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The Harvard Alumni Association has chosen the 1997 Harvard Medalists, three alumni recognized for their extraordinary service to the University. They are Thomas L.P. O'Donnell '47, LL.B. '49, Luise Vosgerchian, A.M. '71 (hon.), and Barry L. Williams '66, J.D.-M.B.A. '71.
A former Overseer and HAA elected director, Thomas O'Donnell has chaired the visiting committees to the Law School and the School of Public Health. He is a member of the committee on University resources as well as chairman of his class's fiftieth reunion committee.
Luise Vosgerchian, Naumburg professor of music emerita, is not only an esteemed concert pianist but also one of the most beloved teachers at Harvard, a winner of the student-bestowed Levenson Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching. In 1986, an award in Vosgerchian's honor was established by the Max Goldberg Foundation to recognize teachers who exemplify her values and teaching skills.
Barry Williams, HAA president from 1994 to 1995, has served as an Overseer and an HAA elected director. He has also chaired the committee to nominate Overseers and HAA directors, and been a member of more than half a dozen visiting and standing committees at Harvard.
Presentation of the medals occurs during the annual meeting of the HAA on the afternoon of Commencement Day, June 5.
After this magazine's March-April issue went to press, John E. Jacoby '66, M.D., was nominated by petitions as a candidate for Overseer. He is the first alumnus to gather enough signatures for nomination independently since Laura Lee Downs '77 and David P. Eisenman '65 ran in 1980. A physician and president of his own primary-care group practice in New Rochelle, New York, Jacoby stated in his thirtieth reunion report that he intended to run for Overseer, and has followed through. "Harvard needs to be more involved with typical alumni," he says. "I have a tremendous love for Harvard, and I wanted to serve."
The names of candidates for Overseer and for elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association appear in the following order on the official ballots mailed on April 11. (The order of HAA nominees was determined by lot.) Votes must be received by noon on May 30 to be counted.
For Overseer (six-year term, five to be elected):
Nominated by the HAA
Sheila James Kuehl, J.D. '78; A.B. '62 University of California at Los Angeles. Sacramento. State Assembly member, 41st district; speaker pro tem.
Nina Marchetti Archabal '62, M.A.T. '63; Ph.D. '79 University of Minnesota. St. Paul. Director and chief executive officer, The Minnesota Historical Society.
Robert N. Shapiro '72, J.D. '78. Boston. Partner, Ropes & Gray.
Petition candidate Jacoby
Walter B. Hewlett '66; M.S. '68, M.A. '75, D.M.A. '80 Stanford. Stanford, Cal. Founder and director, Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities.
Victor K. Fung, Ph.D. '71; B.S. '66, M.S. '66 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hong Kong. Chairman, Prudential Asia Investments Ltd., Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Li & Fung Group.
Richard H. Jenrette, M.B.A. '57; A.B. '51 University of North Carolina. New York City. Retired chairman and chief executive officer, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. and The Equitable Companies Incorporated.
Thomas S. Williamson Jr. '68; J.D. '74 University of California at Berkeley. Washington, D.C. Partner, Covington & Burling.
Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus, A.M. '53; A.B. '51 Hunter College, Ph.D. '58 University of Chicago. Cambridge. Institute professor of electrical engineering and physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Nominated by petitions
John E. Jacoby '66; M.D. '70 Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, M.P.H. '72 Columbia University School of Public Health. New York City. Physician; president, Metro+ Med.
For HAA director (three-year term, six to be elected):
Susan Graham Harrison '64; M.S. '66, Ph.D. '71 Stanford. Berkeley, Cal. Professor of computer science, University of California at Berkeley.
Alphonse Fletcher Jr. '87. New York City. Chairman, Fletcher Asset Management Inc.
Desmond C. Wong, M.B.A. '77; B.Sc. '73 Indiana University. Chicago. Managing director and chief financial officer, SC&M International Ltd.
Mary "Honey" Jacobs Skinner '79; J.D. '81 Northwestern University. Chicago. Partner, Sidley & Austin.
Jeri Drum Babinsky '71; M.Div. '76 Andover Newton Theological School. Westborough, Mass. Clinical psychologist, Massachusetts Psychotherapy Associates; coordinator, mind/body/spirit program, Andover Newton Theological School.
Cora E. Yamamoto '75; M.S.S.W. '75 Columbia. Rockville, Md. Special assistant, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
Bernard E. Kreger '59, M.P.H. '70; M.D. '63 Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Boston. Clinical professor of medicine, Boston University School of Medicine.
Eric V. Moyé, J.D. '79; B.A. '76 Southern Methodist University. Dallas. Partner, Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox.
Charles G. Phillips III '70, M.B.A. '72. New York City. Managing director, Gleacher NatWest Inc.