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Alumnae Association Reunion 2012 Award Winners

When Barnard’s extraordinary women come together during Reunion, the Alumnae Association recognizes a few especially accomplished graduates for professional achievements or exceptional volunteer contributions to the College

Liz Neumark ’77, photo by Dorothy Hong

Woman of Achievement

Liz Neumark ’77

Founder of Great Performances, third largest independent catering firm in the U.S. …Owner and founder of Katchkie Farm, supplier of organic produce for Great Performances kitchens; farm is also the site of the nonprofit Sylvia Center, which promotes nutrition for children and introduces inner-city, at-risk kids to hands-on farming experiences…Leader in the locavore movement, serves on the Governor’s Food Policy Council…Food philanthropist, donating produce to anti-hunger organizations…Recipient of the Good Arts Silver Spoon Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Martin ’02, photo by Dorothy HongYoung Alumna Award

Courtney Martin ’02

A founding writer and editor emerita of the Web site feministing.com…Author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women, and Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists among others…Leader of the Op-Ed Project’s Public Voices Fellowship Program at Princeton University, coaching women academics to engage in public debate…Founder of the Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy whose mission is to develop personal youth activism and community involvement…Recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumane Association Award Winners, photo by Dorothy Hong

Photo (from left): Jamienne S. Studley ’72, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein ’72, Harriet Kaye Inselbuch ’62, Rosalind Marshack Gordon ’62, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville ’62, Rhoda Mermelstein Berley ’57, Ronnie Myers Eldridge ’52

 

Distinguished Alumna

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein ’72

Philosopher, academic, and novelist whose work examines the intersection of science and philosophy in daily lives...Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences…MacArthur “Genius” Fellow…Recognized as Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association…Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for novel Mazel… Winner of  Koret Jewish Book Award for biography of Spinoza…Recipient of National Science Foundation Fellowship

 

Service to Barnard Award

Rosalind Marshack Gordon ’62

Class vice president and reunion chair for 40th reunion…Member of class committee’s Annual Fund…Class treasurer…Recently completed three-year term on the AABC nominating committee, which she chaired…Vice president and general counsel at Pitney Bowes and former chair of the AABC Bylaws committee

 

Distinguished Alumna

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville ’62

Artist, designer, and academic whose work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art…Designated “Design Legend” and recipient of the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts…First tenured woman on the faculty of the Yale School of Art…Co-founder of the Woman’s Building, a public center for female culture, and the Women’s Graphic Center in Los Angeles…Produced award-winning redesigns for magazines and newspapers, like the Los Angeles Times

 

Millicent C. McIntosh Award for Feminism

Ronnie Myers Eldridge ’52

Host of Eldridge & Co, a weekly talk show about New York City on CUNY-TV…First NYC City Hall liaison to the lesbian and gay community…First director of the Division for Women in City Hall…Chaired the women’s issues committee as a member of the NY City Council…Former co-chair of the Women and AIDS Project, the nation’s first public hearing on the subject…First executive director of the Ms. Foundation for Women

 

Distinguished Alumna

Jamienne S. Studley ’72

Educator and advocate, president of Public Advocates, Inc., in San Francisco, and chair of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality & Integrity, setting standards to assess higher-education quality…First woman president of Skidmore College…Former associate dean of Yale Law School, launching a pioneer loan forgiveness program for graduates pursuing public service careers…Second-generation alumna (mother, Joy Cosor Studley ’46)…Former president, Barnard in Washington Club…Member, search committee that selected President Ellen Futter ’71…Class fund chair

 

Service to Barnard

Harriet Kaye Inselbuch ’62

Former chair of the Annual Fund… Fund chair for her 45th reunion and member, alumnae committee for the Centennial Dinner…Class president for 15 years…Reunion chair for 10th reunion…Participant in the President’s Circle Council…For her 50th wedding anniversary, requested contributions to the scholarship fund she and her husband established in 2007

 

Service to Barnard

Rhoda Mermelstein Berley ’57

Class fund chair for 15 years…Vice president/reunion chair…Member, Leadership Assembly committee, for past three years…Served on alumnae committees for the Annual Fund, President’s Advisory Council and President’s Circle Initiative…Dedicated correspondent and networker on behalf of her class and the College