Alumni Interviewer Honors
This year’s Miller-Hunn Awards—the original award, which honored Hiram S. Hunn, A.B. 1921, now honors retired admissions officer Dwight D. Miller, Ed.M. ’71, as well—recognize eight alumni for their volunteer efforts to recruit and interview prospective undergraduates.
Eric Behrens ’70, of Piedmont, California, became an alumni interviewer in 1985 and later served for a decade as co-chair of the Harvard Club of San Francisco’s Alameda County schools and scholarships committee, instituting interviewer meetings and parties for accepted applicants.
Harold J. Evans ’74, of Little Rock, has interviewed candidates for more than 30 years, and has chaired the schools and scholarships committee of the Harvard Club of Arkansas since 2005, overseeing interviewing efforts across the state.
Stuart Gordon, M.P.A ’97, of Redhill, Surrey, England, has long supported College admissions activities through the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom. To create a more diverse applicant pool, he began a popular “Study in the U.S.A” presentation at state secondary schools and an international e-newsletter.
Ronald Gravatt ’69, of Buena Vista, Virginia, has interviewed hundreds of applicants during his more than three decades of service and now chairs the Shenandoah Valley schools and scholarships committee, which covers hundreds of rural communities.
Rick Haan ’75, of Palm City, Florida, is a longtime member and leader, as president and treasurer, of the Harvard Club of New Jersey, and also chaired its schools and scholarships committee for 28 years. He continues to interview for the College.
Elizabeth Campbell Heide ’60, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, has been an alumna interviewer since 1979, meeting with hundreds of applicants, and is a senior member of the Harvard Club of the North Shore’s schools and scholarships committee.
Susan P. Underwood ’72, of Sacramento, has interviewed candidates nearly every year since 1989. As chair of the Harvard Club of Sacramento’s schools and scholarships committee since 2008, she has instituted popular interviewer training sessions and recruited new volunteers from throughout the club’s extensive region.
Cora Yamamoto ’75, of Honolulu, after many years as an alumna interviewer in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, has continued her work in Hawaii, following her return to her childhood home in 2015.