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Alumni Gazette

HONORS & AWARDSAlumni, Faculty, and Guests Honored at Commencement

Several alumni, faculty, and guests were recognized for their achievements, service, and teaching during this spring’s commencement ceremonies.

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree

  • Paul Singer ’66, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York–based trading firm

The Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal

  • Mark Ain ’67S (MBA), University trustee and the founder and former chairman and CEO of Kronos Incorporated, a Massachusetts-based global provider of workforce management solutions
  • Carol Nadelson ’61M (MD), founding director of the Partners and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Office for Women’s Careers and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
  • Jimmie Reyna ’75, judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The Eastman Medal

  • The Ganatra family: Tansukh, Sarla, and Rajesh Ganatra. Tansukh Ganatra is former vice chairman and CEO of North Carolina–based US LEC, which he cofounded with University Trustee Richard Aab

Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

  • Kara Bren, professor of chemistry
  • Thomas Eickbush, professor of biology
  • Seth Monahan, associate professor of music theory

G. Graydon Curtis ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching

  • Douglas Kelley, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
  • Jayne Lammers, assistant professor in teaching and curriculum

Lifetime Achievement in Graduate Education

  • Thomas Hahn, professor of English

William H. Riker University Award for Graduate Teaching

  • Robert Westbrook, the Joseph F. Cunningham Professor of History

For more about this spring’s commencement ceremonies, visit