|Dave Haviland ’64 Receives RAA’s Highest Honor
The Rensselaer Alumni Association bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, on David Haviland ’64 at the association’s awards ceremony June 8. The DSA was created in 1967 by the RAA Board of Trustees to recognize distinguished service by alumni or friends to Rensselaer, to a profession, to the nation, or to humanity.
Haviland retired in December 2005 after 40 years of service to Rensselaer as professor, associate dean, dean of architecture, research center director, vice president for student life, and vice president for institute advancement.
He has been an active alumnus and benefactor, as well. His service has included membership on the RAA Board, reunion planning, chairmanship of the RAA Campus Life Committee, and many years on the Annual Fund Leadership Gift Committee.
“That he has accomplished so much for Rensselaer in so many different capacities is a testament to his clear grasp of the Institute values and the high value he himself places on service to his alma mater,” said President Shirley Ann Jackson, who presented Haviland with the award.
In 2005, Haviland was awarded only the second Trustee Medal in the Institute’s history, which saluted him “as a student leader, a beloved professor and mentor, a trusted administrator, counselor, friend and true son of Rensselaer.”