The Alumni Awards: Award Descriptions
Alumni Association Achievement Awards
The Kannerstein Award for Sustained Service to the College honors the legacy and memory of Gregory Kannerstein '63, an honored and revered alumnus, and friend and mentor to many. Greg served Haverford for many years as director of athletics, dean of the College and as a professor. This most distinguished award given by the Alumni Association honors those who in a variety of ways have provided loyal and active support for the work of the College.
The Haverford Award for Service to Humanity supports and demonstrates the College's expressed concern for the application of knowledge to socially useful ends. It rewards alumni who best reflect Haverford's concern with the uses to which they put their knowledge, humanity, initiative and individuality.
The Haverford College Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions in a Profession recognizes alumni who have achieved personal success, made outstanding contributions to their fields, achieved recognition by their colleagues and brought honor to themselves and to Haverford through their distinguished achievements.
The Haverford College Young Alumni Award for Accomplishments in Leadership recognizes established and future leaders among Haverford alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years. They have shown great promise and accomplishment in their chosen professions and/or in community, public or humanitarian service, demonstrating leadership and substantial commitment to the mission of the College.
The Lawrence Forman Award for Excellence in Athletics goes to Haverford athletes who, professionally or voluntarily, have devoted a significant amount of time and energy to the betterment of society. The award honors Lawrence Forman ’60, one of the outstanding athletes in the history of Haverford College, who committed his life both to the betterment of humankind and to international understanding.
Volunteer Leadership Awards
The William Kaye Award is given for exemplary service to Haverford College in the area of career development. The award honors William Kaye '54, past president of the Alumni Association and a strong advocate for career development resources for alumni and students. Exemplary volunteer service includes providing internships and/or externships, attending job fairs, facilitating career networking or otherwise helping students and alumni advance their careers.
The Charles Perry Award is given for exemplary service to Haverford in the area of fundraising. The award honors Chuck Perry '36 who served as associate director of development from 1954–58 and as the director of annual giving for the next 21 years. Exemplary service includes serving as a class volunteer, on a reunion committee, or in another role supporting the work of Institutional Advancement.
The William E. Sheppard Award is given for given for exemplary service to the College in the area of alumni activities. The award honors the late Director of Alumni Relations Bill Sheppard ’36. Exemplary service includes participation in Haverford’s regional events, affinity activities or reunion programs.
The Archibald MacIntosh Award is given for dedicated service in the area of admission. The award honors the late “Mac” MacIntosh ’21, Haverford’s first director of admission, who also served as vice president and twice as acting president of the College. Exemplary service includes interviewing prospective students and submitting summary reports; representing Haverford at college fairs and school nights; and hosting interview days, yield parties or frosh parties.