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Alumnae medalists

The Medal of Honor was first awarded to alumnae for outstanding service to Mount Holyoke in 1937, when 14 alumnae were honored at the Alumnae Symposium of the Centenary Days. The recipients were chosen based on this definition formulated by the committee:

The medal is awarded by the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association for eminent service in promoting the effectiveness of the Alumnae Association, for signal service in completing definite projects undertaken by the College, or for other noteworthy services which strengthen the position of the College.

The tradition of honoring dedicated alumnae with the Medal of Honor has continued to the present.

Award year

Name

Class year

1937

Atwell, Marion Gaylord

1879

1937

Barry, Elizabeth Bartlett

1881

1937

Blakely, Bertha Eliza

1893

1937

Clark, Mary Augusta

1903

1937

Crowell, Mary Warner

1889

1937

Dole, Mary Phylinda

1886

1937

Gilchrist, Beth Bradford

1902

1937

Gilpatric, Charlotte Leavitt

1902

1937

Greene, Caroline Boardman

1889

1937

Lester, Sarah Streeter

1911

1937

Matthews, Mary Louisa

1885

1937

Purington, Florence

1886

1937

Shelmire, Lucy Cope

1877

1937

Willcox, Mary Dudley

1878

1942

Leslie, Annie Brown

1892

1942

Snell, Ada Laura Fonda

1892

1945

Evans, Letitia Thomas

1895

1946

Arnold, Susan Doane

1899

1946

Bankart, Mabel Gardner

1904

1946

Bishop, Lottie G.

1906

1946

Thompson, Harriet Love

1907

1946

Turner, Abby Howe

1896

1946

Wilkins, Elizabeth Howell

1894

1948

Allyn, Harriett May

1905

1948

Burbank, Eunice Bliss

1903

1949

Bruyn, Gertrude Van Vleck

1914

1950

Greene, Marion Barry

1903

1950

Mills, Mary Higley

1921

1950

Newhall, Harriet

1914

1950

Wells, Gertrude Knox

1909

1950

Whitman, Helene Pope

1904

1951

Clement, Florence

1914

1951

Douglass, Ruth Emma

1923

1951

Graves, Elizabeth Porter

1920

1951

Reaves, Lucile Platt

1914

1951

Voorhees, Helen MacMurtrie

1915

1951

Williams, Katherine Rea

1920

1952

Adams, Lucile Wheeler

1907

1952

Carr, Emma Perry

1902

1952

Foster, Mary Louise Forbes

1921

1953

Atwood, Margaret Lewis

1920

1953

Ellis, Meta Mallary

1910

1954

Atsatt, Mary Louise

1904

1954

Cowan, Elizabeth Ball

1904

1954

Drake, Charlotte Swinnerton

1902

1954

Graves, Maud Gage

1922

1954

Greene, Christine Everts

1912

1955

Land, Mariette Cassels

1927

1955

Manchester, Mary E.

1920

1955

Schleicher, Edith Simpson

1922

1956

Cheek, Mary Ashby

1913

1956

Glass, Gwendolyn

1946

1956

Painter, Clara Searles

1909

1956

Vauclain, Margaret Steen

1901

1957

Meade, Frances Unger

1946

1957

Scarborough, Jessie

1925

1957

Schleuning, Dorothea Smeltzer

1928

1958

Birge, Jane Allen

1928

1958

Craig, Louise Hoyle

1908

1958

Hull, Anna Frances

1930

1958

Rothbard, Julie Braverman

1939

1958

Weiser, Louise Reynolds

1919

1959

Halligan, Alice Lydia

1909

1959

Moffatt, Margaret Stief

1929

1959

Murrow, Janet Brewster

1933

1959

Roelse, Katharine Sartelle

1914

1959

Smith, Florence Gorse

1916

1960

Conn, Miriam Carter

1912

1960

Webster, Eleanor Moore

1922

1961

Bozarth, Ruth

1935

1961

Butler, Katharine, M.D.

1920

1961

Consoer, Margery Fassett

1913

1961

Dunn, Mary Budd

1929

1962

Allen, Helen Sanders

1912

1962

Brister, Marion Truesdell

1916

1962

Bunting, Eleanor Kaltenthaler

1922

1962

Fisk, Helen Graves

1917

1962

Green, Elizabeth Alden

1931

1962

McCarthy, Dorothy Bolles

1922

1962

Page, Jean Bradford

1936

1962

Read, Florence Matilda

1909

1962

Richardson, Marie Harding

1930

1962

Tuttle, Mary Elvin

1937

1962

Weddell, Catherine Henderson

1917

1962

Working, Gertrude Brown

1924

1963

de Ferranti, Dorothy Parr

1930

1963

Gerdine, Ruth Coddington

1933

1963

Kugler, Louise Austin

1922

1964

Heggen, Lorna Stockdale

1923

1964

Kimball, Florence Stockbridge

1939

1964

Longyear, Catherine Bellows

1927

1964

Smaltz, Rebecca Glover

1923

1965

Hazen, Katherine Salisbury

1926

1965

Lavelle, Faith Wilson

1943

1965

Sprague, Elizabeth Goode

1928

1965

Thomas, Dorothy Graves

1927

1966

High, Dorothy Cutler

1921

1966

Mackall, Margaret Robertson

1925

1966

Nordhoff, Nancy Skinner

1954

1966

Smith, Nellie Fergus

1941

1966

Tomita, Shigeyo Miura

1919

1967

Goodrich, Dorothy Frost

1927

1967

Ludwig, Clara Regina

1937

1967

McClung, Gale Stubbs

1945

1967

McKnight, Emily Searing

1917

1967

Rogers, Eleanor Greene

1942

1967

Sherman, Virginia Brillinger

1935

1968

Howe, Eunice Simm

1938

1968

Johnson, Eva May

1928

1968

Morten, Patricia Best

1943

1968

Stephenson, Barbara Waugh

1945

1968

Stowell, Ernestine

1943

1969

Deyo, Jane Cushman

1944

1969

Harris, Jean Fowler

1939

1969

Patricia Crane Furnivall

1950

1969

Rothwell, Kathryn

1929

1969

Siefert, Margaret Metzler

1944

1970

Bachman, Elizabeth Frolich

1950

1970

Collins, Beryl Robichaud

1940

1970

Matthews, Drue Ella

1935

1970

Moore, Margaret Dunlop

1932

1970

Pratt, Genevieve Frances

1920

1971

Campbell, Frances Morgan

1926

1971

Erley, Marcia Wells

1946

1971

Tidball, Elizabeth Peters

1951

1971

Wadsworth, Dorothy Bucknam

1941

1971

Waters, Patricia Cousins

1946

1972

Coit, Elizabeth Gray

1922

1972

Cranshaw, Laura Elton

1950

1972

Goodale, Celia Olney

1945

1972

Heaney, Marianna McNees

1937

1972

Lawson, Ruth Catherine

1933

1972

Sisson, Ruth MacIver

1947

1973

Birchall, Marilyn Marsden

1943

1973

Black, Marilyn McConnell

1948

1973

Gideonse, Judith Turino

1958

1973

Kasperson, Mary Lu Wanner

1950

1973

King, Mary Sanguineti

1940

1973

Rabbino, Irma Lois

1953

1973

Smith, Helen Warren

1908

1973

Thiessen, Muriel Saulpaugh

1938

1974

Alexander, Ann Schweitzer

1949

1974

Geismar, Patricia Willard

1950

1974

Jeghelian, Alice

1949

1974

Reynolds, Rachel

1934

1974

Smith, Gwendolyn Miles

1929

1975

Judd, Miriam Barber

1925

1975

Kraus, Eileen Shanley

1960

1975

Southworth, Marion White

1940

1975

Steiner, Irene Gillette

1935

1975

Stisser, Martha Carr

1950

1976

Ferry, Ruth M.

1921

1976

Fuller, Nathena H.

1941

1976

Stein, Judith Kramer

1956

1976

Stickel, Anita Ganot

1941

1977

Courtney, Marian H.

1927

1977

Curran, Catherine Gamble

1947

1977

Hobkirk, Marietta Banks

1932

1977

McIntosh, Deborah Holt

1952

1977

Read, Marian Berky

1942

1977

Spooner, Ruth Hopkins

1927

1978

Beaven, Carol Michel

1933

1978

Ham, Elizabeth C.

1928

1978

Hummer, Anne Worley

1953

1978

Perdue, Loraine Seaver

1938

1978

Smith, Nell Becherer

1953

1978

Topor, Carolyn Czaja

1958

1978

Truman, Elinor Griffenhagen

President David Truman's wife

1979

Boyd, Elizabeth M.

1933 M.A.

1979

Clouse, Ruth G.

1929

1979

Ensworth, Katherine Goodman

1929

1979

Van Cleve, Ruth Gill

1946

1979

Whittemore, Kate Shockey

1964

1980

Carlock, Martha Harlan

1969 M.A.

1980

Eaton, Dorothy Vastine

1930

1980

Hall, Janet C.

1970

1980

Masland, Mary Norton

1945

1980

McCulloch, Dorothy Rooke

1950

1980

Spencer, Joyce Johnson

1960

1981

Baldwin, Ruth C.

1941

1981

Ballard, Eleanor Ferguson

1936

1981

Koether, Mary E.

1951

1981

Moore, Marian Strong

1961

1981

Quinn, Betty Nye Hedberg

1941

1982

Meschter, Barbara Hertwig

1937

1982

Rider, Janet Abbe

1957

1982

Schilling, Susan Eisenhart

1932

1982

Teaford, Margaret Hale

1967

1982

Thompson, Jean Longstaff

1952

1983

Cary, Renee Scialom

1948

1983

Kemble, Luella North

1933

1983

Woodbury, Margaret Claytor

1958

1984

Buckingham, Joyce Chesebro

1954

1984

Guest, Elizabeth Montignani

1934

1984

Rabinow, Kathryn Eppston

1964

1984

Stewart, Carolyn Everts

1939

1984

Stick, Marilyn Meyers

1964

1985

Aserkoff, Janet Falik

1965

1985

Barker, Kathryn Edie

1925

1985

Bernstein, Martha Dolkart

1965

1985

Derick, Dorothy B.

1965

1985

Grasty, Mary Jane Farnswoth

1945

1985

Harrison, Caroline

1935

1985

Kennan, Elizabeth Topham

1960

1985

McFarland, Joyce Howard

1955

1985

Mutter, Letitia Noss

1950

1985

Pritz, Sandra Germond

1960

1985

Sloat, Caroline Fuller

1965

1985

Towell, Juli Shea

1955

1986

Frank, Irma Riedinger

1936

1986

Greene, Martha Payne

1953

1986

Herr, Barbara Chase

1941

1986

Liebschutz, Sarah Fisher

1956

1986

Meserve, Judith Marshall

1956

1986

Potsubay, Virginia Taylor

1936

1986

Raleigh, Sallie Austin

1961

1986

Slote, Henrietta Howell

1951

1987

Azenberg, Elinor Shanbaum

1957

1987

Berkey, Carolyn Miller

President of the Alumnae Association

1987

Fisher, Marjorie

1942

1987

Lapp, Marguerite Harrington

1927

1987

MacLean, Audrey Taylor

1957

1987

Rodman, Carol Willett

1952

1987

Sloan, Dorothy Mills

1937

1987

Sprague, Isabelle Baird

1937

1988

Arnold, Grace Strachan

1943

1988

Barnett, Marion Becker

1948

1988

Cadigan, Linda Renasco

1968

1988

Chapin, Joan Bennett

1953

1988

Doyle, Mary Baisler

1963

1988

Franklin, Jane Arnold

1938

1988

Fritch, Helen Spencer

1953

1988

Hallowell, Dorothy Willits

1928

1988

Howson, Joan Rodemann

1948

1988

Jaquith, Patricia Pahl

1963

1988

Matchak, Rosemary

1973

1988

Miller, Leslie

1973

1988

Nathan, Nancy Button

1968

1988

Nighswander, Esther Richardson

1933

1988

Seifert, Marcia Taylor

1958

1988

Truesdell, Carol Bissell

1958

1988

Wick, Emily

1943

1989

Cody, Mary Jacoby

1939

1989

Gwirtzman, Lisa Lansing

1964

1989

Morison, Elizabeth Forbes

1939

1989

Mulcare, Elizabeth Wadt

1964

1989

Oppenheimer, Ann Heckel

1964

1989

Parkhurst, Susan Smith

1959

1989

Wilson, Ellen Kattwinkel

1954

1990

Barth, Jane

1955

1990

Baxter, Jameson Adkins

1965

1990

Berg, Betty Widtman

1920

1990

Davis, Mary Graham

1965

1990

Guardenier, Elizabeth Fish

1965

1990

Huxley, Carole Corcoran

1960

1990

Miller, Frances Hall

1960

1990

Perkins, Nancy Marks

1950

1990

Rawson, Judith Harris

1970

1990

Stuart, Pamela

1970

1990

Wakeley, Ruth Willan

1940

1991

Eaton, Elizabeth Ferguson

1941

1991

Kahn, Dorothy Hausman

1941

1991

Rossotti, Barbara Maugulies

1961

1991

Ware, Margaret Johnson

1971

1992

Ahrens, Joyce Chaiken

1962

1992

Lee, Evelyn Anderson

1937

1992

Lehder, Diane Zweil

1967

1992

Sheddon, Dorothea Hollman

1927

1992

van Berger, Margaret Moyes

1962

1993

Boldt, Margaret Nutting

1933

1993

Cargill, Martha Skinner

1943

1993

Hazen, Martha L.

1953

1993

Petrino, Ellen Jacobson

1968

1993

Sadowsky, Ann Kotting

1963

1993

Smith, Alice Kimball

1928

1993

Whitney, Anne Ensworth

1958

1994

Appleton, Louise Briggs

1939

1994

Bright, Marydell Rose

1939

1994

O'Hayer, Joan McMahon

1944

1994

Ross, Gloria Frankenthaler

1944

1994

Simon, Constance Hutzler

1939

1994

Widham, Kristen M.

1969

1995

Bien, Linda Yu

1975

1995

Burkhardt, Ruth Reynolds

1940

1995

Carpenter, Mary Lou Judd

1955

1995

Claus, Eleanor Graham

1955

1995

Heiss, Arlene McGrath

1970

1995

Johnson, Mary Wendnagel

1965

1995

Leavitt, Lois Stowe

1945

1995

Lewis, Sally Crichton

1965

1995

Steiger, Joan Corcoran

1960

1995

Stueber, Kristin

1965

1995

Wygant, Ernestine Cole

1920

1996

Ellithorp, Charlotte Pugh

1946

1996

Klingensmith, Karen

1971

1996

Lebre, Marcia Mead

1971

1996

Lee, Mary Jean Dawson

1946

1997

Auburn, Ann Minges

1972

1997

Baumann, Barbara McClearn

1977

1997

Bruton, Peggy Brumfield

1957

1997

Deady, Mary Ann Ritchie

1947

1997

Severinghaus, Helen Clark

1927

1997

Wilson, Elizabeth Allen

1972

1998

Drake, Nancy J.

1973

1998

Ellner, Carolyn Lipton

1953

1998

Fouhey, Marianne DePatie

1978

1998

Helms, Alberta Loughran

1948

1998

Kurtz, Mary Wright

1938

1998

Lewis, Holly Hannah

1968

1998

Morrell, Cynthia White

1968

1998

Nunneley, Sarah A.

1963

1998

Scott, Carolyn Weddell

1943

1999

Bauriedel, Marilyn Ursu

1964

1999

Black, Sheila Markley

1969

1999

Bowen, Leslie A.

1974

1999

Cosgrove, Ellen M.

1984

1999

Dowdell, LaVida

1974

1999

Eisenhart, Virginia Cotins

1939

1999

Goff, Nancy Chambers

1964

1999

Huemer, Christina G.

1969

1999

Maurer, K. C.

1984

1999

Muller, Louise De Vel

1954

1999

Seymour, Kathleen Glockner

1979

1999

Wagner, Miriam Dormont

1944

2000

Barela, Alicia

1965

2000

Betzer, Susan Beers

1965

2000

Brouillard, Virginia Snell

1950

2000

Lewis, Mindy McWilliams

1975

2000

McKean, Deborah Adams

1960

2000

Rogers, Elizabeth Belcher

1940

2000

Talmadge, Naomi Hall

1935

2001

Ferry, Martha

1966

2001

Green, Joan Shapiro

1966

2001

Herrlinger, Sarah Hogle

1956

2001

Kennedy, Judith Marshall

1961

2001

Lank, Constance van Zelm

1956

2001

Meth, Phyllis Smith

1951

2001

Weber, Isabelle Pearson

1946

2001

Young, Emily

1971

2002

Brouwer, Claire Burgoyne

1956

2002

Davis-Delk, Karen

1982

2002

Mozena, Susan d’Olive

1967

2002

Weatherbie, Susan Bonneville

1972

2003

Allyn, Mary Kamerling

1963

2003

Burke, Catherine C.

1978

2003

Fimbel, Nancie L.

1968

2003

Hendricks, Karen M.

1976

2003

Kuhn, Maureen E.

1978

2003

Lemaire, Sally J.

1968

2003

Northcross, Deborah A.

1973

2003

Weissman, Harriet Levine

1958

2004

Behnken, Priscilla Booth

1944

2004

Calvelli, Helen

1974

2004

Chomsky, Nina R.

1969

2004

Gephart, Nancy Mairs

1949

2004

Giersch, Mary Victor Jones

1964

2004

Greenbaum, Carole Rubin

1954

2004

Hays, Gretchen Wuth

1964

2004

Hogan, Alma Tina

1974

2004

Lebourveau, Marion Spencer

1944

2004

McCarthy, Sheryl

1969

2004

Riffel-Shwedo, Phyllis Thornhill

1954

2005

Archambeault, Elizabeth Dippel

1965

2005

Brethauer, Jill M.

1970

2005

Grissom, Virginia Beal

1940

2005

Hudson, Gail Moffat

1960

2005

Maloney, Katherine Murphy

1945

2005

Reed, Cynthia L.

1980

2005

Rodriguez, Nancy Kirshner

1985

2005

Stark, Margaret

1985

2005

Williams, Ann Kingman

1960

2006

DeBrandt, Judith Shepherd

1966

2006

Franchetti, Suzanne P.

1991

2006

Keim, Cerise Jalelian

1981

2006

Pace, Ellen Hyde

1981

2006

Suh, Sunny Park

1991

2007

Farmer, Cornelia Griffin

1967

2007

Foster, Becky Clarke

1982

2007

Hood, Maureen McHale

1987

2007

Jones, Dayle Fort

1952

2007

Kiradjieff, Carolyn Jobes

1957

2007

Meehan, Avice A.

1977

2007

Rodman, Cynthia W.

1982

2007

Stoyer, Suzie Ellis

1957

2008

Broadbent, Margaret E.

1938

2008

Calhoun, W. Rochelle

1983

2008

Gianelli, Leslie J.

1983

2008

Janney, Suzanne Lenz

1968

2008

Marsh, Carolyn Bump

1958

2008

Schocket, Sandra Klamkin

1958

2008

Simsarian, Arax

1943

2009

Blake, Lily Klebanoff

1964

2009

Casey, Mary M.

1984

2009

Freeman, Phyllis Carlson

1959

2009

LaMond, Carole D.

1974

2009

Mann, Melinda A.

1979

2009

Middleton, Edith Swanson

1954

2009

O'Connell, Linda Giannasi

1969

2010

Durst, Jennifer A.

1995

2010

Mongeau, Joan Ford

1980

2010

O'Neil, Patricia Steeves

1985

2011

Howard-Marrow, Antoria

1981

2011

MacPhail, Ann Lyles

1991

2011

Phelps, Linda Ing

1986

2012

Amster, Jeanne E.

1977

2012

Coe, Margaret Butler

1952

2012

Daniel, Mary Beth Topor

1982

2012

Elliot, Elaine Kasparian

1962

2012

Ennis, Erin L.

1992

2012

Jones, Joanna MacWilliams

1967

2013

Donner, Sally Sears

1963

2013

Iverson, Susan Clark

1968

2013

Kuehler, Nancy Boggie

1965

2014

Zimmy, Jane A.

1974

2015

Alexander, Lynda Dean

1980

2015

Bloom, Nancy Zone

1960

2015

Lowd, Beth Tietze

1965

2015

Monks, Barbara Cooke

1970

2015

Rice, Susan Swart

1970

2015

Ripley, Joan Winkel

1955

2015

Whyte, Dana Feldshuh

1960

2016

Gump, Elizabeth Cannon

1956

2016

Mallalieu, Sandra

1991

2016

Puckett, Julianne Trabucchi

1991

2017

Field, Carrianna

1991

2017

Kropf, Marcia Brumit

1967

2017

VanWinkle, Elizabeth Redmond

1982