Each year, Beaver presents awards to recognize and honor the outstanding accomplishments and service of our alumni.

We are pleased to announce our recipients for 2019:

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Al Fitzpayne '89, Distinguished Alumni AwardAl Fitzpayne ’89
(celebrating 30th reunion)
Executive Director of the Future of the Work Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Alastair Fitzpayne serves as Executive Director of the Future of Work Initiative at the Aspen Institute. Prior to his work at the Aspen Institute, he served as Chief of Staff at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition to serving as Chief of Staff at HHS, Fitzpayne also held a number of senior roles at the Department of the Treasury during the Obama Administration. In addition, he has served on Capitol Hill – in both the Senate and the House – as an economic advisor to Sen. Evan Bayh and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, respectively.

Service to School Award

Amye Kurson, Service to School AwardAmye Kurson ’91
Owner of Ame & Lulu

Amye Kurson is the founder of Newton-based fashion brand, Ame & Lulu. Ame & Lulu has a full collection of accessories including, totes, duffels, beauty bags, and tennis and golf accessories. Since its inception in 2003, the company has found a very stable niche in the sporting goods market and has expanded into a lifestyle brand for active women.

While playing golf Amye noticed the lack of stylish golf accessories and was inspired to create her own unique, patterned golf head covers. The word traveled fast, the designs were a hit, and the brand was launched. After the success of her first product, Amye decided to change her career path and focus solely on designing accessories for Ame & Lulu.

Amye is on the board of overseers for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the executive board of the Friends of Dana-Farber. Amye attended Union College, graduating with a degree in Psychology and English. She lives with her wife and two daughters in Newton, Mass.

Stay tuned for the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award and Driscoll Award for Social Responsibility.

Click here to see all past Alumni Award recipients.