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The Stephen Freeman Award

Rotary Club of Middlebury, Vermont

 

This award is given in recognition of distinctive life and service, exemplifying Rotary goals and values.

The award is presented to non-Rotarians (individuals or couples) who do not receive compensation for their service.
 

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Stephen Albert Freeman was born May 9, 1898. He was educated at Brown University and Harvard University and came to teach at Middlebury College in 1925.  His field was the French language and he eventually became Dean of the French School. In Hillcrest Hall he supervised the creation of the first language lab. He was director of the College’s Language School from 1947-1970. In 1943 he was promoted to Vice-President of Middlebury College and served several short terms as Acting-President.

Stephen joined Rotary November 11, 1942 and was inducted into the club by John Weeks. He received the Paul Harris Award in 1964. During his tenure he presided over the induction of most new members coming into the Middlebury Club. Stephen was deeply committed to the work of the Salvation Army. His wife’s name was Marjorie. He died in 1999.

 

  Year              Recipient(s)

  2017              Harold Strassner

  2016              Sarah Demong Stahl

  2015              Penny Beach

  2014              Peter James

  2013

  2012

  2011

  2010

  2009              Ron Sunderland

  2008              Gale Hurd

  2007              Dottie Neuberger      American Legion

  2006              F. Joyce Haggarty      Debra Anderson       

                        Douglas Anderson

  2005              Not Awarded

  2004              Not Awarded

  2003              Janet Fredericks        Ken Perine       Tom Verner

  2002              Malcolm Chase        Pat Chase

  2001              Carol Green        Harvey Green

  2000              John Derrick        Margaret (Peg) F. Martin

  1999              Abbott Thayer Fenn        James D. Ross

  1998              Linda Burdett         Ernest Doria

  1997              Kathy Caswell         Linda Waterman

  1996              Stanley K. James        Roch MacIntyre

  1995              Timothy F. Buskey         Kathleen P. Mackey

  1994              Alice Perine         Gordon Perine

  1993              George T. Murdoch         Anne V. Ginevan

  1992              George W. Foster

  1991              William W. Murphy        Mary Murphy         Marion J. Munford

  1990              John C. Eckels Jr.         Carol J. Eckels

  1989              Col. Joseph Whitehorne

  1988              Hubert N. Wagner          Dayton G. Wakefield