Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award (1 recipient / year)
Established in 1979, this award recognizes one alum who has distinguished themselves in their chosen profession.  Winners are selected by a committee of their peers. Deadline to nominate is February 28th, and winners are notified by December 15th. Awards are presented at Alumnae Reunion Weekend each spring.

Click here to nominate a deserving alum for the 2021 Professional Achievement Award!

Past Recipients

1979 — Elizabeth Parker, WC ’24

1980 — A. Carroll Hart, WC ’35

1981 — Roslyn E. Wallace, WC ’44

1982 — Louise Trotti, WC ’38

1983 — Clara Floyd Gehan, WC ’29

1984 — Deloris Ward Napier, WC ’47

1985 — Gwendolyn Brown Mundy, WC ’49

1986 — Patricia J. Ellis, WC ’72

1987 — Rebecca Bowles Hawkins, WC ’32

1988 — Janice Summers Herbert, WC ’66

1989 — Barbara Stockton Perry, WC ’47

1990 — Thelma Peterson Peters, WC ’26

1991 — Clyde Dixon Connell, WC ‘1919

1992 — Gertrude Davenport, WC ’23 & Bete Todd Wages, WC ’46

1993 — Helen Chance Hoffman, WC ’47

1994 — Sarah Hambright Rhyne, WC ’34

1995 — Martha Simmons, WC ’93

1996 — Dale McElveen Jaeger, WC ’73 & Nelwyn Bagwell Turk, WC ’69

1997 — Lee Ann Romberg White, WC ’82

1998 — Modree Grogan Bowers, WC ’45

1999 — Betty Verson Norton, WC ’52

2000 — Robin Churn Francis, WC ’75

2001 — Bettie Sue Merritt Harris, WC ’76

2002 — Gloria Cassity Stargel, WC ’76

2003 — Lynn Fink, WC ’82

2004 — Martha Finger Stratton, WC ’45

2005 — Jessica Vaughn Moss, WC ’80

2006 — Dr. Lucy Dekle Braun, WC ’58

2013 — Danita Emma, WC ’01

2014 — Kimberly McCoy, WC ’92

2015 — Susan Ables Irick, WC ’81

2016 — Heather Johnson Wayne, WC ’98

Spring 2017 — Catherine “KT” Curran, WC ’89

Fall 2017 — Amber Markmann Simmons, WC ’03

2018 — Dr. India Rose, WC ’06

2020 — Ken Blair, BU ’16 & ’22