Harvard Heroes Program

Harvard Heroes

Harvard Heroes 2019

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

The 2019 Harvard Heroes awards ceremony hosted by President Lawrence S. Bacow will be held:

Thursday, June 13, 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall, Sanders Theatre
Reception to follow at Annenberg Hall (next to Sanders Theatre)

All employees are invited and no tickets are needed.

What is Harvard Heroes?

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 high-performing staff from across every School and the Central Administration with both local and University-wide recognition. These staff members are nominated and/or selected by their peers and departments for their leadership, teamwork, adaptability, innovation and exceptional contributions. (For more information about Harvard Heroes, see the Fact Sheet.)

All employees are invited to attend the awards ceremony and reception, but first we need your help to identify the Heroes among us!

Being named a Harvard Hero is an honor of great distinction – only about 60 Heroes, or ½ of 1% of eligible staff, will be named, with selection based on 11 important criteria.

The nomination period was open from February 20-March 9, and is now closed. Harvard Heroes will be announced in late April. For more information about the Harvard Heroes process in your area, please refer to the chart below.

If you work at...

More information is available at...

Central Administration (except Harvard University Health Services)

Chan School of Public Health

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Harvard Business School

Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Harvard Medical School

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Central Administration (except HUHS): Contact your assigned HR consultant
Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Please visit FAS Rewards and Recognition
Harvard Business School: Contact Human Resources for more information or visit the Rewards and Recognition page on the Harvard Business School HR Intranet
Harvard Divinity School: Please email Anna Anctil
Harvard Graduate School of Education: Please email edstars@gse.harvard.edu or email Maureen Donahue.
Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Chan School of Public Health: Please email Erin Ringuette
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Please visit Staff Recognition Awards at SEAS
Radcliffe: Please visit the Radcliffe HR Site, email hr@radcliffe.harvard.edu or call 617-496-0074

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Please email Lisa Plosker or visit the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s HR page for information

Harvard Kennedy School

To submit a nomination please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Nomination Page. For questions, contact HR_temp@hks.harvard.edu

Harvard Law School

Please email Lauren Reed or or visit the Harvard Law School Harvard Heroes page for information

Harvard University Health Services

Please contact Gaiel Thompson or 617-495-3022

2018 Harvard Heroes

Congratulations to the 61 exceptional employees who were recognized as the 2018 Harvard Heroes. They were celebrated at an awards ceremony on June 14, 2018 at Sanders Theatre. You can view the photos from the ceremony and reception, the fun photos from the Harvard Heroes photo booth, and the inspiring videos from the Ceremony, featuring the 2018 Harvard Heroes: What Makes a Hero and Harvard Heroes: A Day in the Life.