City Named Marquand Award Winner

Chris City is one of three Marquand Award winners this year (Harvard Athletic Communications).

Following a successful 2014 Nordic skiing season, Chris City, the Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Nordic), received the Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling, the University announced last week. City is one of three Marquand Award winners this year and was selected from a pool of 125 candidates.

Under City’s tutelage, the Nordic skiing team made a big stride in 2014, as a number of skiers posted top-10 finishes for the Crimson throughout the season. City saw three Nordic team members, seniors Chris Stock and Jen Rolfes and junior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci, qualify for the NCAA Championships in Park City, Utah, giving Harvard one of its largest NCAA contingents in program history. City also earned EISA Nordic Coach of the Year honors, following his team’s strong showing at the league championship meet.

The John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling of Harvard Students is named after legendary Senior Tutor of Dudley House John R. Marquand, to, in the words of the award’s donors, remember his “devoted service to the students of Harvard College, to perpetuate his good work and to enhance Harvard’s ability to recognize those who contribute to the undergraduate experience.” The prize shall be “awarded to a staff or faculty member who contributes to the quality of undergraduate life and education…[with a] focus on each candidate’s skill and generosity in advising, counseling, and helping students.”