The career and contributions of Robert B.D. Hartman were honored at a May 3 all-school meeting with the introduction of the Robert B.D. Hartman Chair for Excellence in Teaching. A gift of Miles White ’73, his wife, Kim, and their sons, the endowed chair will be awarded to that faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to and an understanding of Culver Academies’ history and values.
The White family made the gift as a way saying thank you to Hartman, a mentor and friend, and also to the teaching profession as it is practiced at Culver. Miles White is the chairman of The Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and the presentation was made during the weekend of the trustees meeting.
Hartman has served as a history teacher, assistant counselor, the director of admissions, executive secretary of the academies, director of the audio visual aids department, and coach of the Company A football team. He is the holder of the MacMillan Family Chair of American Heritage; and served as the executive secretary of the centennial commission in 1994, special assistant to the president of Culver, and as Culver’s official historian. His books on Culver history include “Pass in Review,” “Boots and Saddles,” ‘The Grand Parade,” and “Lest We Forget.”