Four members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) M.B.A. Class of 2011 have been named winners of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award. The recipients, who will be recognized as members of two teams by HBS Dean Nitin Nohria at Commencement ceremonies this afternoon (May 26) on the HBS campus, are Andrea M. Ellwood, Brett C. Gibson, Kathleen M. Hebert, and Justine K. Lelchuk.
Established in 1997, this annual award celebrates the extraordinary achievements of graduating students who have made a positive impact on Harvard, Harvard Business School, and/or broader communities. True to the M.B.A. program’s mission, they have also contributed to the well-being of society through exceptional acts of leadership. Nominations come from the HBS community. A selection committee comprising faculty, administrators, and students then makes recommendations to the dean, who selects the recipients.
“Our students have long shown their passion for Harvard Business School and their commitment to making the experience here as enriching as possible,” said Nohria. “This award is unique in that it recognizes the efforts people make outside the classroom. We are very proud of what these exceptional students have accomplished during their two years at Harvard Business School. They have demonstrated their leadership and in the process contributed in meaningful and lasting ways to our community.”