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Moulton Union Dining Room to be Named in Honor of Harry K. Warren

Story posted May 15, 1997

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bowdoin College will honor retiring Secretary of the College and former Director of the Moulton Union Harry K. Warren of Brunswick on Thursday, May 8, with the dedication of the main dining room in the Moulton Union as the Warren Dining Room.

Chair of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees Frederick G.P. Thorne '57 and President Robert H. Edwards will preside over the dedication ceremonies which will include remarks by Northwestern University Professor of History and German Peter F. Hayes of the Bowdoin Class of 1968.

A native of Philadelphia, Warren graduated from Swarthmore High School in Swarthmore, Penn. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he was captain of the 1951 varsity football team. Immediately upon graduation from college, Warren launched a career with the IBM Corporation starting in its Philadelphia sales office. Interrupted by a brief tour of duty with the U.S. Navy, he held sales and marketing / management assignments with IBM in Chester, Penn., Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I., White Plains, N.Y., and Concord, N.H.

Warren joined the staff at Bowdoin College in 1965 and has, over the years, served as Director of the Moulton Union, Coordinator of Summer Programs, Director of Career Services, and Secretary of the College. His service to students and alumni/ae was recognized in 1989 when he was awarded the 27th Annual Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff at the Homecoming Weekend luncheon.

A long-time member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Warren has served several terms on the Vestry, was elected to a term as Junior Warden and for many years has served as a lay reader both in Brunswick and Richmond, Maine. He has also served as a corporator and trustee of Brunswick Savings Institution and Coastal Saving Bank, as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee, as Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, and as Vice-Chairman of the Town Charter Committee for the Town of Brunswick. Warren has also served as a Corporator of Regional Memorial Hospital, on the board of United Way and as a board member and past president of the Independence Association for Retarded Citizens.

Warren is a familiar sight at home Bowdoin hockey games, where he ran the clock and scoreboard for over 20 years. He has also handled similar duties for home varsity football games and has served as a volunteer track officials since 1966.

Originally constructed in 1928, the Moulton Union was completely renovated in 1995 at a cost of $4 million. The dining room to be named in honor of Harry Warren was completely refurbished as part of those renovations.

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