2016 Commencement Roundup
2016 Commencement Roundup
The 106th Commencement exercises took place on Thursday afternoon on the School's campus, preceded by Class Day remarks from Marcelle de Souza Goncalves Meira (MBA 2016) and distinguished alumnus Tom Tierney (MBA 1980).
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26 May 2016  
Harvard Business School held its 106th Commencement exercises Thursday afternoon with a diploma ceremony on its campus in Boston. Following an all-University celebration in Harvard’s Tercentenary Theatre this morning, nine hundred and twenty-two students received their MBA degrees in front of the School’s iconic Baker Library | Bloomberg Center. Speeches, awards, and multimedia from the event are as follows:

Commencement Ceremony

Dean Nitin Nohria Addresses the Class of 2016 - Remarks as prepared

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Awards

Dean's Award - Three members of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2016 — Abdulaziz “Aziz” Albahar, Sara Gentile, and Needham Hurst — have been named recipients of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award.

Alumni Achievement Awards - The MBA Class of 2016 concluded their last day on campus as students by seeing five distinguished graduates receive the School’s Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor HBS can bestow upon an alumnus or alumna.

(LtoR): Sunil B. Mittal, W. James McNerney Jr., Mary Callahan Erdoes, Thomas J. Tierney, Alan F. Horn
Photo: Susan Young

Leadership Fellows - The Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard Business School is based on University Professor Michael Porter’s vision of developing a network of HBS graduates with cross-sector experience who are committed to addressing societal issues throughout their careers.

Faculty Teaching Awards - At its Class Day ceremony, members of the MBA Class of 2016 recognized Professors Julio Rotemberg and Gunnar Trumbull for their teaching in the required first-year course Business, Government and the International Economy, Senior Lecturer Kristin Williams Mugford, who teaches Creating Value through Corporate Restructuring, and Associate Professor Matthew Weinzierl, who focuses on The Role of Government in Market Economies.

(LtoR): Matthew Weinzierl, Kristin Mugford, Julio Rotemberg, and Gunnar Trumbull
Photo: Susan Young


Harvard Medalists - The Harvard Alumni Association has announced this year’s recipients of the Harvard Medal, which has been awarded since 1981 for extraordinary service to the University. Former Harvard Business School Dean John McArthur is among the recipients.


Class Day Ceremonies

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MBA class of 2016 Co-Presidents Anya Hayden (MBA 2016) and Brad Minkow (MBA 2016) addressed their class Wednesday, May 25 during class day ceremonies.

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Marcelle de Souza Goncalves Meira (MBA 2016) gave the student address Wednesday, May 25, 2016, during Harvard Business School Class Day ceremonies. Alumnus Tom Tierney (MBA 1980), former president of Bain & Company and founder of The Bridgespan Group, was the Distinguished Speaker at the event.

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Marcelle de Souza Goncalves Meira (MBA 2016) was chosen to speak at Class Day by her peers through an audition process that included more than 50 student speeches. Marcelle is from Brazil where she studied aeronautical and mechanical engineering and worked for the Boston Consulting Group before coming to HBS.

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