MBAA Recognizes Award Recipients at Reunion 2022

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MB Alumni Association Recognizes Alumni Award Winners at 2022 Reunion

Hyun Kim ’97
25th Reunion Achievement Award

Years before embarking on his career in global politics, Hyun’s role on Student Senate at MB gave him his first experience working with others for the greater good.

Hyun attended MB from seventh to twelfth grades as a foreign student from South Korea. Arriving with limited English, he says his first years at MB were challenging but the school’s insistence on firm fundamentals helped paved the way for his future success in college and grad school. “My middle school classmates welcomed me with open arms, and the friends I made then are the true lasting friends I have now,” he recalls. “They made my transition easy.”

Hyun is currently a COO for a UN global climate change initiative and is a 10-year veteran of the UN, working in peacekeeping, diplomacy, and counter-terrorism issues, spending half of those years in the frontlines of conflict.

After MB, Hyun went on to study international relations and economics at Brown and secured his first job after college in finance. Four months after starting, however, 9/11 happened, inspiring Hyun to move to work that aligned with his international interests. He made his way to work on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant, and after receiving his master’s from Harvard’s Kennedy School, Hyun served for four years in as a South Korean military officer, which included a tour in Iraq and missions in Afghanistan and Lebanon. He is a member of the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project.

 

 

Paul Maeder ’72
MBAA Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Paul Maeder is the chair, co-founder and a general partner of Highland Capital Partners in Cambridge and Palo Alto. Since 1987, Highland has invested in more than 280 early stage enterprises, including 2U, Sybase, Rent the Runway, Lycos, Lululemon, CheckFree, and VistaPrint. In 2020, he also co-founded Highland Transcend Partners which has the mission of supporting game-changing later stage companies through the IPO process. Paul was the chair of the National Venture Capital Association during the creation and passage of the JOBS Act and served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. He has been recognized by the Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry and was a recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Commonwealth Award.

Paul currently serves as board chair of 2U/Edx, and on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. He has also served as board chair of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. He established the Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment at Princeton and the Maeder Graduate Fellowship. Paul and his wife Gwill have endowed several professorships at Harvard in engineering and the sciences and have established a graduate fellowship in engineering and applied sciences at Brown in honor of Paul’s father.

Paul attended Moses Brown for 13 happy years, graduating in 1972, where he served as captain of the sailing team and editor-in-chief of The Quaker. He then earned a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton, an M.S. from Stanford, and an M.B.A. from Harvard. Paul is an avid sailor and pilot, frequently collaborating with former MB classmate Murray Danforth on ill-advised adventures.

 

 

 

Joyce Champlin Freeman
MBAA Faculty/Staff Member of the Year

Joyce Champlin Freeman will be celebrated at Reunion as this year’s MBAA Faculty/Staff Member of the Year. Joyce has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Moses Brown since 1990. She is well-known to hundreds of MB alumni and student-athletes, noted for her care, compassion, and expertise; she focuses on not only taking care of injured athletes, but also the whole student. Joyce is a past president of the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association and was inducted into the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 2020. Outside of MB, she worked for passage of the Rhode Island Concussion Bill, protecting athletes statewide, and helped MB become certified with the Safe School Sports Award. Joyce also is a considerable athlete in her own right, as an an accomplished runner and triathlete. Read more about Joyce.