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Harvard Medalists

July-August 2005

Three alumni were publicly thanked by President Lawrence H. Summers for their exceptional service to the University during the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement.

Photograph by Jim Harrison
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Walter C. Guralnick, D.M.D. ’41, of Boston—Pioneering professor and practitioner of oral surgery, you have helped change the face of modern dentistry, mentoring generations of students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine while working to improve access to dental care around the world.

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Suzanne Young Murray ’62, of Providence—A leader for Radcliffe College and a loyal and generous citizen of Harvard, you have served this University with vision and vitality, creating a stronger future for Harvard and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study by your constant commitment to excellence in education.

C. Dixon Spangler Jr., M.B.A. ’56, of Charlotte, North Carolina—Leader in education and business, eminent alumnus and Overseers’ president, you have built a lasting legacy at Harvard through your wisdom, humanity, and devotion to the University's highest purposes.

The HAA Awards Committee invites nominations for candidates for Harvard Medals (which honor extraordinary contributions in teaching, administration, leadership, fundraising, and other areas) and HAA Alumni Awards. Send a letter with the nominee’s résumé and other supporting materials to Andy Hoffrichter, Office of Alumni Relations and Research, Harvard Alumni Association, 124 Mount Auburn Street, sixth floor, Cambridge 02138, or go to (click “About the HAA,” and then “Boards”).