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Alumni Association Honors Amick ’69, Crouse ’59 and Maloney

  • Tim Maloney heads to the podium to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award.
    Tim Maloney heads to the podium to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Louise Amick and Alumni Board chair Valarie Sheppard.
    Louise Amick and Alumni Board chair Valarie Sheppard.
  • Tom Crouse offers his thanks for the Alumni Citation for Excellence.
    Tom Crouse offers his thanks for the Alumni Citation for Excellence.
    Bill McAllen Photography
May 20, 2013
Citations for Excellence recognize the successful careers and contributions of a retiring math professor and a financial executive. And the man who has mentored WC Drama students for 47 years takes home the Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The Alumni Association honored two graduates and one faculty member at Commencement, praising their career achievement and service to Washington College.

Drama professor Timothy Maloney, who is retiring after 47 years at the College, received the Association’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. Maloney came to Washington College in 1966 to create a drama department and has been a beloved mentor to drama students ever since. 

Another retiring faculty member, mathematics professor H. Louise Amick ’69, was awarded the Alumni Citation for Excellence in Education. And global business executive Thomas C. Crouse ’59 received a Citation for Excellence in Finance. 

Amick graduated first in her Washington College Class of 1969, earned a master’s degree from the University of Delaware and taught at Lincoln University for 14 years before joining the faculty of her alma mater in 1990. Her citation from the alumni board describes her as a valuable colleague and an ideal professor, one who offered time and encouragement to the struggling student and who mentored and guided the gifted. She received the Alumni Association’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995. 

In her response, Amick thanked all the students she had been privileged to teach. “It’s been a joy, it’s been rewarding, and – except for the paper grading – it really hasn’t seemed like work,” she said. 

Crouse was celebrated as a businessman with a global perspective and a gift for making and maintaining strong relationships with people of all backgrounds. After graduating from Washington College with a degree in economics, the Denton native earned his MBA at Columbia University and launched a career in international banking with Citibank and later Crocker Bank. In 1984, he founded CIG International, an equity investment firm he sold in 2004. Crouse has been a strong supporter and friend of Washington College, where nine relatives also graduated. He has served on the Board of Visitors and Governors since 2003 and co-chaired the 40th and 50th reunions of the Class of 1959.   

In accepting the citation, Crouse repeated one of his favorite sayings: “When you drink the water, remember who dug the well.” He thanked the College and his family for being his well diggers, launching “a pretty average guy” into a life of extraordinary opportunities and experiences around the world. 


Photos by Bill McAllen.

Last modified on May. 21st, 2013 at 8:27pm by Marcia Landskroener.