Richard N. Hunter '30
1999 P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Carroll
Richard N. Hunter '30 met his wife-to-be, Elizabeth Hartopp '30, when they were Carroll freshmen. The couple served as Carroll’s prom king and queen in 1929, and one year later, as a senior, Elizabeth was May Queen. Dick was an English major and active on campus as a member of the tennis team, Carroll Echo and Hinakaga staffs, Gamma Phi Delta fraternity and Delta Sigma Nu. Following graduation in 1930, Richard became a prominent attorney in Waukesha for more than 60 years and served the community in many capacities.
He was on the Carroll Board of Trustees for 22 years, serving as chairman from 1974 to 1977, and 11 years as secretary. Hunter also served as chair of the real estate committee and served as the alumni representative on the Board for many years. Following his tenure, he was made an honorary life trustee and was awarded an honorary doctorate of law degree.
In addition to his commitments of time, Hunter was also a generous financial supporter of his alma mater as a consistent donor and major benefactor. His family legacy at Carroll covers four generations and spans eight decades.
In nominating Mr. Hunter for this award, his longtime friend, Wayne Newby '39, wrote: “He has been a leading attorney in Waukesha for more than six decades and has served the community tremendously. More importantly, he has been a friend of the college his entire lifetime, sharing his compassions and leadership. He is not only a credit to the college, but a wonderful example of Carroll to the entire community.”
Hunter was 92 when he died in December 2001. His legacy remains on this campus through a scholarship fund initiated by his daughters, Fran Hunter and Carolyn (Hunter) Oates. The Richard N. and Elizabeth H. Hunter International Study Award is granted to worthy students with junior or senior status to support study abroad and cross-cultural experiences.