The Chatham Hall Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 2010 to recognize distinguished graduates representing diverse professions and interests.

Distinguished Alumnae 2018

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  • Kathy Reynolds Chandler '68

    Kathy Reynolds Chandler ’68 was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame in 2013. This prestigious award spotlights “individuals who have had an influential role in disabled sports as well as athletes who have excelled in disabled sports.” In 2015 she was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Waterville Valley Resort.
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  • Helene “Lanie” Zimmermann Hill '46

    Dr. Helene “Lanie” Zimmermann Hill ’46, retired Professor of Radiology from Rutgers University is noted for her research in radiobiology of melanoma as it relates to radiation resistance and photobiology of melanin as it relates to pigmentation. 
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Past Recepients

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:
  • 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
    • 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
    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.  
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