Brad Lang T'09 is Allwin Community Service Award Recipient

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 13, 2009

CONTACT:Kim Keating, 603-646-2733

HANOVER, N.H.—The class of 1976 at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth created the Allwin Community Service Award in honor of their classmate James Allwin, who passed away in 2007. The award recognizes Tuck students or recently graduated alumni who embody Allwin's values of community service, with a preference for students pursuing a career in the nonprofit or public sector. The award is also a reminder of how Allwin, a successful businessman, used his skills, time, and resources to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

This year's recipient is Brad Lang T'09 who has a remarkable background in public service work that directly impacts peoples' lives. Prior to attending Tuck, Brad was a member of the Peace Corps in rural Kenya for three years, where he focused on microfinance and public health projects. As a first-year student at Tuck, he used his business skills to work on a corporate social responsibility project in Nicaragua with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. A summer internship with the Aquaya Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing waterborne diseases, gave him the opportunity to return to Kenya. This work has led to a full-time management position with Aquaya, which will start soon after graduation.

Brad was very active within Tuck while also being engaged in the Upper Valley community. He served as a Tuck Board Fellow with the local nonprofit LISTEN Community Services, was an Allwin Student Roundtable member and a Net Impact club leader, and served on the leadership team of The Tuck Africa Initiative. With his degree in political science from George Washington University and his Tuck MBA, he is well positioned professionally and personally to deeply engage in the world where business knowledge interacts with and enhances the public and nonprofit sectors.

"Brad represents what Jim Allwin believed in, which was working to make a difference in the world," says Patricia Palmiotto, director of Tuck's Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship. "Brad's commitment to working with people in need makes him an excellent choice for this year's award and demonstrates how business skills can be put to work in the nonprofit sector."

"My long-term plan is to spend my life working in the international development sector either through the nonprofit sector or through private sector initiatives targeting the developing world," Lang says. "There is significant room for improvement in the operations of the international development sector and I believe there is a tremendous opportunity to apply the lessons and skills developed in business school to this sector."

In addition to giving back to the community, Jim Allwin left an impression on Tuck. Along with providing the naming gift that allowed the launch of the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship, he served on the Tuck Board of Overseers for 16 years.

For more information contact theAllwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship.

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