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School Notes: Yale College
November/December 2023

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Alumni awarded Knight-Hennessy scholarship

Winston Huynh ’19 and Gretchen Knaut ’20 are among 85 scholars from 29 countries to be named Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. The scholars were selected for their independent thought, leadership, and civic-mindedness. Huynh will pursue an MBA at Stanford, and Knaut will earn a JD in law. The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship is a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate scholarship program that helps develop future leaders. The scholars receive up to three years of financial support to pursue graduate studies at Stanford while also engaging in experiences that prepare them to address global challenges.

Two Yalies win Tony Awards

Yale musical theater composer Jeanine Tesori and actress and singer Victoria Clark ’82 took home Tony Awards for the musical comedy Kimberly Akimbo, winning in the categories of Best Original Score and Best Performance by an Actress, respectively. Kimberly Akimbo also won the coveted Best Musical award, among others. It was the second Tony for Tesori, a lecturer in the Department of Music of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She was also awarded the Tony for Best Original Score for Fun Home in 2015. She has been nominated four other times.

Five alumni to receive Yale Medal

Tim Collins ’82MBA, Andrea DaRif ’73, ’74MFA, Ed Hirs ’79, ’79MA, ’81MBA, John Jackson ’67, and David Sanchez ’84MA, ’84MPhil, have been awarded the Yale Medal, the highest honor presented by the Yale Alumni Association. Since its inception, the Yale Medal has been presented to 346 individuals who have shown extraordinary devotion to Yale’s ideals and demonstrated their support through extensive, exemplary services to the university and its schools, institutes, and programs. The recipients will be officially honored in a special ceremony to be held this fall.

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