Jonathan Beasley, assistant director of Harvard Divinity School's Office of Communications, has been chosen as a Harvard Hero for 2014.
The Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the extraordinary "above and beyond" contributions of Harvard staff. Beasley is one of only 64 staff members recognized across Harvard University this year, and the only one from HDS.
In honoring Beasley, the nominating committee noted that "whenever someone reads a story about Harvard Divinity School—profiling a student or faculty member, reporting on a lecture or educational panel, showing a video clip, photo, or web link—there's a very good chance that Jonathan is behind it. When another news outlet such as the Boston Globe runs a story about HDS, Jonathan is responsible. And when a snow emergency is declared and the campus closes, who gets the word out? Yes—Jonathan.
"For more than seven years, Jonathan has been the chief reporter, news editor and promoter, go-to communicator, and pick-up photographer for the school, telling the HDS story to the world."
Beasley joined the HDS staff in 2006 and the Office of Communications in 2008. He holds a BA in English from Purdue University (Calumet) and an MA in journalism from Quinnipiac University.
The award will be presented in a ceremony hosted by Harvard University President Drew G. Faust on Thursday, June 12, at 3:30 pm in Sanders Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
—by Susan Worst