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Celebrating the 2021 Commencement Award Recipients

HGSE's continues tradition of honoring student leadership and dedication with annual Intellectual Contribution, Marshal, and Strimling Awards.
Commencement 2021 Congratulations

Student awards and recognitions will be presented during HGSE's virtual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 27. For more information on HGSE Commencement 2021, please visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/commencement.

HGSE Student Speaker

Phyllis Strimling Award

The Phyllis Strimling Award recognizes the character and achievement of an HGSE graduate with a strong academic performance, who has used or is preparing to use the HGSE experience for the advancement of women and society, and who has grown personally and professionally as a result.

  • Lisa Cenca, Master's Candidate in School Leadership

Intellectual Contribution Award

The HGSE Intellectual Contribution Award recognizes 13 students (one from each Ed.M. program) whose dedication to scholarship enhanced the academic life of the community and positively impacted their fellow students.

Class Marshals

  • Ed.D.: Preeya Pandya Mbekeani
  • Ph.D.: Catherine Asher
  • Ed.L.D.: Steven Chambers
  • Ed.L.D.: Shahara Jackson
  • C.A.S.: Madeleine Kinker
  • Arts in Education: Sharon Estefany Figueroa Argueta
  • Education Policy and Management: Vo Ram Yoon
  • Harvard Teacher Fellows Cohort 4: Kenton Shimozaki
  • Harvard Teacher Fellows Cohort 5: Zeynep Ertugay
  • Higher Education: Melissa Jo Zambrana
  • Human Development and Psychology: Leah Anyanwu
  • International Education Policy: Prachi Narang
  • Language and Literacy: Marion Valentin
  • Learning and Teaching: Carina Traub
  • Mind, Brain, and Education: Maciej Kietlinski
  • Prevention Science and Practice: Darby Lee
  • School Leadership: Ryan Holland
  • Specialized Studies: Nariman Moustafa
  • Technology, Innovation, and Education: Samantha Fletcher