Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office virtually awarded advisers from throughout the University with the prestigious Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising. The Star Prizes were established by James A. Star ’83 to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to the College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students.
Prizes are awarded each year in the categories of: first-year, sophomore, concentration, and faculty advisers.
Nominations for the award were sought from the undergraduate student body earlier this year, and selection committees comprised of College staff, previous Star Prize recipients, and peer advising fellows (PAFs) chose from competitive pools of nominees to select this year’s recipients.
Sarah L. Duncan
Manager of IT Operations, IQSS; A.B. ’84 in engineering and applied science, M.Div. ’07
Ph.D. candidate in the study of Religion at Harvard GSAS, first-year proctor at Harvard College
Lawrence R. De Geest
Resident tutor, Leverett House
Resident tutor, Mather House
Author, Harvard Business Review; resident tutor, Adams House; research associate, Harvard Business School
Ph.D. candidate of clinical science; GSAS diversity & inclusion fellow of psychology; senior tutor, Leverett House
Graduate student in comparative literature
Lecturer on molecular and cellular biology, assistant director of undergraduate studies (MCB and CPB)
Christina Ciocca Eller
Assistant professor, sociology and social studies
Paul J. Kosmin
Philip J. King Professor of Ancient History
Professor of the history of science
Sindhu Revuluri, associate dean of academic engagement for the Office of Undergraduate Education noted: “Especially this year, when advising relationships required connecting virtually, we are so happy to be able to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our colleagues. We received so many thoughtful and moving nominations, and we are grateful to all advisers for their continued dedication and commitment to our students.”
Visit https://advising.college.harvard.edu/star-prize-2021 to read reflections on advising from this year’s awardees.
Congratulations to the 2021 nominees and recipients of the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising!
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