Who’s getting honored at Reunion?
List of alumni award winners
Martha Merrill '84, dean of admission and financial aid at the College, will receive the Goss Award at the upcoming Reunion. The award is given annually to a member of the Alumni Association who has made "a significant contribution to the Connecticut College community."
The following outstanding alumni will be honored at Reunion, May 30-June 1, 2014, during the Alumni Convocation, 10:45-noon in the 1962 Room of Crozier-Williams:
- Agnes Berkeley Leahy Award: Mark Howes ’89 and Helen Dewey ’89
- Alumni Tribute Award: Judi Bamberg Mariggio ’69
- Goss Award: Martha Clampitt Merrill ’84, dean of admission and financial aid
- Mach Arom ’89 Award: Yoko Shimada ’99
- Harriet Buescher Lawrence ’34 Prize: Amy Moore Paterson ’94
Background on the awards:
Agnes Berkeley Leahy Award
This award, established in 1961, honors alumni who have contributed outstanding service, demonstrated by continued interest in the Alumni Association and sustained active participation in class, club, or Board of Directors activities.
The award was established to honor the memory of Agnes Berkeley Leahy ’21 who was twice president of the Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees for 10 years.
Alumni Tribute Award
Established in 1986, the Alumni Tribute Award honors an alumna or alumnus who has given sustained and extraordinary service to the College. Service must be in keeping with the purposes and spirit of the Alumni Association, but it doesn't have to be given through the Association.
This award is given "annually to a member(s) of the Alumni Association who, through his or her enthusiastic participation in the area of Association programs or activities, has made a significant contribution to the Connecticut College community." The award is given at the discretion of the President of the Alumni Association.
Mach Arom '89 Award
This award honors an alumnus for service to Connecticut College and for distinguished achievements in his or her professional field or within society. Any member of a class that graduated within the past 15 years is eligible to be nominated -- except current members of the Board of Trustees and current members of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. The award is named in honor of Mach Arom ’89, who died of a heart attack in Rwanda while on a humanitarian mission for the International Rescue Committee.
Harriet Buescher Lawrence ’34 Prize
This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to society by any member of the College community. Candidates should be leaders in improving society or inspiring others for good, either through direct service or through changing the climate of human life materially, socially, ethically or spiritually. The candidate's life achievements will have equaled or surpassed those of other leaders in his or her field, and should reflect the values instilled in graduates of Connecticut College.