About the Award
To honor the outstanding achievements of our alums in their respective paths post-cooperative living, the Harriet E. Richards Alumnae Association offers the Marjorie E. Kettell Distinguished Alum Award.
The Distinguished Alum Award serves to inspire the entire Harriet E. Richards Cooperative community — current students and alumni alike — to strive to become their best selves.
Named in memory and honor of Dr. Marjorie E. Kettell, Class of 1947, the award is presented annually to bestow institutional recognition on one Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House alum who has distinguished themselves in their personal or professional life, in their intellectual pursuits, or in their dedication to service of community, country or society. The inaugural award was given in memory of Dr. Kettell herself and was presented to her husband Joseph Golner.
About Marjorie Kettell
Dr. Kettell lived in the HER House from 1943 to 1947 and served on the HER House Alumnae Association Board of Overseers in various capacities in the many decades that followed – including over 20 years as Board President. Through her leadership, Dr. Kettell provided those of us who followed in her footsteps with a clear vision of how HERAA could leverage its strong and vast network of alumnae for the long-term preservation of the HER House itself. Dr. Kettell was an incredibly distinguished woman, scholar, practitioner and community member.
Dr. Marjorie E. Kettell, Class of 1947
Please consider nominating yourself or a fellow alum for this award. Family, friends and colleagues are also welcome to submit nominations.
Please include the following information in your nomination:
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:59pm EST
ATTN: Distinguished Alum Award
191 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Awards will be presented at the Alumni Annual Meeting each spring. Distinguished Alum Award recipients have the chance to give a short presentation at the Meeting to discuss their accomplishments or contributions.
2016: Inaugural award was dedicated to Dr. Marjorie E. Kettell, Class of 1947 and presented to her husband Joseph Golner