Harvard Heroes Program

Harvard Heroes

Harvard Heroes 2021

Dear Colleagues:

Given the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and the continuing need to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the Harvard Heroes program for 2021 is going to look a little different this year. We are excited to honor the incredible work of staff over the past year and look forward to sharing more later this year.

Thank you,
Harvard Heroes Committee

What is Harvard Heroes?

Harvard Heroes, the premier University-wide employee recognition program, celebrates the accomplishments of staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.

Harvard staff members contribute vitally to Harvard’s excellence. Staff contributions include building and maintaining a vast infrastructure (technical, financial, physical and human) upon which the academic enterprise relies.

Harvard Heroes is an annual program held each spring to celebrate staff from across every School and the Central Administration with both local and University-wide recognition.

2019 Harvard Heroes

Congratulations to the 61 outstanding Harvard staff members who were recognized as the 2019 Harvard Heroes. They were celebrated for their contributions at an awards ceremony hosted by President Lawrence S. Bacow on June 13, 2019 at Sander Theatre. You can view photos from the day, fun photos from the Harvard Heroes photo booth, and the inspiring videos from the Ceremony, featuring the 2019 Harvard Heroes: What Makes a Hero and Harvard Heroes: Driven by Mission, Passion and Making a Difference.