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College alumna receives Opel Award

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The 2013 Jane Rainie Opel Award was presented to Christin McConnell ’03 during a ceremony on Radcliffe Day. Since graduating from Harvard College, McConnell has devoted herself to international development work, including working with the Peace Corps, completing a master’s degree in development economics and international education policy from the Fletcher School, and consulting with the World Bank on educational reform in Malawi. This year’s ceremony was particularly poignant as Opel passed away this past spring.

The Jane Rainie Opel Award, given to a woman celebrating her 10th reunion, was created to honor the long time service of Opel ’50 as the executive director of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association. The award is presented by the Alumnae and Friends of Radcliffe College Shared Interest Group and the Harvard College Women’s Center.