Alumnae Medal of Honor Recipients by Year Received

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 Symposium 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 (1987)
Elinor Griffenhagen Truman (1978)

1937 (14)

  • Lucy Cope Shelmire '77
  • Mary Dudley Willcox '78
  • Marion Gaylord Atwell '79
  • Elizabeth Bartlett Barry '81
  • Mary Louisa Matthews '84
  • Mary Phylinda Dole '86
  • Florence Purington '86
  • Mary Warner Crowell '89
  • Caroline Boardman Green '89
  • Bertha Eliza Blakely '93
  • Beth Bradford Gilchrist '02
  • Charlotte Leavitt Gilpatric '02
  • Mary Augusta Clark '03
  • Sarah Streeter Lester '11

1942 (2)

  • Annie Brown Leslie '92
  • Ada Laura Fonda Snell '92

1945 (1)

  • Letitia Thomas Evans '95

1946 (6)

  • Elizabeth Howell Wilkins '94
  • Abby Howe Turner '96
  • Susan Doane Arnold '99
  • Mabel Gardner Bankart '04
  • Lottie G. Bishop '06
  • Harriet Love Thompson '07

1948 (2)

  • Eunice Bliss Burbank '03
  • Harriett May Allyn '05

1949 (1)

  • Gertrude Van Vleck Bruyn '14

1950 (5)

  • Marion Barry Greene '03
  • Helene Pope Whitman '04
  • Gertrude Knox Wells '09
  • Harriet Newhall '14

1951 (6)

  • Florence Clement '14
  • Lucile Platt Reaves '14
  • Helen MacMurtrie Voorhees '15
  • Elizabeth Porter Graves '20
  • Katherine Rea Williams '20
  • Ruth Emma Douglass '23

1952 (3)

  • Emma Perry Carr '02
  • Lucile Wheeler Adams '07
  • Mary Louise Forbes Foster '21

1953 (2)

  • Meta Mallary Ellis '10
  • Margaret Lewis Atwood '20

1954 (5)

  • Charlotte Swinnerton Drake '02
  • Mary Louise Atsatt '04
  • Elizabeth Ball Cowan '04
  • Christine Everts Greene '12
  • Maud Gage Graves '22

1955 (3)

  • Mary E. Manchester '20
  • Edith Simpson Schleicher '22
  • Mariette Cassels Land '27

1956 (4)

  • Margaret Steen Vauclain '01
  • Clara Searles Painter '09
  • Mary Ashby Cheek '13
  • Gwendolyn Glass '46

1957 (3)

  • Jessie Scarborough '25
  • Dorothea Smeltzer Schleuning '28
  • Frances Unger Meade '46

1958 (5)

  • Louise Hoyle Craig '08
  • Louise Reynolds Weiser '19
  • Jane Allen Birge '28
  • Anna Frances Hull '30
  • Julie Braverman Rothbard '39

1959 (5)

  • Alice Lydia Halligan '09
  • Katharine Sartelle Roelse '14
  • Florence Gorse Smith '16
  • Margaret Stief Moffatt '29
  • Janet Brewster Murrow '33

1960 (2)

  • Miriam Carter Conn '12
  • Eleanor Moore Webster '22

1961 (4)

  • Margery Fassett Consoer '13
  • Katharine Butler, M.D. '20
  • Mary Budd Dunn '29
  • Ruth Bozarth '35

1962 (12)

  • Florence Matilda Read '09
  • Helen Sanders Allen '12
  • Marion Truesdell Brister '16
  • Helen Graves Fisk '17
  • Catherine Henderson Weddell '17
  • Eleanor Kaltenthaler Bunting '22
  • Dorothy Bolles McCarthy '22
  • Gertrude Brown Working '24
  • Marie Harding Richardson '30
  • Elizabeth Alden Green '31
  • Jean Bradford Page '36
  • Mary Elvin Tuttle '37

1963 (3)

  • Louise Austin Kugler '22
  • Dorothy Parr deFerranti '30
  • Ruth Coddington Gerdine '33

1964 (4)

  • Lorna Stockdale Heggen '23
  • Rebecca Glover Smaltz '23
  • Catherine Bellows Longyear '27
  • Florence Stockbridge Kimball '39

1965 (4)

  • Katherine Salisbury Hazen '26
  • Dorothy Graves Thomas '27
  • Elizabeth Goode Sprague '28
  • Faith Wilson Lavelle '43

1966 (5)

  • Shigeyo Miura Tomita '19
  • Dorothy Cutler High '21
  • Margaret Robertson Mackall '25
  • Nellie Fergus Smith '41
  • Nancy Skinner Nordhoff '54

1967 (6)

  • Emily Searing McKnight '17
  • Dorothy Frost Goodrich '27
  • Virginia Brillinger Sherman '35
  • Clara Regina Ludwig '37
  • Eleanor Greene Rogers '42
  • Gale Stubbs McClung '45

1968 (5)

  • Eva May Johnson '28
  • Eunice Simm Howe '38
  • Patricia Best Morten '43
  • Ernestine Stowell '43
  • Barbara Waugh Stephenson '45

1969 (5)

  • Kathryn Rothwell '29
  • Jean Fowler Harris '39
  • Jane Cushman Deyo '44
  • Margaret Metzler Siefert '44
  • Patricia Crane Furnivall '50

1970 (5)

  • Genevieve Frances Pratt '20
  • Margaret Dunlop Moore '32
  • Drue Ella Matthews '35
  • Beryl Robichaud Collins '40
  • Elizabeth Frolich Bachman '50

1971 (5)

  • Frances Morgan Campbell '26
  • Dorothy Bucknam Wadsworth '41
  • Marcia Wells Erley '46
  • Patricia Cousins Waters '46
  • Elizabeth Peters Tidball '51

1972 (6)

  • Elizabeth Gray Coit '22
  • Ruth Catherine Lawson '33
  • Marianna McNees Heaney '37
  • Celia Olney Goodale '45
  • Ruth MacIver Sisson '47
  • Laura Elton Cranshaw '50

1973 (8)

  • Helen Warren Smith '08
  • Muriel Saulpaugh Thiessen '38
  • Mary Sanguineti King '40
  • Marilyn Marsden Birchall '43
  • Marilyn McConnell Black '48
  • Mary Lu Wanner Kasperson '50
  • Irma Lois Rabbino '53
  • Judith Turino Gideonse '58

1974 (5)

  • Gwendolyn Miles Smith '29
  • Rachel Reynolds '34
  • Ann Schweitzer Alexander '49
  • Alice Jeghelian '49
  • Patricia Willard Geismar '50

1975 (5)

  • Miriam Barber Judd '25
  • Irene Gillette Steiner '35
  • Marion White Southworth '40
  • Martha Carr Stisser '50
  • Eileen Shanley Kraus '60

1976 (4)

  • Ruth M. Ferry '21
  • Nathena H. Fuller '41
  • Anita Ganot Stickel '41
  • Judith Kramer Stein '56

1977 (6)

  • Marian H. Courtney '27
  • Ruth Hopkins Spooner '27
  • Marietta Banks Hobkirk '32
  • Marian Berky Read '42
  • Catherine Gamble Curran '47
  • Deborah Holt McIntosh '52

1978 (7)

  • Elizabeth C. Ham '28
  • Carol Michel Beaven '33
  • Loraine Seaver Perdue'38
  • Anne Worley Hummer '53
  • Nell Becherer Smith '53
  • Carolyn Czaja Topor '58
  • Elinor Griffenhagen Truman

1979 (5)

  • Ruth G. Clouse '29
  • Katherine Goodman Ensworth '29
  • Elizabeth M. Boyd (M.A. 1933)
  • Ruth Gill Van Cleve '46
  • Kate Shockey Whittemore '64

1980 (5)

  • Dorothy Vastine Eaton '30
  • Mary Norton Masland '45
  • Dorothy Rooke McCulloch '50 (10/80)
  • Joyce Johnson Spender '60
  • Martha Harlan Carlock (M.A. 1969)
  • Janet C. Hall '70

1981 (5)

  • Eleanor Ferguson Ballard '36
  • Ruth C. Baldwin '41
  • Betty Nye Hedberg Quinn '41
  • Mary E. Koether '51
  • Marian Strong Moore '61

1982 (5)

  • Susan Eisenhart Schilling '32
  • Barbara Hertwig Meschter '37
  • Janet Abbe Rider '57
  • Jean Longstaff Thompson '52
  • Margaret Hale Teaford '67 (10/82)

1982 (3)

  • Luella North Kemble '33
  • Renee Scialom Cary '48
  • Margaret Claytor Woodbury '58

1984 (5)

  • Elizabeth Montignani Guest '34
  • Carolyn Everts Stewart '39
  • Joyce Chesbro Buckingham '54
  • Kathryn Eppston Rabinow '64
  • Marilyn Meyers Stick '64

1985 (12)

  • Kathryn Edie Barker '25
  • Caroline Harrison '35
  • Mary Jane Farnswoth Grasty '45
  • Letitia Noss Mutter '50
  • Joyce Howard McFarland '55
  • Juli Shea Towell '55
  • Elizabeth Topham Kennan '60
  • Sandra Germond Pritz '60
  • Janet Falik Aserkoff '65
  • Martha Dolkart Bernstein '65
  • Dorothy B. Derick '65
  • Caroline Fuller Sloat '65

1986 (8)

  • Irma Riedinger Frank '36
  • Virginia Taylor Potsubay '36
  • Barbara Chase Herr '41
  • Henrietta Howell Slote '51
  • Martha Payne Greene '53 (3/86)
  • Sarah Fisher Liebschutz '56
  • Judith Marshall Meserve '56
  • Sallie Austin Raleigh '61

1987 (8)

  • Marguerite Harrington Lapp '27
  • Dorothy Mills Sloan '37
  • Isabelle Baird Sprague '37
  • Marjorie Fisher '42
  • Carol Willette Rodman '52
  • Elinor Shanbaum Azenberg '57
  • Audrey Taylor MacLean '57
  • Carolyn Miller Berkey

1988 (17)

  • Dorothy Willits Hallowell '28
  • Esther Richardson Nighswander '33
  • Jane Arnold Franklin '38
  • Grace Strachan Arnold '43
  • Emily Wick '43
  • Marion Becker Barnett '48
  • Joan Rodemann Howson '48
  • Joan Bennett Chapin '53
  • Helen Spencer Fritch '53
  • Marcia Taylor Seifert '58
  • Carol Bissell Truesdell '58
  • Mary Baisler Doyle '63
  • Patricia Pahl Jaquith '63
  • Linda Renasco Cadigan '68
  • Nancy Button Nathan '68
  • Rosemary Matchak '73
  • Leslie Miller '73

1989 (7)

  • Mary Jacoby Cody '39
  • Elizabeth Forbes Morison '39
  • Ellen Kattwinkel Wilson '54
  • Susan Smith Parkhurst '59
  • Lisa Lansing Gwirtzman '64
  • Elizabeth Wadt Mulcare '64
  • Ann Heckel Oppenheimer '64

1990 (11)

  • Betty Widtman Berg '20
  • Ruth Willan Wakeley '40
  • Nancy Marks Perkins '50
  • Jane Barth '55
  • Carole Corcoran Huxley '60
  • Frances Hall Miller '60
  • Jameson Adkins Baxter '65
  • Mary Graham Davis '65
  • Elizabeth Fish Guardenier '65
  • Judith Harris Rawson '70
  • Pamela Stuart '70

1991 (4)

  • Elizabeth Ferguson Eaton '41
  • Dorothy Hausman Kahn '41
  • Barbara Maugulies Rossotti '61
  • Margaret Johnson Ware '71

1992 (5)

  • Dorothea Hollman Sheddon '27
  • Evelyn Anderson Lee '37
  • Joyce Chaiken Ahrens '62
  • Margaret Moyes van Berger '62
  • Diane Zweil Lehder '67

1993 (7)

  • Alice Kimball Smith '28
  • Margaret Nutting Boldt '33
  • Martha Skinner Cargill '43
  • Martha L. Hazen '53 (m. Douglas McHenry)
  • Anne Ensworth Whitney '58
  • Anne Kotting Sadowsky '63
  • Ellen Jacobson Petrino '68

1994 (3)

  • Joan McMahon O'Hayer '44
  • Gloria Frankenthaler Ross '44
  • Kristen M. Widham '69

1995 (11)

  • Linda Yu Bien '75
  • Ruth Reynolds Burkhardt '40
  • Mary Lou Judd Carpenter '55
  • Eleanor Graham Claus '55
  • Arlene McGrath Heiss '70
  • Mary Wendnagel Johnson '65
  • Lois Stowe Leavitt '45
  • Sally Creighton Lewis '65
  • Joan Corcoran Steiger '60
  • Kristin Stueber '60
  • Ernestine Cole Wygant '20

1996 (4)

  • Charlotte Pugh Ellithorp '46
  • Karen Klingensmith '71
  • Mary Jean Dawson Lee '46
  • Marcia Mead LeBre '71

1997 (6)

  • Ann Minges Auburn, '72
  • Barbara McClearn Baumann, '77
  • Peggy Brumfield Bruton, '57
  • Mary Ann Ritchie Deady, '47
  • Helen Clark Severinghaus, '27
  • Elizabeth Allen Wilson, '72

1998 (9)

  • Nancy J. Drake, '73
  • Carolyn Lipton Ellner, 1953
  • Marianne DePatie Fouhey, '78
  • Alberta Loughran Helms, '48
  • Mary Wright Kurtz, '38
  • Holly Hannah Lewis, '68
  • Cynthia White Morrell, '68
  • Sarah A. Nunneley, '63
  • Carolyn Weddell Scott, '43

1999 (12)

  • Marilyn Ursu Bauriedel
  • Leslie A. Bowen
  • Ellen M. Cosgrove
  • LaVida Dowdell
  • Virginia Cotins Eisenhart
  • Nancy Chambers Goff
  • Christina G. Huemer
  • Sheila M. Markley
  • Kathleen C. Maurer
  • Louise De Vel Muller
  • Kathleen Glockner Seymour
  • Miriam Dormont Wagner

2000 (7)

  • Alicia Barela
  • Susan Beers Betzer
  • Virginia Snell Brouillard
  • Mindy McWilliams Lewis
  • Deborah Adams McKean
  • Elizabeth Belcher Rogers
  • Naomi Hall Talmadge

2001 (8)

  • Martha Ferry
  • Joan Shapiro Green
  • Sarah Hogle Herrlinger
  • Judith Marshall Kennedy
  • Constance van Zelm Lank
  • Phyllis Smith Meth
  • Isabelle Pearson Weber
  • Emily Young

2002 (4)

  • Claire Burgoyne Brouwer
  • Karen Davis-Delk
  • Susan d’Olive Mozena
  • Susan Bonneville Weatherbie

2003 (8)

  • Mary Kamerling Allyn
  • Catherine C. Burke
  • Nancie L. Fimbel
  • Karen M. Hendricks
  • Maureen E. Kuhn
  • Sally J. Lemaire
  • Deborah A. Northcross
  • Harriet Levine Weissman

2004 (11)

  • Priscilla Booth Behnken
  • Helen Calvelli
  • Nina R. Chomsky
  • Nancy Mairs Gephart
  • Mary Victor Jones Giersch
  • Carole Rubin Greenbaum
  • Gretchen Wuth Hays
  • Alma Tina Hogan
  • Marion Spencer Lebourveau
  • Sheryl McCarthy
  • Phyllis Thornhill Riffel-Shwedo

2005 (9)

  • Elizabeth Dippel Archambeault
  • Jill M. Brethauer
  • Virginia Beal Grissom
  • Gail Moffat Hudson
  • Katherine Murphy Maloney
  • Cynthia L. Reed
  • Nancy Kirshner Rodriguez
  • Margaret Stark
  • Ann Kingman Williams

2006 (5)

  • Judith Shepherd DeBrandt
  • Suzanne P. Franchetti
  • Cerise Jalelian Keim
  • Ellen Hyde Pace
  • Sunny Park Suh

2007 (8)

  • Cornelia Griffin Farmer
  • Becky Clarke Foster
  • Maureen McHale Hood
  • Dayle Fort Jones
  • Carolyn Jobes Kiradjieff
  • Avice A.. Meehan
  • Cynthia W. Rodman
  • Suzie Ellis Stoyer

2008 (7)

  • Margaret E. Broadbent
  • W. Rochelle Calhoun
  • Leslie J. Gianelli
  • Suzanne Lenz Janney
  • Caroly Bump Marsh
  • Sandra Klamkin Schocket
  • Arax Simsarian

2009 (7)

  • Lily Klebanoff Blake
  • Mary M. Casey
  • Phyllis Carlson Freeman
  • Carole D. LaMond
  • Melinda A. Mann
  • Edith Swanson Middleton
  • Linda Giannasi O'Connell

2010 (3)

  • Jennifer A. Durst
  • Joan Ford Mongeau
  • Patricia Steves O'Neil

2011 (3)

  • Linda Ing Phelps, '86
  • Ann Lyles MacPhail, '91
  • Antoria Howard-Marrow, '81

2012 (6)

  • Jeanne E. Amster '77
  • Margaret Butler Coe '52
  • Mary Beth Topor Daniel '82
  • Elaine Kasparian Elliot '62
  • Erin L. Ennis '92
  • Joanna McWilliams Jones '67

2013 (2)

  • Sally Sears Donner '63
  • Susan Clark Iverson '68