The award is given in recognition of an alumna's lifetime of dedicated service and exceptional commitment.

The award was established in 1982 to honor Syrena Stackpole, Class of 1909, an attorney who offered to rewrite the wills of alumnae wishing to leave money to the College, free of charge. Besides offering gratis legal services to such alums, Syrena's dedication to Wellesley was evident in her attendance at 63 reunions.

Selection Process
The Syrena Stackpole Award recognizes an alumna for her lifetime of outstanding service and dedication to Wellesley. The award is usually presented to an alumna at or after their 50th Reunion. The recipient is chosen by the executive director in consultation with the Alumnae Board and College administrators.

Award Presentation
The award is presented by the executive director at Annual Meeting in June.

Syrena Stackpole Award Recipients

2016 Maud Chaplin '56
Barbara Bywater Creed '66
2015 Shirley Young '55
2014 Corty Banks Fengler '64
Carol DeCesare Goode '64
Janet C. McCaa '64
2013 Barbara Martini Johnson '58
Constance Follett Rieben '58
2012 Toni Murphey Harkness '57
2011 Christine Grimstad Franklin '61
Lia Gelin Poorvu '56
2010 Molly Sanderson Campbell '60
Beatrice Strand MacDonald '60
2009 Mary-Alice Ewing Raymond '44
Pamela Koehler Daniels '59
2008 Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28
Luella Gross Goldberg '58
2007 Alice Rigby Chace '32
2006 Katherine Curtis Rigler '61
2005 Nancy Foshay Braitmayer '55
2004 Hilda Crosby Standish '24
Marion Eddy Wheeler '24
2003 Georgia Sue Herberger Black '58
2002 Janice Lane Hunt '52
2001 Mary Sime West '26
2000 Mary Ellen Crawford Ames '40
1999 Amalie Moses Kass '49
1998 Nardi Reeder Campion '38
1997 Elisabeth Kaiser Davis '32
1996 Phyllis Meras '53
1995 Emiko Ishiguro Nishino '45
Peter Ramsey
1994 Harriet B. Creighton '29
1993 Natalie Gordon Stone '38
1992 Anne Mitchell Morgan '57
1991 Nannerl Overholser Keohane '61
1990 Mary Dooley Bragg '40
1989 Class of 1919
1987 Constance Chick Shepard '47
1986 Mildred McAfee Horton
1985 Martha Schwanke Schauss '40
1984 Edith Levy Elsas '34
1983 Eleanor H. Little '08
1982 Harriet Segal Cohn '28