Beverlie Conant Sloane, former director of health education for Dartmouth College's Health Service, has been a leader in the area of sex education among college students nationally. Her concern for sex education among college-age students began when she was still a Middlebury student, when she conducted sex education "road shows" in the dorms as part of an effort to prevent unwanted pregnancies. At Dartmouth, she was responsible for what she describes as "everything from stress, nutrition and fitness to sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." She was also an assistant professor of Community Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School, where she has co-taught, with her husband David, a class on the history of medicine. She was honored by the Dartmouth community, and the Educational Press Association presented her with an award for her 64-page book, "Partners in Health," a publication for college students that deals with reproductive health issues. Sloane was also honored for her leadership in the campus fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, and for her contribution to the greater understanding of these problems, both at Dartmouth and nationally.
Frances Hutner began her career as an economist and educator as an instructor in economics at Smith College. She subsequently taught at Kenyon College, Rutgers University, Rider College and the Stevens Institute of Technology. Since the late 1970s, she has brought her expertise to a variety of professional, business and scholarly interests, including service as a director of Central Vermont Public Service and the Connecticut Valley Electric Company, as a trustee of Green Mountain College and, since 1980, as President of the Princeton Research Forum, a group of independent scholars. She is the author of Equal Pay for Comparable Worth: The Working Women's Issue of the '80s. She and her husband, Simeon, are parents of five children, two of who, Daniel '70 and Simeon '81, are Middlebury alums. Hutner was honored for her help in paving the way for women in business and academia, her distinguished career, and her outstanding contributions to the nation's understanding of the economic role of women. Adapted from Middlebury Magazine, Winter 1991 pg. 35
Young Alumni Achievement Award
After an outstanding basketball career at Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Robert Hamilton came to Middlebury, where he personified the scholar-athlete. After graduation, he worked briefly at Brandeis as a basketball assistant, and then joined Umana High School, an inner-city school in East Boston, as a coach and a Spanish teacher. Hamilton was eventually named president of the Boston High School Basketball Coaches Association, through which he helped develop Project LEAD, an incentive program in which basketball players receive recognition for improved school attendance and grade point averages. He also helped inspire the Coaches Academic Leadership League, or CALL, which brings together parents, teachers, coaches and students in an effort to turn athletes into student-athletes and, ultimately, scholar-athletes. He has been honored by the City of Boston and by the Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society, which presented him with the Giant Steps Award. Hamilton was honored for his dedication to the development of the young people of East Boston, seen in his commitment to keep them growing in spirit and self-esteem.