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Douglas Oliver I, MHS Alumnus of the Year, '93


Alexander D. L. Oliver

About the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award

The Milton Hershey School Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award began in 1954. Recipients of the award have demonstrated humanitarianism and exemplary service to others, achieved distinguished service in their careers, and exhibited high standards of achievements, both personally and professionally.

Milton Hershey School Alumnus of the Year Press Release:

"Milton Hershey School’s 2024 Alumnus of the Year Douglas Oliver ’93 said Milton Hershey School opened his eyes and expanded his horizons. The school exponentially increasing his sense of what was possible. He learned many lessons, including two that had the most impact—discipline and accountability.

Doug has worked for various organizations, gaining experience, recognition, and increased responsibility. He is now senior vice president, governmental, regulatory, and external affairs for PECO—An Exelon company.

Before enrolling in MHS, a young Doug, his mother, and his 4-year-old brother lived in an apartment in the Philadelphia area. Doug’s mother recognized he was beginning to make choices that would adversely impact his life, so she sought to put him in a better position. She learned about MHS from a friend whose family members attended the school. She sought more information, liked what she learned, and approached Doug about what he described as an exciting opportunity."

Running for mayor was probably the most transformational moment in my professional career,” Doug said. “It represented the simultaneous confronting of my fears while demonstrating a personal commitment to the things, the city, and the people I care about." -Douglas Oliver I

Giving Back to MHS

Doug has maintained his connection to MHS by volunteering as a speaker for numerous student programs and assemblies. In addition, he and his brother, Alexander Oliver ’01, and cousins Jason and Malcolm Brown, both Class of 1999, sponsor the Enterprising Student Scholarship Award for a graduating senior. In 2011, MHS honored Doug with an Alumni Achievement Award for career accomplishment.”

Full story at https://www.mhskids.org/success-stories/2024-alumnus-of-the-year-douglas-oliver/

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