A lifetime devoted to the sport of rowing has earned Stan Pocock ’46 the 2012 U.S. Rowing Medal of Honor, the highest honor awarded by the U.S. Rowing organization.
Stan was awarded his medal at the Golden Oars Awards Dinner at the New York Athletic Club in November.
After rowing for the UW and graduating with a degree in engineering, Stan coached at UW from 1947-1955. He then became the first coach of the Lake Washington Rowing Club and coached several crews that participated in the Olympics — one of which won the gold medal for the men’s four at the Rome Olympics in 1960. The Pocock Rowing center is part of Stan’s heritage.
Congratulations to Stan Pocock for an award well-deserved.
Others mentioned in the Columns included John Buller ’69. John is the former executive director of the UW Alumni Association. This year he is honored to serve as the 2013 Chair of Seafair.
On page 29 our own Cliff Otis ’73 received a favorable mention for the special client of his Matthews Estate winery.
Since 2009, the winery has reserved some of its finest grapes for a special client: the UW President’s Residence.
When Mark Emmert was UW president, Cliff and his wife, Diane, proposed these wines which are served only in the president’s residence on special occasions (and the wine is not available for sale). A portion of the proceeds of Matthews Estate’s Blackboard red goes to the Ackerley Foundation, which supports the UW College of Education’s training of K-12 teachers.