Cyrus L. Gunn
Graduation Year: 1929
Induction Year: 1993
Sport (s): Men's Basketball, Football, Men's Track & Field

A three-sport letterman at DePauw, Cy Gunn earned honors in football, basketball and track. He quarterbacked the only DePauw football team to play Army and held the unofficial Little State title for the pole vault. He also was a forward on the basketball team. Gunn was a Rector Scholar and a member of Blue Key, Scabbard and Blade and served as president of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. A Rhodes Scholarship candidate, Gunn later served as an administrator in the Mt. Vernon (Ind.) school system and as a professor at Evansville College. He earned a master's degree in education from Indiana University. During World War II he served in the Airborne Field Artillery and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Superintendent of the Martinsville Metropolitan School District until 1977, he was also president of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents and Administrator of Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Programs for Indiana. After retirement he became education and legislative consultant to the Aging Services Division, Indiana Department of Human Services, and to Indiana Federation of Older Hoosiers. He has served on the Indiana Adult Literacy Coalition and made a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governors Robert D. Orr and Evan Bayh. Gunn received the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award for advocacy in the field of gerontology, from the Indiana Public Health Foundation in 1992. In 1969 he was awarded the College Football Centennial Award from DePauw.