Lufkin Prize

The Lufkin Prize is awarded annually to a faculty member who makes a significant contribution to character development within the Hotchkiss community and serves as a role model for students. Established in 2006 thanks to the vision and generosity of Dan Lufkin '49, P'80,'82,'88,'23, the Lufkin Prize recognizes excellence in teaching, advising, coaching, and overall service to the Hotchkiss community. It also considers the constant demonstration of ethical character and moral leadership, and a commitment to these values in day-to-day interaction with students. It is the School's highest honor for our outstanding educators. 

2024 Lufkin Prize Presentation

Awarded to Chris Burchfield P'08,'10,'18, instructor in English and the L. Blair Torrey Jr. '50 Chair, on May 7, 2024. Read more and view a recording of the ceremony.

Hotchkiss Chris Burchfield Lufkin Prize




Carita Gardiner P'17,'20, Class of '42 Teaching Chair, Dean of the Class of 2025, and Instructor in English

Charlie Frankenbach P’12,'16, Russel Bigelow Chair and Chair of the English Department

Virginia “Ginny” Faus P'10, The Edward R. Tinker Chair and Instructor in Chemistry (retired)

Keith Moon P’13,’16, The E. Carleton Granbery Teaching Chair and Instructor in English, History, and Russian Language

Ana Hermoso P’16, The Audrey Meyer Mars Teaching Chair, Spanish Program Coordinator, and Instructor in Spanish

Brad Faus P'10, The Marie S. Tinker Chair, Program Director of Art, and Instructor in Art (retired)

Letty Roberts P’12,’15, Instructor in Math (retired)

Charlie Noyes ’78, P’03,’07, Instructor in Art (retired)

Sarinda Parsons Wilson P’14,’17, Instructor in French

Richard Kirby P’08,’09,’14,’15, Instructor in Chemistry

Wayne Gaynor P'99,'04, Instructor in Math (retired)

Christy Cooper P’08,’11, Instructor in English and Class Dean (retired)

Lou Pressman P'98, The Independence Foundation Chair #1, Chaplain, and Instructor in Philosophy & Religion (retired)

Sarah Tames, Instructor in Theatre (retired)

David Bolmer '73, Instructor in Math (retired)