Founders' Day, John and Elizabeth Phillips awards announced

Instructor emeritus Andy Hertig '57 and Sasha Kramer '94 to be honored in upcoming assemblies.

February 9, 2022
andy hertig and sasha kramer

General Alumni Association President, Trustee and Awards Committee Chair Janney Wilson '83 has announced the selection of Andrew W. Hertig '57; '31, '69, '83 (Hon.); P'83, P'86, P'88 to receive the Founders’ Day Award in May and Dr. Sasha B. Kramer '94 to receive the John and Elizabeth Phillips Award in October.

Hertig returned to Exeter in 1968 to join the faculty as an instructor in history. In 1994, he was appointed the 1959 Independence Foundation Professor. He retired in 2013 after devoting 45 years to teaching.

Hertig has received the Rupert Radford Faculty Fellowship Award, the Brown Family Faculty Award and the George S. Heyer Award. He will receive the Founders’ Day Award and speak during assembly May 20.

Kramer has been living and working in Haiti since 2004. She is co-founder and executive director of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), a nonprofit based in the Caribbean nation.

SOIL is a research and development organization which designs, tests and implements sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the sanitation crisis in Haiti, focusing on innovative approaches to sustainable sanitation service delivery and a strategic, catalytic approach to financial sustainability. SOIL transforms human excreta into rich compost for agricultural application, thereby improving public health and increasing farming productivity.

Kramer will receive the John and Elizabeth Phillips Award and speak during assembly Oct. 21.