Mark Becker, A91, received a 2006 Indie Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary for his film Romantico, which portrays the lives of two Mexican musicians.
Charlene Berkman, D78, received the Emil Lentchner Distinguished Service Award from the Queens County Dental Society (QCDS). Berkman is secretary/treasurer of the International Center for Dental Education and chairs the District Claims Committee for QCDS.
The Somerville Community Health Agenda has selected Jessica Collins, N01, as its new director. She was previously project manager for Tufts’ research study “Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart. Play Hard.”
Rosemarie Fisher, M71, director of graduate medical education at Yale-New Haven Hospital, was honored with the 2006 Courage to Lead Award, given to only two physicians each year by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe won the 2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Family Film. The film was co-produced by Walden Media, an entertainment company founded by Mike Flaherty, A90, and Cary Granat, A90.
Frederick “Rick” Hauck, A62, A87P, J92P, has been named a member of the NASA Advisory Council, the body that provides advice and guidance on major programs and policy issues to the NASA administrator.
William Hurt, A72, received an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in A History of Violence. This is his fourth nomination, including his 1985 Oscar for the leading role in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
In March the Hartford Symphony Orchestra presented the world premiere of Symphony No. 1, composed by Dr. Albert Hurwit, M57.
Diana Kerry, G75, has been selected director of North Shore Community College’s Public Policy Institute, a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement.
Cyndi Mark, J86, has been named managing attorney of Greater Boston Legal Services’ Asian Outreach Unit.
Barnas Monteith, A98, was elected chairman of the Massachusetts State Science Fair Executive Committee.
Marian Porges, J82, producer for NBC News Specials, received an Emmy Award for her work covering the death and funeral of former president Ronald Reagan. Porges also received an Emmy for the special coverage of election night 2004.
George Ross, A67, was named chief financial officer for the National District Attorneys Association and American Prosecutors Research Institute in Alexandria, VA.
Babson College awarded Melissa Shaak, J76, the 2005 Walter H. Carpenter Prize, the highest honor a Babson employee can receive. Shaak is associate dean of the college’s undergraduate school and director of student financial services.
Tara Stoinski, J91, a primatologist with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, coached actor Andy Serkis in gorilla behavior for his portrayal in the film King Kong.
Janet Williams, J69, E06P, received the Knee/Whitman Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Health and Mental Health Policy and Practice from the National Association of Social Workers. She currently teaches at Columbia University.
Walter Wright, A79, G80, A07P, was named an elite lawyer in Massachusetts by Super Lawyers, a joint publication of Boston Mag-azine and Law & Politics. He is managing director of the business law firm Rich May.