Annual Awards Program

Julie Wilson, Director of the MWCSP, announced the winners of the Carballo, Fischer and Eaton Prizes at May 24, 2011 Class Day ceremony.

2011 Class Day Award Winners

2011 Manuel Carballo Memorial Prize
This year there are two co-winners for the Carballo Prize:
Rei Onishi
Paper: Parenthood and College Completions : A New Agenda Based on Time

Ryan Kennedy
Paper: An Evaluation of Policy Options to Address High-Cost Payday Lending

2011 Frederick Fischer Memorial Prize
Two co-authors shared the prize
Lindsay Berger
Jennifer Stoff
Paper: Most Effective Measures, Most Effective Rollout: Implementing Massachusetts' Teacher and Principal Evaluation Framework

2011 Susan C. Eaton Memorial Prize
Two co-authors shared the prize:
Amanda Kassel Kraft
Kit Rodolfa
Paper: From Caring for Patients to Caring for People: A Strategy for Health Leads' Integration into Medicaid

2010 Class Day Award Winners

2010 Manuel Carballo Memorial Prize:
Jordan Parekh
Paper: Spreading the Frontline Implementation of Maine’s Child Welfare Reforms

2010 Frederick Fischer Memorial Prize:
Megan Thibos
Paper: Risky Business – Risk Management Tools & Products for Low-to-Moderate Income Families

2010 Susan C. Eaton Memorial Prize:
Norris Kamo
Paper: The Massachusetts General Care Management Program: An Evaluation of Critical Success Factors

About the Awards Program

The center’s annual awards program for students is announced each spring and recipients are announced at HKS Class Day. Students are encouraged to submit their previously unpublished work for review for the following memorial prizes:

The Manuel C. Carballo Memorial Prize
This award honors the memory of Manuel C. Carballo, a faculty member at the Kennedy School from 1978 - 1982. Mr. Carballo served in numerous public service positions and was Massachusetts Secretary of Human Services at the time of his death in 1984.

The Frederick Fischer Memorial Prize
This award honors the memory of Fred Fischer, an alumnus of the MPP program, and a committed public servant with particular concerns about the poor and vulnerable, who also died too early in his career.
The Carballo and Fischer Memorial awards competitions are intended to encourage members of the Kennedy School community to develop and articulate, through essays and papers, ideas and methods for improving the quality and effectiveness of programs to serve the poor and disadvantaged. To that end, students are encouraged to submit case studies and other research that can inform the School’s teaching and debate about income support, inequality, health, education and social services program design, management and implementation of programs to serve the poor.

The Susan C. Eaton Memorial Prize
This award honors the memory of Susan C. Eaton, a member of the Kennedy School community as a student, alumna and faculty member from 1993 to 2003. The competition is intended to encourage members of the Kennedy School community to develop and articulate ideas and methods for improving the quality and effectiveness of programs related to Susan Eaton’s work, including human resource management, healthcare management and quality issues, union leadership, work-family policy, fair wage policy, gender equity, and aging. To that end, we equally encourage case studies and other research that can inform the School’s teaching and debate about issues related to women, issues related to labor and management and implementation of programs to serve nursing home communities and the elderly. Susan C. EatonPerspectives on Work(PDF)