Hiram Hunn Awards

Top row from left: Stephen W. Baird , Deborah Kaufman Goldfine, and Stacie J. Kerrigan. Bottom row from left: Ralph A. Mariani, Daniel A. Medina, Paul E. Thornton, and Stephen C. Trivers

Seven alumni are to receive Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools and Scholarships Awards, presented by the Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at a ceremony in Cambridge on September 28. The awards’ namesake, the late Hiram Hunn ’21, recruited prospective undergraduates for more than 55 years.

Stephen W. Baird ’74, of Chicago, has been an interviewer since the early 1980s, served as co-chair of the local Harvard schools committee since 2002, and is the former chair of the HAA’s national schools and scholarships committee.

Deborah Kaufman Goldfine ’85, of Newton, Massachusetts, has interviewed applicants for 22 years and co-chairs the Harvard schools committee in Newton.

Stacie J. Kerrigan ’81, of York Beach, Maine, chairs the schools committee in charge of students at Phillips Exeter Academy and conducts interviews in the Southern Maine region.

Ralph A. Mariani ’70, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has chaired the Harvard schools committee in Philadelphia for 15 years. He first began interviewing students in 1978.

Daniel A. Medina ’79, M.B.A. ‘83, of San Marino, California, is a longtime interviewer appointed this year as vice president of the Harvard Club of Southern California’s schools committee.

Paul E. Thornton ’67, of Newark, New Jersey, has interviewed students for more than 40 years and served as chairman of the Harvard Club of New Jersey’s schools committee in the 1980s.

Stephen C. Trivers ’61, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a longtime member of the Harvard Club of West Michigan and began interviewing candidates in 1972.

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