Harvard Kennedy School announces alumni award winners

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Three Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) graduates will be recognized May 20 during Reunion Weekend. The HKS Alumni Board of Directors will present the following individuals with awards:

  • Frank Pearl MC/MPA 2011 will receive the Alumni Public Service Award. Pearl was a member of the team that negotiated the deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or FARC) that ended the 52-year civil war that killed 220,000 people and left six million people displaced.
  • Rey Faustino MPP 2012 will receive the Emerging Global Leader Award. Faustino, who immigrated with his family to Los Angeles from the Philippines when he was eight years old, saw how difficult it was for his parents to navigate a byzantine system of diffused resources. This experience inspired him to found One Degree, which he started while a student at HKS.
  • Jen Tutak MPA 2012 will receive the Julius E. Babbitt Memorial Alumni Volunteer Award. Tutak has shaped the lives of hundreds of students and alumni of the School by volunteering as a recruiter, a reader of admissions applications, and as a driver of the Harvard Graduate Student Leadership Institute (HGLSI), which she co-founded as a student at HKS.

In addition, the HKS Washington, DC Alumni Network will receive the HKS Regional Network Engagement Award for strengthening ties among alumni in Washington, D.C., while advancing alumni’s connections with the school.