The Kannerstein Award (formerly the Alumni Award)
As CEO of Promontory – a premier strategy, risk management, regulatory, and compliance consulting firm – Eugene A. Ludwig '68 is a trusted adviser to the world's leading financial companies. Since founding Promontory in 2001, Gene has guided the firm’s expansion to 15 offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, from which it serves clients in more than 50 countries.
The Haverford Award
During a full and rich career of 27 years in the United Nations World Food Programme, Charles Vincent '77 and his teams impacted the lives of an estimated 20 million vulnerable and food insecure people in some of the most difficult and poorest countries in the world, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Former Yugoslavia, Madagascar. Mr Vincent was awarded the French
“Legion d’Honneur” (July 2011), France’s highest civilian award, for his humanitarian work.
Haverford College Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Field or Endeavor
Gary Born '78 is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and is one of the world’s leading authorities in the fields of international arbitration and litigation. Mr. Born is a graduate of Haverford College (BA 1978, summa cum laude) and the University of Pennsylvania (JD 1981, summa cum laude). He clerked for Judge Henry J. Friendly on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice William
H Rehnquist on the US Supreme Court.
The Young Alumni Award for Excellence in Leadership
Tim Ifill '03 is the Executive Director of Philly Fellows. After graduating from Haverford with a degree in linguistics, he founded Philly Fellows along with Matt Joyce, his suitemate for all four years. As a local, Tim was always disappointed at how little consideration his Haverford classmates gave to staying in Philadelphia after graduation.
Matt Joyce '03 graduated from Haverford with a B.A. in History. He is currently the Executive Director of GreenLight Philadelphia. The GreenLight Fund is a growth philanthropy organization that leads a community-driven effort to attract, import, and support high-performing nonprofit organizations from
across the country in the regions where it operates.
The Kaye Award
Mitchell Cohn '80 joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1985. Since that time, his assignments have taken him to U.S. Embassies in Mexico City, London, Jakarta and Rabat, as well as our Consulate General in Istanbul. While at Haverford, Mitchell was a Customs man, an arts reporter and cartoonist for the Bi-College News, produced plays on-stage and for the radio station (where he also hosted a weekly classical music program), sang in the Chorale, and was a member of the debate club. Mitchell majored in English, switching to the Department at Bryn Mawr when the Senior Seminar was opened to Haverford students.
The Perry Award
William S. Kelley '63 is a retired molecular biologist who has been employed both in academia and in the biotechnology industry. After graduation from Haverford and subsequent graduate work in biochemistry and molecular biology at M.I.T. and Tufts, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh and another postdoctoral year at Brandeis. He is the father of a Haverford graduate, Andrew Kelley ’93, and grandfather of Helen and Bridget Kelley. In 2006 he married Sarah M. Peskin. He and Sarah live in Brookline, Massachusetts but spend considerable time in mid-coast Maine where they have a house on the Damariscotta River.
The Sheppard Award
Michael Fogel '58
is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at Stanford University, where he retired as Chief of Gastroenterology from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). While at Stanford, Michael maintained his connection to Haverford by interviewing prospective students, participating in San Francisco-Bay Area Alumni committees and events, and continuing his role as the secretary of his 1958 class. Two of his three children have Haverford degrees, and his wife wishes that she had one; they met at Haverford when she was a University of Pennsylvania student.
The MacIntosh Award
After Haverford, John Cook '53 attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School, graduating in June of 1966. He was admitted to practice law in the Pennsylvania courts while still serving in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Cook has kept up his connections with Haverford, not only through his own contacts but through those of his son (John M. Cook '90) and through interviewing
prospective students and representing Haverford at College Fairs.
Steve LaMotte Ph.D. '73 is a clinical psychologist who practices with his wife, Cynthia LaMotte, Ph.D., in Long Beach, California. Steve has recently served on the Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association, a professional organization promoting treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
The Friend of Haverford College Award
After 31 years of serving the College, Violet Brown retired on June 29, 2012.She began as a faculty secretary in 1981, and in 1988 moved to Institutional Advancement. Over the course of the next 19 years, she worked with thousands of Fords and supported vital College organizations such as International Council and the
Board Council for Women. Since 2007 she was Senior Executive Administrator in the President’s Office where she worked with every College constituency that interacts with that office.