2022 Thayer Investiture

The Robert Fletcher Award

Robert Fletcher
Robert Fletcher

The annual Robert Fletcher Award recognizes distinguished achievement and service in the highest tradition of the School. The award is named in honor of Robert Fletcher, who was appointed by founder Sylvanus Thayer as the School's first dean and professor of engineering (1871–1918). Robert Fletcher is considered the father of Thayer.

Thayer's Dean chooses each year's award recipient in consultation with the faculty and Dartmouth Society of Engineers. The recipient delivers a speech to Thayer's graduating class at Investiture.

Recipients

  • 1999 John W. Strohbehn '43A
  • 1998 John W. Ballard II '55 TT'56
  • 1997 Charles E. Hutchinson '68A
  • 1996 Millett G. Morgan
  • 1995 Myron Tribus '42A
  • 1994 William W. Boddie Jr. '67 Th'69
  • 1993 Frank P. Strong Jr. '56 TT'57
  • 1992 John H. Krehbiel Sr.
  • 1991 Paul E. Queneau
  • 1990 Kisuk Cheung '53 Th'54
  • 1989 Barry L. MacLean '60 Th'61
  • 1988 Peter R. Brown '49 Th'49
  • 1987 S. Russell Stearns '37 Th'38
  • 1986 Frederick J. Hooven (posthumous)
  • 1985 Carl F. Long '71H
  • 1984 William H. Davidow '57 Th'58
  • 1983 Samuel C. Florman '46 Th'46
  • 1982 Marian Miner Cook '29W
  • 1980 Henry J. McCarthy '31
  • 1979 Ralph E. Crump '66A
  • 1978 Peter Kiewit '22
  • 1977 James H. Wakelin Jr. '32
  • 1976 Gordon S. Brown '64H