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Alumni Leaders

Honored for Decades of Service.
October 15, 2007

At the annual Alumni Leadership Conference, where participants share leadership tips, and outstanding volunteers are recognized, five alumni won the MIT Alumni Association’s highest individual award, the Bronze Beaver. For video highlights and handouts on persuasive communication and local community service presented at the campus conference, which took place September 28-29, visit

Theodore P. Heuchling ‘46, SM ‘48

Ted Heuchling has held diverse roles for the unusual Class of 1946, composed largely of navy V-12 students. He has served as class president and was reunion gift leader for both the 50th and 60th reunions. He continues as a class agent and a volunteer for ICAN, and he hosts new international students. In 1996 he was honored with the Henry B. Kane ‘24 Award for decades of fund-­raising efforts; he is an honorary member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee. ­Heuchling, who earned his degrees in electrical engineering, lives in Winchester, MA.

Henry H. Houh ‘89, ‘90, SM ‘91, PhD ‘98

For more than 20 years, Henry Houh has held leadership positions on Alumni Association and Alumni Fund boards, in his class and the MIT Club of Boston, and with the MIT Enterprise Forum. In 1999, he earned the Lobdell Award. Recently, he has helped shape crucial policy on Association membership eligibility, online services for alumni, and the need for an alumni center. Houh, who holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science and two master’s and two bachelor’s degrees, is vice president of operations and technology at Podzinger and lives in Lexington, MA.

Arnold A. Kramer ‘52

Class president Arnie Kramer has attended every class reunion since 1957, held most class leadership posts, and visited many classmates during his travels. His effective leadership in delegating tasks and working with Association staff produced a particularly successful 50th reunion in 2002. As chair of the Cardinal and Gray Society, he has welcomed and reëngaged members in alumni activities since 2004. Kramer, who studied civil and environmental engineering, lives in Hudson, MA.

Martin Y. Tang, SM ‘72

Martin Tang represents the third generation of an active MIT family and has been an enthusiastic volunteer, first in the Graduate Student Council and then in alumni affairs in Asia, where he cofounded the MIT Club of Hong Kong. In 2006-‘07, he served as the Association’s first international president and sparked a new level of participation among the undergraduate MIT10 with a successful challenge . He serves on the MIT Corporation and on several visiting committees. Tang, who earned a master’s in management, is the Asian chair of the executive recruiting firm ­Spencer Stuart and is based in Hong Kong.

Chiquita V. White ‘85

Chiquita White, president of the Black Alumni of MIT (BAMIT) since 2003, has served in key Alumni Fund and Alumni Association board roles and is a member of the MIT Industrial Advisory Committee on Minority Education. In 2003, she earned MIT’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award; previously, she earned the Association’s Henry B. Kane ‘24 Award. A Corporation member, White is active on visiting committees for her major, chemical engineering, and for the dean for student life. She is an executive at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, OH.

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