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Name Year Field
Elyse Cherry ’75
Biography
2017 Entrepreneur, Financin & Social Equity Activist
Kwan Kew Lai ’74
Biography
2017 Infectious Disease Physician, Disaster Relief Volunteer
Lorraine O'Grady ’55
Biography
2017 Conceptual Artist, Cultural Critic
Maria Morris Hambourg Barlow '71
Biography
2016 Photography Champion, Preeminent Art Scholar, Curator
Marian Burros '54
Biography
2016 Transformational Food and Lifestyle Journalist
Debra Knopman '75
Biography
2016 Engineer, Complex Problem Solver, PolicymakerHERE2
Suzanne Ciani '68
Biography
2015 Electronic Music Pioneer, Composer, Recording Artist
Jean Kilbourne '64
Biography
2015 Media Activist, Filmmaker, Author
Nancy Kornblith Kopp '65
Biography
2015 Effective Politician, Distinguished Public Servant
Eva Sommaripa
Biography
2014 Organic Farmer, Champion of Sustainable Living
C. Tracy Orleans
Biography
2014 Behavioral Scientist, Public Health Advocate
Callie Crossley '73
Biography
2013 Journalist, Producer, Commentator
Diana Farmer '77
Biography
2013 Pediatric-Fetal Surgeon, Teacher, Mentor
Barbara Lubin Goldsmith '53
Biography
2013 Author, Preservationist, Philanthropist
Marilyn Koenick Yalom '54
Biography
2013 Feminist Scholar, Cultural Historian
Mary Jeanne Kreek '58
Biography
2012 Physician-Scientist, Pioneer in Addiction Research
Wendy Gillespie '72
Biography
2012 Early Music Virtuosa, Inspirational Teacher
Susan McGee Bailey '63
Biography
2012 Champion for Gender Equity, Collaborative Leader
Marilyn Crandall Jones '70
Biography
2011 Physician, Geneticist, Healer of Children
Sarah Milledge Nelson '53
Biography
2011 Archaeologist, Scholar, Feminist
Reena Raggi '73
Biography
2011 Courageous Jurist, Generous Teacher
Susan Wunsch Rice '67 CBE
Biography
2011 Socially Conscious Banker, Arts Advocate
Alvia Wardlaw '69
Biography
2010 Art Historian, Museum Director, Advocate
Janet Parker Whitla '52
Biography
2010 Nonprofit Leader, Education Innovator
Enriqueta Bond '61
Biography
2009 Biologist and Science Policy Expert
Helen Hays '53
Biography
2009 Ornithologist and Environmentalist
Barbara Lea '51
Biography
2009 Jazz Singer, Foremost interpreter of “The American Song Book ”
Ophelia Dahl DS’94
Biography
2008 Global Public Health Activist
Mary Rosenthal Lefkowitz '57
Biography
2008 Professor of Classical Studies
Katherine Marshall ’67
Biography
2008 Leader in Global Development
Diana Chapman Walsh ’66
Biography
2008 College President
JudyAnn Bigby '73
Biography
2007 Physician
Judith Perlman Martin '59
Biography
2007 Author
In-ho Lee '60
Biography
2007 Professor
Persis Drell '77
Biography
2006 Particle Physicist
Nora Ephron '62
Biography
2006 Screenwriter
Director
Pamela Melroy '83
Biography
2006 Astronaut
Scientist
Carole Beebe Tarantelli '64
Biography
2005 Educator
Psychoanalyst
Italian Parliament Member
Antiterrorist activist
Women’s-rights advocate
Ellen Jacobson Levine '64
Biography
2005 Editor-in-chief, Good Housekeeping
Lois Juliber '71
Biography
2005 Business Leader
Louise Dolan '71
Biography
2004

Mathematical Physicist
Superstring Theorist

Judith Goslin Hall '61
Biography
2004 Clinical Geneticist
Pediatrician
Carol R. Johnson '51
Biography
2004 Landscape Architect
Hillary Rodham Clinton '69
Biography
2003

U.S. Senator
Former First Lady
Attorney

Barbara Loomis Jackson '50
Biography
2003

Educator
Administrator

Niramol Bulakul Suriyasat '54
Biography
2003

Business Executive
Thai Senator

Luella Gross Goldberg '58
Biography
2002

Corporate and Civic Leader

Nayantara Pandit Sahgal '47
Biography
2002

Author

Patricia J. Williams '73
Biography
2002

Legal Scholar

Frances Daly Fergusson '65
Biography
2001

President of Vassar College

E. Story Cleland Landis '67
Biography
2001

Scientific Director of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Ellen Marram '68
Biography
2001

General Partner of North Castle Partners

Nancy Hayes Van de Vate Smith '52
Biography
2001

Contemporary composer and performer

Nancy Davidson '75
Biography

2000

Oncologist
Breast-cancer Researcher

Ann Hartman '47
Biography
2000

Social Worker
Dean Emerita, Smith College School of Social Work

Nora Manella '72
Biography
2000

U.S. District Court Judge, Central District of California

Ann Beha '72
Biography
1999

Architect
Preservationist

Carol Lyons Meyers '64
Biography
1999

Biblical Scholar
Archaeologist
Professor

Alice Tepper-Marlin '66
Biography
1999

Social Economist
Founder, Council on Economic Priorities

Patricia Lauber Frost '45
Biography
1998

Author of juvenile science and fiction

Martha McClintock '69
Biography
1998

Psychobiologist
Discoverer of pheromones in humans

Krishna Roy Riboud '49
Biography
1998

Textile Conservator
Scholar

Hilda Crosby Standish '24
Biography
1998

Physician
Pioneer in Family Planning

Cigdem Cizakca Kagiticibasi '61
Biography
1997

Social Psychologist in Family Dynamics

Sandra L. Lynch '68
Biography
1997

Federal Judge, First Circuit Court of Appeals

Anna McCann Taggart '54
Biography
1997

Classical Underwater Archaeologist
Researcher

Barbara Swan Fink '43
Biography
1996

Portraitist
Teacher

Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz '63
Biography
1996

Professor of History
Author

Olivia Hood Parker '63
Biography
1996

Photographic Artist

Sharon Whelan Weiss '66
Biography
1996

Professor of Pathology
Surgeon

Carolyn Pratt Brock '68
Biography
1995

Chemist
Crystallographer

Felice D. Gaer '68
Biography

1995

International Human-rights Activist

Martha P. Haynes '73
Biography
1995

Astronomer
Professor

Anne Cohen Heller '41
Biography
1994

Endocrinologist
Professor of Medicine

Anna Faith Johnson Jones '54
Biography
1994

Foundation President
Philanthropist

Nannerl Overholser Keohane '61
Biography
1994

University President
Educator

Geneva Overholser '70
Biography
1994

Newspaper Editor
Journalist

Margaret Crissman Funkhouser '52
Biography
1993

Public-education Activist

Diana Hadden Gale '63
Biography
1993

Public Administrator
Civic Leader

Carol Ann Newman Gluck '62
Biography
1993

Professor of Japanese History

Vivian W. Pinn '62
Biography
1993

Pathologist Educator

Madeleine Korbel Albright '59
Biography
1992

U.S. Secretary of State

Anne L. Davis '45
Biography
1992

Physician

Louise Gilman Hutchins '32
Biography
1992

Pediatrician
Obstetrician

Diane Sawyer '67
Biography
1991

Broadcast Journalist
Television Co-Anchor, Co-Editor

Claudine B. Malone '63
Biography
1991

Management Consultant
Educator

Gwendolyn Gunter Morgan '47
Biography
1991

Daycare Policy Analyst and Advocate

Laurel Cutler '46
Biography
1990

Advertising and Marketing Executive

Erna Schneider Hoover '48
Biography
1990

Inventor
Computer Scientist

Florence Marshall '44
Biography
1990

Pediatrician
Public Health Activist

Alicia Haydock Munnell '64
Biography
1989

Economist
Social Security and Pensions Consultant

Diane Silvers Ravitch '60
Biography
1989

Educator
Activist
Historian

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers '57
Biography
1989

Urban Planner
Founder, Central Park Conservancy

Virginia Rogers Ferris '49
Biography
1988

Ecologist
Professor
Administrator

Eleanor M. Garvey '40
Biography
1988

Curator
Author
Editor
Teacher

Lynn Sherr '63
Biography
1988

Print and Broadcast Journalist

Christine Durham '67
Biography
1987

Judge, Utah State Supreme Court

Donna R. Ecton '69
Biography

1987

Corporate Executive

Leticia Ramos Shahani '51
Biography
1987

Diplomat
Civil Servant
Human Rights Activist

Anne Pyne Cowley '59
Biography
1986

Astronomer
Co-discoverer of extragalactic black hole

Emily Browning Visher '40
Biography
1986

Psychologist
Co-Founder, Stepfamily Foundation

Shirley Young '55
Biography
1986

Advertising and Marketing Executive

Muriel Morris Gardiner '22
Biography
1985

Activist
Author
Child Psychiatrist

Terri Grodzicker '63
Biography
1985

Molecular Geneticist
Virologist

Cokie Boggs Roberts '64
Biography
1985

Broadcast Journalist
Television Producer
Writer

Linda Cozby Wertheimer '65
Biography
1985

Radio Journalist

Carolyn G. Heilbrun '47
Biography
1984

Author
Historian

Renate Pflaum Mayntz '50
Biography
1984

Sociologist

Susan Margulies Sheehan '58
Biography
1984

Journalist

Ruth Morris Bakwin '19
Biography
1983

Pediatrician
Child Psychologist

Virginia Foster Durr '25
Biography
1983

Civil-rights Activist

Dorothy Walcott Weeks '16
Biography
1983

Women's Educator
Physicist

Andrea Kundsin Dupree '60
Biography
1982

Astrophysicist
Author

Eleanor Raymond '09
Biography
1982

Architect

Helen M. Wallace '33
Biography
1982

Public Health Advocate
Educator

Genevieve Young '52
Biography
1982

Editor
Board Member, Little, Brown & Co

Jane Fay Desforges '42
Biography
1981

Hematologist
Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

Amalya L. Kearse '59
Biography
1981

Judge, US Court of Appeals

Judith Rothschild '43
Biography
1981

Abstract Artist

Colette Flesch '60
Biography
1980

Director General, European Commission
Public Servant, Luxembourg

Helen Bohen O'Bannon '61
Biography
1980

Economist
Administrator

Bertha S. Adkins '28
Biography
1979

Undersecretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

Harriet L. Hardy '28
Biography
1979

Physician
Industrial Medicine Consultant

Yukiko Domoto Maki '24
Biography
1979

Educator
Administrator

Phyllis Shapiro Sewell '52
Biography
1979

Management Executive
Civil Servant

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams '14
Biography
1978

Author of Nancy Drew series, pen name Carolyn Keene

Lorna Cooke de Varon '42
Biography
1978

Musician
Conductor Emerita, New England Conservatory of Music

Margaret Connors Driscoll '35
Biography
1978

Chief Justice, Juvenile Court of Connecticut

Sally Carrighar '22

Biography

1977

Author
Naturalist

Marjory Stoneman Douglas '12
Biography
1977 Environmental Activist
Author
Ann Haymond Zwinger '46
Biography
1977

Illustrator
Naturalist

Ruth J. Dean '22
Biography
1976

Anglo-Norman Scholar

Phyllis Williams Lehmann '34
Biography
1976

Archaeologist
Author
College Professor and Administrator

Carroll McCarty Gunderson '24
Biography
1975

Leader of the League of Women Voters

Jean Trepp McKelvey '29
Biography
1975

President, National Academy of Arbitrators
Labor Relations Expert

Barbara Scott Preiskel '45
Biography
1975

Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America

Carol Rhodes Sibley '23
Biography
1975

Educator
Community Activist

Dorothea Jameson '42
Biography
1974

Professor of Psychology

Virginia Goldman Miles '36
Biography
1974

Marketing Executive
Consultant

Lila Manfield Sapinsley '44
Biography
1974

Rhode Island State Senator
Lobbyist

Elizabeth Brenner Drew '57
Biography
1973

Writer
TV Journalist
Editor, Atlantic Monthly

Joan Richman '61
Biography
1973

Television Producer, CBS and NBC News

Marion Klein Sanders '25
Biography
1973

Journalist
Editor, Harper's

Odette Alarcon '53
Biography
1972

Physician
Sex Educator

Anna M. Baetjer '20
Biography
1972

Professor
Public-health consultant

Rebecca Craighill Lancefield '16
Biography
1972

Bacteriologist
Professor

Phyllis Curtin '43
(Phyllis Smith Cook)
Biography
1971

Opera Singer

Santha Rama Rau Wattles '45

Biography

1971

Novelist

Patricia Zipprodt '46
Biography
1971

Costume Designer

Jocelyn R. Gill '38
Biography
1970

Astronomer

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24
Biography
1970

Public Servant