The Alumni Awards: Current Recipients
Awards presented during Alumni Weekend 2011:
The Haverford Award
Dr. William A. Craig '61 developed the model that predicts the optimum dose and dosage intervals of antibiotics for specific drugs and microorganisms, and he has dramatically advanced the understanding and treatment of infectious diseases worldwide. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine and Public Health.
Darwin J. Prockop, M.D., Ph.D. '51 is internationally renowned for his work with adult stem cells. He has authored or co-authored more than 500 publications, is a frequent speaker on matrix biology and stem cell science and holds three honorary degrees. He is the Stearman Chair in Genomic Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and the director of the College’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Scott & White in Temple, Texas.
The Kannerstein Award (formerly the Alumni Award)
David L. Thomas '71 is an Admission representative and hosts Haverford and Bryn Mawr career development externs. He served on the Board of Managers and as chair of the Property Committee from 1996 through 2008. He chaired the National Gifts Program Committee and served on two other committees during the College’s last campaign. Thomas formerly owned his own brokerage firm, which he sold in 2007, and held the ERA franchise of Beacon Hill. He majored in Spanish at Haverford and has a J.D. from Georgetown University.
Haverford College Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Field or Endeavor
As religion writer for The Boston Globe for a decade, Michael Paulson '86 shared a Pulitzer Prize and other honors for helping to reveal the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism honored his four-part series “Ma Siss’s Place,” about an evangelical church in a poor neighborhood with the Mike Berger Award for best human-interest reporting. The Religion Newswriters Association and other groups have recognized him as well. Paulson, who was editor-in-chief of The Bryn Mawr-Haverford News as a student, recently moved to New York to become the metro political editor at The New York Times.
The Young Alumni Award for Excellence in Leadership
Bibhav Acharya '06 is executive vice president of Nyaya Health, a nonprofit community-based health organization in rural Nepal. Under his leadership, Nyaya Health has raised more than $600,000 in four years to help bring medical care to one of the poorest regions of the world. A native of Nepal, Acharya came to the U.S. to attend Haverford as recipient of the C.V. Starr Scholarship. As a student, he co-designed and taught a seminar in social medicine, interned in Nepal through the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and was a Howard Hughes Science and Society Scholar. He graduated with honors in chemistry and worked at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute with Bruce Agins '75. Acharya recently graduated from Yale School of Medicine and is starting residency training in psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco.
Awards presented in the Fall during Board Weekend 2010:
- The Sheppard Award - Dan Fascione '53
- The MacIntosh Award - James Venezia '92
- The Perry Award - Alan Colsey '74 and Charley Beever '74
- The Kaye Award - Rainey Tisdale '94
- The Friend Award for Services to the College - Leah G. Schutzman