Distinguished Service Medallion 1979

CHARLES C. E. "CHILLY" BOWEN

1922 graduate. Served the University for 33 years; was the first full-time executive director of the Alumni Association from 1942 until his retirement in 1960. He was awarded the Medallion at the Urbana-Champaign commencement.

 

Board of Trustees Minutes
December 13, 1978

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE TRUSTEES
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDALLION

President Howard then asked for a report of this committee, and Mrs. Rader, chairman, presented the following recommendation:

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 1979 the following individual:

CHARLES E. “CHILLY” BOWEN served the University for thirty-three years. A graduate of the University in 1922, he returned in 1927 to serve in several positions in the Athletic Association until 1942 when he became the first full-time executive director of the Alumni Association. He served in that position until his retirement in 1960. He was instrumental in the establishment of a fund by the University Foundation and named for him to provide assistance for undergraduates interested in university administration as a career and for varsity athletes.

Presented by the Committee for the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion Award

JANE HAYES RADER, Chairman
GEORGE W. HOWARD III, ex officio
ROBERT J. LENZ
PARK LIVINGSTON
EARL L. NEAL

On motion of Mr. Forsyth, the recommendation was approved. (The presentation of the award will be made at the Commencement Exercises at Urbana on May 20, 1979.)