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Alumni Awards

The Awards Committee of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the annual alumni awards. Members of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association as defined in Section 3.1 of the Association bylaws may nominate candidates, and only members meeting that definition will be considered for Harvard Extension Alumni Association Alumni Awards.  Awards Committee members, along with HEAA Board members, are not eligible to be nominated. Winners will be selected through a blind review process and the awards will be presented at the annual Commencement Banquet on May 22, 2018. *Winners do not need to be present at the banquet to accept an award. 

Nomination Process for 2018:

Members of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association may nominate themselves or a fellow alum by filling out the nomination form. Please be as specific as possible and provide us with as much relevant information about your nominee or nominees.

  • Nomination deadline: The nomination deadline was April 22, 2018 and is now closed.
  • Winners notified: May 1, 2018
  • Awards presented: Commencement Banquet on May 22, 2018

Michael Shinagel Award for Service

The award recognizes an alumna/us of Harvard Extension School who has made a significant contribution in service to others. Special consideration is given to efforts at the grassroots level, as it best illustrates the broad impact that a single individual can have by inspiring social change in their communities. Up to one recipient per year may be selected to receive the Michael Shinagel Award for Service to Others.

Recipients receive:

  • Printed Award
  • Two tickets to Commencement Banquet

Emerging Leader Award

The award recognizes an alumnus or alumna of Harvard Extension School who has graduated within the last decade (2008-2017) and is a role model for current and future professionals through leadership, innovation and selfless dedication in their field of practice.

Recipients receive:

  • Printed Award
  • Two tickets to Commencement Banquet

Past award winners:

2017 - Ruth I. Gove ABE '67, Michael Shinagel Award for Alumni Excellence

2016 - Carlos De La Rosa ALM  '08, Michael Shinagel Award for Alumni Excellence

2015 - Ann Warner-Harvey CSS '01, Michael Shinagel Award for Alumni Excellence

2014 - Kenneth Brady ABE ’74, Michael Shinagel Award for Alumni Excellence