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News from the HAA

January-February 2002


The HAA clubs committee recognizes publicly those who provide exemplary service to a Harvard club. This year's winners of the Outstanding Club Contribution Awards were announced at the Alumni Leadership Conference held on October 26.

Donald Christopher '74, of Orlando. He is chairman of the Schools and Scholarships Committee for the Harvard Club of Central Florida, and served as club president for two years. Under his leadership, applicants from the region more than doubled in the last 10 years.

Thomas Curtin '66, of Concord, Massachusetts. He served as president of the Harvard Club of Concord for seven years, and has been vice president of the club's Schools and Scholarships Committee since 1977. He also prepares the club's newsletter. From 1997 to 2000, he served as HAA regional director for Northeastern Massachusetts.

Ted Ingalls '61 and Donna (Burtchaell) Ingalls, of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. For more than 20 years, the husband-and-wife team have formed the heart of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Bedford. They founded the annual alumni picnic in conjunction with a local theater festival, and he has served as treasurer for five years. Though not an alumna, Donna Ingalls has volunteered for the Harvard Prize Book program for more than a decade.

Barbara Lukaszewicz, M.P.A. '78, of Ottawa. As a member of the Harvard Club of Ottawa since 1978, she has served as treasurer and president and been a Schools and Scholarships Committee volunteer. She helped develop events to better meet the intellectual and cultural needs of alumni, and under her leadership membership soared from 50 to 125 members in one year. She also served for three years as the HAA regional director for Canada.

Christina Melloh, M.P.A. '97, of Minneapolis. The current president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Minnesota was already club treasurer when she agreed to take on additional duties because an incoming president resigned just before taking office. For two years, she has led all board meetings, maintained financial records, and organized the newsletter and club events.

Alberto Noguera, P.M.D. '69, of Buenos Aires. As cofounder of the Harvard Club of Argentina, he has served on the board for 20 years, acting at different points as president, treasurer, and director. He is also a longtime Schools and Scholarships Committee interviewer and is the founder and manager of the Honors Loan Program, which offers tuition assistance to Argentine graduate students.