The Harvard Alumni Association Awards were established in 1990 to recognize outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni activities. This year’s recipients were to be honored on October 18, during the Harvard Alumni Association’s board of directors’ annual fall meeting in Cambridge. Highlights of their many contributions are mentioned below.
Janet C. Corcoran ’79, M.C.R. ’83, of Brooklyn, has served as HAA vice president of University-wide affairs for the last three years. She also cochairs the HAA’s graduate-schools committee, is on the HAA awards committee, and is a member of the Radcliffe Institute alumnae outreach advisory committee. At the Kennedy School of Government, she has chaired the Alumni Executive Council and the Tri-State Council.
Corcoran is president of Common Good, a bipartisan coalition for legal reforms.
Eric L. Eversley Jr., CAS ’73, Ed.D. ’76, of Freeport, New York, served on the HAA board of directors for more than a dozen years and has also been HAA vice president for University-wide affairs. He chaired the HAA awards committee and was an elected director from 1992 to 1995. A former chair of the Alumni Council for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Eversley is now a member of the visiting committee for Harvard College and a director of the Harvard Club of Long Island.
Eversley has been an educator and administrator for nearly 40 years, and currently serves as superintendent of schools for the Freeport public school district.
Victoria Franklin-Sisson ’87, of Birmingham, Alabama, chaired the HAA Alumni Leadership Conference in 2000 and 2001. Earlier she was regional director for the Southeastern states. She chaired the HAA clubs committee from 2002 to 2005, and was a member of the recent graduates committee as well. She is a former vice president and secretary of the Harvard Club of Birmingham, of which she is still a member, and has worked as an alumni interviewer since 1987.
Franklin-Sisson is an attorney at Miller, Hamilton, Snider, and Odom, L.L.C.
Kenneth Froewiss ’67, Ph.D. ’77, of Short Hills, New Jersey, has been an active volunteer for both the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He has served on his class’s steering and reunion-gift steering committees and is a former chair (and current member) of the Graduate School Alumni Association Council. He also serves as an associates chair for the Graduate School Fund. He has been an alumni interviewer for the College since 1999.
He is a clinical professor of finance and academic director of executive programs at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Michael LeVine ’52, of Tampa, has served as vice president and president of both the Harvard Club of Sarasota and the Harvard Club of Cincinnati, and as president of the Harvard Club of Kansas City. He is also a former HAA director, a former area chair for the Harvard College Fund, and an interviewer for the HAA’s schools and scholarship committee. A longtime member of his class’s reunion-gift steering committee, he was associate chair of the Harvard-Radcliffe Parents’ Association.
Levine spent his entire career at Procter & Gamble, retiring as division director of marketing in Cincinnati.
Richard F. Strasser ’82, J.D. ’85, M.B.A. ’86, of São Paulo, Brazil, was the HAA co-regional director for Latin America from 2002 to 2007. He is president of the Harvard Club of Brazil as well as a member of the Brazil Advisory Group for the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, for which he has also served as director.
He is the director for Latin America for Contrarian Capital Management, LLC.