totals $104,000.

Carroll visits campus several times a year to meet with scholarship candidates and recipients. He remains in contact with local alumni and retired faculty. He also represented the Class of 1962 at the inaugurations of Presidents Giese and Wyatt.

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Monmouth College Distinguished Service Award Recipients:
2015 George “Deeks” Carroll Jr. ’62
2014 Don Gladfelter ’77
2013 Kevin S. Kaihara ’77
2012 Dean St. Ledger
2011 Hon. Daniel S. Weber ’74
2010 Michael E. Sproston ’64
2009 William J. Goldsborough ’65
2008 David C. Allison ’53
2007 Virgil S. Boucher ’32
2006 Frederick W. Wackerle ’61
2005 Bonnie Bondurant Shaddock ’54
2004 Nancy Speer Engquist ’74
2003 David A. Bowers ’60
Frank W. Sorensen
2002 Elizabeth F. Peacock
H. Safford Peacock
2001 Isabel Bickett Marshall ’36
2000 George E. Trotter, Jr. ’47
Maxine Murdy Trotter ’47
1999 R. Jeremy McNamara
1998 Mary Ann Galusha Eiserman ’72
1997 Charles J. Speel II
1996 Robert H. Buchholz
Frank W. Lee, III ’69
Margaret A. Will Lee ’71
1995 Ernest Crow , Jr. ’41
Rev. J. Stafford Weeks
1994 Bruce Haywood
John J. Ketterer
1993 Dorothy Eyler Arthur ’48
Ralph E. Stephenson ’58
1992 Dr. James W. Marshall ’36
Clarence P. Patterson ’35
1991 Margaret Miles ’30
1990 Sarah A. Ryder ’38
1988 Alice M. Martin ’31
1987 Stephen W. Graham, Jr.
1986 Mary Jane Tippett
1985 Elwood H. Ball
1984 Jean A. Frans Hogue ’30
Katina R. Harper Truman ’77
1983 Heimo A. Loya ’38
Lyman O. Williams
1982 Ralph E. Whiteman ’52
1981 William M. LeSuer ’42
1980 Catherine Freed
DeBow Freed
1979 Eva H. Cleland
Samuel M. Thompson ’24
1978 Adele Kennedy
1977 Peter H. Bunce
Lee L. Morgan
Glen D. Rankin ’43
Mildred M. Saville ’28
1976 Mary S. Bartling Crow ’41
Eileen Sandberg Loya ’40
1975 Cmdr. Gilbert E. Boone
Katherine Phelps Boone ’30
1974 Benjamin T. Shawver
1973 Kenneth Geiger ’53
1972 Sigmund Kunstadter
1971 David D. Fleming ’46
1970 Duncan Wimpress
1969 Roger J. Fritz ’50
1968 Cyrus R. Osborn
1967 Evelyn M. Peters Kyle ’32
Fielding A. Smith ’25
1964 N. Barr Miller ’28
1961 Hugh R. Beveridge ’23
1960 Dr. Rollin S. Moore ’31
Robert T. Rawson ’42
1958 William K. Addleman ’36
Carl S. Easdale
Elizabeth Dierstein Lashly ’24
Leroy Pierce ’14
Dorothy Austin Prugh ’13
Thomas Prugh ’12
Ivory Quinby ’19
W. Frank Rosell ’12
Chalmer Spiker
Ralph Stephenson, Sr.
Elizabeth Farrell Zumstein ’25
1957 Louise Reid Campbell ’07
James C. Foster ’14
Thomas H. Hamilton ’07
Mary E. McCoy ’13
Robert T. McLoskey ’28
Wendell F. Whiteman ’27
1956 Morris Beabout
Harold Blair ’25
Kenneth Craig
Janet E. Ritchey Palmer ’35
Grace Gawthrop Peterson ’22
Harry W. Rhea ’55
John W. Service ’35
1955 Dr. O. E. Sterett
Keith L. Trevor
1954 Robert Albert
Fred B. Pattee
Glen Soule
1953 Max R. Armstrong ’41
William T. Axline ’21
Bruce B. Barr ’28
Algot J. Bowman
Mabel M. Bowman ’25
George H. Bruington
Howard W. Bryant
Thomas Wiley Clark ’27
Paul M. Crafton
Emory B. Davis
David D. Edwards
Victor C. Engdahl
George Gardner ’26
Ernest Johnson
John J. Kritzer ’13
William McKnight ’34
Robert S. Moore ’38
Thomas E. Moore
Gale L. Parrish ’51
Gail Reynolds ’42
James Sanderson ’26
George H. Thorbeck
Donald B. Walker
Paul E. Warfield ’24
Russell White