Alumnae Medal of Honor Recipients

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

  • Lucy Cope Shelmire 1877
  • Mary Dudley Willcox 1878
  • Marion Gaylord Atwell 1879
  • Elizabeth Bartlett Barry 1881
  • Mary Louisa Matthews 1885
  • Mary Phylinda Dole 1886
  • Florence Purington 1886
  • Mary Warner Crowell 1889
  • Caroline Boardman Greene 1889
  • Bertha Eliza Blakely 1893
  • Beth Bradford Gilchrist 1902
  • Charlotte Leavitt Gilpatric 1902
  • Mary Augusta Clark 1903
  • Sarah Streeter Lester 1911

1942

  • Annie Brown Leslie 1892
  • Ada Laura Fonda Snell 1892

1945

  • Letitia Thomas Evans 1895

1946

  • Elizabeth Howell Wilkins 1894
  • Abby Howe Turner 1896
  • Susan Doane Arnold 1899
  • Mabel Gardner Bankart 1904
  • Lottie G. Bishop 1906
  • Harriet Love Thompson 1907

1948

  • Eunice Bliss Burbank 1903
  • Harriett May Allyn 1905

1949

  • Gertrude Van Vleck Bruyn 1914

1950

  • Marion Barry Greene 1903
  • Helene Pope Whitman 1904
  • Gertrude Knox Wells 1909
  • Harriet Newhall 1914
  • Mary Higley Mills 1921

1951

  • Florence Clement 1914
  • Lucile Platt Reaves 1914
  • Helen MacMurtrie Voorhees 1915
  • Elizabeth Porter Graves 1920
  • Katherine Rea Williams 1920
  • Ruth Emma Douglass 1923

1952

  • Emma Perry Carr 1902
  • Lucile Wheeler Adams 1907
  • Mary Louise Forbes Foster 1921

1953

  • Meta Mallary Ellis 1910
  • Margaret Lewis Atwood 1920

1954

  • Charlotte Swinnerton Drake 1902
  • Mary Louise Atsatt 1904
  • Elizabeth Ball Cowan 1904
  • Christine Everts Greene 1912
  • Maud Gage Graves 1922

1955

  • Mary E. Manchester 1920
  • Edith Simpson Schleicher 1922
  • Mariette Cassels Land 1927

1956

  • Margaret Steen Vauclain 1901
  • Clara Searles Painter 1909
  • Mary Ashby Cheek 1913
  • Gwendolyn Glass 1946

1957

  • Jessie Scarborough 1925
  • Dorothea Smeltzer Schleuning 1928
  • Frances Unger Meade 1946

1958

  • Louise Hoyle Craig 1908
  • Louise Reynolds Weiser 1919
  • Jane Allen Birge 1928
  • Anna Frances Hull 1930
  • Julie Braverman Rothbard 1939

1959

  • Alice Lydia Halligan 1909
  • Katharine Sartelle Roelse 1914
  • Florence Gorse Smith 1916
  • Margaret Stief Moffatt 1929
  • Janet Brewster Murrow 1933

1960

  • Miriam Carter Conn 1912
  • Eleanor Moore Webster 1922

1961

  • Margery Fassett Consoer 1913
  • Katharine Butler, M.D. 1920
  • Mary Budd Dunn 1929
  • Ruth Bozarth 1935

1962

  • Florence Matilda Read 1909
  • Helen Sanders Allen 1912
  • Marion Truesdell Brister 1916
  • Helen Graves Fisk 1917
  • Catherine Henderson Weddell 1917
  • Eleanor Kaltenthaler Bunting 1922
  • Dorothy Bolles McCarthy 1922
  • Gertrude Brown Working 1924
  • Marie Harding Richardson 1930
  • Elizabeth Alden Green 1931
  • Jean Bradford Page 1936
  • Mary Elvin Tuttle 1937

1963

  • Louise Austin Kugler 1922
  • Dorothy Parr deFerranti 1930
  • Ruth Coddington Gerdine 1933

1964

  • Lorna Stockdale Heggen 1923
  • Rebecca Glover Smaltz 1923
  • Catherine Bellows Longyear 1927
  • Florence Stockbridge Kimball 1939

1965

  • Katherine Salisbury Hazen 1926
  • Dorothy Graves Thomas 1927
  • Elizabeth Goode Sprague 1928
  • Faith Wilson Lavelle 1943

1966

  • Shigeyo Miura Tomita 1919
  • Dorothy Cutler High 1921
  • Margaret Robertson Mackall 1925
  • Nellie Fergus Smith 1941
  • Nancy Skinner Nordhoff 1954

1967

  • Emily Searing McKnight 1917
  • Dorothy Frost Goodrich 1927
  • Virginia Brillinger Sherman 1935
  • Clara Regina Ludwig 1937
  • Eleanor Greene Rogers 1942
  • Gale Stubbs McClung 1945

1968

  • Eva May Johnson 1928
  • Eunice Simm Howe 1938
  • Patricia Best Morten 1943
  • Ernestine Stowell 1943
  • Barbara Waugh Stephenson 1945

1969

  • Kathryn Rothwell 1929
  • Jean Fowler Harris 1939
  • Jane Cushman Deyo 1944
  • Margaret Metzler Siefert 1944
  • Patricia Crane Furnivall 1950

1970

  • Genevieve Frances Pratt 1920
  • Margaret Dunlop Moore 1932
  • Drue Ella Matthews 1935
  • Beryl Robichaud Collins 1940
  • Elizabeth Frolich Bachman 1950

1971

  • Frances Morgan Campbell 1926
  • Dorothy Bucknam Wadsworth 1941
  • Marcia Wells Erley 1946
  • Patricia Cousins Waters 1946
  • Elizabeth Peters Tidball 1951

1972

  • Elizabeth Gray Coit 1922
  • Ruth Catherine Lawson 1933
  • Marianna McNees Heaney 1937
  • Celia Olney Goodale 1945
  • Ruth MacIver Sisson 1947
  • Laura Elton Cranshaw 1950

1973

  • Helen Warren Smith 1908
  • Muriel Saulpaugh Thiessen 1938
  • Mary Sanguineti King 1940
  • Marilyn Marsden Birchall 1943
  • Marilyn McConnell Black 1948
  • Mary Lu Wanner Kasperson 1950
  • Irma Lois Rabbino 1953
  • Judith Turino Gideonse 1958

1974

  • Gwendolyn Miles Smith 1929
  • Rachel Reynolds 1934
  • Ann Schweitzer Alexander 1949
  • Alice Jeghelian 1949
  • Patricia Willard Geismar 1950

1975

  • Miriam Barber Judd 1925
  • Irene Gillette Steiner 1935
  • Marion White Southworth 1940
  • Martha Carr Stisser 1950
  • Eileen Shanley Kraus 1960

1976

  • Ruth M. Ferry 1921
  • Nathena H. Fuller 1941
  • Anita Ganot Stickel 1941
  • Judith Kramer Stein 1956

1977

  • Marian H. Courtney 1927
  • Ruth Hopkins Spooner 1927
  • Marietta Banks Hobkirk 1932
  • Marian Berky Read 1942
  • Catherine Gamble Curran 1947
  • Deborah Holt McIntosh 1952

1978

  • Elizabeth C. Ham 1928
  • Carol Michel Beaven 1933
  • Loraine Seaver Perdue 1938
  • Anne Worley Hummer 1953
  • Nell Becherer Smith 1953
  • Carolyn Czaja Topor 1958
  • Elinor Griffenhagen Truman

1979

  • Ruth G. Clouse 1929
  • Katherine Goodman Ensworth 1929
  • Elizabeth M. Boyd 1933 M.A.
  • Ruth Gill Van Cleve 1946
  • Kate Shockey Whittemore 1964

1980

  • Dorothy Vastine Eaton 1930
  • Mary Norton Masland 1945
  • Dorothy Rooke McCulloch 1950
  • Joyce Johnson Spencer 1960
  • Martha Harlan Carlock 1969 M.A.
  • Janet C. Hall 1970

1981

  • Eleanor Ferguson Ballard 1936
  • Ruth C. Baldwin 1941
  • Betty Nye Hedberg Quinn 1941
  • Mary E. Koether 1951
  • Marian Strong Moore 1961

1982

  • Susan Eisenhart Schilling 1932
  • Barbara Hertwig Meschter 1937
  • Janet Abbe Rider 1957
  • Jean Longstaff Thompson 1952
  • Margaret Hale Teaford 1967

1983

  • Luella North Kemble 1933
  • Renee Scialom Cary 1948
  • Margaret Claytor Woodbury 1958

1984

  • Elizabeth Montignani Guest 1934
  • Carolyn Everts Stewart 1939
  • Joyce Chesebro Buckingham 1954
  • Kathryn Eppston Rabinow 1964
  • Marilyn Meyers Stick 1964

1985

  • Kathryn Edie Barker 1925
  • Caroline Harrison 1935
  • Mary Jane Farnswoth Grasty 1945
  • Letitia Noss Mutter 1950
  • Joyce Howard McFarland 1955
  • Juli Shea Towell 1955
  • Elizabeth Topham Kennan 1960
  • Sandra Germond Pritz 1960
  • Janet Falik Aserkoff 1965
  • Martha Dolkart Bernstein 1965
  • Dorothy B. Derick 1965
  • Caroline Fuller Sloat 1965

1986

  • Irma Riedinger Frank 1936
  • Virginia Taylor Potsubay 1936
  • Barbara Chase Herr 1941
  • Henrietta Howell Slote 1951
  • Martha Payne Greene 1953
  • Sarah Fisher Liebschutz 1956
  • Judith Marshall Meserve 1956
  • Sallie Austin Raleigh 1961

1987

  • Marguerite Harrington Lapp 1927
  • Dorothy Mills Sloan 1937
  • Isabelle Baird Sprague 1937
  • Marjorie Fisher 1942
  • Carol Willett Rodman 1952
  • Elinor Shanbaum Azenberg 1957
  • Audrey Taylor MacLean 1957
  • Carolyn Miller Berkey

1988

  • Dorothy Willits Hallowell 1928
  • Esther Richardson Nighswander 1933
  • Jane Arnold Franklin 1938
  • Grace Strachan Arnold 1943
  • Emily Wick 1943
  • Marion Becker Barnett 1948
  • Joan Rodemann Howson 1948
  • Joan Bennett Chapin 1953
  • Helen Spencer Fritch 1953
  • Marcia Taylor Seifert 1958
  • Carol Bissell Truesdell 1958
  • Mary Baisler Doyle 1963
  • Patricia Pahl Jaquith 1963
  • Linda Renasco Cadigan 1968
  • Nancy Button Nathan 1968 
  • Rosemary Matchak 1973
  • Leslie Miller 1973

1989

  • Mary Jacoby Cody 1939
  • Elizabeth Forbes Morison 1939
  • Ellen Kattwinkel Wilson 1954
  • Susan Smith Parkhurst 1959
  • Lisa Lansing Gwirtzman 1964
  • Elizabeth Wadt Mulcare 1964
  • Ann Heckel Oppenheimer 1964

1990

  • Betty Widtman Berg 1920
  • Ruth Willan Wakeley 1940
  • Nancy Marks Perkins 1950
  • Jane Barth 1955
  • Carole Corcoran Huxley 1960
  • Frances Hall Miller 1960
  • Jameson Adkins Baxter 1965
  • Mary Graham Davis 1965
  • Elizabeth Fish Guardenier 1965
  • Judith Harris Rawson 1970
  • Pamela Stuart 1970

1991

  • Elizabeth Ferguson Eaton 1941
  • Dorothy Hausman Kahn 1941
  • Barbara Maugulies Rossotti 1961
  • Margaret Johnson Ware 1971

1992

  • Dorothea Hollman Sheddon 1927
  • Evelyn Anderson Lee 1937
  • Joyce Chaiken Ahrens 1962
  • Margaret Moyes van Berger 1962
  • Diane Zweil Lehder 1967

1993

  • Alice Kimball Smith 1928
  • Margaret Nutting Boldt 1933
  • Martha Skinner Cargill 1943
  • Martha L. Hazen 1953
  • Anne Ensworth Whitney 1958
  • Ann Kotting Sadowsky 1963
  • Ellen Jacobson Petrino 1968

1994

  • Louise Briggs Appleton 1939
  • Marydell Rose Bright 1939
  • Constance Hutzler Simon 1939
  • Joan McMahon O'Hayer 1944
  • Gloria Frankenthaler Ross 1944
  • Kristen M. Widham 1969

1995

  • Ernestine Cole Wygant 1920
  • Ruth Reynolds Burkhardt 1940
  • Mary Lou Judd Carpenter 1955
  • Eleanor Graham Claus 1955
  • Arlene McGrath Heiss 1970
  • Mary Wendnagel Johnson 1965
  • Lois Stowe Leavitt 1945
  • Sally Crichton Lewis 1965
  • Joan Corcoran Steiger 1960
  • Kristin Stueber 1965
  • Linda Yu Bien 1975

1996

  • Charlotte Pugh Ellithorp 1946
  • Mary Jean Dawson Lee 1946
  • Karen Klingensmith 1971
  • Marcia Mead Lebre 1971

1997

  • Helen Clark Severinghaus 1927
  • Mary Ann Ritchie Deady 1947
  • Peggy Brumfield Bruton 1957
  • Ann Minges Auburn 1972
  • Elizabeth Allen Wilson 1972
  • Barbara McClearn Baumann 1977

1998

  • Mary Wright Kurtz 1938
  • Carolyn Weddell Scott 1943
  • Alberta Loughran Helms 1948
  • Carolyn Lipton Ellner 1953
  • Sarah A. Nunneley 1963
  • Holly Hannah Lewis 1968
  • Cynthia White Morrell 1968
  • Nancy J. Drake 1973
  • Marianne DePatie Fouhey 1978

1999

  • Virginia Cotins Eisenhart 1939
  • Miriam Dormont Wagner 1944
  • Louise De Vel Muller 1954
  • Marilyn Ursu Bauriedel 1964
  • Nancy Chambers Goff 1964
  • Sheila Markley Black 1969
  • Christina G. Huemer 1969
  • Leslie A. Bowen 1974
  • LaVida Dowdell 1974
  • Kathleen Glockner Seymour 1979
  • Ellen M. Cosgrove 1984
  • K. C. Maurer 1984

2000

  • Naomi Hall Talmadge 1935
  • Elizabeth Belcher Rogers 1940
  • Virginia Snell Brouillard 1950
  • Deborah Adams McKean 1960
  • Alicia Barela 1965
  • Susan Beers Betzer 1965
  • Mindy McWilliams Lewis 1975

2001

  • Isabelle Pearson Weber 1946
  • Phyllis Smith Meth 1951
  • Sarah Hogle Herrlinger 1956
  • Constance van Zelm Lank 1956
  • Judith Marshall Kennedy 1961
  • Martha Ferry 1966
  • Joan Shapiro Green 1966
  • Emily Young 1971

2002

  • Claire Burgoyne Brouwer 1956
  • Susan d’Olive Mozena 1967
  • Susan Bonneville Weatherbie 1972
  • Karen Davis-Delk 1982

2003

  • 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

  • Priscilla Booth Behnken
  • Helen Calvelli
  • Nina R. Chomsky
  • Nancy Mairs Gephart
  • Mary Victor Jones Giersch
  • Carole Rubin Greenbaum
  • Gretchen Wuth Hays 1964
  • Alma Tina Hogan
  • Marion Spencer Lebourveau
  • Sheryl McCarthy
  • Phyllis Thornhill Riffel-Shwedo

2005

  • 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

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

2007

  • 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

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

2009

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

2010

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

2011

  • Antoria Howard-Marrow 1981
  • Linda Ing Phelps 1986
  • Ann Lyles MacPhail 1991

2012

  • Margaret Butler Coe 1952
  • Elaine Kasparian Elliot 1962
  • Joanna MacWilliams Jones 1967
  • Jeanne E. Amster 1977
  • Mary Beth Topor Daniel 1982
  • Erin L. Ennis 1992

2013

  • Sally Sears Donner 1963
  • Nancy Boggie Kuehler 1965
  • Susan Clark Iverson 1968

2014

  • Jane A. Zimmy 1974