The Colby C Club presents three annual recognitions: the C Club Person of the Year, the Carl Nelson Sports Achievement Award, and the Colby College C Club Hall of Fame (beginning in 2020).

 

C Club Person of Year Award

This award is presented annually at Homecoming Weekend to a member (or members) of the Colby family, not necessarily alumni, who have shown dedication and support to Colby athletics by his/her/their service to the College and particularly to athletics at the College. The recipients are determined by the officers of the Colby C Club, in consultation with the athletic department and the Office of Engagement and Annual Philanthropy. Final selection is made at the summer meeting of the Athletic Committee of the Alumni Council. The award currently is a clock, with an engraved plaque, and a citation.

2016 C Club Person of the Year

The C Club Person of the Year Award was given this year to Don Rice ’56.

C Club Person of the Year Recipients

  • 1951  Cecil Clark ’05*
  • 1952  Howard Ferguson ’31*
  • 1953  C. Wallace Lawrence ’17*
  • 1954  Clayton Johnson ’25*
  • 1955  Joseph Wallace ’43, Gordon Jones ’40*
  • 1956  Leonard Grant ’15*, Carl MacPherson ’26*
  • 1957  Ludy Levine ’21*
  • 1958  Ray Greene ’47*
  • 1959  Clair Wood ’28*
  • 1960  L. Russell Blanchard ’38*
  • 1961  John Davan ’33*
  • 1962  Jack Deering ’55
  • 1963  Pacy Levine ’27*
  • 1964  George Beach ’41
  • 1965  Kershaw Powell ’51
  • 1966  Clarence Dore ’39
  • 1967  Frank Carpenter ’14*
  • 1968  Carl Wright ’47
  • 1969  John Kennedy ’13*
  • 1970  Robert Lee ’51
  • 1971  Roy Shorey, Jr. ’54
  • 1972  William Bryan ’48
  • 1973  Robert Burke ’61
  • 1974  David O’Brien ’58
  • 1975  Harold Alfond L.H.D. ’80
  • 1976  Ted Hodgkins ’25*
  • 1977  Bink Smith ’62
  • 1978  Robert Sage ’49
  • 1979  Thomas O’Donnell ’27*
  • 1980  Arthur “Red” O’Halloran ’50
  • 1981  Carl Nelson
  • 1982  Robert Clifford, Jack Kelley, Lee Williams*, John Winkin
  • 1983  Norman “Cy” Perkins ’32*
  • 1984  Marjorie Bither
  • 1985  John, Pete*, Mary*, Barbara Joseph
  • 1986  Evelyn Kellett ’26*
  • 1987  Clifford Came ’42*
  • 1988  Thomas Lizotte ’74
  • 1989  Dennis Dionne ’61
  • 1990  Donald J. Short ’64
  • 1991  Linda Mitchell Potter ’66, Wayne Fillback ’64, Peter Jaffe ’62
  • 1992  Richard McGee
  • 1993  Ormonde Brown ’51
  • 1994  James Hayes ’76* (posthumously)
  • 1995  William Marvin ’65
  • 1996  Sid Farr ’55
  • 1997  Art Brennan ’68
  • 1998  L. Sandy Maisel, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government
  • 1999  William R. Cotter, Lawrence R. Pugh ’56
  • 2000  Edward Fraktman ’53
  • 2001  Tom Austin
  • 2002  Patricia Valavanis Smith ’80
  • 2003  Alfond-Levine Family (Family of the Century)
  • 2004  Jim Wescott
  • 2005  Alex Wilson ’73
  • 2006  Deborah Aitken
  • 2007  Edward J. Burke Jr. ’60, P’86* (posthumously)
  • 2008  Louis V. Zambello Jr. ’55
  • 2009  Edward M. Woodin ’69
  • 2010  Jill Gordon, Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy
  • 2011  Richard L. Whitmore H’90, P’91
  • 2012  James H. Crook ’78, P’11
  • 2013  Karl Dornish Jr. ’54, P’81
  • 2014 William L. Alfond ’72
  • 2015 Carlton “Bud” Reed ’53* and Betty Cummings Reed P’75, ’76, ’78, ’86, GP’01,’02,’07,’08,’09,’11,’14,’17,’19 and family
  • 2016 Don Rice ’56

* deceased

Carl Nelson Sports Achievement Award

Honoring a Colby person for achievement in the athletic world, this award was first presented in 1988 to Carl Nelson. The award is presented at the annual C Club brunch or dinner, which is held each spring. The selection is made by the Athletic Committee of the Alumni Council and the Colby C Club. Final selection is made at the fall meeting of the committee. The award is a clock with an engraved plaque.

2016 Carl Nelson Sports Achievement Award

The Carl E. Nelson Award was given to Hilary Gehman ’93 for her exceptional career as an Olympic crew athlete and coaching in collegiate crew .

Carl Nelson Sports Achievement Award Recipients

  • 1988  Carl Nelson
  • 1989  Tom Whidden ’70
  • 1990  Jan Volk ’68
  • 1991  Curt Gowdy, Jr. ’75
  • 1992  John Winkin
  • 1993  Ronald Ryan ’62
  • 1994  Eugene Hunter ’48
  • 1995  John Simpson
  • 1996  Jack Kelley
  • 1997  Lee Williams
  • 1998  Charles Holt
  • 1999  Maureen Pine ’84, Carol Simon ’85, Carol Anne Beach ’88, Jen Holsten ’90, Katharine Cowperthewait ’91, Sura DuBow ’92
  • 2000  Stephen Freyer ’68
  • 2001  Elmer C. Bartels ’62
  • 2002  Laura Halldorson
  • 2003  No award given
  • 2004  Boyd Sands ’59
  • 2005  David Arseneault ’76
  • 2006  Michel Picher ’67
  • 2007  Richard J. McGee P’82
  • 2008  Robert W. Auriemma ’59
  • 2009  John “Swisher” Mitchell
  • 2010  Reagan L. Carey ’01
  • 2011  Richard L. Whitmore H’90, P’91
  • 2012  Steven M. Curley ’60
  • 2013  Norman P. Gigon ’59* (posthumously)
  • 2014 Mark Serdjenian ’73
  • 2015 Mark Kelley ’80
  • 2016 Hilary Gehman ’93

C Club Hall of Fame

The C Club Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of those who have brought distinction, honor, and excellence to Colby College through their athletic performance and service.