Leo J. Dunn III ’75

Leo J. Dunn III ’75

Leo J. Dunn III of the Class of 1975, as loyal a son of Bowdoin as the College has ever seen, your professional success in law was foreshadowed by your extraordinary success in athletics at Bowdoin, particularly your excellence and leadership in indoor and outdoor track.

At Bowdoin you were a dedicated member of the football team, but you posted your most remarkable achievements on the track. By the time of your graduation, you held six Bowdoin track records, including indoor records in distances of 600 and 880 yards and the two-mile relay and outdoor records in distances of 440 and 880 yards, as well as in the mile relay. In your senior year, you served as captain and were named a Division III All-American and member of the All New England team that included athletes from Division I, II, and III. Your achievements and recognition on a national level marked a resurgence of Bowdoin Track
and Field.

As a student-athlete you were recognized with the Elmer Longley Hutchinson Cup, awarded annually to a member of the varsity track squad for high conduct both on and off the field, and with the Leslie A. Claff ’26 Track Trophy. In keeping with your character, after graduating you began a life of selfless service to the College, working tirelessly as a volunteer in numerous meaningful capacities: as an Alumni Fund director; as chair of the Alumni Fund; and, for a remarkable three decades, as class agent. For your loyalty and service to Bowdoin, the Alumni Council has honored you with both a Polar Bear Award in 2011 and the Alumni Service Award in 2015.

Since your time on campus as track captain and All-American athlete, you have been an ambassador for Bowdoin both by word and action. In honor of your leadership, your accomplishments, and all that you have meant to Bowdoin’s track programs, Department of Athletics, and the College as a whole, we are pleased to celebrate your induction into the Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor.