|Citation to the Chaplain
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At the year-end Trustees meeting on June 16, the University's retiring chaplain, the Rev. Stanley E. Johnson, was given the most prolongued standing ovation in observers' memory as he accepted the E. Craig Sweeten Award, created by the longtime development vice president for whom the alumni center is named. The Sweeten award has been given only once before--to William G. Owen, a onetime Dean of Admissions, Secretary of the University, and Vice President for Development, on his retirement in 1986.
Citation to the Chaplain
In the 34 years he has served as the University's Chaplain, Rev. Stanley E. Johnson has become one of the best known and best loved members of the Penn family. Thousands and thousands of students and their families, along with faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Penn, have enjoyed the grace and words of wisdom he brings to convocations and other Penn events--and his frequent sideline presence at athletic events. Many have personal reason to be grateful to him for his compassion and guidance at difficult moments in their lives.
Chaplain Johnson's services to the University have included being Dean of Admissions and a valuable member of many University committees, such as Community Relations, Student Affairs, and Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, and being a counselor to Presidents and other officers. Not only through formal responsibilities, but through informal ones as well, he has given encouragement to numerous University students by his enthusiastic and encouraging presence. His compassion and humanity are traits he shares with his wife, Sally, who has earned the respect and affection of all who have come to know her through her professional and volunteer work for the University and West Philadelphia.
Therefore, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania record, on behalf of themselves, the overseers, administration, faculty, students, and alumni, their gratitude and affection for Stanley and Sally Johnson, and their delight that the University will continue to enjoy the Johnsons' presence in the University community as they take up residency in their new West Philadelphia home as well as a new parsonage on Nantucket; and it is
Resolved, that the Trustees confer upon Rev. Stanley E. Johnson the E. Craig Sweeten Award for Distinguished Service to the University of Pennsylvania.
(Photo caption: [l-r] Provost Stanley Chodorow, President Judith Rodin, Trustees Chairman P. Roy Vagelos, Chaplain Stanley Johnson)