Honored at HBS: Dean's Award goes to five who made a difference

by Catherine Walsh

Achievement at the Business School (HBS) takes many forms, both inside and outside the classroom. Each year the Dean’s Award recognizes individuals whose daily lives and actions embody and further define the School’s most important ideals. Five members of the Class of 2003 were honored by Dean Kim B. Clark for their outstanding contributions to the HBS community over the past two years; they include the Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C., Moon K. Lee, Brandt B. Pyles, Douglas K. Schillinger, and Matthew J. Turner.p. Tom Doyle: Unflagging in service
“Father Tom” first became known to the wider HBS community when he organized a nondenominational memorial service outside the Class of 1959 Chapel on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. Two weeks later, when his Section D classmate (and fellow Dean’s Award winner) Doug Schillinger was diagnosed with cancer, he organized another service, but this time stayed in the background while section-mates offered prayers and songs in languages from Hindi to Hebrew.p. In a sheath of letters nominating Doyle for the Dean’s Award, students and faculty alike called him “unflagging” in his commitment to helping the people around him, pointing out that his acts of service ranged from counseling classmates to revitalizing the HBS Catholic community through his popular Sunday Masses. And his nominators also noted how he enriched the learning experience of classmates through his willingness to ask questions and share his wisdom about the impact of human nature on business decisions.p. A classmate told the story of how their section had presented Doyle ? a former Notre Dame football walk-on player ? with a helmet that each of them had signed, adding in his nomination letter, “This unique act of a section unanimously purchasing and personalizing a gift to one of its own students is evidence of Tom’s special stature in the community.”p. Says Doyle, “The signatures on this helmet are more dear to me than Notre Dame’s seven Heismann Trophy winners put together!”p.
Rev. Tom Doyle, C.S.C. is a Former Keough Hall rector. p. p. http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/06.05/11-hbsfellows.html p. p. June 20,2003

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