The Chatham Hall Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 2010 to recognize distinguished graduates representing diverse professions and interests.
Distinguished Alumnae 2019
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Anne Blodget Holberton '69
Anne began her corporate career in the Marsh McLennon training program, despite never taking a business class in college. Thus began an extensive career of 38 years in the financial services and risk management world. Always a team player, Anne has been described as a “quiet protestor,” an advocate for equal pay and fair treatment for women in the corporate workplace.
After graduating from Chatham Hall, Laura earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She spent her professional career in corporate finance with her first eight years in a variety of financial roles for two different high technology companies. In 1986 she was named Treasurer, Executive Committee Member for Millipore Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company.
The Chatham Hall Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 2010 to recognize distinguished graduates representing diverse professions and interests. Awardees have made significant, outstanding contributions in their professions and/or demonstrated meritorious public service; embody the characteristics and values of Chatham Hall in their daily lives, such as honor, respect, and integrity; and inspire excellence in others. Past awardees include:
2018 Kathy Reynolds Chandler '68, Hall of Fame Skier
2018 Helen "Lanie" Zimmerman Hill '46, Professor
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 and agriculture
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.