In recognition of their service to the College, society, and their professions, thirteen Fords were honored at a public ceremony during Alumni Weekend on May 27.

2017 Award Recipients

The Kannerstein Award


The Kannerstein Award honors the legacy and memory of Gregory Kannerstein ’63, an honored and revered alumnus, and a friend and mentor to many. Greg served Haverford for many years as director of athletics, dean of the College, and 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. Cathy Koshland is the vice chancellor for undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering. She is a professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health and a professor in the Energy and resources Group. Previously Cathy was vice provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning, and Facilities. Her teaching and research interests are in science and policy at the intersection of environmental health, energy, and air pollution.

The author of over 160 papers in these fields, Cathy holds an extensive portfolio of university, government, and community service memberships. She is a former director and secretary of The Combustion Institute, and has served on the editorial board of the journal Combustion Science and Technology. Cathy also served on the board of advisors at The University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and on the Integrated Human Exposure Committee of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board from 2001 to 2003. Cathy is honorary co-chair of Haverford’s Lives That Speak Campaign and a member of its Steering Committee. She served on the Board of Managers from 1994 to 2014, as co-chair from 2006 to 2009, and chair from 2009 to 2014. Cathy is also a former member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee and a past reunion volunteer. During the Educating to Serve, Educating to Lead Campaign, she and her husband, Jim Koshland ’73, pledged leadership gifts to the Annual Fund and to the Humanities Center. In March 2012, they established The Phyllis Koshland Professorship in Fine Arts to honor Jim’s sister. After studying fine arts at Haverford, Cathy went on to earn an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She also studied painting at the New York School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. She has extensive family connections to the College, including her late father, Edmond Preston III ’45. Cathy and Jim have three children and reside in Atherton, CA.


Steve Jaharis is a family physician in private practice at Winnetka Family Medicine in Winnetka, IL. He is a member of the Overseers Board for the School of Medicine and The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. Steve serves as a director of Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., and as a trustee of the Jaharis Family Foundation. He has served on the boards of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Arisaph Pharmaceuticals. At Haverford Steve majored in economics, and he earned his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1987. A member of the Haverford College Board of Managers from 2004 to 2016, Steve served on the College Master Plan Steering Committee (2007–09) and was formerly a regional volunteer for the Office of Alumni Relations. He has provided significant support for the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center, the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, and a Student Internship Fund through The Jaharis Family Foundation. In 2009, Steve pledged, through The Jaharis Family Foundation, a $10 million gift to the College for a new dormitory named after former President Thomas R. Tritton. In 2014, he pledged another $8 million, also through the Foundation, for the Jaharis Music Leadership Challenge, and $2 million for the Haverford Student Loan Debt Relief Fund. Steve and his wife, Elaine, have three children. The family resides in Winnetka.

The Haverford Award


The Haverford Award for Service to Humanity Award supports and demonstrates the College’s 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. A musician, songwriter, and teacher, Jack Bowers was active in the Santa Cruz, CA music scene during the ’70s, performing and recording throughout California. He directed the Arts in Corrections program at Soledad Prison in Salinas Valley, CA from 1980 to 2007, developing it into the largest prison music program in the state. After severe cuts, Jack began working in 2011 to restore the program, which is now active again in all 33 California prisons. Having originally joined the Arts in Corrections program by teaching songwriting workshops, Jack ultimately grew it to include twenty inmate bands and weekly workshops in music theory, jazz improvisation, and classical and blues guitar. He also supervised other professional artists who taught in the program, including current U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and jazz composer Andrew Hill. After Haverford, Jack developed his career as a musician and songwriter, working with fellow alums George Stavis ’67, Bob Stern ’69 and Tim Ackerman ’68, as well as Country Music Hall of Fame artist Lacy J. Dalton, among others. Jack plays jazz piano in venues around the Monterey Bay area, and serves on the board of the New Music Works, a contemporary classical music presenter. In 2005, he became board chair of the William James Association Prison Arts Project, helping develop arts programs in the county jail and at local alternative high schools. He and his wife, Juanita Usher, reside in Santa Cruz and enjoy travel, urban farming, and their five grandchildren.

The Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award


The Distinguished Achievement Award 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. Trained as a pediatrician, Thomas Farley is currently commissioner of health for the City of Philadelphia. From 2009 to 2014, he was commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There, Thomas advocated for innovative public health policies, including making city parks and beaches smoke-free, prohibiting discounting of cigarette prices, raising the legal age of tobacco sales to 21, capping the restaurant portion size of sugary drinks, and restricting the burning of air-polluting dirty fuels to heat buildings. Previously, Thomas was chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at Tulane University, where he taught public health and conducted research on population-based approaches to health 2007–08, he served as senior advisor to Thomas Frieden, then commissioner of health for New York City and subsequently director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Farley served in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in 1987–89 and worked for the CDC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health from 1989 to 2000. During that period, he investigated disease outbreaks and directed programs to control various infectious diseases. Thomas has coauthored over 100 scientific publications on topics such as HIV, Legionnaires’ disease, gun violence, infant mortality, and obesity. The author of Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for 8 Million Lives (2015), he also coauthored Prescription for a Healthy Nation (2006) with RAND senior scientist Deborah Cohen.

Thomas and his wife, Alice Farley (formerly Gutknecht) BMC ’77—also a physician— have four daughters, including Helen Farley ’14. promotion. In 2007–08, he served as senior advisor to Thomas Frieden, then commissioner of health for New York City and subsequently director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Farley served in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in 1987–89 and worked for the CDC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health from 1989 to 2000. During that period, he investigated disease outbreaks and directed programs to control various infectious diseases. Thomas has coauthored over 100 scientific publications on topics such as HIV, Legionnaires’ disease, gun violence, infant mortality, and obesity. The author of Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for 8 Million Lives (2015), he also coauthored Prescription for a Healthy Nation (2006) with RAND senior scientist Deborah Cohen. Thomas and his wife, Alice Farley (formerly Gutknecht) BMC ’77—also a physician— have four daughters, including Helen Farley ’14.


The Haverford College Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions in a Profession As executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Vince Warren oversees the nonprofit’s groundbreaking litigation and advocacy work. This includes using international and domestic law to hold corporations and government officials accountable for human rights abuses; challenging racial, gender, and LBGTQI+ injustice; and combating the illegal expansion of U.S. presidential power and policies, such as illegal detention at Guantanamo, rendition, and torture. Vince is a frequent guest on television and radio, speaking on these issues. Previously, Vince worked as a senior staff attorney at the ACLU and as a criminal defense attorney for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, NY. He was also involved in monitoring South Africa’s historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Vince is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law.

The Young Alumni Award for Excellence in Leadership


The Haverford College Young Alumni Award for Accomplishments in Leadership The Young Alumni Award 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. Katie Baratz Dalke has spent the last ten years focusing on the clinical care and support of LGBTQI+ people. She is currently assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and the director for Sex and Gender Curriculum for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Katie has been invited to speak in medical education settings around the country, and her work has been featured in medical journals, textbooks, and popular media. Katie’s clinical work is based at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she treats patients on the inpatient psychiatric unit as well as on medical and surgical services. She also teaches medical students and psychiatric residents at the hospital. Katie earned her M.D. and a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. Katie is especially appreciative of Haverford for introducing her to her spouse, Sam Dalke ’07. They have a one-year-old child.


Maia Freudenberger grew up in the city of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar from age 6. After Haverford, she returned to Fianarantsoa to found Projet Jeune Leader, a youth-led organization that seeks to reduce rates of teenage pregnancy, school dropouts, and risky sexual behavior among adolescents ages 10–15. The core of Projet Jeune Leader is a comprehensive sexual health and leadership education program for public middle schools in urban and rural Fianarantsoa. The organization trains young Malagasy adults in its health and leadership curriculum, and then places them in public middle schools, where they work full-time as educators, counselors, and mentors. Now in 12 middle schools, the program reaches over 12,000 students. In 2016, the organization launched a complementary branch to address the needs of adolescent girls. It has published the country’s first book for girls on puberty, in partnership with the renowned organization Grow and Know. A project focusing on reusable sanitary pads is in the pilot stage, involving over 1,200 students. With support from the Ministry of Education, the organization has developed a training program for primary school teachers that integrates messages about menstrual health and hygiene into the curriculum. Never having anticipated that the organization would grow to its current scale, Maia now manages a staff of 37 people. She fundraises internationally and has won awards for her innovative approach. Maia plans to attend graduate school in public health.

The Kaye Award


The Kaye Award is given for exemplary service to the 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. Alex Robinson is a partner, co-founder, and head of research at Tenor Capital Management Co., L.P., a hedge fund founded in 2003 that specializes in relative value and convertible arbitrage, with over $1 billion in assets under management. He began his investing career as an equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. and a convertible research analyst at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. and later at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. Alex has authored numerous publications on convertible securities, has been ranked in Institutional Investor, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. At Haverford, Alex was an economics and mathematics major and served as Students’ Council co-president and a student member of the Committee on College Honors and the Board Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility (CISR). He has continued his involvement with the College with two terms on the Alumni Association Executive Committee, through service on the Young Alumni Communications Committee, as 20th reunion-year giving chair, and as a regional volunteer. Alex has taken a special interest in fostering career development efforts at Haverford. He has been an extern sponsor for many juniors and seniors who have gone on to successful careers in finance. A member of and past speaker at the Teaf Business Society, Alex organized on-campus mock interviews, served on the advisory board of Fords in Finance, piloted the Career Coaches Program, chaired an on-campus panel on careers in finance, and supported a Fellow for the Center for Career and Professional Advising. Alex and his wife, Monica, have established two scholarships as part of the Lives That Speak Campaign.

The Perry Award


The Charles Perry Award is given for exemplary service to the College in the area of fundraising. The award honors Chuck Perry ’36, who served as associatedirector of development from 1954 to 1958 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. Robert Eisinger is a scholar, teacher, and author of works on issues of public opinion, politics, and higher education. Most recently, he served for three years as the dean of the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. Previously he was the dean of liberal arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. His book The Evolution of Presidential Polling was published in 2003 by Cambridge University Press.Robert spent much of his career as a professor at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. While in Portland,he gained experience as a “pinch-hit” talk-radio jock and political analyst, both on AM 860 KPAM, and later on Oregon Public Broadcasting. Robert earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago, after a brief stint managing a political campaign in Suffolk County, NY. Born and raised on Long Island, Robert studied political science at Haverford. His campus activities included coordinating the campus jazz band, serving as a disc jockey for WHRC, writing a column for the Bi-Co News, and co-leading the Wednesday night film series. Robert received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 1985. In his spare time, Robert enjoys street photography. He remains a devoted jazz fan, sports enthusiast, and mediocre golfer.


Bob Elwood is a business and tax attorney with Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP in Philadelphia. After attending law school at Boston University, where he was ranked first in his class, he began his career as a tax lawyer at Dechert, LLP, where he represented the College. As a high school junior in Concord, MA, Bob received a letter from Greg Kannerstein ’63, recruiting him to play baseball at Haverford. Once here, Bob discovered intellectual challenges, lifelong friends, and a community that helped him to develop as a person. He crafted a personal creed based on the College’s Honor Code, Quaker values, and commitment to social justice. Not long after graduation, Bob became ’82 Class Chair, and has enjoyed planning reunions with his classmates ever since. His class has contributed over $30 million to the College and set several fundraising records, winning nine Founder’s Bell Awards for best participation rate. Bob appreciates the hard work of his co-chair Sam Angell; the two of them are especially proud of the Class of 1982’s record participation rate for the 25th reunion (66%) and the 20th (67%). A member of The 1833 Society and the Annual Fund Steering Committee, Bob has volunteered for Haverford in many areas, including admissions and career counseling. The College presented him with the William Sheppard Award in 2002 for his service to the College following the September 11th tragedy. Bob lives in Wynnewood, PA, and enjoys spending time with his sons Aidan and Liam and his partner, Emily Weisgrau (a former staff member at the College). He occasionally still plays baseball—ever grateful for the chance Greg Kannerstein gave to him.

The Sheppard Award


The 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. George Stavis has led a varied life, as a musician and community leader—on the West Coast—and a college administrator, businessman, and attorney—on the East. After Haverford, George pursued graduate studies in philosophy and worked in Santa Cruz, CA as a teaching assistant for the renowned public intellectual Norman O. Brown. As a professional musician (principally on 5-string banjo), he released two solo LPs and played on numerous records. With Jack Bowers ’67, Tim Ackerman ’68, and Bob Stern ’69, he formed the successful local band Oganookie, which performed in Northern California about 150 nights a year for several years. George’s solo performances included opening for the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Ritchie Havens. In Santa Cruz, George built and operated the Louden Nelson Community Center. The largest senior citizen center in the county, it housed a 288-seat theatre, where he produced many productions. George was chair of the County Housing Commission for 10 years as well as vicepresident of the Cultural Council. When he left Santa Cruz in 1985 for a position at Haverford, he received a Congressional Award from then-Congressman Leon Panetta for his contributions. As Haverford’s alumni director for three years, George made several contributions including creating the “Founders Club” to engage students in alumni events and activities. Since 1985 he has served as class chair. In 1988 George became a partner in Tom & Jerry Boyswear, a children’s apparel business in New York, with Tim Ackerman ’68. He later attended Columbia University Law School, graduating with honors, and practiced law with a mid-size firm in New York. Having mostly retired from law practice, George still serves as general counsel for the medical software company founded by his brother Rob Stavis ’69. His other brother is Ben Stavis ’63.

The MacIntosh Award


The Archibald MacIntosh Award is given for exemplary service to the College 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. A ten-year resident of Los Angeles, Scott Burau is a senior manager with Deloitte LLP. In his current role, he leads a strategy team that implements and supports technology for practitioners across the United States. Scott joined Deloitte in 2007 from SAC Capital Advisors in New York. Prior, he served as a policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Scott majored in philosophy at Haverford and still volunteers as a class chair and regional representative. Active in interviewing applicants to the College, Scott takes great care in writing reports for the Office of Admission, always striving to paint a clear picture of the students he interviews. He has made every effort to support the Admission volunteer program over the years, also representing Haverford at college fairs. Scott volunteers with the Trevor Project, an organization that provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to LGBTQI+ youth. He lives with his partner, Eric, and their two dogs.

The Friend of Haverford College Award


The Friend Award is given for exemplary and sustained service to the College, and loyal and active support for the mission of the College, by a member of the greater Haverford community. Neal Grabell has been a professor at Haverford since 2006. He teaches courses on business and professional ethics,management, and financial and managerial accountin corporate finance, financial modeling, and managerial economics. Neal also provides legal advice and services to the College. He led the Ethical Leadership Summer Institute program during 2016 and 2017. As the faculty liaison and scorekeeper for the softball team, he attends most of the practices and almost all of the games. Neal does not accept compensation for any of his services to the College. Neal and his son Daniel Grabell ’14, both history majors, endowed a Haverford scholarship for students majoring in history, and Neal is the first donor to the Annual Fund each year. Prior to teaching at Haverford, Neal spent 21 years as the executive vice president and general counsel of a large international retailer. He received his law degree from Georgetown University. Neal is the president of the Foundations of Golden Slipper Club; Charities and a permanent governor of the scholarship-based Golden Slipper Camp, where he was a counselor during his summers as a Haverford student. He is the managing member of Level Four Management, LLC, a private equity firm, and a director of EVINE Live, Inc. Neal and his wife, Lisa, live in Bryn Mawr, PA.


Beatrice is a co-founder and managing director of Sperry, Mitchell Company, an investment banking boutique that specializes in arranging the sale or merger of private mid-market companies. She also co-owns Percival Scientific, a leading Iowabased manufacturer of biological incubators and plant growth chambers. A regular lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Beatrice has also lectured at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. She is widely quoted in the financial and business press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Crain’s, USA Today, CNN Money Line, and National Public Radio. In 2016, Beatrice was a featured speaker at The Bloomberg Breakaway Summit and an expert panelist for a Merrill Corporation webinar. The magazine Mergers; Acquisitions recognized her as recognized as one of “the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M ;A” in 2016 and 2015. Beatrice is the co-author of The Complete Guide to Selling Your Business (2004), which is now in its third edition and has been published in Chinese. She is a member of the board and of the Executive Committee of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, and a board member of The Institute for Career Development (ICD), as well as chair of its Development Committee. Beatrice received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She and her husband (and business partner) Paul Sperry—who is also receiving this award—are the parents of William Sperry ‘17.


Paul Sperry is a cofounder and president of Sperry, Mitchell Company. He serves as chairman of Percival Scientific and is also on the boards of two other private companies. A third-generation member of a family-owned group of graphic arts companies, Paul has direct experience in the many issues and complexities associated with managing and selling family-owned businesses. Paul is a frequent lecturer and featured speaker at M;A seminars, industry conferences, and trade functions, including the Association for Corporate Growth and the Young Presidents’ Organization. In addition, he has acted as an expert witness in several court jurisdictions and as a mediator in commercial disputes. Paul has taken part in various economic development missions to Eastern Europe that were sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Paul is the treasurer of and an Executive Board member of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History; Culture (OIEAHC) in Williamsburg, VA. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the History Department at Columbia University and an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society. In addition, he is on the Board of the Guttmacher Institute, which is dedicated to research and policy on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and previously served as its board chair and chair of the Executive Committee. Paul recently retired from the Board of Fellows at Trinity College and the Executive Board of The Organization of American Historians. Paul earned a B.A. with honors from Trinity College and an M.A. from Columbia University.

The Forman Award


The Forman Award 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. Bruce Andrews served as the deputy secretary of Commerce from 2014 through January 2017, under President Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. In this role he functioned as the chief operating officer, overseeing the Commerce Department’s internal operations as well as its twelve bureaus. He led the interagency process, including with the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. Bruce also represented the department around the country and the world, including in trade negotiations, leading trade missions, helping U.S. companies overseas, and meeting with government and business leaders. He worked on a wide variety of issues including digital economy policy, developing U.S. manufacturing, helping distressed communities, and creating the Commerce Data Service. Previously, Bruce served as chief of staff to the secretary at the Department of Commerce. He was also general counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he was responsible for policy, legal, and jurisdictional issues, and the committee’s oversight and investigations.

Before his career in public service, Bruce worked in the private sector, including most recently as a vice president for governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company. He also practiced in the public policy and telecommunications groups at the firm of Arnold; Porter. As a founding member of the firm Quinn Gillespie; Associates (QGA), Bruce worked on a variety of issues in transportation, technology, judiciary, telecommunications, and financial services. Bruce began his career on Capitol Hill as legislative director for Rep. Tim Holden (D-PA), as legislative assistant for Rep. Gus Yatron (D-PA), and on the staff of Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA). A native of Syracuse, NY, he attended Georgetown University Law Center. Bruce played lacrosse for four years at Haverford as a defenseman. He has remained very active with the team and also with the lacrosse alumni network. He has worked to encourage Fords, including lacrosse players, to pursue careers in government and public policy. Bruce lives with his wife, Didem Nisanci, and two daughters in Washington, DC.

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