Hunter Rawlings '66, P'93
been a distinguished leader in higher education for several decades and was a
lifelong friend of Greg Kannerstein, for whom this award is named. He was professor
of classics and history at Cornell University (2006–2011), where he also served
as president (1995–2003). Previously he served as professor of classics and
vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado and as
president of the University of Iowa (1988–1995). Since 2011 Hunter has been the
president of the Association of American Universities.
academic accomplishments, Hunter has published two books and numerous articles
on Greek history and historiography. Of particular interest to him are the
literary and rhetorical aspects of the work of Thucydides. A member of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he serves on the board of trustees of
the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Hunter holds a Ph.D. in classics
from Princeton University.
completed 12 years as a member of Haverford's Board of Managers in 2012. He was
co-chair of the Lives That
Speak campaign, on the Alumni
Association Executive Committee, and a member of the Scholarship Steering
Committee during the Educating
to Lead, Educating to Serve campaign.
In 2011, he established The Hunter R. Rawlings III Family Scholarship Fund. He
continues to advise the board and College leadership in times of need. Hunter’s
stepdaughter, Ashley P. Slade, graduated from Haverford in 1993.
Douglas H. Johnson '71
engaged with the history of Africa at Haverford and began his Ph.D. research on
the history of southern (later South) Sudan at UCLA, shortly after the end of
Sudan’s first civil war in 1972. The renewal of civil war in the 1980s launched
twenty-two years during which he divided his time between academia, as a
publisher of African studies, and forays into politically complex and sometimes
He put his pre-war experience in
southern Sudan to use in wartime relief operations, working with various
international agencies in non-government-held areas. His book The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil
Wars (2003) analyzes the
historic and structural causes of country’s recurring cycles of conflict. A
resource person at the Sudan peace talks in 2003, he was appointed after a
peace agreement in 2005 to the Abyei Boundaries Commission, to investigate a disputed
territory along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
Douglas continues to work with both
governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in South Sudan’s
post-war reconstruction, particularly with vocational training and the revival
of a national archive. Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013
he has contributed to internal debates about peace-building and governance. In
2014 the South Sudanese community in Canada invited Douglas to give the
Bertrand Russell Peace Lecture at MacMaster University.
Juan Williams '76, P'11
Juan is one of the nation’s leading political writers, television personalities,
and public intellectuals. A political analyst for Fox Television, he is also
host of The Five, a
popular daily news program, and a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday. He
was formerly an award-winning Washington
Post columnist, White House
correspondent, NPR senior news correspondent, and the host of NPR’s national
talk show Talk of the Nation.
books include the newly published We
the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding
Fathers’ Vision of America (2016).
Williams is also the author of Thurgood
Marshall: American Revolutionary (1998)—a New York Times notable book of the year—and the
best-seller Eyes on the Prize:
America’s Civil Rights Years (1987),
which is now part of the standard history curriculum in many colleges and
universities. His book Enough:
The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are
Undermining Black America—and What We Can Do About It (2007) ignited debate with a bold
analysis of black leadership and the need to return to the values of the Civil
Rights Movement. PBS has collaborated with him on several documentary series.
interviewed the last five U.S. presidents, Juan is in constant contact with
American political leaders in Congress and with the Supreme Court. He has won
numerous journalism awards for his writing and investigative reporting as well
as an Emmy Award for TV documentary writing. Juan has appeared on programs
ranging from Meet the Press to Oprah,
co-hosted Crossfire, and
has hosted America’s Black
Forum for a decade. He has
also written for The New
Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, GQ, theNew Republic, and Ebony. His son, Raphael (Raffi)
Williams is a member of the Haverford Class of 2011.
Jenny Rabinowich '08
time at Haverford, Jenny has worked to address health and human rights issues,
both domestically and abroad. This work began in Philadelphia, at the Center
for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University School of Public Health.
Through a fellowship from the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship’s Haverford
House, she helped to launch Witnesses to Hunger, a research and advocacy
program (featured in the 2012 documentary film A Place at the Table). While
serving as manager of the program, she completed her M.P.H. at Drexel.
In 2013, Jenny moved to rural
Liberia to work with Last Mile Health. Founded by survivors of the Liberian
civil war, the organization strives to save lives in remote villages, including
guiding a response to the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in 2014. As director of
program implementation, she now oversees on-the-ground operations, supporting
more than 250 community health workers in delivering primary health services to
50,000 Liberians in remote villages.
An anthropology major at Haverford,
Jenny concentrated in peace and conflict studies. She was a member of the
women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, the Sneetches, and has played ever since,
including in her current home of Liberia.
Gary Emmett '72, P'04
professor of pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson
University (TJU) in Philadelphia. He has practiced primary care and hospital
pediatrics at TJU since 1979, as student, resident, attending physician, and
teacher. He has served on the staff of several other area hospitals, including
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
the textbook Field Guide to
the Normal Newborn as well as
many academic papers especially on asthma, jaundice, and immunizations. He also
writes a blog on pediatrics for Philly.com. Past president of the
Philadelphia Pediatric Association, he is certified by the American Board of
Pediatrics, served on the board of the American Academy of Pediatrics,
Pennsylvania branch, and is active in the Academic Pediatric Association.
Gary was active in sports, ran student elections, and served as a student
manager of College Theater for over 20 productions. He took his first
Haverford/Bryn Mawr extern in 1978 at TJU and has since mentored more than 100
Bi-Co students. Most of his research assistants have been Bi-Co alumni, who
have since gone on to medical school and careers in science. Once Haverford
turned coed, he proposed the addition of childcare to support family attendance
at Alumni Weekend, which has since been instituted as HaverCamp. His daughter
Ariel Lichtenstein '04 also attended the College.
Joseph Ronan '76
major at Haverford, Joseph also studied German, Russian, Greek, mathematics,
and physics. Although not a Quaker himself, he was highly influenced by his
experience at Haverford as well as Friends Select School in Philadelphia. He
has fond recollections of the philosophy department and faculty members such as
Bill Davidon, Louis Green, and Joe Russo. After considering graduate school in
philosophy, he attended New York University Law School and has spent more than
30 years as a tax and executive compensation lawyer. Joseph also serves as an
adjunct law professor at Villanova University Law School.
served on the board of Friends Select, including as chair, and is currently
clerk of the school’s development committee. A former member and chair of
Haverford’s Annual Fund Executive Committee, he now helps coordinate
fundraising and reunion events for his class. He received the College’s William
Sheppard Award for Service in Alumni Activities as well as the Meritorious
Service Award from Friends Select. He has also held leadership positions with
Philabundance, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and
his wife, Lara (a neurologist at Dartmouth College), now live in Vermont, where
he is an admissions representative for Haverford. He is currently finishing an
M.A. in English at Rutgers–Camden, with a focus on Wallace Stevens.
Joshua Miller '96
currently a private investor and consultant on alternative investments. He
spent over 13 years at New York–based hedge fund Taconic Capital Advisors, LP,
where he was a partner, portfolio manager, and co-head of credit. He began his
investing career at J. P. Morgan where he was a trader on the risk arbitrage
desk. An economics major at Haverford, Josh earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.
Josh has supported Haverford’s
mission and been active with College alumni in a number of ways, including in
the area of career development. At programs such as the Wall Street Summit he
interacted with current students, critiquing resumes, helping to hone interview
skills, and providing insight on how to market a liberal arts degree. He
currently serves as a member of the College’s Investment Committee for the
endowment and as co-chair of the Lives
That Speak campaign.
Martin Lehfeldt '61
Martin is a
self-employed author, consultant, and speaker, with 50 years of professional
experience and volunteer service in the nonprofit sector. While completing an
M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary, Martin worked as a newspaper reporter for
the Youngstown Vindicator in Ohio. After four years as a program
officer of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, NJ,
he become vice president for development at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta
University) and was subsequently director of development for the Atlanta
Martin formed his own consulting firm, providing fundraising, strategic
planning, and organizational development services to hundreds of nonprofits. He
served as president of the Southeastern Council of Foundations (an organization
of grant makers in 11 states) until 2008 as well as on the boards of numerous
retirement, the Southeastern Council published Thinking About Things, a
collection of his newsletter columns over 11 years. Martin self-published Notes from a Non-Profitable Life and co-authored The Sacred Call, a biography of
civil rights attorney Donald L. Hollowell. He is currently working on The Promise, a history of
foundation activity in the South. Martin has been president of the Class of
1961 since graduation. In 1976 he received the Haverford Award for Service to
Julie Min Chayet '91
managing director and market trust executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America
Private Wealth Management. With extensive knowledge of trust design and
administration, she works directly with individuals, families, institutions,
and foundations to develop and oversee investment and trust relationships.
Julie previously worked in the New York office of Fiduciary Trust Company
International as trust counsel and in business development. She also practiced
law in both New York and Connecticut.
She holds an M.P.A. from Columbia
University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a J.D. from Fordham
Law School. A former board member of the Estate Planning Council of New York
City, Inc., she is a member of the New York Bar Association, Section on Trusts
and Estates, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Julie is
also president-elect of the Connecticut Chapter of the Fordham Law Association.
In 2015 she joined the Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) as an advisory
board member and currently serves on the MAAG Mentorship Initiative
Julie’s volunteer activities for the
College have been extensive, including serving her class as an annual giving
volunteer since 1991 and on the Reunion Committee for five reunions. She has
supported career development as well as Institutional Advancement in several
capacities. She was the New York regional chair throughout the 1990s, and her
roles on the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) have spanned from
student member to president.
Adam Shulman '01
a J.D. from Duke University Law School, Adam joined the New York City office of
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as an associate in the firm’s corporate
practice, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He subsequently took an
in-house role at Globe Specialty Metals, one of the world’s largest producers
of silicon and silicon-based alloys. At Globe, Adam led the creation of a joint
venture with a local mining company in Nigeria, one of the first investments by
a U.S. company in that country’s mineral mining industry after the adoption of
Adam is now
associate general counsel for Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 chemical and
specialty materials company in Dallas. He acts as North American division
counsel for the company’s $4 billion acetyl chemicals business. He is also its
chief attorney for mergers and acquisitions and recently closed an $800 million
joint venture to construct the largest methanol plant in the United States.
Recently, the company designated Adam as chief competition law counsel, to
ensure the company’s compliance with increasingly complex international laws.
Since 2011, Adam has served as an alumni volunteer, interviewing
prospective Fords in North Texas. While at Haverford, Adam co-hosted The Lerner and Lowe End Theory,
a radio show devoted to show tunes and hip-hop—15 years too early, given the
popularity of the musical Hamilton.
joined the College in 1981, directing the Women’s Center (which opened the
following year) and the community service program, Eighth Dimension. She
empowered students to engage in a range of service projects and supported the
College’s transformation into a fully coeducational institution, with a network
of resources that has become a national model. She also served as one of the
College’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Ofﬁcers.
A native of Ardmore, Marilou has
fostered a relationship with Haverford since the 1960s, when she began working
with Serendipity Day Camp, which her brother co-founded. An active Girl Scout
leader, she was devoted to providing single-parent families with an affordable
summer camp for their children. She played a significant role when the camp
reopened in 1984.
Marilou earned a bachelor’s degree
and a master’s in administration leadership from Antioch College and later a
master’s in law and social policy from the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work.
Haverford awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2000, and she received the
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Founders Award in 2013. She retired
from the College in August 2015.
DAVID FELSEN '66, P'92
David has spent 45 years devoted to Quaker education. In 2011 he retired after 23 years as headmaster of Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA. Prior to that he spent a total of 22 years at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, initially as teacher, coach, and community liaison and later as dean of students, upper school principal, and dean of faculty. David earned a master’s in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.
His involvement with Haverford athletics extended well beyond playing varsity soccer, basketball, and baseball. In 1968 the College invited him to coach the junior varsity soccer team and then the varsity squad, which he did for seven years while teaching and serving as co-principal at Germantown Friends. He has also served on the College’s Athletic Advisory Committee.
Long dedicated to the integration of academics and athletics, David has extensive experience with camps and other programs serving community children. He founded a basketball and reading/math clinic at Germantown Friends and a similar program at Friends’ Central. He also worked at Haverford’s Serendipity Day Camp, Swarthmore Upward Bound, and the Germantown Boys and Girls Club, where he served as a board member. He is currently on an advisory board seeking to build a youth basketball center in North Philadelphia that features a strong academic component. His son, David Felsen Jr. ’92, is also a Haverford graduate.