On Commencement day, three people received the HAA’s Harvard Medal, awarded for outstanding service to the University.
James V. Baker ’68, M.B.A. ’71. President of the Harvard Alumni Association and President of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom, First Marshal of the Class of 1968 and student athlete extraordinaire, you have served Harvard as a loyal leader and outstanding organizer, strengthening Harvard’s relationship with its international alumni.
William Thaddeus Coleman Jr., J.D. ’43, LL.D ’96. Harvard Overseer, distinguished American, and devoted alumnus of the Harvard Law School, you have always upheld the highest standards for law and public service in our community and country, leading by exhortation and example as a visionary advocate for civility and civil rights.
(Although illness prevented Coleman from attending the event, his daughter was present; President Drew Faust announced that the award would be given to him at a later date, before reading his citation aloud, along with the others).
Georgene Botyos Herschbach, Ph.D. ’69. Exemplary Harvard citizen holding countless administrative roles in the College, including Registrar, Dean of Administration, and co-master of Currier House, you have served with excellence and selfless devotion, helping to improve the education and life experiences of students, faculty, and staff.