News from the HAA


Established in 1990, the Harvard Alumni Association Awards recognize alumni who provide exemplary volunteer service to the University through alumni activities. This year's recipients, listed below, will be honored on October 25 during the opening dinner of the annual fall meeting of the HAA board of directors.

Christopher Bayley

Christopher Bayley '60, J.D. '66, of Seattle, served as Overseer from 1988 to 1994. A former HAA regional director, he has been chair of the HAA Overseers and Directors Nominating Committee, chief marshal of his class's twenty-fifth reunion, and a recent member of the visiting committee to the Arnold Arboretum, and as well as an alumni interviewer since 1967.

Martin Heckscher

Martin Heckscher '56, LL.B. '59, has been president, vice president, and secretary of the HAA. He cochaired the Harvard Campaign in the Philadelphia area for four years and, from 1984 to 1993, was an executive committee member of the Harvard College Fund. He has also been president of the Harvard Club of Philadelphia and an HAA Awards Committee member.

Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson '79, M.B.A. '84, has been president and vice president of the Harvard Club of Boston and a board member from 1988 to 1998. An HAA elected director from 1995 to 1998, he chaired the HAA Clubs Committee and was a Graduate Schools Committee member. He is currently a member of the visiting committee to the athletics department.

Ellen McHugh LaFollette

Ellen McHugh LaFollette '54 has worked to bring the Harvard and Radcliffe communities together. She has been a Radcliffe trustee, former president of the Radcliffe Club of San Francisco, an HAA director representing the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, and a member of the HAA Awards Committee. In 1994 she received the RCAA Distinguished Service Award.

Yuki Moore Laurenti

Yuki Moore Laurenti '79 has chaired the Harvard Club of Princeton's schools and scholarships committee since 1988. She was an HAA elected director, chair of the HAA Un- dergraduate Relations Committee, chair of the Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee, and a board member of the Harvard Club of New York City.

Joshua Levin

Joshua Levin '54, LL.B. '59, has been an alumni interviewer for more than 40 years and formerly chaired the schools and scholarships committee of the Harvard Club of New Jersey. For the past 18 years he has also arranged chamber-music concerts with undergraduate musicians in the homes of club members. A member of the HAA Committee on Harvard/Radcliffe Relations for nine years, he was also trustee of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey from 1990 to 1993.


Call for Nominations

Harvard community members are invited to submit names of nominees for honorary degrees and to suggest candidates for several awards and elected offices.

Send nominations for honorary-degree recipients to Marc Goodheart, Secretary of the University, at Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138.

Nominations for Overseer and for elected director of the HAA may be mailed to David K. Richards '61, M.B.A. '65, Chair, Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee, in care of the HAA, Wadsworth House, Cambridge 02138.

The HAA's Alumni Awards Committee also seeks nominees for the HAA Awards (see the preceding article for this year's winners) and for the Harvard Medals (see "Honored," July-August, page 82). Submissions may be sent to James E. Johnson '83, J.D. '86, Chair, HAA Alumni Awards Committee, Wadsworth House, Cambridge 02138.


Hunn Award Winners

The Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools and Scholarships Award recognizes alumni for faithful service on local Harvard College schools and scholarships committees. The awards commemorate Hiram S. Hunn '21, who recruited students in Iowa and Vermont for 55 years. The honorees listed below represent, collectively, more than 200 years of service.

Bernstein and Fine
James Bernstein and Barbara (Fine) Bernstein
James Bernstein '49 and Barbara (Fine) Bernstein '53, of Rockville Center, New York, have spent 70 years between them covering Long Island as interviewers and have stayed young by meeting the island's large and diverse group of candidates. In addition, they have served as officers of their local Harvard and Radcliffe clubs.
Gertrude (Brennan) Brekus

Gertrude (Brennan) Brekus '50, of Palm Beach, Florida, has overseen an expanding organization as chairman of the local Harvard club's schools committee since the mid 1980s. She has also been an interviewer and recruiter for 25 years.

Joan (Sallet) Goshko
Joan (Sallet) Goshko '61, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, has been interviewing candidates for three decades on Boston's North Shore, covering more than two dozen schools with help from her colleagues. She became chairman of the local club's schools committee in 1984.
Michael G.A. Grace

Michael G.A. Grace, Ph.D. '72, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has covered a large swath of territory for more than 30 years. Founder and first president of the Harvard Club of Northern Alberta, he has also been a regional director for Canada.

Susan (Balamut) Heath
Susan (Balamut) Heath '67, of Pound Ridge, New York, helped to merge the local Harvard and Radcliffe clubs in 1976 as the schools committee cochair. She has been recruiting and interviewing students for more than two decades and now serves also on the HAA Schools Committee.
Dwight K. Nishimura

Dwight K. Nishimura '49, of Houston is a veteran of more than 40 years of interviewing and has served as president of his local club and as regional director of the Associated Harvard Alumni (the former title of the HAA).

Comings and Goings

Each semester the Harvard Alumni Association organizes lectures at Harvard clubs around the country and abroad. A partial list of scheduled events follows; for further details, call the HAA at 617-495-5732 or visit

On September 13, the Harvard Club of Louisiana hosts Owen Gingerich, research professor of astronomy and the history of science, for a lecture chronicling his adventures in searching for copies of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Copernicus.

Professor of education Richard Light talks about his book Making the Most of College on October 9 at a dinner sponsored by the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom. On October 10, the Harvard Club of Northeast Ohio presents John Dowling, Cabot professor of the natural sciences, and his wife, Judith Dowling, a specialist in Asian art, in a joint lecture entitled "Ways of Seeing."

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