Alumni/ae Award Recipients Announced

Harvard Divinity School has announced three recipients of the awards that are presented each June on its Alumni Day. This year, on June 7, the First Decade Award will be given to both Mark Cave and Jacob Schramm, and the Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award will be given to the Rev. Carl R. Scovel.

Cave, MTS '89, is founder and president of College Bound, a mentoring and scholarship program for public-school students in Washington, D.C. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, he is also a graduate of Wake Forest University, and is business development manager for Blaxxun Interactive, an Internet technology company.

Schramm, MDiv '90, is founder and executive director of College Summit, a national program based in Washington that helps economically disadvantaged students receive higher education. A native of Denver, he is also a graduate of Yale University, and was director of Good Shepherd Teen Learning Center in Washington.

The First Decade Award was established in 1983 by the Alumni Association of the Divinity School to recognize the achievements of people who had graduated within the previous 10 years. The Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award was established in 1979 to recognize a Divinity School graduate who exhibits "a passionate and helpful interest in the lives of other people, an informed and realistic faithfulness, an embodiment of the idea that love is not so much a feeling as a way of acting, and a reliable sense of humor."

It honors Martin Katzenstein, ThM '58, who died in 1997 while he was the School's acting dean of students.

Scovel, STB '57, was the longtime minister at King's Chapel in Boston, and has been a noted editor, speaker, and leader in the Unitarian Universalist Association. The son of Presbyterian medical missionaries, he was reared in China and is also a graduate of Oberlin College. He is president of the Society for Promotion of Theological Education, and has been a supervisor of ministerial students at Harvard Divinity School.