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Hirum Hunn Awards

Six alumni have been selected to receive this year’s Hiram S. Hunn Memorial Schools and Scholarship Awards, presented by the Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The awards are named for Hiram S. Hunn ’21, who recruited and interviewed prospective Harvard students for more than 50 years in Iowa and Vermont. Winners, who are honored for their service on schools and scholarships committees throughout the world, will receive their awards at a ceremony on October 15.

This year’s recipients—who have collectively logged more than 170 years of service—are:

Charles J. Egan
Elinor D. Wilder
George B. Kaiser
Claire Mays Poumadère

Charles J. Egan ’54 of Kansas City, Missouri. Egan’s schools and scholarship contributions span 45 years, first on Long Island and, for the past three decades, in Kansas City. Besides chairing committees in both locations, he is a past president of the Harvard Alumni Association and past cochair of the Harvard College Fund.

Elinor D. Wilder ’56 of New York City. Wilder has been involved in schools and scholarship work for 25 years, interviewing applicants visiting New York City from all over the world.

Tim Kennish
Nash Flores

John Timothy Kennish ’61 of Toronto. Kennish, another 25-year veteran, served on the HAA’s National Schools Committee from 1989 to 1994. He is a former long-time president of the Harvard Club of Toronto.

Nash Flores, M.B.A. ’67, of Dallas. Flores has been active in Dallas-area schools and scholarships activities for more than a quarter-century, including 16 years as committee chair. He has also held leadership posts in the Harvard Club of Dallas.

George B. Kaiser ’64, of Tulsa. Kaiser has interviewed Harvard applicants in Oklahoma for nearly 40 years, chairing the area’s schools and scholarships committee for much of that time. He is a former HAA director.

Claire Mays Poumadère ’81, of Paris. A leader in schools and scholarship work since shortly after her own graduation, Poumadère now chairs a Paris-based multinational committee and coordinates interviews for about 30 candidates annually.

 

Volunteer All-Stars

Established in 1990, the Harvard Alumni Association Awards recognize outstanding service to the University by alumni volunteers. The HAA will honor six award recipients during its fall meeting on October 14.

The Battle for Illinois, Round 2. With a contentious national election approaching, the U.S. Senate race in Illinois between two Harvard Law School graduates, apparent rising stars in their respective parties, seemed a timely subject for this magazine’s "Alumni" section (July-August, page 75). Just after the magazine went to press, however, the Republican candidate withdrew after his divorce records were made public. We regret causing any inadvertent confusion to our readers. On August 8, as this issue went to press, conservative political commentator Alan L. Keyes ’72, Ph.D. ’79, who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000, became the state Republican party’s new candidate. Keyes previously ran for the Senate in Maryland, where he has lived, in 1988 and 1992; he must establish residency in Illinois by election day. Like his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, J.D. ’91, Keyes is an African American.

They are: Weston J. Durant ’48, of Orchard Park, New York; Dan H. Fenn Jr. ’44, M.A. ’72, of Lexington, Massachusetts; Fred N. Fishman ’46, LL.B. ’48, of New York City; Thierry G. Porte ’79, M.B.A. ’82, of Tokyo; Jacques Sales, LL.M. ’67, of Paris; and Jane Ellen Tewksbury ’74, of Arlington, Massachusetts.

Further details will appear in this magazine’s November-December issue.

 

Alumni College Update

Two upcoming Alumni College events will examine the importance of Harvard’s museum collections to both education and research. Specific details were not available as this issue went to press, but an October seminar is scheduled to explore the ornithology collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and a November program will highlight treasures in Harvard’s art museums. Pre-registration will be required. For program updates, visit www.haa.harvard.edu and click on Alumni College, e-mail haa_alumnicollege[at]harvard [dot] edu, or call 617-496-1920.

 

Call for Nominations

Members of the Harvard community are invited to nominate candidates for honorary degrees to be awarded in 2006.

Nominations should be submitted by November 1 and should include biographical information and comments supporting the nominee’s candidacy. The Advisory Committee on Honorary Degrees will meet to consider nominations at its fall and spring meetings.

Nominations may be sent to Conrad K. Harper, Corporation Fellow and committee chair, at Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138.