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Awards Program

Marcia Brumit Kropf '67

The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College recognizes the unique accomplishments of alumnae through several distinguished awards.

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Alumnae Medal of Honor

Awarded for eminent service in promoting the effectiveness of the Alumnae Association and/or College. Significant leadership, specific accomplishments, and stellar service have been consistent over an extended period of time and broad-based across multiple major areas of involvement, which include classes, clubs, global regions, groups, the Alumnae Association, and the College. Awarded beginning at the 20th reunion. Deadline for submission: July 1 prior to reunion year

Loyalty Award

Awarded to honor an alumna who has demonstrated exceptional loyalty to the Alumnae Association and/or College with her consistent effort and active involvement over an extended period of time in at least one area of service. Volunteer effort can be on behalf of classes, clubs, global regions, groups, the Alumnae Association, or the College.  Awarded beginning at the 20th reunion. Deadline for submission: July 1 prior to reunion year

Young Alumna Volunteer Leadership Award

Awarded to a young alumna who has demonstrated strong leadership, consistent effort over time, and active involvement in one or more areas of service, resulting in a meaningful accomplishment for the Association and/or College. Volunteer effort may be on behalf of classes, clubs, global regions, groups, the Alumnae Association, and/or the College. Awardees will have graduated fifteen or fewer years ago at their next reunion. Deadline for submission: July 1 annually

Achievement Award

Presented to an alumna for outstanding achievements and service to the larger society through salaried or volunteer fields of endeavor. Recognizes work that exemplifies the ideals of a liberal arts education; that demonstrates professional distinction, sustained commitment, and/or creativity; and that reflects the vision and pioneering spirit of Mary Lyon. Deadline for submission: July 1 prior to reunion year

Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Given to an alumna for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the field of education, honoring the service former president Elizabeth Topham Kennan ’60 has given to the College and to higher education in general. Deadline for submission: July 1 prior to reunion year

Mary Lyon Award

Awarded at the College’s Spring Celebration of Excellence to a young alumna (graduated fifteen or fewer years ago) who demonstrates exceptional promise or sustained achievement in her life, profession, or community, and whose work embodies the humane values which Mary Lyon exemplified in her life and inspired in others.
Deadline for submission: March 15 for awards given the following spring

Conferred by Mount Holyoke College

Athletics Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame was established to honor athletes, coaches, administrators, and those who have made outstanding contributions that have had a significant impact on the Mount Holyoke College athletic program. The Hall of Fame will induct new members on a biannual basis in odd numbered years. Recommend an Alumna

Honorary Degrees

Conferred by the College upon an alumna of exceptional and distinctive achievement. The Alumnae Association recommends alumnae candidates for an Honorary Degree to the College’s Committee on Honorary Degrees which makes the ultimate selection. Honorary Degrees recognize extraordinary contributions in the arts and sciences or service to society, through accomplishments that demonstrate both intellect and character to a high degree. Deadline for submission: July 1 for consideration by the Alumnae Association.