The Gordon Scribner Award was created to honor Gordon Scribner '42, former dean of students and director of alumni, upon his retirement. The award is given by the Alumni Association to persons who have made a major contribution of volunteer time and effort to Whitman College over an extended period of time and possess the ability to inspire. Any alumnus/alumna or friend of the College is eligible for this award. There are no restrictions regarding board involvement.

Recipients for 2016 are Jim Moore '66, George Osborne '66, Jock Edwards '66, and Charlie Stookey '66

Jim Moore '66, George Osborne '66, Jock Edwards '66, and Charlie Stookey '66 have displayed an outstanding dedication to Whitman College athletics. All were leaders and game-changers during their time at Whitman, varsity athletes in football, wrestling, basketball, baseball and track. All four were involved with the establishment of the W Club nine years ago, and have been committed to its growth and success ever since.

2016 Gordon Scribner Award for Distinguished Service, Jim Moore '66, George Osborne '66, Jock Edwards '66, and Charlie Stookey '66 (in front Gordon Scribner)They have each dedicated their time and talents to the W Club, from creating by-laws to leading board meetings to planning the annual golf tournament fundraiser. Their service to the College is unmistakable, as are the results of that service.

The W Club has contributed to the experience of Whitman’s student-athletes, allowing them to travel outside of the Pacific Northwest, providing opportunities for a higher level of competition, assisting with funding for assistant coaches for all sports and providing athletic teams with state-of-the-art facilities, such as new batting cages and practice equipment.

They have displayed outstanding enthusiasm and support for Whitman athletics through the belief that varsity athletics are an extension of the classroom, teaching athletes about leadership and providing endless learning opportunities on and off the field.

Through their integral roles in the establishment of the W Club, these men have forever changed the game for the future of Whitman College varsity athletics. The Alumni Association is proud to present Jim, George, Jock, and Charlie with the 2016 Gordon Scribner Award for their distinguished service to Whitman College.

Pictured with Jim Moore '66, George Osborne '66, Jock Edwards '66, and Charlie Stookey '66 is Gordon Scribner.