S. Guy Jones Achievement Award

1909 – S. Guy Jones was one of the nine original faculty members hired by President Jasper Newton Field upon the founding of the University of Redlands in 1909.  He was the youngest faculty member at the time, described as a “red head” and a “splendid athlete”.  A professor of chemistry and physics, Jones received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1903 from Dennison University and Master of Science Degree from Ohio State University.  He taught for 40 years at the University of Redlands, retiring in 1949.  Professor Jones also coached football and baseball at the University of Redlands, and directed required outdoor student activities.  Nearing the end of World War I in 1918, Professor Jones took a one-year leave of absence from the University to conduct Army YMCA work overseas.

In 1911, football had become the rage among college campuses across the country. Coaches were challenged to put together a complete team in many sports, especially football. While interim coach of the 1911 football team, Professor Jones is reported to have donned a uniform and taken part in some of the games when the team was shorthanded, able to get away with this due to his youthful appearance.  The University of Redlands catalogue in 1926 mentions Jones being the Representative of Athletics on the President’s Cabinet.  He was also a member of the faculty baseball team.  For his achievements and service, the University of Redlands conferred upon Prof. Jones the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 1959.  Dr. Jones was described as a loving, patient man with a quiet sense of humor and his guidance inspired many students.  While at the University, he saw the science facilities expand from modest beginnings in a borrowed church kitchen to the occupancy of two-well equipped buildings.

Upon the 75th Anniversary of founding of the University of Redlands in 1983, Dr. Jones was posthumously presented a Heritage Award, recognized as one who was significant in laying the foundation for the University of Redlands and turning that dream into reality.  In 1984, S. Guy Jones was elected to the Bulldog Bench Hall of Fame, the first faculty member to be so honored.

Professor S. Guy Jones was a Charter Member of Kappa Sigma Sigma Fraternity. He served as patron to the active chapter for 35 years. When he retired in 1949, the active chapter established the S. Guy Jones Achievement Award in his honor.  Annually, by secret ballot, the active brothers from among its members select the one who in his daily life on campus and in the fraternity circle has contributed most to the fraternity. The award, presented at the Rendezvous, is considered the highest honor bestowed on a brother of the active chapter.

Bill Coplin

Mitchell Keitzman

Paul Jagger

Ted Palmquist

John Cummings

Neal Cornell

Harry Covert

Tony Taylor

Jim Carlson

Lyn Dort

Craig Walker

Ron Gault

Tom Lindsey

Gary Garcia

Rich Forde

Mike Finkbiner

Scott Straker

Robert Talcott

Pat Keogh

Curtice Booth

Tom Westerfield

Eric Sargent

James Stewart

Steve Grebing

Jeremy Fitzgerald

Simon Thomas

Jeff Ludovico

Kevin Dyerly

Michael McDowell

Jeff Hargan

Jason O'Donnell

Rusty Walker

Benjamin Taylor

Michael Vigil

Sean Murad

Adam Yarnell

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Phil Eagles

Jess Senecal

Tom Grant

Al Hoien

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Gary Casella

Jack Greenfield

Stu Reeder

Bob Beck

Dave Ronquillo

Doug Nalle

William Vasvary

Chris Hardy

Jim Lavan

Mike Fulmer

Paul Jessup

Robert Williams

Peik Van Wavern

Ken Karnes

Tim Norris

Jon Rains

Bob Tincher

Danny Jackson

Karim Lessard

Brandon Pearce

Dan Isham

Joe Malatesta

Joe Van Elk

Casey Stratton

Will Shippee

Alex Strand

Donny Westfall

Jonathon Moore

Taylor Chaparro

Matt RIchards

Austin Connolly

Charter Member S. Guy Jones

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