22 Apr 2019
Alvarez-Bjelland to Receive Harvard MedalTopics:
Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland (MBA 1979)
Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland (MBA 1979) is one of three alumni who will be honored by the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) with the Harvard Medal, which recognizes extraordinary service to the University.
Alvarez-Bjelland will receive her medal during May’s Commencement Day activities. The Harvard Gazette announcement notes that she was awarded Radcliffe College’s highest undergraduate honor and served as a resident tutor at Kirkland House while earning her MBA.
“The first female Harvard MBA and first international woman to lead the HAA,” the Gazette article notes, “Alvarez-Bjelland focused on the theme of ‘Harvard Serves’ during her tenure as president, spearheading various public service initiatives including a Global Month of Service.”
Class of MBA 1979, Section C