It is fitting that the Alumni Association's first award to recognize teaching and contributions to student life be named for Norman Maclean.
Maclean (Ph.D.'40), the William Rainey Harper Professor Emeritus in the College, three times won the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and served as an inspiring mentor to generations of students. He also received wide acclaim for two books written after his retirement from teaching: his 1976 novella A River Runs Through It, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and which Robert Redford later made into a movie, and Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best general non-fiction after it was published posthumously in 1993. Maclean Award winners
Wayne Booth Peter Dembowski Patricia Kirby Bernard Meltzer Harry Roberts Margaret Rosenheim Sidney Schulman John Simpson