For Alumnae

Alumnae Awards

Chatham Hall is pleased to honor our incredible alumnae through a variety of awards. Please reach out to alumnae@chathamhall.org to learn more about each honor or to nominate an alumna for an award.

Distinguished Alumna Award

The Chatham Hall Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 2010 to recognize stand out graduates representing diverse professions and interests. The Distinguished Alumna Award recognizes Chatham Hall graduates who embody the characteristics and values of Chatham Hall, such as honor, respect, and integrity.

You can learn more about and nominate a Distinguished Alumna here.




Distinguished Alumna Award Recipients

Use the dots above to learn more about each of our distinguished alumnae.

  • 2022: Sherley Young '57, Teacher & Community Leader
  • 2021: Dr. Martha Ann Keels ’75, Pediatric Dentist
  • 2020: Jane Sherron DeHart ’54, Historian & Scholar
  • 2020: Claudia Emerson ’75, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet & 2008 Virginia Poet Laureate
  • 2019: Laura Brown Cronin ’72, Business & Finance
  • 2019: Ann Blodget Holberton ’69, Finance & Community Advocacy
  • 2018: Kathy Reynolds Chandler ’68, Hall of Fame Skier
  • 2018: Helene "Lanie" Zimmermann Hill ’46, Radiation Biologist
  • 2017: Kate Bulkley ’77, Journalist
  • 2017: Sarah Morris ’72, Archaeologist
    • 2016: Gloria Bond Clunie ’71, Playwright
    • 2015: Nina Johnson Botsford ’72, Community Activist
    • 2014: Polly Wheeler Guth ’44, Philanthropist
    • 2014: Povy LaFarge Bigbee ’51, Rancher & Agriculture
    • 2013: Leila McConnell Daw ’58, Artist
    • 2013: Frances “Hallam” Hurt ’63, Neonatologist
    • 2012: Anne L. Bryant ’67, Educator
    • 2011: Diane Heiskell Schetky ’57, Forensic Psychiatrist
    • 2010: Elinor R. Greene II ’70, Minister
    • 2010: Penelope Perkins Wilson ’41, Philanthropist



    Other Alumnae Awards

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    • Boyce Lineberger Award

      The Boyce Linberger Award is given to an alumna who exerts a longstanding influence on the affairs of Chatham Hall.

      Past Recipients
      Maris Thompson '58
      Priscilla Kirkpatrick '62
      Katherine Haroldson '75
      Sarah Longpré '84
      Jane Garnett '73
      Linda Mars '78
      Barbara Supplee '53
      Constance West '66
      Patricia Frederick '57
      Lucy Maish '68
      Mary Freed '86
      Lisa Moore '59
      Mary Crary '45
    • Ellie MacVeagh Award

      The Ellie MacVeagh Award is given to an alumna who best represents the School’s goals for fellow constituents.

      Past Recipients
      Mary Kay Karzas ’71
      Pace Emmons '77
      Julia Johnson '69
      Mary Oakes '69
      Stacey Goodwin '83
      Terri Martinez '85
      Erin Conrad '81
      Dandridge Ince '56
      Julia Kashkashian '75
      Caroline Pearce '76
      Joan Pittman '55
      Ellen Rublee '50
      Virginia Phillips '93
      Sarah Collie '85
      Patricia Frederick '57
      Ellen Lovejoy '50
      Kerrington Molhoek '93
    • Leader on the Rise Award

      The Chatham Hall Leader on the Rise Award was established in 2021 and recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves through creativity, achievement, and/or innovation either in their profession or through commitment to an issue, project, or cause.

      You can learn more about and nominate a Leader on the Rise here.

      Inaugural Recipient
      Imani Brooks '16
    • Mildred Harrison Dent Award

      The Mildred Harrison Dent Award is given to an alumna who demonstrates an enthusiastic long-term commitment and devotion to the ideals of Chatham Hall.

      Past Recipients
      Annette Kirby ’80
      Sarah Dabney Gillespie '77
      Robin Stuart '69
      Lucy Barrett '53
      Eleanor Earle '46
      Kathryn Jacobs '68
      Lee Page '59
      Margaret Walker '58
      Ellen Lovejoy '50
      Maris Thompson '58
      Sarah Longpré '84
    • Nancy Gwathmey Award

      The Nancy Gwathmey Award is given to an alumna who demonstrates superior skills in fundraising.

      Past Recipients
      Muffin Grant ’66
      Martha Martin '55
      Tracy Lively '84
      Joanna Edgell '93
      Laurel Fountain '93
      Anna Robinson '93
      Kerrington Molhoek '93
      M.E. Freeman '70
      Walker Jones '70
      Alida Bryant '76
      Nancy Harris '50
      Marian Larkin '65
      Gail Malin '53
      Patty McCormack '72
      Alden Shriver '49
      Mary Spencer '74
      Margaret Topping '48
      Carolyn Yawars '66
      Mary Crary '45
      Robin Hadley '57
      Lisa Moore '59
      Stacey Goodwin '83
      Patricia Frederick '57



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