Four members of the graduating Class of 2022 will receive the Dean’s Mission & Impact Award, Dean Kerwin K. Charles announced in an email to the community on May 17. The annual award recognizes students “whose efforts on behalf of the SOM community, New Haven, or society as a whole, extraordinarily exemplify the mission and associated values that are the defining feature of our school,” according to the announcement.
“Through their actions, the 2022 recipients of the Dean’s Mission & Impact Award have profoundly affected the SOM, New Haven, or broader global communities, consistent with the best of our values,” Charles wrote.
The winners are:
MBA graduate Dan Harris ’22, who was recognized for helping found the student club Business Students for Racial Equity, serving on the inaugural Council for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE), and launching a student-led staff-appreciation initiative.
MBA graduate Sherry Li ’22, who was recognized for her work as Student Government co-chair for Community & Inclusion and a leader of the Out of Office club. She impacted activities across the school, creating Affinity Weeks, resurfacing the community tradition of “Ask Me Anything” panels, and influencing the integration of DEI content within SOM’s academic experience.
Executive MBA graduate Fatimah Loren Dreier (Muhammad) ’22, who was recognized for her work as executive director of the Health Alliance for Violence Prevention. During her MBA studies, Dreier was a leader in efforts to reduce gun violence, advocating for change locally and nationally and making two trips to the White House.
MBA student Jordon Rose ’22, who was recognized for his work as a leader in the student Black Business Alliance and as a member of CARE. Rose spearheaded a month-long celebration of Black History Month at SOM, led a staff-student inclusion effort, and in his CARE role helped create a new video podcast highlighting underrepresented voices.
Each of the honorees will have the opportunity to select a local organization to receive a $1,500 donation from Yale SOM.