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From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana:
The Bicentennial Medallion was presented at the Bicentennial Alumni Convocation on February 6, 1965 by President Keeney to 24 illustrious graduates and President Emeritus Henry M. Wriston. The medallion was designed by Richard Lippold, its theme expressed by a latticed circlet of interlocking bronze V’s about an orb of polished gold. The V, interpreted as the Roman U, stands for “University.” Taken together, the twenty overlapping V’s form twenty Roman X’s, which represent the 200 years of Brown. The Latin inscription on the gold center is “Honos Honorem Parit” translated, “In honoring you, we are honored.” The medallion, three inches in diameter, rests in a case made of wood from old tables in the John Hay Library. In addition to the 26 medallions conferred, one has been placed in the University Archives and one in the Museum of Modern Art. The 24 alumni recipients of the medallion were Justin Meredith Andrews ’23, Sarah Morse Beardsley ’18, Beulah Sheldon Bellows ’07, Jeannette Dora Black ’30, Lyman Gustave Bloomingdale ’35, Fredson Thayer Bowers ’25, Kenneth Gould Burton ’27, Garrett Davis Byrnes ’26, Gordon Eugene Cadwgan ’36, Franklin Davenport Elmer ’27, Lucius Garvin ’28, Phyllis Smith Gray ’28, George Edward Chalmers Hayes ’15, Robert Stowe Holding ’14, Frederick Herbert Jackson ’41, Honor Cecilia McCusker ’30, Kenneth Leland Nash ’12, Joseph William Ress ’26, Henry Dexter Sharpe ’45, Gray Temple ’35, Norman Orwig Tietjens ’25, Charles Carpenter Tillinghast ’32, Frederick Bernays Wiener ’27, and James Walter Wilson ’18.
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