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Royce Moser MPH '65 Recognized for Service to Alumni Association



On Friday, April 5, nearly 40 members of the HSPH Alumni Council and Alumni Association Committees gathered on the HSPH campus to kick off their fifth annual spring retreat. An opening reception marked the beginning of a weekend of these volunteer leaders working to align the goals and objectives of the committees and the Council.

HSPH Dean Julio Frenk joined the volunteers to thank them for their service and remark on the tremendous change and growth the Association and the School had seen in the four years since they began this tradition. He made a point to recognize some volunteers who had traveled very long distances to attend, as well as one who stood out for his longstanding commitment to the Association’s work.

Royce Moser, MPH ’65 has been a faithful presence at HSPH alumni activities for many years as participant and leader. This particular weekend he attended as the Immediate Past President of the HSPH Alumni Association, as well as an active member of the Alumni Awards and Alumni Weekend committees. Committed to service with a 23-year history in the United States Air Force, Dr. Moser served the Alumni Council as president from 2009 – 2011 with humor, wisdom, and modesty. This fall, he will retire from the Council after a total of ten years in various roles when his term as Immediate Past President concludes. Given his character, it was no surprise that he was the only one who showed disbelief when Dean Frenk called his name.

The Dean presented the Professor Emeritus at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah with a custom plaque, featuring a gavel in honor of his presidency and inscribed:

In recognition of service
to the Harvard School of Public Health
Alumni Association
Royce Moser, Jr., AB '57, MD '61, MPH '65
President 2009 - 2011
Councilor 2003 – 2013

Dr. Moser received a standing ovation from his fellow volunteer leaders. He continued to express his surprise at being singled out and the next morning, went right to work brainstorming with the Alumni Weekend Committee  to plan for a special centennial event.