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Harvard Medalists

July-August 2008

Three people received the Harvard Medal for outstanding service, and were publicly honored by President Drew Faust during the Harvard Alumni Association’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement day.

Images of medalist

Photographs by Stu Rosner

Medalists (from left): Susan L. Graham, Richard M. Hunt, and Stephen B. Kay.

Susan L. Graham ’64—Past president of the Overseers and elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association, pioneering professor of computer science at Berkeley, you have provided wise leadership and counsel on alumni affairs, on the growing role of engineering and technology, on the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and on the governance of the University.

Richard M. Hunt, Ph.D. ’60—Consummate celebrant of convocations and the happy observance of Commencement, you welcomed the world to Harvard as University Marshal, educated students in European history, and presided over these festival rites with love and loyalty and reverence for tradition now woven into the fabric of the institution.

Stephen B. Kay ’56, M.B.A. ’58—Dedicated Overseer and distinguished graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, you have made a rare and lasting impact on the University through your valued judgment, generosity, and wide-ranging and selfless service on behalf of education, public health, and Harvard’s teaching hospitals.