Derek Bok Public Service Prizes
The Derek Bok Public Service Prize is one of the prizes awarded by Harvard University during the annual commencement which happens in May. The award which is a cash prize along with a citation, medal given to graduating Harvard Extension School students. It was established entirely by gifts from members of the Harvard Extension School Alumni Association. The award recognizes creative initiatives in community service or long-standing records of civic achievement. All degree and certificate candidates in the Harvard Extension School are eligible for the prize in the year of their graduation. The Harvard Extension School instituted the Derek Bok Public Service Prize which honors the former President of Harvard University Derek Bok for his interest in encouraging public service by all Harvard students.
Bok taught law at Harvard beginning in 1958 and was selected dean of the law school there (1968–1971) after Dean Erwin Griswold was appointed Solicitor-General of the United States. He then served as the university's 25th president (1971–1991), succeeding Nathan M. Pusey. In the mid-1970s Bok negotiated with Radcliffe College president Matina Horner the "non-merger merger" between Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges that was a major step in the final merger of the two institutions. Bok recently served as the faculty chair at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard, taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. After fifteen years away from the Harvard presidency, Bok led the University on an interim basis from Lawrence Summers's resignation on July 1, 2006, until the beginning of the tenure of Drew Gilpin Faust on July 1, 2007.
|Year of the Award||Winner(s)|
Michael Francis Maltese
|2003||Jane Catherine Eppley
Elaine Victoria Grey
|2004||Eileen Mary Weisslinger
Ria Merrill Riesner
|2005||Carole Y. Rein
Brent J. Sakoneseriiosta Maracle
|2006||Betty King Cuyugan
Oliver Orion Wilder-Smith
|2007||James E. Constable
Jennifer Leigh Tucker
Jeffrey W. White
|2009||Hilary J. Blocker
Melissa Ekin Kizildemir
|2010||Scott Michael Frasca
Diane Carol Hopson
Macarena Morales Perez
|2014||David Joshua Havelick
David Robert Penn
Linda Powers Tomasso
|2016||Reima Yosif Shakeir|
|2017||Laura Ann Buso
Shalhavit Simcha Cohen
Karen M. Hudson Lounsbury
|2018||Haili Cassaundra Francis
Enal Shawqi Hindi
|2019||Donald Thomas Parker
Justin Henry Williams 
|2020||Andrew Almazan Anaya
Bernadette O'Connell de la Flor
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