Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award (1 recipient / year)
Established in 1979, this award recognizes one alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their chosen profession.  Winners are selected by a committee of their peers. Nominations open each year on June 1st and close August 15th. Winners are notified by September 1st and awards are presented at Homecoming each fall.

Nominate an alumnus for the 2017 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 ’19)
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)
2017 — Catherine “KT” Curran (WC ’89)

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