News from the HAA


The Harvard Alumni Association Awards were established in 1990 to recognize those who provide outstanding volunteer service to Harvard through alumni activities. This year's recipients will be honored on November 2 during the opening dinner of the annual fall meeting of HAA directors.

Rozlyn L. Anderson '77, J.D. '80, of Montclair, New Jersey, an active alumna since graduation, has served as a Radcliffe trustee, a member of the HAA Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee, and as HAA treasurer and elected director. She has also been a fundraiser for the Du Bois Institute, the Afro-American studies department, Radcliffe's Century Fund, the Harvard Campaign, and her own class.

James V. Baker '68, M.B.A. '71, of Surrey, England, recently organized a successful conference in London attended by representatives of 13 European Harvard clubs--a first of its kind. The first marshal of his class, he is HAA regional director for Europe, cochair of the HAA Clubs Committee, former president and treasurer of the Harvard Club of London, and a schools committee volunteer.

Dana F. Bresnahan '47, M.B.A. '49, of Pasadena, California, was the last president of the Harvard Club--and the first president of the united Harvard-Radcliffe Club--of Southern California. The harmonious merger created one of the liveliest clubs in the country. Bresnahan has been an HAA regional director for the Pacific Southwest, a member of the HAA Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee, and is a member of his class's permanent class committee.

Joseph M. Cronin '56, M.A.T. '57, of Milton, Massachusetts, a former associate professor at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been an HAA vice president, an elected director, and chair of the HAA Committee on Classes and Reunions. A former member of the visiting committees to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and GSE, he has been a member of his class's reunion committee every year since 1976.

Barclay Feather '41, M.B.A. '47, of Milton, Massachusetts, has been secretary of his class for 20 years and has served as treasurer of the Association of Harvard College Class Secretaries and Treasurers. He has also been active in the Harvard College Fund, serving on his class's reunion-gift and class steering committees, and as an area and class agent.

Nancy Wasserman Schneider '70, of Santa Monica, California, was president of the Radcliffe Club of Southern California when it successfully merged with the Harvard club in 1982. She later served as vice-president and secretary of the combined club, and is currently a schools and scholarships interviewer and member of the prize-book committee. She has also been a Radcliffe College Alumnae Association regional director.

Harvard Needs You

Members of the Harvard community are invited to submit names of nominees for honorary degrees and suggest candidates for various University elected offices and awards.

Send nominations for honorary degrees to Professor Hanna Gray, Chair of the Advisory Committee, or Marc Goodheart, Secretary of the University, at Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, 02138. The deadline is October 13.

Nominations for the Board of Overseers and for elected director of the HAA may be mailed to Yuki Moore Laurenti '79, Chair of the Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee, in care of the Harvard Alumni Association, Wadsworth House, Cambridge 02138.

The HAA's Alumni Awards Committee is also seeking nominations for the HAA Awards (this year's honorees are introduced in the preceding article), which recognize outstanding service in alumni activities, and for the Harvard Medals (see "Medalists," July-August, page 95). Names of nominees may be sent to Charles G. Phillips '70, M.B.A. '72, Chair, HAA Alumni Awards Committee, Wadsworth House, Cambridge, 02138. The submission deadline is September 30. 

Alumni Directory Goes On-line

Starting on October 2, alumni will be able to find classmates and update their own biographical information through the new on-line alumni directory available at Harvard Gateways, the Harvard Alumni Association's website (

The free service is password-protected and will offer more up-to-date information on the University's 280,000 alumni than the traditional print version. The new hardcover directory, which costs $65, is published every five years, meaning the most recent alumni cannot be included. In this age of geographic mobility and wireless communications, says Andrew Tiedemann, director of communications for the Development Office, the on-line directory will enable classmates around the world to quickly contact each other: "This has been the missing piece of the puzzle for uniting the community." (The classic book format, available since 1910, will continue to be printed "as long as there is demand for it," promises Tiedemann. For more on the history of the directory, see "The Living Harvard Force," page 60).

To register for access to the site, go to Gateways and click on "visit post.harvard." Help is available on-line, or contact Susan Peterson at [email protected] or (617) 496-0559.

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