On May 1, 2017, the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) presented the Joseph L. Barrett Award to Eric Hollenberg ’17 and Shivangi Parmar ’17. The award commemorates Joseph L. Barrett ’73 by honoring exceptional students who give their time to support their peers in developing more meaningful college experiences.

Eric was honored for the many ways he supported the BSC’s Peer Tutoring Program. He helped to normalize and encourage fellow students to get tutoring help and inspired them to become peer tutors. He helped to create a community of peer tutors who supported one another in their learning and work. Eric exemplifies the values of commitment and follow-through.

Shivangi was honored for her commitment as a BSC peer tutor, ESL peer consultant, and Reading Course assistant. As an ESL peer consultant, in particular, she inspired her fellow consultants by sharing ideas, strategies, and insights for facilitating conversational English and transforming the Harvard experience of non-native English speakers. Shivangi greets each challenge with a willing, tenacious, solution-oriented attitude.