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Nina M. Archabal

Four people received the Harvard Medal for outstanding service to the University and were publicly thanked by President Drew Faust during the Harvard Alumni Association’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement day. 


Nina M. Archabal ’62, M.A.T. ’63Devoted to Minnesota and Harvard, you have been an active alumna of Radcliffe and Harvard and an insightful member of the Board of Overseers, advocating for the thoughtful stewardship of our Harvard museums in the advancement of the University’s mission of teaching and research. 

Paul A. Buttenwieser ’60, M.D. ’64Psychiatrist, novelist, musician, and philanthropist, you have served your beloved Harvard with excellence as an Overseer and a leader of your class, encouraging all alumni, students, faculty and staff to embrace our shared values of truth, respect, and the importance of service.

C. Kevin Landry ’66Active in the arenas of academics and athletics, you have been a loyal leader and alumni ambassador for Harvard, creating new opportunities to improve the education of young women and men through your generosity, sustained interest and involvement, and strategic support of the sciences.

Dean K. Whitla, Ed ’60University citizen, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and senior tutor at Lowell House, your scholarly research and self-effacing service have made a lasting impact on Harvard for more than fifty years, increasing the diversity of American higher education and enriching this community of learners and friends.