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HKS alumni honored

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Human rights advocate, political activist, and volunteer named recipients of 2010 HKS alumni awards

Three accomplished leaders have been named recipients of 2010 Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumni awards. The awards were presented during ceremonies at the School on May 14-15.

Mehmet Daimaguler, M.P.A. ’05, was named winner of the 2010 Rising Star Award, which recognizes HKS alumni who, within six years of beginning their careers, have “hit the ground running” as leaders, catalysts for change, or people who are making a meaningful difference to individuals, organizations, or governments.

Susan Ople, M.P.A. ’99, is recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, designed to recognize HKS alumni who, after more than six years in their careers, have made a significant contribution to improving the human condition on a local, state/provincial, national, or international stage, in any sector.

Robert Min Xie, M.P.A./M.C. ’94, was named winner of the Julius E. Babbitt Memorial Alumni Volunteer Award, named in honor of Julius Babbitt, M.P.A. ’01, and given each year to a graduate of the Kennedy School who has demonstrated uncommon commitment to his or her fellow alumni to advance the spirit of volunteerism and service to the School and the alumni community. To read more about the winners.