Serving the Harvard Communities Surrounding Andover and Lowell


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.

Educational Support

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). 

Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc.

PO Box 1041 | Andover, MA | 01810


Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley

HCMV represents 16 cities and towns

Our Community

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 Vecchiwith membership questions.

Attend a Board Meeting

Interested in getting involved?  Join us at a monthly meeting (usually the first Monday of the month). Click to email club President Stuart Peskoe
  for details.

CLICK HERE to see the Board members.

​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


Watch your email for upcoming virtual events

Nov 3 (Wed):  Prof Conor Walsh

Soft, Wearable Robots

Walsh will discuss trends in the field of textile robots aimed to augment or assist physical capabilities.

​Zoom Registration: CLICK HERE

Nov 16 (Tues):  Prof Juliette Kayyem

The Preparedness Paradox

Kayyem will discuss our need for "adaptive recovery" to meet the ever-changing challenges of the global pandemic.

Zoom Registration:  CLICK HERE

NOTE: While these events are FREE to you, we hope you will Make a Donation to the Club so that we can continue to bring you symposia.  We incur expenses in arranging educational and entertaining talks; however, due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to raise funds through normal ticket sales for in-person events. ​​


Dec 1/'20Homeland Security w/

Juliette Kayyem (Members Only)

Dec 3/'20Ig Nobel Night with Marc Abrahams

Dec 10/'20Survival of the Friendliest with Prof Brian Hare


Feb 4 Per-Suasion
with author Robert Cialdini

Feb 25Happiness
with Robert Jon Waldinger, MD

Mar 3:  Quantum Computing with Suhare Nur/IBM

Mar 18The Voice in our Head, with Prof Ethan Kross

Mar 18The Civil War and the Constitution with Prof Michael Klarman

Mar 25:  The Hype Machine with Dr. Sinan Aral/MIT

Apr 16:  Virtual Cheese Tasting

Apr 26:  Rep. Seth Moulton

Jun 10: The 2021 HCMV Annual Meeting 

Sept 9:  The 2021 Ig Nobel Prizes