Honorary Degree Citation for Lovejoy Fellow Clark R. Mollenhoff

 
At an age when most men are getting into their professional stride, with fame and prestige still some distance away, you have taken a number of coveted prizes and are already being talked about as America's most honored journalist. In 1953 you won the Sigma Delta Chi award for penetrating the secrecy that surrounded wrongdoing in one government bureau and in 1955 you won it again for your "diligence, ingenuity, and persistency" in exposing the errors of another. In 1956 you were assigned both the Heywood Brown award for "outstanding newspaper reporting" and also the Raymond Clapper Memorial award for "exceptionally meritorious work" by a correspondent. In 1958 your articles on labor racketeering were the reason why the Sigma Delta Chi award was given to the Des Moines Register and Tribune and the Minneapolis Star and Tribune. Also in 1958 the high honor of the Pulitzer Award was yours for reporting which stimulated the Congressional investigation for the misuse of funds by labor unions. Now Colby College names you its Lovejoy Fellow of 1959, adding you to the list of prominent newspaper men who have been chosen as heirs of the Lovejoy tradition of courageous crusading journalism, and confident that your conspicuously productive past is but the prelude to a brilliant future.