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HDS Names 2003 Alumni/ae Award Recipients

HDS Names 2003 Alumni/ae Award Recipients

June 2, 2003

Harvard Divinity School has announced recipients of the three alumni awards that were presented on its Alumni Day, June 4, 2003. At a luncheon held on the HDS campus, the First Decade Award was given to Maria Karagianis, Founding Executive Director of Discovering Justice, Boston; the Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award was given to the Rev. Dr. Oscar Allan Rogers, retired president of Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and the Preston N. Williams Black Alumni Award was given to the Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan.

The Rev. Robert Wilden, BD '61, Remembered as Generous Philanthropist and Friend

The Rev. Robert Wilden, BD '61, Remembered as Generous Philanthropist and Friend

July 15, 2009

Even a person who has already dedicated close to five decades of his life to service for the socially disadvantaged can experience a profound moment of vocational clarity, an epiphany in regard to destiny. For the late Rev. Robert W. Wilden, BD '61, that moment arrived after the death of his beloved wife of many years, Imogene, in 2005, when he undertook a search to find ways to contribute his financial resources, his time, and his talents for the good of his local community as well as Harvard Divinity School.

Helping to Heal

Helping to Heal

November 20, 2009

Two days after celebrating a gold medal victory with the U.S. women's ice hockey team on the ice at the Canada Cup in Vancouver in September 2009, Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv '03, found herself back on the HDS campus—a place that, on the surface, seems an unlikely training ground for her current work.

Holden serves as the sports psychology consultant for the U.S. women's national hockey team, a position in which she is part nondenominational chaplain, part massage therapist, but wholly, as she puts it, a safe harbor.

Donated Doctoral Robes Connect Generations of HDS Alumni

Donated Doctoral Robes Connect Generations of HDS Alumni

July 25, 2009

Efforts to make the world ever more sustainable and less wasteful have been an operations priority at Harvard Divinity School for several years now, but the 2008–09 academic year saw the first application of this green philosophy as it relates to the symbolic draping of academic tradition. With two very thoughtful donations of doctoral robes to graduating ThD students, "renewable energy" has taken on a new meaning.

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