ALE HAKALA ’03 was named in January by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers — the highest honor the government bestows on scientists in the early stages of their careers. Hakala is a Pittsburgh-based geochemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.
BARBARA KRAUTHAMER *00 was named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Krauthamer is an associate professor of history and is widely considered a leading historian of African American slavery and emancipation. She has been on the UMass Amherst faculty since 2008.