The staff of the Harvard Depository was among the 220 employees named Harvard Heroes in a ceremony held in Sanders Theater on June 14. The Harvard Heroes celebration, held annually for the past seven years, recognizes Central Administration staff for their leadership, teamwork, adaptability, and work that exceeds expectations.

During the ceremony, each of the Heroes was introduced to President Neil L. Rudenstine by their department director or vice president. The Heroes were then welcomed into the ranks of the Harvard Heroes by President Rudestine, who read a short note of appreciation of their accomplishments. In recognizing the Harvard Depository staff, President Rudenstine noted that “Individually, and as a team, the HD staff has efficiently and transparently exceeded expectations in productivity, in the provision of service, and in their commitment to Harvard’s libraries, archives, and offices, as well as to its scholars and students.”

The ceremony concluded with a slide show featuring the Harvard Heroes and their workplaces, and was accompanied by a song written especially for the occasion. After the event, the Harvard Heroes, their families, and colleagues gathered at Annenberg Hall for a celebration that included music by Harvard’s All-Star Garage Band.

In addition to the recognition of being named a Hero, each of the recipients received a certificate of appreciation and a small gift, as well as a copy of a video featuring scenes of Harvard interspersed with clips of the different Heroes. This is the first year that the Harvard University Library participated in the Harvard Heroes Program.


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