Honoring Alumnae

100thq_bandMedal of Honor

Since 1937, when the Medal of Honor was first awarded on the occasion of the College’s centennial year, more than 400 have been bestowed upon alumnae. Criteria include: eminent service in promoting the effectiveness of the Alumnae Association and/or College; significant leadership, specific accomplishments, and stellar service consistent over an extended period of time and broad-based across multiple major areas of involvement, including classes, clubs, global regions, groups, the Alumnae Association, and the College; awarded beginning at the 20th reunion.

Below is a list of all Medal of Honor awardees, sorted by the year the award was bestowed and then graduation year (the year following each alumna’s name).

1937

Lucy Cope Shelmire 1877
Mary Dudley Willcox 1878
Marion Gaylord Atwell 1879
Elizabeth Bartlett Barry 1881
Mary Matthews 1885
Mary Phylinda Dole 1886
Florence Purington 1886
Mary Warner Crowell 1889
Caroline Boardman Greene 1889
Bertha Eliza Blakely 1893
Beth Bradford Gilchrist 1902
Charlotte Leavitt Gilpatric 1902
Mary Augusta Clark 1903
Sarah Streeter Lester 1911

1942

Ada Snell 1892
Annie Brown Leslie 1892

1945

Letitia Thomas Evans 1895

1946

Elizabeth Howell Wilkins 1894
Abby Howe Turner 1896
Susan Doane Arnold 1899
Mabel Gardner Bankart 1904
Lottie Bishop 1906
R. H. B. Love Thompson 1907

1948

Eunice Bliss Burbank 1903
Harriett May Allyn 1905

1949

Gertrude Van Vleck Bruyn 1914

1950

Marion Barry Greene 1903
Helene Pope Whitman 1904
Gertrude Knox Wells 1909
Harriet Newhall 1914
Mary Higley Mills 1921

1951

Florence Clement 1914
Lucile Platt Reaves 1914
Helen Voorhees 1915
Katherine Williams 1920
Elizabeth Porter Graves 1920
Ruth Douglass 1923

1952

Emma Carr 1902
Lucile Wheeler Adams 1907
Mary Louise Forbes Foster 1921

1953

Meta Mallary Ellis 1910
Margaret Lewis Atwood 1920

1954

Charlotte Swinnerton Drake 1902
Mary Louise Atsatt 1904
Harriet Ball Cowan 1904
Christine Everts Greene 1912
Maud Gage Graves 1922

1955

Mary Manchester 1920
Edith Simpson Schleicher 1922
Mariette Cassels Land 1927

1956

Margaret Steen Vauclain 1901
H. K. Searles Painter 1909
Mary Ashby Cheek 1913
Gwendolyn Glass 1946

1957

Jessie Scarborough 1925
Dorothea Mae Smeltzer Schleuning 1928
Frances Unger Meade 1946

1958

Louise Hoyle Craig 1908
Louise Reynolds Weiser 1919
Jane Allen Birge 1928
Anna Hull 1930
Julie Braverman Rothbard 1939

1959

Alice Lydia Halligan 1909
Katharine Sartelle Roelse 1914
P Florence Gorse Smith 1916
Margaret Stief Moffatt 1929
Janet Brewster Murrow 1933

1960

Miriam Carter Conn 1912
Eleanor Moore Webster 1922

1961

Margery Fassett Consoer 1913
Katharine Butler 1920
Mary Budd Dunn 1929
Ruth Bozarth 1935

1962

Florence Read 1909
Helen Sanders Allen 1912
Marion Truesdell Brister 1916
Helen Fisk 1917
Catherine Henderson Weddell 1917
Dorothy Bolles McCarthy 1922
J. Gibson McIlvain Kaltenthaler Bunting 1922
E. J. Brown Working 1924
Marie Harding Richardson 1930
Elizabeth Green 1931
Jean Bradford Page 1936
Mary Tuttle 1937

1963

Louise Austin Kugler 1922
Dorothy Parr deFerranti 1930
Ruth Coddington Gerdine 1933

1964

Rebecca Smaltz 1923
Lorna Stockdale Heggen 1923
Catherine Bellows Longyear 1927
Florence Kimball 1939

1965

Katherine Salisbury Hazen 1926
Dorothy Graves Thomas 1927
Elizabeth Goode Sprague 1928
Faith Wilson LaVelle 1943

1966

Shigeyo Miura Tomita 1919
Dorothy Cutler High 1921
Margaret Robertson Mackall 1925
Nellie Fergus Smith 1941
Nancy Skinner Nordhoff 1954

1967

Emily Searing McKnight 1917
Dorothy Frost Goodrich 1927
Virginia Brillinger Sherman 1935
Clara Ludwig 1937
Eleanor Greene Rogers 1942
Gale Stubbs McClung 1945

1968

Eva May Johnson 1928
Eunice Simm Howe 1938
Patricia Best Morten 1943
Ernestine Stowell 1943
Barbara Waugh Stephenson 1945

1969

Kathryn Rothwell 1929
Jean Fowler Harris 1939
Jane Cushman Deyo 1944
Margaret Metzler Siefert 1944
Patricia Crane Furnivall 1950

1970

Genevieve Pratt 1920
Margaret Dunlop Moore 1932
Drue Matthews 1935
Beryl Robichaud Collins 1940
Elizabeth Frolich Bachman 1950

1971

Frances Morgan Campbell 1926
Dorothy Bucknam Wadsworth 1941
Marcia Wells Erley 1946
Patricia Cousins Waters 1946
M Elizabeth Peters Tidball 1951

1972

Elizabeth Gray Coit 1922
Ruth Lawson 1933
Marianna McNees Heaney 1937
Celia Olney Goodale 1945
Ruth MacIver Sisson 1947
Laura Elton Cranshaw 1950

1973

Helen Warren Smith 1908
Muriel Saulpaugh Thiessen 1938
Mary Sanguineti King 1940
Marilyn Marsden Birchall 1943
Marilyn McConnell Black 1948
Lucinda Wanner Kasperson 1950
Irma Rabbino 1953
Judith Turino Gideonse 1958

1974

Gwendolyn Miles Smith 1929
Rachel Reynolds 1934
Alice Jeghelian 1949
Ann Schweitzer Alexander 1949
Patricia Willard Geismar 1950

1975

Miriam Barber Judd 1925
Irene Gillette Steiner 1935
Marion White Southworth 1940
Martha Carr Stisser 1950
Eileen Shanley Kraus 1960

1976

Ruth Margaret Ferry 1921
Nathena Fuller 1941
Anita Ganot Stickel 1941
Judith Kramer Stein 1956

1977

Marian Courtney Courtney 1927
Ruth Hopkins Spooner 1927
Marietta Banks Hobkirk 1932
Marian Berky Read 1942
Catherine Gamble Curran 1947
Deborah Holt McIntosh 1952

1978

Elizabeth Ham 1928
Carol Michel Beaven 1933
Loraine Seaver Perdue 1938
Nell Becherer Smith 1953
Anne Worley Hummer 1953
Carolyn Czaja Topor 1958

1979

Ruth Clouse 1929
Katherine Goodman Ensworth 1929
Ruth Gill Van Cleve 1946
Katherine Shockey Lafrance 1964
1933 Elizabeth Boyd MHMA

1980

Dorothy Vastine Eaton 1930
Mary Norton Masland 1945
Dorothy Rooke McCulloch 1950
Joyce Johnson Spencer 1960
Janet Hall 1970
Marty Harlan Carlock MHMA

1981

Eleanor Ferguson Ballard 1936
Betty Hedberg Quinn 1941
Ruth Baldwin 1941
Mary Koether 1951
Marian Strong Moore 1961

1982

Susan Eisenhart Schilling 1932
Barbara Hertwig Meschter 1937
Jean Longstaff Thompson 1952
Janet Abbe Rider 1957
Margaret Hale Teaford 1967

1983

Luella North Kemble 1933
Renee Scialom Cary 1948
Margaret Claytor Woodbury 1958

1984

Elizabeth Montignani Guest 1934
Carolyn Everts Stewart 1939
Joyce Chesebro Buckingham 1954
Kathryn Eppston Rabinow 1964
Marilyn Meyers Stick 1964

1985

E. Prescott Edie Barker 1925
Caroline Harrison 1935
Mary Jane Farnsworth Grasty 1945
Letitia Noss Mutter 1950
Joyce Howard McFarland 1955
Juli Shea Towell 1955
Elizabeth Topham Kennan 1960
Sandra Germond Pritz 1960
Dorothy Derick 1965
Martha Dolkart Bernstein 1965
Janet Falik Aserkoff 1965
Caroline Fuller Sloat 1965

1986

Irma Riedinger Frank 1936
Virginia Taylor Potsubay 1936
Barbara Chase Herr 1941
Henrietta Howell Slote 1951
Martha Payne Greene 1953
Sarah Fisher Liebschutz 1956
Judith Marshall Meserve 1956
Sallie Austin Raleigh 1961

1987

Marguerite Harrington Lapp 1927
Dorothy Mills Sloan 1937
MHMA Isabelle Baird Sprague 1937
Miller Berkey, honorary alumna Carolyn
Marjorie Fisher 1942
Carol Blackwell Willett Rodman 1952
Elinor Shanbaum Azenberg 1957
Audrey Taylor MacLean 1957

1988

H. Thomas Willits Hallowell 1928
Esther Richardson Nighswander 1933
Jane Arnold Franklin 1938
Grace Strachan Arnold 1943
Emily Wick 1943
Marion Becker Barnett 1948
Joan Rodemann Howson 1948
Joan Bennett Chapin 1953
Helen Spencer Fritch 1953
Carol Bissell Truesdell 1958
Marcia Taylor Seifert 1958
Mary Baisler Doyle 1963
Patricia Pahl Jaquith 1963
Nancy Button Nathan 1968
Linda Renasco Cadigan 1968
Rosemary Matchak 1973
Leslie Anne Miller 1973

1989

Elizabeth Forbes Morison 1939
Polly Jacoby Cody 1939
Ellen Kattwinkel Wilson 1954
Susan Smith Parkhurst 1959
Lisa Lansing 1964
R Elizabeth Wadt Mulcare 1964
Ann Heckel Oppenheimer 1964

1990

Betty Widtman Berg 1920
Ruth Willan Wakeley 1940
Nancy Marks Perkins 1950
Jane Barth 1955
Carole Corcoran Huxley 1960
Frances Hall Miller 1960
Jameson Adkins Baxter 1965
Elizabeth Fish Guardenier 1965
Mary Graham Davis 1965
Judy Harris Rawson 1970
Pamela Bruce Stuart 1970

1991

Elizabeth Ferguson Eaton 1941
Dorothy Hausman Kahn 1941
Barbara Margulies Rossotti 1961
Margaret Johnson Ware 1971

1992

Dorothea Hollmann Shedden 1927
Evelyn Anderson Lee 1937
Joyce Chaikin Ahrens 1962
Margaret Moyes van Bergen 1962
Diane Zweil Lehder 1967

1993

Alice Kimball Smith 1928
Margaret Nutting Boldt 1933
Martha Skinner Cargill 1943
Martha Hazen 1953
Anne Ensworth Whitney 1958
Ann Kotting Sadowsky 1963
Ellen Jacobson Petrino 1968

1994

Louise Briggs Appleton 1939
Constance Hutzler Simon 1939
Marydell Rose Bright 1939
Gloria Frankenthaler Ross 1944
Joan McMahon O’Hayer 1944
Kristen Marie Widham 1969

1995

J. Calvin Cole Wygant 1920
Ruth Reynolds Burkhardt 1940
Lois Stowe Leavitt 1945
Eleanor Graham Claus 1955
Mary Lou Judd Carpenter 1955
Joan Corcoran Steiger 1960
Kristin Stueber 1965
Mary Wendnagel Johnson 1965
Sally Crichton Lewis 1965
Arleen McGrath Heiss 1970
Linda Maria Yu Bien 1975

1996

Jean Dawson Lee 1946
Charlotte Pugh Ellithorp 1946
Marcia Mead Lebre 1971
Karen Klingensmith 1971

1997

Helen Clark Severinghaus 1927
Mary Ann Ritchie Deady 1947
Peggy Brumfield Bruton 1957
Elizabeth Allen 1972
Ann Minges Auburn 1972
Barbara McClearn Baumann 1977

1998

Mary Wright Kurtz 1938
Carolyn Weddell Scott 1943
Alberta Loughran Helms 1948
Carolyn Lipton Ellner 1953
Sarah Nunneley 1963
Cynthia White Morrell 1968
Holly Hannah Lewis 1968
Nancy Drake 1973
Marianne DePatie Fouhey 1978

1999

Virginia Cotins Eisenhart 1939
Miriam Dormont Wagner 1944
Louise De Vel Muller 1954
Nancy Chambers Goff 1964
Marilyn Ursu Bauriedel 1964
Christina Huemer 1969
Sheila Markley Black 1969
LaVida Dowdell 1974
Leslie Bowen 1974
Katie Glockner Seymour 1979
Ellen Cosgrove 1984
KC Maurer 1984

2000

Naomi Hall Talmadge 1935
Elizabeth Belcher Rogers 1940
Virginia Snell Brouillard 1950
Deborah Adams McKean 1960
Alicia Irene Barela 1965
Susan Beers Betzer 1965
Mindy McWilliams Lewis 1975

2001

Isabelle Pearson Weber 1946
Phyllis Smith Meth 1951
Sarah Hogle Herrlinger 1956
Constance van Zelm Lank 1956
Judith Marshall Kennedy 1961
Martha Ferry 1966
Joan Shapiro Green 1966
Emily Young 1971

2002

Claire Burgoyne Brouwer 1957
Susan d’Olive Mozena 1967
Susan Bonneville Weatherbie 1972
Karen Davis-Delk 1982

2003

Harriet Levine Weissman 1958
Mary Kamerling Allyn 1963
Sally Lemaire 1968
Nancie Fimbel 1968
Karen Hendricks 1976
Deborah Northcross 1973
Catherine Burke 1978
Maureen Kuhn 1978

2004

L Priscilla Booth Behnken 1944
Marion Spencer Lebourveau 1944
Nancy Mairs Gephart 1949
Carole Rubin Greenbaum 1954
Phyllis Thornhill Riffel-Shwedo 1954
Mary Victor Jones Giersch 1964
Gretchen Wuth Hays 1964
Nina Chomsky 1969
Sheryl McCarthy 1969
Alma Tina Hogan 1974
Helen Calvelli 1974

2005

Virginia Beal Grissom 1940
Katherine Murphy Maloney 1945
Ann Kingman Williams 1960
Gail Moffat Hudson 1960
Elizabeth Dippel Archambeault 1965
Jill Brethauer 1970
Cynthia Reed 1980
Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez 1985
Margaret Stark 1985

2006

Judith Shepherd DeBrandt 1966
Ellen Hyde Pace 1981
Cerise Jalelian-Keim 1981
Suzanne Franchetti 1991
Sunny Park Suh 1991

2007

Dayle Fort Jones 1952
Suzanne Ellis Stoyer 1957
Carolyn Jobes Kiradjieff 1957
Cornelia Griffin Farmer 1967
Avice Meehan 1977
Cynthia Willett Rodman 1982
Becky Clarke Foster 1982
Maureen McHale Hood 1987

2008

Margaret Elizabeth Broadbent 1938
Arax Simsarian 1943
Carolyn Bump Marsh 1958
Sandra Klamkin Schocket 1958
Suzanne Lenz Janney 1968
W. Rochelle Calhoun 1983
Leslie Gianelli 1983

2009

Edith Swanson Middleton 1954
Phyllis Carlson Freeman 1959
Lily Klebanoff Blake 1964
Linda Giannasi O’Connell 1969
Carole LaMond 1974
Melinda Mann 1979
Mary Casey 1984

2010

Joan Ford Mongeau 1980
Patricia Steeves 1985
Jennifer Durst 1995

2011

Antoria Howard-Marrow 1981
Linda Ing Phelps 1986
Ann Lyles MacPhail 1991

2012

Margaret Butler Coe 1952
Elaine Kasparian Elliot 1962
Joanna MacWilliams Jones 1967
Jeanne Amster 1977
Mary Beth Topor Daniel 1982
Erin Ennis 1992

2013

Sally Donner 1963
Nancy Boggie Kuehler 1965
Susan Clark Iverson 1968

2014

Jane Zimmy 1974

2015

Joan Winkel Ripley 1955
Dana Feldshuh Whyte 1960
Nancy Zone Bloom 1960
Beth Tietze Lowd 1965
Barbara Cooke Monks 1970
Susan Swart Rice 1970
Lynda Dean Alexander 1980

2016

Elizabeth Cannon Gump 1956
Julianne Trabucchi Puckett 1991
Sandra Mallalieu 1991

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2 responses to “Honoring Alumnae”

  1. Anne Pinkerton says:

    Thank you, Caroline, for bringing this to our attention! You are correct. We have made the edit.

  2. Caroline Fuller Sloat says:

    Nice to see recognition of the Award process, having served on the Internal Awards Comm, but do please recheck the spelling of the undergraduate name of Joan Steiger ’60. I believe it should be Corcoran

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