|In many ways, public service defines Haverford.
Underlying Haverfordians’ search for critical inquiry is an inherent
understanding that we have a duty to improve society. We each opt to serve
in different ways – in banking, medicine, law, the arts, clergy and
academy, for example. Some of us even find ourselves pursuing more than
one service-oriented vocation before we retire. This issue of Haverford
focuses on several individual who have dedicated their lives to public service.
I will mention only one in depth, as space constraints inhibit me from writing
at length about all of the profiled alumni.
Ralph Boyd ’79, U.S. assistant attorney general and head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, is — to use the New York vernacular — a mensch. Thanks to Ralph, college students I was teaching enjoyed a personal tour of the Justice Department, during which he answered questions with such detail and thought, that I thought he was the professor and I was the student. Ralph, a Harvard Law School graduate, previously served both at a law firm in Boston, and prior to that as a federal prosecutor. Ralph Boyd brings gravitas, expertise and sincerity in his many public service tours of duty.
As you will note, the editors of Haverford intentionally employ a catholic definition of public service, precisely because it should be defined broadly. Rather than think of public service only as government employment, a broader definition allows us to understand that the words public and service have multiple meanings. Peace and Global Citizenship interns, for example, devote their energies to projects in which the classroom and the international arena intersect. Keith Schneider focuses on the environment of rural Michigan; Bruce Levine, on the lives of Native Americans.
Haverfordians take pride in seeking to improve the world in which we live – enjoy this issue of our alumni magazine featuring unique individuals who not only seek to make a difference, but have already done so in important ways.
Robert M. Eisinger ’87
|Haverford on the Web
The Haverford website is a valuable resource for alumni. View photos of recent events in the Alumni Photo Gallery, sign up for e-mail forwarding, update your address and contact information, obtain Career Development information, and see what your classmates are up to on your class’s own webpage. Visit: www.haverford.edu and click on “Alumni.”
LAMBDA, the Alumni Association’s network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and interested alumni, has been maintaining an e-mail list-serve. To subscribe, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org: subscribe lambda-alumni, your name, and class year. For more information about this and other LAMBDA activities, please contact the Alumni Office or Theo Posselt ’94 at: email@example.com.
A Warm Welcome for the
Class of 2007
Great things are happening in your area!
“Welcome Freshmen” parties, informal alumni gatherings, visits from faculty, staff, and President Tritton, campaign celebrations, and much more! For
complete information about these or any upcoming alumni events, visit the online Regional Events Calendar, accessible from: www.haverford.edu. Click on “Alumni,” then “Regional Events.”
This calendar is updated frequently,
so be sure to check back often.
Also, the Haverford Alumni Office recently has been visiting several key cities around the country (San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte)
in an ongoing effort to recruit Regional Leaders to host future alumni events.
Do you have an idea for a successful regional event? Are you interested in learning how to become a Regional Leader? Contact the Alumni Office
at 610-896-1004 for details.
Class of 2003 Gift
Special thanks to the 2003 Senior Class Gift committee members:
|Call for Nominations
Who is the most outstanding alum you know? The Alumni Office is accepting nominations year-round for our annual Alumni Awards. For complete information about the awards including their descriptions, who is eligible, and how to complete a nomination, go to www.haverford.edu (click on “Alumni” then “Awards”), or call the Alumni Office at: 610-896-1002.
|Admission Volunteers Needed:
Bay Area and Beyond
Interested in interviewing prospective Haverford students? How about representing Haverford at college fairs in your area?
The Admission Office is looking for helpful volunteers, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area–just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 896-1002.
This is a key area for alumni to get involved and help. And we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to succeed.