Distinguished Service Medallion 1976

JAMES C. COLVIN

1925 graduate. Mr. Colvin served the University for 31 years, retiring in 1968 as executive director of the University of Illinois Foundation. He was awarded the Medallion at a Foundation meeting, October 1976.

RAY ELIOT

1932 graduate, head football coach for 18 years, and served as athletic administrator until retirement in 1973. Mr. Eliot was awarded the Medallion at a Varsity "I" Association banquet.

 

Board of Trustees Minutes
January 21, 1976

James C. Colvin
Ray Eliot

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AWARD OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDALLION

Mr. Forsyth, Chairman of the Committee for the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion Award, presented the report and recommendations of the committee as follows:

In 1973 the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion was created to recognize those individuals whose contributions to the growth and development of the University of Illinois, through extraordinary service or significant benefaction, have been of unusual significance.

The Distinguished Service Medallion Committee, consisting of five trustees, including the President of the Board, ex officio, now recommends as recipients of the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion for 1976 the following individuals:

JAMES C. COLVIN, graduate of the University in 1925, joined the University of Illinois Foundation staff in 1937. He served as editor of the Illinois Alumni News for sixteen years and executive director of the Foundation from 1958 until his retirement in 1968. A leader in development activities, he is known to thousands of alumni over the country.

RAY ELIOT, athlete, graduate of the University in 1932, teacher, head football coach for eighteen years, athletic administrator until his retirement on September 1, 1973, has continued to serve the University as a speaker and representative in the area of athletics and education.

The report and recommendations were approved unanimously.