Citation Awards

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Office of Alumni Relations

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The Sarah Lawrence Alumni Association established an annual recognition program to honor outstanding Sarah Lawrence alumni.

The Citation for Achievement is awarded to a person or persons whose work embodies the values and ideals of a Sarah Lawrence education, with the understanding that there is no one yardstick for achievement.

The Citation for Service is awarded to graduates for dedicated service to the College.

Nominations for the citation awards are sought for all alumni celebrating a milestone Reunion in 2021 (undergraduate class years ending in 1 and 6). All nominations are confidential. The Citation Selection Committee will select the recipients from the nominations. The Citation Selection Committee may choose to award between one and three citations in each category per year, or exercise the option of not selecting anyone to receive either citation in a particular year.

Citation Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 5 during Reunion 2021. Please complete the nomination form and return it to the Office of Alumni Relations no later than April 16, 2021. The Selection Committee appreciates your participation in this noteworthy Sarah Lawrence tradition.

2020-2021 Alumni Citation Selection Committee

  • Claire Rodman '86, Alumni Association President
  • Clarion Johnson '72, Trustee
  • Christina Camardella, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Cheryl Cipro, Director of Regional and Special Programming

If you have questions or comments about the potential nominees or the selection process, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations, at reunion@sarahlawrence.edu.

Nominations for the citation awards are sought for all alumni celebrating a milestone Reunion in 2021 (undergraduate class years ending in 1 and 6.) All nominations are confidential. The Citation Selection Committee will select the recipients from the nominations. The Citation Selection Committee may choose to award between one and three citations in each category per year, or exercise the option of not selecting anyone to receive either citation in a particular year.

Previous Winners: Citation for Achievement

1995-1996:     Andrea Dunaif '73, Sally Lilienthal '40, Meredith Monk '64

1996-1997:     Jane Quigley Alexander '61, Susan Meiselas '70, Frances Richardson Keller '35

1997-1998:     Joan Rosen Marks '51, Carolyn Kizer Woodbridge '45

1998-1999:    Jonathan Avnet '71, Joanne Braxton '72, Barbara Thornton '72, Alice Walker '65

1999-2000:   Ruth Abram '67, Vera Wang Becker '71

2000-2001:   Rahm Emanuel '81, Hollis Dworken Solomon '55, Debra Zane '83

2001-2002:   Dr. Ann Barnet '51, Janet Rosenwald Becker '52, Elise M. Bernhardt '78, Cate Muther '69

2002-2003:  Merle Rosenblatt Goldman '53, Allan M. Gurganus '72, Janie C. Lee '59, Carolyn Moore Newberger '63

2003-2004:  Rosamond Bernier '38, Tovah Feldshuh, Tracy Gary '73

2004-2005:  Dr. Jean Baker Miller '48, Dr. Jeanne Allen Smith '53, Carolyn Adams '65, Lucy Grealy '85 (posthumous award)

2005-2006:  Dr. Sara Abramson '67, Margo Holdstein Harley '57, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74

2006-2007:  Carole Artigiani MA '79, Beth I. Kalish-Weiss '55

2007-2008:  Tina Howe '59, Ingrid Sischy '73, Barbara Taylor Bowman '50

2008-2009:  Nancy Press '69, Heather Winters '84, Jiway Tung '89, Stuart G. Hopps MFA '69

2009-2010:  Gladys Chang Hardy '50, Barbara Lamont Gelobter '60, Eve Cary '65 (posthumous award), Jedd Novatt '80

2010-2011:    Joyce Zankel Lindorff ’71, Nell Minow ’74, Brooke D. Anderson ’86

2011-2012:    Lisa Anderson '72, Joan Cannady Countryman '62, Joanne Kurtzberg '72 and Claire Yaffa '57

2012-2013:   Sam Edelman '73

2013-2014:   Rhoda Rosen Redleaf ’54, Margaret Shepherd ’69, Laura Pat Svetkey ’74

2014-2015:   Charles Hoge MD '80, Beverly Emmons '65

2015-2016:   Kay Chernush '66, Nancy Spector '81

2016-2017:   Ann Cook '62, Cary Alan Johnson '82, Kate Klimo '72, Lynne Littman '62

2017-2018:   Peggy Woodford Forbes '63, Myra Drucker '68, Gabrielle Carteris '83, Zoë Keating '93

2018-2019:   Howard Goodman '49, Nina Freedlander Gibans '54, Margaret Buckman Heldring '69, Nancy Cantor '74, Dave Porter '94

2019-2020:   Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich ’65, Laura Green Zeilinger ’95, Sydney Chaffee ’05, Annie Novak ’05

Previous Winners: Citation for Service to the College

1995-1996:   Anne Stevens Hobler '39, Winifred Wood Clark '32

1996-1997:   Phyllis Rothschild Farley '46, Vicki Starr Pyle '30

1997-1998:   Carlotta Damanda '48, Joan Stern Girgus '63

1998-1999:   Jane Reisen Harpel '62, Joy Vida Jones '71

1999-2000:  Carol L. Cheney '66

2001-2002:   Marilyn Ogus Katz '54

2002-2003:   Mary Griggs Burke '38, Enid Silver Ship '56

2003-2004:   Margot Campbell Bogert '75

2004-2005:   Miles Coon MFA '02

2005-2006:   Monika A. Heimbold '85

2006-2007:   Barbara Kolsun '71

2007-2008:   Anne Beane Rudman '67

2008-2009:   Diana Chambers Leslie '69

2009-2010:    Olivia (Vicki) Churchill Ford '60, MSEd '87

2011-2012:      Joan Cannady Countryman '62

2012-2013:     Marjorie Leff Miller '53

2014-2015:     Stephanie Cooper '65 MFA '76, Pauline Metcalf '60

2016-2017:     Georgie Gatch '57, Paula Rudnick '72

2017-2018:     Myra Drucker '68

2018-2019:    Harriet Pogul Wohlgemuth '59, MFA '79, Rona Carr '74

2019-2020:   Meg Coulter ’60, Sarah Gray Gund ’65