Aloian Award Winners
Seniors Kathryn Walsh of Adams House and Roland Yang of Kirkland House received the Harvard Alumni Association’s (HAA) annual David ’49 and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholarships at the October meeting of the HAA’s board of directors. The $2,000 unrestricted awards, named for the master and co-master of Quincy House in the 1980s (David Aloian was also HAA executive director), recognizes exemplary leadership in enhancing quality of life in the Houses.
Walsh, of Westbrook, Maine, co-chairs the Adams House Committee; she has helped create “Neighborhood Block Parties” with Quincy and Lowell Houses, renovate communal space, run social events that incorporate public service, and write scripts for Housing Day, when freshmen tour their future home.
Yang, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, is leading a project to create a digital file of historic House images, which he plans to disseminate, and serves on the advisory committee for “Conversations with Kirkland,” a series of talks by notable guests. He also participates at the French, Spanish, and newly created Chinese language tables.