Anne Harbour ’64

2004 Distinguished Citizen Award

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Anne Harbour has performed almost every volunteer role at Macalester with grace and enthusiasm since she graduated with a major in English and a minor in French. She was the longtime leader of the alumni chapter in Boston. Two other New England alumni, Bob Amerson '50 and Nancy Robb Amerson ’49, wrote: "Her steady, quiet, efficient leadership has been the consistent element that has resulted in increasing alumni participation and renewed interest in the college."

She also served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, chairing its Development Committee. A leader on each of her class reunion committees, she served as chair of the Annual Fund in fiscal years 2002 and 2003, the period of its biggest growth, and has been an Annual Fund calling volunteer for many years. She was active in the Campaign for the ’80s and in the Touch the Future Campaign. She is a member of the Grand Society and played an important role in the Grand Society campaign. She continues in this role, chairing her 40-year class reunion committee this year, volunteering for the Annual Fund and serving on the Grand Society planning committee.

Harbour, who earned an M.B.A. from Simmons College, was the director of international sales and marketing for the College, Trade & Reference Divisions of Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston and traveled extensively all over the world. She now lives in Minneapolis and has her own consulting company, which represents authors and small publishers in securing foreign publishing opportunities for their books.

"Anne loves and understands Macalester," said Alumni Director Gabrielle Lawrence ’73. "She is a loyal and gracious alumna who responds to our calls with unfailing good cheer and enthusiasm. Macalester is fortunate indeed to have a devoted alumna like her."

"Witnessing Jeremy Hanson’s accomplishments as a student leader," John Jensen ’96 wrote, "I had no doubts that his post-collegiate life would be equally impressive. Jeremy has committed himself to his community through both his professional career and volunteer activities. His belief in positive change is solid and relentless."