New Mentoring Award Honors Prof. Evelynn Hammonds

April 30, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The Harvard Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Association (LGBTQ @ GSAS), and the GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs are pleased to announce the inauguration of an annual award to recognize the contributions of members of the Harvard community who perform exceptional service towards greater BGLTQ+ inclusion and belonging. The Evelynn Hammonds Award for Exceptional Service to BGLTQ+ Inclusion honors individuals and teams at Harvard University who have strived to make Harvard more inclusive for BGLTQ+ communities.

The award is named in honor of Professor Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. In both her scholarship and service, Professor Hammonds champions commitment to social justice, equity, and excellence. As Dean of Harvard College, her leadership was vital in the creation of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, which is approaching 10 years of providing essential resources, community, and activities to Harvard’s undergraduate community.

“Prof. Hammond's outstanding efforts set an example for us all,” said LGBTQ @ GSAS Co- President Daniel Arias, “and presented us with a clear and exceptional choice for whom to name this award after. We are incredibly honored to be naming this award after such an extraordinary member of our community."

Her friends and colleagues in The Department of History of Science are proud and elated to congratulate Evelynn on this outstanding honor!