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HAA honors outstanding alumni

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October ceremony will mark special service through alumni activities

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Awards were established in 1990 to recognize outstanding service to Harvard University through alumni activities. This year’s awards ceremony will take place during the fall HAA board of directors meeting on Oct. 13.

Michael A. Cooper ’57, L.L.B. ’60, of New York, has a long history of service to Harvard. He is a member of the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee to the Law School (HLS) and was chair of the Harvard Law School Fund and president of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City. For several years he was a member of the Harvard Law School Association Executive Committee, and now serves as vice president-at-large. He is co-chair of the HLS Senior Advisory Network, a special interest group formed to address the needs and concerns of senior alumni. Additionally, he was co-chair of his HLS 50th Reunion Gift Committee and vice-chair of the Harvard Class of ’57 50th Reunion Gift Committee.

He is retired as litigation partner at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell and has long been active in legal services organizations. He has three children, including son Jeffrey ’86.

Judith A. Dollenmayer ’63, of Washington, D.C., has been one of the HAA’s most loyal and active alumnae. She was the first woman president of the Harvard Club of Washington and has long served as a Schools and Scholarships Committee interviewer.  A former HAA elected director, she co-chaired the HAA Engagement & Marketing Committee, was a member of the HAA Awards Committee, and served on the Public Service Task Force, including traveling on the 2010 and 2011 HAA service trips to New Orleans. She is active in the Alumnae and Friends of Radcliffe College Shared Interest Group and serves as secretary for the Radcliffe Class of ’63.

She is founder and principal of Dollenmayer Communications, a publication and editorial consultancy in Washington, D.C., and is a literary agent for Barrett Books Inc. of New York. She is the proud aunt of Katherine Dollenmayer ’97.

Philip C. Haughey ’57, of Newton, Mass., is a true Harvard citizen. He has been chair of both the HAA Committee to Nominate Overseers and Directors and the Harvard Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, and was director of Harvard Magazine. President of the Harvard Club of Boston from 2007-2010, he currently serves as chair of the Club’s Officer Nominating Committee. Additionally, he is Chair of Friends of Harvard Celtic Studies, and is a member of the Real Estate Academic Initiative, an interfaculty, interdisciplinary program focused on real estate research and education. A longtime class agent and Reunion Gift Steering Committee member, he served as chair of the 30th Reunion Committee.  He has dedicated countless hours and energy as chair of the Friends of Harvard Football and the Friends of Harvard Baseball, as president and chair of the Harvard Varsity Club, and as chair of Harvard’s Visiting Committee on Athletics.

He is president of the Haughey Company Inc., a family real estate investment, development, and management firm. He and his wife, Peggy, have four children, including son Philip Jr. ’84, M.B.A. ’94, and granddaughter Christin ’14.

Thomas G. McKinley ’74, of San Francisco, has demonstrated endless loyalty to Harvard. A longtime class secretary, he has been vice chair of the Class Gift Committee since his 20th reunion and is a director of the Harvard Club of San Francisco. He is chair of the John Harvard Society Leadership Committee, was an elected director of the HAA, former vice-chair of the HAA Schools and Scholarships Committee, and past chair of the HAA Committee on Continuing Education.  He is a new member of the HAA Alumni Awards Committee. Over the years, he has been supportive of Harvard Women’s Volleyball and many initiatives at Harvard, including the I3 Harvard College Innovation Challenge, a program designed to promote, guide, and incubate entrepreneurship, and summer entrepreneurial and community projects for undergraduates.

He is a West Coast partner at Cardinal Partners. He and his wife, Janet, have three children, including daughters Kathryn ’09 and Sara ’03, M.B.A. ’07.

Walter H. Morris Jr. ’73, M.B.A. ’75, of Potomac, Md., has dedicated countless hours and energy in support of Harvard and the HAA. As president of the HAA from 2008 to 2009, he focused on “moving the dial” by making small but observable steps to advance the work and mission of the HAA. He was an HAA elected director from 2000 to 2003, and was chair of the HAA Alumni Awards and HAA Graduate Schools Committees.  He is currently a member of the HAA Executive Committee.  He is also an active member of the Harvard Black Alumni Society and has been a member of several Harvard Clubs, including the Harvard Club of New York City, the Harvard Club of Los Angeles, the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C., and the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C., where he served as director from 2004 to 2007.

He is a retired principal at Ernst & Young LLP.  He and his wife, Cynthia, have two children, son Walter III and daughter Anne ’04.

June Storey, of North Reading, Mass., dedicated more than three decades of distinguished service to Harvard and was, as one colleague noted upon her retirement, “An institution at Harvard whose legend will most definitely stand the test of time.” She began in 1976 as a staff assistant and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming director of events for Alumni Affairs and Development in 1993. Under her watch, the events department became known for its attention to detail and outstanding customer service. Over the years, she was intricately involved in the planning of a myriad of festive gatherings and special events, including Harvard’s 350th anniversary, the Mandela state visit, the convocation for Edward M. Kennedy, and the inaugurations of Neil L. Rudenstine, Lawrence H. Summers, and Drew G. Faust, as well as campaign kick-offs and celebrations, building dedications, recognition dinners, annual fundraising meetings and dinners, the annual honorary degree dinner and chief marshal luncheon, and the HAA Global Series events.

She was known for being generous with her time and advice, providing endless guidance and collegiality, and was considered the best at what she did.