The Board of Trustees and the Alumni Council announced on Monday the recipients of this year's alumni awards, which recognize Bowdoin graduates who have made special contributions to the College and in their line of work. All three awards will be presented during Reunion Weekend in June.
The Alumni Council honored Edward Langbein '57 with the Alumni Service Award for his years of work on behalf of the College. Langbein currently serves as the Agent for the Class of 1957 and was Chair of the Association of Bowdoin Friends. In addition, Langbein also served as a Capital Campaign Worker and member of the Bowdoin Alumni Council.
Senior Vice President for Planning and Development Bill Torrey explained that the Alumni Service Award serves "to recognize an individual who has spent years and years volunteering on behalf of the College in a very special way."
The Alumni Council selected John Storer Lunt '61 as recepient of the 2011 Distinguished Bowdoin Educator Award, in recognition of Lunt's efforts to introduce computers into grade school curriculums throughout Maine.
"We're recognizing people who put themselves above money to serve the common good," said Torrey of the Educator Award.
The Board of Trustees also announced that David F. Gordon '71 is the 2011 recipient of the Common Good Award for his foreign policy work in both government and private firms.
Gordon served as the director of policy planning in the Bush Administration under Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and, according to a College press release, he is currently director of Global Macro Analysis for Eurasia Group, a political consulting firm.
"Alumni take a lot of pride in seeing people recognized," said Torrey. "It's always fun to give awards."