Distinguished Service Medallion 1978

JOHN BARDEEN

Two-time Nobel Prize winner, physicist, electrical engineer, faculty member at the University from 1951 until retirement in 1975, Dr. Bardeen was awarded his Medallion at the Urbana-Champaign commencement.

Board of Trustees Minutes
February 15, 1978

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AWARD OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDALLION

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 recipient of the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion for 1978 the following individual:

JOHN BARDEEN -- physicist, electrical engineer, faculty member at the University from 1951 until his retirement in 1975, he has earned international distinction for his contributions to basic research in electronics and in the theory of superconductivity. Twice a winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics and the recipient of numerous other honors, he has brought great honor to the University.

The award would be conferred at the Commencement Exercises at Urbana on May 21, 1978.

Presented by the Committee for the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion Award:

JANE HAYES RADER, Chairman
RALPH C. HAHN
GEORGE W. HOWARD III, ex officio
EARL L. NEAL
NINA T. SHEPHERD

On motion of Mrs. Rader, this recommendation was approved.