At Commencement, students in the top 5 percent of the MBA class graduated with high distinction as Baker Scholars. Of the 47 Baker Scholars, 38 percent were women, the highest percentage of female recipients in HBS history.
Four graduating MBA students received the annual HBS Deanís Award for extraordinary contributions to the School, Harvard, or broader communities. The recipients: Prem Ramaswami, an engineer who proposed and helped develop and teach a new course in product management; Elizabeth P. “Parker” Woltz, copresident of the HBS Womenís Student Association; and Galen Laserson and Matt Lesniak, coleaders of the student Leadership and Values Committee.
Students in the Doctoral Programs honored two faculty members with the sixth annual Wyss Award for Excellence inMentoring. Professor Kathleen McGinn, chair of the Doctoral Programs, received the senior faculty Wyss Award, and Associate Professor Anita Tucker won its junior faculty counterpart.
C. Dixon (Dick) Spangler, Jr., MBA 1956, was granted an honorary doctor of laws degree by Harvard University. Spangler, retired as a business leader and as president of the University of North Carolina, is a generous benefactor of both HBS and the University.