Syrena Stackpole Award

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

2019
Karen E. Williamson '69
2000 Mary Ellen Crawford Ames '40
2018
Ellen Genat Hoffman '68
Ellen Gill Miller '73
1999 Amalie Moses Kass '49
2017
Karen Capriles Hodges '62
Kathy Stone Kaufmann '67
1998 Nardi Reeder Campion '38
2016
Maud Chaplin '56
Barbara Bywater Creed '66
1997 Elisabeth Kaiser Davis '32
2015
Shirley Young '55
1996 Phyllis Meras '53
2014
Corty Banks Fengler '64
Carol DeCesare Goode '64
Janet C. McCaa '64
1995 Emiko Ishiguro Nishino '45
Peter Ramsey
2013
Barbara Martini Johnson '58
Constance Follett Rieben '58
1994 Harriet B. Creighton '29
2012
Toni Murphey Harkness '57
1993 Natalie Gordon Stone '38
2011
Christine Grimstad Franklin '61
Lia Gelin Poorvu '56
1992 Anne Mitchell Morgan '57
2010
Molly Sanderson Campbell '60
Beatrice Strand MacDonald '60
1991 Nannerl Overholser Keohane '61
2009
Mary-Alice Ewing Raymond '44
Pamela Koehler Daniels '59
1990 Mary Dooley Bragg '40
2008
Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28
Luella Gross Goldberg '58
1989 Class of 1919
2007
Alice Rigby Chace '32
1987 Constance Chick Shepard '47
2006
Katherine Curtis Rigler '61
1986 Mildred McAfee Horton
2005
Nancy Foshay Braitmayer '55
1985 Martha Schwanke Schauss '40
2004
Hilda Crosby Standish '24
Marion Eddy Wheeler '24
1984 Edith Levy Elsas '34
2003
Georgia Sue Herberger Black '58
1983 Eleanor H. Little '08
2002
Janice Lane Hunt '52
1982 Harriet Segal Cohn '28
2001
Mary Sime West '26