Alumnae Medal of Honor Recipients by Class

The Medal of Honor was first awarded to alumnae for their outstanding service to Mount Holyoke in 1937, when fourteen alumnae were thus honored at the Alumnae Sypmosium of the Centenary Days. The recipients were chosen based on this definition formulated by the committee:

The medal is awarded by the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association for eminent service in promoting the effectiveness of the Alumnae Association, for signal service in completing definite projects undertaken by the College, or for other noteworthy services which strengthen the position of the college.

The tradition of honoring dedicated alumnae with the Medal of Honor has continued to the present.

Honorary Recipients
Carolyn Miller Berkey
Elinor Griffenhagen Truman

1870-1879
Lucy Cope Shelmire '77
Mary Dudley Willcox '78
Marion Gaylord Atwell '79

1880-1889
Elizabeth Bartlett Barry '81
Mary Louisa Matthews '84
Mary Phylinda Dole '86
Florence Purington '86
Mary Warner Crowell '89
Caroline Boardman Green '89

1890-1899
Annie Brown Leslie '92
Ada Laura Fonda Snell '92
Bertha Eliza Blakely '93
Elizabeth Howell Wilkins '94
Letitia Thomas Evans '95
Abby Howe Turner '96
Susan Doane Arnold '99

1901
Margaret Steen Vauclain

1902
Emma Perry Carr
Charlotte Swinnerton Drake
Beth Bradford Gilchrist
Charlotte Leavitt Gilpatric

1903
Eunice Bliss Burbank
Mary Augusta Clark
Marion Barry Greene

1904
Mary Louise Atsatt
Mabel Gardner Bankart
Elizabeth Ball Cowan
Helene Pope Whitman

1905
Harriett May Allyn

1906
Lottie G. Bishop

1907
Lucile Wheeler Adams
Harriet Love Thompson

1908
Louise Hoyle Craig
Helen Warren Smith

1909
Alice Lydia Halligan
Clara Searles Painter
Florence Matilda Read
Gertrude Knox Wells

1910
Meta Mallary Ellis

1911
Sarah Streeter Lester

1912
Helen Sanders Allen
Miriam Carter Conn
Christine Everts Greene

1913
Mary Ashby Cheek
Margery Fassett Consoer

1914
Gertrude Van Vleck Bruyn
Florence Clement
Harriet Newhall
Lucile Platt Reaves
Katharine Sartelle Roelse

1915
Helen MacMurtrie Voorhees

1916
Marion Truesdell Brister
Florence Gorse Smith

1917
Helen Graves Fisk
Emily Searing McKnight
Catherine Henderson Weddell

1919
Shigeyo Miura Tomita
Louise Reynolds Weiser

1920
Margaret Lewis Atwood
Betty Widtman Berg
Katharine Butler, M.D.
Elizabeth Porter Graves
Mary E. Manchester
Genevieve Frances Pratt
Katherine Rea Williams
Ernestine Cole Wygant

1921
Ruth M. Ferry
Mary Louise Forbes Foster
Dorothy Cutler High
Mary Higley Mills

1922
Eleanor Kaltenthaler Bunting
Elizabeth Gray Coit
Maud Gage Graves
Louise Austin Kugler
Dorothy Bolles McCarthy
Edith Simpson Schleicher
Eleanor Moore Webster

1923
Ruth Emma Douglass
Lorna Stockdale Heggen
Rebecca Glover Smaltz

1924
Gertrude Brown Working

1925
Kathryn Edie Barker
Mirian Barber Judd
Margaret Robertson Mackall
Jessie Scarborough

1926
Frances Morgan Campbell
Katherine Salisbury Hazen

1927
Marian H. Courtney
Dorothy Frost Goodrich
Mariette Cassels Land
Marguerite Bellows Longyear
Helen Clark Severinghaus
Dorothea Hollmann Sheddon
Ruth Hopkins Spooner
Dorothy Graves Thomas

1928
Jane Allen Birge
Dorothy Willits Hallowell
Elizabeth C. Ham
Eva May Johnson
Dorothea Smeltzer Schleuning
Alice Kimball Smith
Elizabeth Goode Sprague

1929
Ruth G. Clouse
Mary Budd Dunn
Katherine Goodman Ensworth
Margaret Steif Moffatt
Kathryn Rothwell
Gwendolyn Miles Smith

1930
Dorothy Parr deFerranti
Dorothy Vastine Eaton
Anna Frances Hull
Marie Harding Richardson

1931
Elizabeth Alden Green

1932
Marietta Banks Hobkirk
Margaret Dunlop Moore
Susan Eisenhart Schilling

1933
Carol Michel Beaven
Margaret Nutting Boldt
Elizabeth M. Boyd (M.A.)
Ruth Coddington Gerdine
Luella North Kemble
Ruth Catherine Lawson
Janet Brewster Murrow
Esther Richardson Nighswander

1934
Elizabeth Montignani Guest
Rachel Reynolds

1935
Ruth Bozarth
Caroline Harrison
Drue Ella Matthews
Virginia Brillinger Sherman
Irene Gillette Steiner
Naomi Hall Talmadge

1936
Eleanor Ferguson Ballard
Irma Riedinger Frank
Jean Bradford Page
Virginia Taylor Potsubay

1937
Marianna McNees Heaney
Evelyn Anderson Lee
Clara Regina Ludwig
Barbara Hertwig Meschter
Dorothy Mills Sloan
Isabelle Baird Sprague
Mary Elvin Tuttle

1938
Margaret E. Broadbent
Jane Arnold Franklin
Eunice Simm Howe
Mary Wright Kurtz
Loraine Seaver Perdue
Muriel Saulpaugh Thiessen

1939
Mary Jacoby Cody
Virginia Cotins Eisenhart
Jean Fowler Harris
Florence Stockbridge Kimball
Elizabeth Forbes Morison
Julie Braverman Rothbard
Carolyn Everts Stewart

1940
Ruth Reynolds Burkhardt
Beryl Robichaud Collins
Virginia Beal Grissom
Mary Sanguineti King
Elizabeth Belcher Rogers
Marion White Southworth
Ruth Willan Wakeley

1941
Ruth C. Baldwin
Elizabeth Ferguson Eaton
Nathena H. Fuller
Barbara Chase Herr
Dorothy Hausman Kahn
Betty Nye Hedberg Quinn
Nellie Fergus Smith
Anita Ganot Stickel
Dorothy Bucknam Wadsworth

1942
Marjorie Fisher
Marian Berky Read
Eleanor Greene Rogers

1943
Grace Strachan Arnold
Marilyn Marsden Birchall
Martha Skinner Cargill
Faith Wilson LaVelle
Patricia Best Morten
Carolyn Weddell Scott
Arax Simsarian
Ernestine Stowell
Emily Wick

1944
Priscilla Booth Behnken
Jane Cushman Deyo
Marion Spencer Lebourveau
Joan McMahon O'Hare
Gloria Frankenthaler Ross
Margaret Metzler Siefert
Mariam Dormont Wagner

1945
Celia Olney Goodale
Mary Jane Farnswoth Grasty
Lois Stowe Leavitt
Gale Stubbs McClung
Katherine Murphy Maloney
Mary Norton Masland
Barbara Waugh Stephenson

1946
Charlotte Pugh Ellithorp
Marcia Wells Erley
Gwendolyn Glass
Mary Jean Dawson Lee
Frances Unger Meade
Ruth Gill Van Cleve
Patricia Cousins Waters
Isabelle Pearson Weber

1947
Catherine Gamble Curran
Mary Ann Ritchie Deady
Ruth MacIver Sisson

1948
Marion Becker Barnett
Marilyn McConnell Black
Renee Scialom Cary
Alberta Loughran Helms
Joan Rodemann Howson

1949
Ann Schweitzer Alexander
Nancy Mairs Gephart
Alice Jeghelian

1950
Elizabeth Frolich Bachman
Virginia Snell Brouillard
Laura Elton Cranshaw
Patricia Crane Furnival
Patricia Willard Geismar
Mary Lu Wanner Kasperson
Dorothy Rooke McCulloch
Letitia Noss Mutter
Nancy Marks Perkins
Martha Carr Stisser

1951
Mary E. Koether
Phyllis Smith Meth
Henrietta Howell Slote
Elizabeth Peters Tidball

1952
Margaret Butler Coe
Dale Fort Jones
Deborah Holt McIntosh
Carol Willette Rodman
Jean Longstaff Thompson

1953
Joan Bennett Chapin
Carolyn Lipton Ellner
Helen Spencer Fritch
Martha Payne Greene
Martha L. Hazen (m. Douglas McHenry)
Anne Worley Hummer
Irma Lois Rabbino
Nell Becherer Smith

1954
Joyce Chesbro Buckingham
Carole Rubin Greenbaum
Edith Swanson Middleton
Louise De Vel Muller
Nancy Skinner Nordhoff
Phyllis Thornhill Riffel-Shwedo
Ellen Kattwinkel Wilson

1955
Jane Barth
Mary Lou Judd Carpenter
Eleanor Graham Claus
Joyce Howard McFarland
Juli Shea Towell

1956
Claire Burgoyne Brouwer
Sarah Hogle Herrlinger
Constance van Zelm Lank
Sarah Fisher Liebschutz
Judith Marshall Meserve
Judith Kramer Stein

1957
Elinor Shanbaum Azenberg
Peggy Brumfield Bruton
Carolyn Jobes Kiradjieff
Audrey Taylor MacLean
Janet Abbe Rider
Suzie Ellis Stoyer

1958
Judith Turino Gideonse
Carolyn Bump Marsh
Sandra Klamkin Schocket
Marcia Taylor Siefert
Carolyn Czaja Topor
Carol Bissell Truesdell
Harriet Levine Weissman
Anne Ensworth Whitney
Margaret Claytor Woodbury

1959
Ohyllis Carlson Freeman
Susan Smith Parkhurst

1960
Gail Moffat Hudson
Carole Corcoran Huxley
Elizabeth Topham Kennan
Eileen Shanley Kraus
Deborah Adams McKean
Frances Hall Miller
Sandra Germond Pritz
Joyce Johnson Spencer
Joan Corcoran Steiger
Kristin Stueber
Ann Kingman Williams

1961
Judith Marshall Kennedy
Marian Strong Moore
Sallie Austin Raleigh
Barbara Maugulies Rossotti

1962
Joyce Chaikin Ahrens
Elaine Kasparian Elliot
Margaret Moyes van Bergen

1963
Mary Kamerling Allyn
Mary Baisler Doyle
Sally Sears Donner
Patricia Pahl Jaquith
Sarah A. Nunneley
Anne Kotting Sadowsky

1964
Marilyn Ursu Bauriedel
Lily Kleanoff Blake
Mary Victor Jones Giersch
Nancy Chambers Goff
Lisa Lansing Gwirtzman
Gretchen Wuth Hays
Elizabeth Wadt Mulcare
Ann Heckel Oppenheimer
Kathryn Eppston Rabinow
Marilyn Meyers Stick
Kate Shockey Whittemore

1965
Elizabeth Dippel Archambeault
Janet Falik Aserkoff
Alkcia Barela
Jameson Adkins Baxter
Martha Dolkart Bernstein
Susan Beers Betzer
Mary Graham Davis
Dorothy B. Derick
Mary Wendnagel Johnson
Sally Creighton Lewis
Elizabeth Fish Guardenier
Caroline Fuller Sloat

1966
Judith Shepherd DeBrandt
Martha Ferry
Joan Shapiro Green

1967
Cornelia Griffin Farmer
Joanna McWilliams Jones
Diane Zweil Lehder
Susan d’Olive Mozena
Margaret Hale Teaford

1968
Linda Renasco Cadigan
Nancie L. Fimbel
Suanne Lenz Janney
Susan Clark Iverson
Sally J. Lemaire
Holly Hannah Lewis
Cynthia White Morrell
Nancy Button Nathan
Ellen Jacobson Petrino

1969
Martha Harlan Carlock (M.A.)
Nina R. Chomsky
Christina G. Huemer
Sheila M. Markley
Sheryl McCarthy
Linda Giannasi O'Connell
Kristen M. Widham

1970
Jill M. Brethauer
Janet C. Hall
Arlene McGrath Heiss
Judith Harris Rawson
Pamela Stuart

1971
Karen Kligensmith
Marcia Mead Lebre
Margaret Johnson Ware
Emily Young

1972
Ann Minges Auburn
Susan Bonneville Weatherbie
Elizabeth Allen Wilson

1973
Nancy J. Drake
Rosemary Matchak
Leslie Miller
Deborah A. Northcross

1974
Leslie A. Bowen
Helen Calvelli
LaVida Dowdell
Alma Tina Hogan
Carole D. LaMond

1975
Linda Yu Bien
Mindy McWilliams Lewis

1976
Karen M. Hendricks

1977
Jeanne E. Amstr
Barbara McClearn Baumann
Avice A. Meehan

1978
Catherine C. Burke
Marianne DePatie Fouhey
Maureen E. Kuhn

1979
Melinda A. Mann
Kathleen Glockner Seymour

1980
JoanFord Mongeau
Cynthia L. Reed

1981
Cerise Jalelian Keim
Ellen Hyde Pace
Antoria Howard-Marrow

1982
Mary Beth Topor Daniel
Karen Davis-Delk
Becky Clarke Foster
Cynthia W. Rodman

1983
W. Rochelle Calhoun
Leslie J. Gianelli

1984
Mary M. Casey
Ellen M. Cosgrove
Kathleen C. Maurer

1985
Patricia Steeves O'Neil
Nancy Kirshner Rodriguez
Margaret Stark

1986
Linda Ing Phelps

1987
Maureen McHale Hood

1991
Suzanne P. Franchetti
Sunny park Suh
Ann Lyles MacPhail

1992
Erin L. Ennis

1995
Jennifer A. Durst