Three members of the Harvard Business School M.B.A. Class of 2016 — Abdulaziz “Aziz” Albahar, Sara Gentile, and Needham Hurst — have been named recipients of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award. They will be recognized by HBS Dean Nitin Nohria at Commencement ceremonies on the HBS campus on Thursday, May 26.
Established in 1997, this annual award celebrates the extraordinary achievements of a graduating student or students who have made a positive impact on Harvard University, Harvard Business School, and/or broader communities. True to the M.B.A. program’s mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world, each recipient has also contributed to the well-being of society through exceptional acts of leadership. Nominations come from the entire HBS community. A selection committee comprising faculty, administrators, and students then makes recommendations to the dean, who makes the final decision.