Chet LeSourd '72 became the 20th recipient of the McCallie Houston Patterson Award. He also became the second-ever repeat winner of the Houston Patterson Award, following last year's repeat winner, Bill Royer.
The award is named for longtime teacher and dean of boarding students Houston Patterson ’43. It has been presented annually since 1993 to a member of the boarding faculty who has shown the same devoted care for his dorm students that Mr. Patterson did. The recipient is determined by a vote of all boarding students.
Mr. LeSourd is director of the Caldwell Writing Center and a veteran English teacher and dorm head. He led Maclellan Dormitory for more than two decades before moving to be the head of Burns Hall when it opened in 2009. He is completing his 33rd year as a teacher on the Ridge.