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Coach and Publications Director Win Faculty-Staff Alumni Award

Story posted June 15, 2000

Swimming Coach Charlie Butt of Harpswell and Director of Publications Lucie Teegarden of Brunswick have been named as the recipients of the 37th annual Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff. The award was presented at the Reunion Convocation on Saturday, June 3.

Butt was hired as coach of soccer and swimming and the director of physical education in 1961. Butt, who is retiring this year, holds the distinction of being the collegeís longest-serving coach. He has served under five college presidents and five athletic directors, has coached more athletes than anyone else in Bowdoin history, and has amassed an enviable record of success. In swimming, he has coached 166 All-Americans, eight national champions and three national record-holders. He also coached soccer from 1965 to 1984 and was New England Division II Coach of the Year in 1976.

Born in Shanghai, China, Butt was a champion swimmer in China and qualified for the 1948 Olympics. More recently, Butt has won national and world championships in seniors squash competition. He was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986. He graduated summa cum laude from Springfield College in 1953.

Teegarden joined the Office of Public Relations in 1983 as Associate Director for Publications. During her years at Bowdoin, she has overseen production of brochures, catalogues, booklets, viewbooks, magazines, posters, promotional materials, programs, handbooks, and countless other materials. She has served as managing editor of Bowdoin magazine and acting director of public affairs. Her careful and thoughtful editing has been of immeasurable value in maintaining a consistent style to hundreds of printed works each year.

Teegardenís work has frequently been recognized professionally. She has won Best of Show awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for writing and publications excellence. She is a former member of the CASE National Commission on Publications, the CASE District 1 Board of Directors, and CASE conference committees.

At Bowdoin, she has served as faculty clerk and is a founding member of the Bowdoin Administrative Staff Steering Committee, which advocates for professional staff members and hosts community-building events. She is a board member and past president of the Oratorio Chorale. Ms. Teegarden is a magna cum laude graduate of the College of New Rochelle and holds a masterís degree from Yale University.

The Alumni Council established the Alumni Award For Faculty and Staff in 1963. It is presented annually "for service and devotion to Bowdoin, recognizing that the College in a larger sense includes both students and alumni."

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