Betsey Bradley Urschel to Receive Harvard Medal
The Officers and Directors of the Harvard Club of Dallas are pleased to announce that Betsey B. Urschel M.Ed. '63, Director Emeritus, will be awarded the "Harvard Medal" at Commencement on May 26th. The principal objective of awarding the Harvard Medal is to recognize extraordinary service to Harvard University. Extraordinary service can be in as many different areas of University life as can be imagined, and Betsey is very deserving of this special award. It is one of the highest awards that the University gives to anyone connected with Harvard and a first for a member of our Club.
Betsey is a 2005 recipient of the Harvard Alumni Association Award. She has served both the Harvard Club of Dallas and the National Harvard Alumni Association in different leadership capacities for many years. She has served as President and Chairman of the Harvard Club of Dallas and chaired or co-chaired the visits to Dallas of three Harvard presidents, Neil Rudenstine in 1996, Larry Summers in 2003, and Drew Faust in 2014. President Faust participated in the celebration of the Club's highly successful Centennial "Your Harvard: Texas" event held in Dallas two years ago 2014 which was co-chaired by Betsey.
On a national level, Betsey has served as a Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Director, HAA Director for Texas and HAA Vice President for University Affairs. This is just a small glimpse of the many activities that Betsey has been involved in on behalf of Harvard. Betsey cares deeply about Harvard and the Harvard Club of Dallas and has demonstrated her devotion to the University and our club through many years of gracious and exemplary volunteer service for which we are all very grateful. Betsey will be on the stage with president Faust during the ceremonies and our congratulations go out to her for receiving this truly prestigious award.
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