Warren Averett Member and former football player, Dick Ingwersen, received the Walter Gilbert Award on Saturday, October 1, 2016 during Auburn’s Homecoming Game.
The Walter Gilbert Award is given annually to former Auburn athletes who have distinguished themselves through achievements after graduation from Auburn. The award is given in memory of Auburn’s three-time All-America center Walter Gilbert, who later became vice president of Texaco’s European Oil Operations.
“I could not be prouder to join the list of previous recipients, which contains some of my former teammates, friends and a list of very distinguished former athletes,” Ingwersen said. “It’s awesome to be included with awesome people I know who are on that list.”
Ingwersen played for Coach Shug Jordan from 1966-69. After graduating with honors from Auburn University in 1970 in Business Administration, Ingwersen earned his JD from Emory University Law School in Atlanta.
Ingwersen has always stayed true to his alma mater, consistently providing internships to Auburn University students and has hired graduates from the Harbert College of Business and the School of Accountancy. Ingwersen currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Harbert College of Business.
Ingwersen also maintains a close connection to the Auburn Athletics. A member of the Auburn Football Letterman Club and a season ticket holder since he graduated in 1970, there is no question Ingwersen is an Auburn Tiger through and through.