Nominated by peers, 20 alumni and friends are the newest entries to the Volunteer Honor Roll of Service. Longtime volunteer Richard Lufkin ‘68, of Basking Ridge, NJ, has developed projects such as an intriguing behind-the-scenes tour of railroad operations with the New Jersey Transit. Kimberly Vermeer ‘82, of Boston, made the honor roll for introducing a successful speed-dating format at the Association of MIT Alumnae’s annual IAP career networking event. Learn more about notable volunteers and how to nominate someone you know at alum.mit.edu/gv/volunteer/recognition/vhr.html.
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