Numerous friends of the college and alumni from six decades looked on as Beth Thomas, vice-chair of the Board of Trustees, awarded Bob Gatje DS’44 with the Deep Springs Medal during the Memorial Day Reunion at the college. The Deep Springs Medal is the highest honor granted by the Trustees of Deep Springs. It is awarded to alumni whose lives exemplify the ideals of selfless service and visionary leadership that Lucien L. Nunn sought to advance when he founded the college in 1917. Throughout a long career, Bob has devoted himself to the public interest through the American Institute of Architects, the Committee to Save the Whitney Museum, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, and other cultural and scientific organizations. He has also worked tirelessly for Deep Springs and for the Telluride Association, of which he was president.