Harvard Divinity School has announced three recipients of the awards that are presented each June on its Alumni/ae Day. This year, on June 7, the First Decade Award was given to both Mark Cave and Jacob Schramm, and the Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award was given to the Rev. Carl R. Scovel.
The First Decade Award was established in 1983 by the Alumni/ae Association of the Divinity School to recognize the achievements of people who graduated within the previous 10 years. Cave, M.T.S. 89, is founder and president of College Bound, a mentoring and scholarship program for public-school students in Washington, D.C. Schramm, M.Div. 90, is founder and executive director of College Summit, a national program that helps economically disadvantaged students receive higher education.
The Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award was established in 1979 to recognize a Divinity School graduate who exhibits “a passionate and helpful interest in the lives of other people, an informed and realistic faithfulness, an embodiment of the idea that love is not so much a feeling as a way of acting, and a reliable sense of humor.” It honors Martin Katzenstein, Th.M. 58, who died in 1970 while he was the Schools acting dean of students. Scovel was the longtime minister at Kings Chapel in Boston, and has been a noted editor, speaker, and leader in the Unitarian Universalist Association.