The Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley (a merger of the the former Harvard Clubs of Andover and Lowell) welcomes alumni/ae, students, faculty and employees (and their families) from all Harvard-affiliated schools.
The Club represents 16 towns and cities surrounding Andover and Lowell. Organized as a 501 (c) (3) entity, the HCMV hosts cultural and educational events for its members and actively supports the University and the community at large.
Join the Club!
Membership runs calendar year.
For details regarding membership,
If you are unsure as to whether or not you are a current member, please CLICK HERE
for a current membership list.
Click to email Dennis Vecchi with membership questions.
Attend a Board Meeting
Interested in getting involved? Join us at a monthly meeting (usually the fourth Monday of the month). Click to email club President Stuart Peskoe for details.
CLICK HERE to see the Board members.
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc.
PO Box 1041 | Andover, MA | 01810
Local Charitable Support
The Club supports community charities, including Family Services of Merrimack Valley and others.
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible donation to our club to support our charitable, educational and cultural programs.
HCMV's mission includes interviewing local prospective students for Harvard University admission, representing Harvard at college fairs and providing scholarships for local Harvard students. If you are interested in joining the interview process, please email Dick Soo Hoo or call him at 978-470-2293.
HCMV's academic support goes well beyond Harvard admissions. We encourage excellence through recognition of local high school students with the Harvard Prize Book Award. The Prize is awarded annually to selected Junior year H.S. students within our 16 towns and cities. Enterprise Bank generously sponsors this effort.
The Club has recently embarked upon an ambitious program to advise local high school students in their effort to gain admission to selective colleges and universities (Harvard and others).
HCMV sponsors a variety of cultural and educational events year 'round, including theater outings, wine-tastings, sports events, nature hikes, museum trips and more.
Through a reciprocity arrangement, members also may attend Harvard Club of the North Shore's (HCNS) events.
Check back soon!
We hope you will Make a Donation to the Club so that we can continue to bring you symposia and events. We incur expenses in arranging educational and entertaining talks and events. Covid restrictions have limited fund-raising through normal ticket sales for in-person events.
Dec 1/20: Homeland Security w/
Juliette Kayyem (Members Only)
Dec 3/20: Ig Nobel Night with Marc Abrahams
Dec 10/20: Survival of the Friendliest with Prof Brian Hare
CLICK HERE TO WATCH A RECORDING OF THIS WEBINAR
Feb 4/21: Per-Suasion
with author Robert Cialdini
Feb 25/'21: Happiness
with Robert Jon Waldinger, MD
Mar 3/21: Quantum Computing with Suhare Nur/IBM
Mar 18/21: The Voice in our Head, with Prof Ethan Kross
Mar 18/21: The Civil War and the Constitution with Prof Michael Klarman
Mar 25/21: The Hype Machine with Dr. Sinan Aral/MIT
Apr 16/'21: Virtual Cheese Tasting
Apr 26/21: Rep. Seth Moulton
Jun 10: The 2021 HCMV Annual Meeting
Sept 9/21: The 2021 Ig Nobel Prizes
Nov 3/21: Soft, Wearable Robots with Prof Conor Walsh
Nov 16/21: The Preparedness Paradox with Prof Juliette Kayyem
Nov 30/21: Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding with Prof Daniel Lieberman
CLICK HERE to watch the recording, PASSCODE: Exercised+1
Jan 27/22: Biden at Year Two: A Historical Assessment with Prof Ted Widmer
Mar 10/22: How Stories Shape History with Professor Martin Puchner
Mar 23/22: Harvard Music: Past, Present, Future with Professors Thomas F. Kelly & Dean M. Uy
Apr 28/22: Virtual Cheese Tasting
Presented by Mill City Cheesemongers
Aug 13/22: Summer BBQ
Annual outdoor party at Frank and Belva Hopkin's home.
Aug 29/22: Sunset Sailaway
Sunset "Sailaway" aboard the schooner Ardelle along the coast of Gloucester and Cape Ann.
Sept 15/22: The 2022 Ig Nobels -
Stevens Center, N. Andover, MA
Dec 8/22: Holiday Potluck
Dec 15/22: Webinar
Feb 9/23: Virtual Chocolate Tasting
Feb 21/23: Congressman Seth Moulton
Live at Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA and by Zoom
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley