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Alumnae Awards

The Woman of Achievement Award, one of the alumnae association’s highest honors, is presented to an accomplished individual who reflects dedication to career, quality of life, and improvement of society. The Distinguished Alumna Award recognizes a Barnard graduate who has achieved public and/ or professional distinction in her field, and who exemplifies the ideals of a liberal-arts education. The Service to Barnard Award acknowledges exceptionally devoted volunteers to the College. The Young Alumna Award is presented to a distinguished young woman who received her degree from the College 15, 10, or five years before the current reunion. The Millicent Carey Mcintosh Feminism Award goes to an alumna who exemplifies Barnard’s strong, independent traditions.

Woman of Achievement Award

Sheila NevinsSheila Nevins ’60

President of HBO Documentary Films... supervised more than 800 documentary programs...MFA from Yale in directing... Worked at the U.S. Information Service, ABC, CBS, Time-Life films, and CTW...as an executive producer or producer, has won 21 Oscars, 22 primetime Emmy awards, 25 News and Documentary Emmys, and 31 George foster Peabody awards for HBO, plus a Personal Peabody...recipient of the 2009 governors award from the academy of television arts & sciences...2005 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award

Young Alumna Award

Stephanie Drecher Gorman

Stephanie Drescher Gorman ’95

Summa cum laude and Phi beta Kappa double-major in economics and psychology...MBA from Columbia... began finance career at JP Morgan...sole woman partner at Leon Black’s Apollo Management, serving as global co-head of business development and investor relationship management...Director of Allied Waste Industries, inc....Barnard Fund volunteer...served on the Alumnae Association’s Careers Committee and the President’s Advisory Council...Class vice-president

 

Distinguished Alumna Award

Thulani Davis

Thulani Davis ’70

Journalist, poet, screenwriter, historian, novelist, and playwright...published in The New York Times, Village Voice, LA Times, Ms., Quarterly Black Review, and The Nation...award-winning documentarian...first woman to win a Grammy for album notes...Librettist for contemporary operas The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Amistad... taught at Barnard...recipient of Revson Fellowship and Fanny Lou Hamer award from Medgar Evers College... Pursuing a PhD and working on a mini- series about the history of black women

 

Distinguished Alumna Award

Linda Kaufman KerberLinda Kaufman Kerber ’60

Scholar, teacher, and historian in the field of women’s history...May Brodbeck Professor of the Liberal arts and sciences, professor of history, and lecturer in the College of Law at the university of Iowa...visiting professor at Stanford, Oxford, and University of Chicago...recipient of AABC Fellowship for graduate study...first recipient of the Radcliffe College award for distinguished scholarship in women’s studies, gender and society...award-winning author of many scholarly books...past president of the American Historical Association

 

Millicent Carey Mcintosh Award for Feminism

Nancy Duff CampbellNancy Duff Campbell ’65

Attorney, advocate for the rights of women and children...Cofounder of National Women’s Law Center and current co-president...graduate of NYU Law School...former staff attorney for Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law...Law professor at Catholic University and Georgetown...appointed to the U.S. Commission on Child and Family Welfare...Lifetime Achievement Award from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services...2010 Women’s Bar Association Woman Lawyer of the Year

 

Service to Barnard College

Camille Kiely Kelleher

Camille Kiely Kelleher ’70

Financial executive...Class president, reunion organizer, and founding member of Project Continuum...served on the Financial Fluency advisory committee and teaches the equity and stock market module...Alumna representative to the College’s Socially Responsible Investing Committee...Volunteer for the Auction Committee for the Barnard Scholarship Dinner and Auction...Director of the St. Benedict Education Foundation and co-chair of the Knights of Malta for the New York City area

 

Service to Barnard College

Miriam Scharfman Zadek and Roselin Seider Wagner

Miriam Scharfman Zadek ’50 & Roselin Seider Wagner ’50

First time award has been given to a team of alumnae...Barnard fund co-chairs who achieved an 81 percent participation rate from their class for the 50th reunion (and continued in those roles for the 55th and 60th reunions)...since their 50th reunion, raised a record-breaking $2.2 million... Developed a video to help other classes achieve similar results...Longtime class officers and volunteers for the College

 

-by Merri Rosenberg, photographs by Dorothy Hong, illustration by Jennifer Daniel