Awards for Excellence in Advising

Nominate an Advisor/TF/Professor

The Advising Programs Office, the Freshman Dean’s Office, the Office of Student Life, and the Undergraduate Council invite your nominations for this year’s Star Family Prizes for Excellence in Advising, Levenson Prize, Marquand Award, and Dingman Teaching and Advising Awards.

Nominations due by February 14 at 11:59 PM EST.

A single nominee may be nominated for multiple prizes using just one form. To nominate multiple persons for awards, you will need to complete one form for each person.

Awards Ceremony

0Days0Hours0Minutes0Seconds

Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.!  Check back for details regarding the location.

Award Descriptions

  • Star Family Prizes for Excellence in Advising

    The Star Family Prizes for Excellence in Advising were established by James A. Star (AB 1993) to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to the College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students. Prizes are awarded to 3 advisors in each of the categories of Freshman Advising, Sophomore Advising, Concentration Advising and Faculty Advising.

  • Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

    The Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is awarded annually to Senior and Junior faculty as well as Teaching fellows for excellent and outstanding teaching.

  • John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling of Harvard Students

    The John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling of Harvard Students is named after legendary Senior Tutor of Dudley House John R. Marquand, to, in the words of the award’s donors, remember his “devoted service to the students of Harvard College, to perpetuate his good work and to enhance Harvard’s ability to recognize those who contribute to the undergraduate experience.” The prize shall be “awarded to a staff or faculty member who contributes to the quality of undergraduate life and education…[with a] focus on each candidate’s skill and generosity in advising,counseling, and helping students.”

  • Thomas A. Dingman Freshman Advising Prize

    The Thomas A. Dingman Freshman Advising Prize commemorates Dean of Freshmen Thomas Dingman by awarding a PAF (peer-advising fellow) who has given remarkable advising or guidance to freshmen.