Harvard Medalists

Recipients of the 2024 Harvard Medal were honored in person during Harvard Alumni Day on May 31.

 

Scott Abell
Scott A. Abell  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

Scott A. Abell ’72, a University alumni leader for more than 30 years, served as president of the Board of Overseers (and member from 2012 to 2018), president of the Harvard Alumni Association (2000-2001), and dean for development in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He was also a president of the Harvard Club of Northeast Ohio, the alumni association’s regional director, and vice chair of the Harvard College Fund executive committee.

Katherine "Katie" Lapp
Katherine “Katie” N. Lapp  |   Photograph by Jim Harrison

Katherine “Katie” N. Lapp, executive vice president from 2009 to 2022, was an instrumental leader of Harvard’s administrative and operations activities. She played an integral role in the University’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her responsibilities also included helping to oversee the University’s response to the 2008 recession, sustainability practices, and new development projects in Allston.

M. Lee Pelton
M. Lee Pelton  |  Photograph by Jim Harrison

M. Lee Pelton, Ph.D. ’84, a longtime Harvard alumni volunteer, served on the Graduate School Alumni Association Council (1996 to 2005) and on the Board of Overseers (2000 to 2006), including one year as vice chair of the executive committee. He was a member of the visiting committees for Harvard College, the Harvard Library, and athletics, as well as the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. (Pelton is a member of the Harvard Magazine Inc. Board of Incorporators.)

Learn more at harvardmag.com/medalists-24.

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