Stephen Bishop ‘57
Bates College, B.A. ‘61
University of Virginia, M.Ed. ‘63
In his illustrious 37-year career at Kimball Union Academy, Stephen Bishop served at one time or another as a history instructor, dorm master, JV and head varsity baseball coach, President of the Cum Laude Society, athletic director, college advisor, Director of Studies, and Assistant Headmaster. He has been highly recognized for his teaching skills, leadership, dedication to the students and commitment to all aspects of life at Kimball Union Academy. After officially retiring in 2000 Steve soon found himself substitute teaching and coaching baseball at Berwick Academy in Maine for approximately five years. He received several gifts in appreciation of his services. n 1979-91
1973 recipient of Freedoms Foundation Medal for his teaching of history. 1975 and 1982 recipient of Student Council Faculty Cup. 1994 – First recipient of the Sportsmanship Award, given to those in recognition of demonstrated concern for others, dedication to their sport, individual perseverance, skill as players or coaches, and a sense of fair play. They have won without boasting and lost without excuse. 2010 recipient, along with his wife Joan, of The Kimball Union Medal, the Academy’s highest honor, given to recognize outstanding work on behalf of the Academy. His name appears on the Academy’s alumni house, a faculty home, the baseball field, a campus bench, the History Book Prize, a classroom, and two music rooms.
Advice to Students
Life is too short to follow a path not chosen by yourself. Your self-esteem is so important and success will be realized when you approach all tasks in a happy and confident manner. You can be in control of your own fate.
Inducted November 24, 2015