Alumnae Achievement Awards


Recognizing alumnae who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley College through their outstanding achievements.

The Achievement Awards, which have been presented annually since 1970, are the highest honor given to Wellesley alumnae. On Friday evening, October 13, 2017 the WCAA will present this year's Alumnae Achievement Awards to the following three recipients.


Elyse Cherry ’75
Entrepreneur, Financing & Social Equity Activist








Kwan Kew Lai ’74
Infectious Disease Physician, Disaster








Lorraine O'Grady ’55
Avant-Garde Conceptual Artist, Literary & Music Critic