The Smith College Medal

The Smith College Medal

The Smith College Medal

In 1962, the trustees of Smith College voted to establish the Smith College Medal. It is given annually to those alumnae who, in the judgment of the trustees, exemplify in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education. A committee made up of representatives of the trustees, the faculty and the alumnae recommends candidates for the award to the board of trustees. Those chosen receive their medals at Rally Day each year.

Smith College Medalists

Barbara Curtis Adachi 1945 (1986)

Aileen Adams 1966 (1993)

Susan Tracy Addiss 1951 (1981)

Dorothy Etzensperger Allensworth 1929 (1980)

Marylin Bender Altschul 1944 (1978)

Margaret Booth Andersen 1946 (1979)

Candace McKee Ashmun 1946 (2005)

Joan Griggs Babbott 1948 (1994)

Ethel Bailey 1911 (1970)

Irene Cebula Baird 1945 (2008)

Tammy Baldwin 1984 (2008)

Barbara Bates 1949 (1980)

Janet MacDonald Bates 1937 (1988)

Margaret Lang Bauman 1960 (1998)

Lucy Wilson Benson 1949 (1969)

Christine von Wedemeyer Beshar 1953 (1974)

Lucia Johnson Bing 06 (1964)

Nancy Keebler Bissell 1961 (1991)

Susan Low Bloch 1966 (2005)

Priscilla Haas Blum 1946 (1989)

William Bodden (1965)

Julia M. Bolz 1983 (2006)

Laura Bornholdt 1940 (1987)

Nan Darling Borton 1962 (1994)

Dorothy Dulles Bourne 1915 (1968)

Barbara Brenner 1973 (2012)

Danielle Brian 1985 (2010)

Constance E. Laurence Brinckerhoff 1963 (2003)

Mirra Bank Brockman 1967 (1983)

Anne Clayton Brower 1960 (2008)

Janet Welsh Brown 1953 (1984)

Sylvia Kamerman Burack 1938 (1995)

William I. P. Campbell (1978)

Dorothy Dunning Chacko 1925 (1970)

Julia Chase-Brand 1964 (1986)

Sarah Chasis 1969 (2007)

Dora Chen 1938 (1981)

Helen "Penny" Chenery 1943 (2009)

Stella Chess 1935 (1999)

Ruth Chester 1914 (1966)

Julia McWilliams Child 1934 (1969)

Carol T. Christ 1966 (Hon.) (2013)

Judith Levenson Clapp 1951 (2005)

Eleanor Clark MSS 1951 (1965)

Joan Lebold Cohen 1954 (1990)

Carol Thompson Cole 1973 (2004)

Anne Rudolph Conover 1928 (1977)

Sophie Chandler Consagra 1949 (1986)

Suzanne Hammond Corkin 1959 (1995)

Adelaide Cromwell 1940 (1971)

Lucile Atcherson Curtis 1913 (1980)

Madeline McWhinney Dale 1943 (1971)

Bernice Barber Dalrymple 1910 (1969)

Louise de Schweinitz Darrow 1918 (1981)

Claire Davinroy (1973 posthumously)

Natalie Zemon Davis 1949 (1996)

Pamela Bowes Davis 1968 (2001)

Anne Searls De Groot 1978 (2013)

Dorothea de Schweinitz 1912 (1974)

Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond 1938 (1993)

Liebe Sokol Diamond 1951 (1996)

Joan Kent Dillon 1947 (1993)

Diana Eck 1967 (2000)

Sally Curtiss Fahrenthold 1959 (1988)

Katherine Woodruff Fanning 1949 (1980)

Janet Fish 1960 (2012)

Marie Poland Fish 1921 (1964)

Helen Fogg 1924 (1964)

Madeleine Camp Franklin 1941 (1981)

Sarah Franklin 1982 (2011)

M. Alison Frantz 1924 (1967)

Helen Edelstein Freedman 1963 (2000)

Rose Epstein Frisch 1939 (2004)

Katherine Gabel 1959 (1976)

Ruth Mehrtens Galvin 1942 (1974)

Lella Gandini AC 1978 (2008)

Elizabeth Rudel Gatov 1933 (1988)

Naomi Lynn Gerber 1965 (2009)

Mary Giffin 1939 (1978)

Virginia Dougherty Glover 1943 (1976)

Thelma Golden 1987 (1997)

Dorothy Goodwin 1937 (1984)

Margaret Storrs Grierson 1922 (1968)

Joy Frisch Hakim 1951 (1999)

Eleanor Mackenzie Harpur 1934 (1969)

Miriam Wood Haseltine 1916 (1971)

Gloria Heath 1943 (1971)

Iva Dee Hiatt (1980)

Helene Zimmermann Hill 1950 (1997)

Susan Hiller 1961 (2014)

Hortense Mayer Hirsch 1907 (1968)

Nell Hirschberg 1928 (1978)

Mary Ann Freedman Hoberman 1951 (2007)

Laura Cabot Hodgkinson 1922 (1965)

Kay Holekamp 1973 (2013)

Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg 1943 (1988)

Katherine Graham Howard 1920 (1967)

Nelly Schargo Hoyt 1943 (1989)

Betsy Humphreys 1969 (2012)

Catherine "Katie" T. Hunt 1977 (2008)

Marion Scranton Isaacs 1930 (1978)

Molly Ivins 1966 (2001)

Marjorie Carr Jamison 09 (1966)

Carolyn Scerbo Kaelin 1983 (2007)

Eleanor Munro Kahn 1949 (1994)

Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 (1987)

Amy Kaiser 1965 (2004)

Wendy Kaminer 1971 (1998)

Ann Kaplan 1967 (2001)

Anne E. Kazak 1977 (2005)

Peggy Clark Kelley 1935 (1977)

Jennifer Louise Kelsey 1964 (2002)

Emilie Smith Kilgore 1957 (1995)

Carolyn Dineen King 1959 (1997)

Ruth DeYoung Kohler 1963 (2000)

Shirley Rich Krohn AM 1946 (1983)

Dolores Kunda 1977 (2012)

Roberta Schenker Kurlantzick 1965 (2006)

Alice Kahn Ladas 1943, MSS 1946, Ed.D. (2011)

Celinda Constance Lake 1975 (2002)

Alexandra Lappas 1960 (1979)

Amy-Jill Levine 1978 (2007)

Rhea Cottler Levine 1960 (1994)

Sue Li 1955 (1983)

Lucy Lippard 1958 (1992)

Elizabeth J. Low Lucas 1917 (1971)

Dorcas Eason MacClintock 1954 (1987)

Catharine MacKinnon 1969 (1991)

Kathleen Marshall 1985 (2009)

Ann Matthews Martin 1977 (2002)

Alden Brigham Mayer 1951 (1984)

Janet Clarke McKinley 1976 (2013)

Elisabeth McLane-Bradley 1942 (2000)

Joan Stitt McMenamin 1946 (1985)

Susan McWhinney-Morse 1955 (2011)

Helen Hotchkin Means 1919 (1981)

Gwendolyn Grant Mellon 1934 (1997)

Cornelia Baker Mendenhall (1975)

Lynden Breed Miller 1960 (1995)

Pamela Gundersen Miller 1960 (1998)

Frances Miner 1927 (1964)

Beverly Mitchell 1965 (2006)

Susan I. Moldow 1967 (2003)

Susan May Molineaux 1975 (2014)

Marian Molthan 1949 (1987)

Anne Moore, M.D. 1965 (2004)

Eudorah Morse Moore 1940 (1973)

Beverly Morgan-Welch 1974 (2009)

Constance Morrow Morgan 1935 (1974)

Meroe Morse 1945 (1968)

Lillian Witten Mosee 1918 (1974)

Cynthia Moss 1962 (1985)

Luma Mufleh 1997 (2010)

Marilyn Carlson Nelson 1961 (2000)

Amy Ellis Nutt 1977 (2014)

Helen Baum Oakes 1945 (1991)

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander 1944 (1982)

Farah Pandith 1990 (2014)

Gail Kern Paster 1966 (2013)

Frances Wilson Peabody 1925 (1992)

Mary Chase Pell 1937 (1993)

Emelie Perkins 1910 (1977)

Edith Blakeslee Phelps 1938 (1971)

Jean Sovatkin Picker 1942 (1977)

Elizabeth Olson Goldring Piene 1967 (2004)

Joyce Poole 1979 (1996)

Barbara Cooney Porter 1938 (1976)

Alice Parker Pyle 1947 (1982)

Helen Appleton Read 08 (1968)

Glenda Copes Reed 1966 (1982)

Sherry Rehman 1985 (2013)

M. Lucile Reid 1972 (2003)

Miriam Meyers Ritvo 1937 (1991)

Mary Gordon Roberts 1960 (1985)

Sally Stewart Ronk 1934 (1979)

Katherine Scranton Rozendaal 1931 (1986)

Trudy Rubin 1965 (2007)

Shirley Sagawa 1983 (2011)

Sylvia Scaramelli Sammartino 1925 (1967)

Eleanor Sanger 1950 (1982)

Lynn Hecht Schafran 1962 (1992)

Felice Nierenberg Schwartz 1946 (1976)

Preeti Simran Sethi 1992 (2009)

Stephanie Kulp Seymour 1962 (2010)

Elizabeth McCard Shipley 1928 (1990)

Joyce Bernhardt Siegel 1955 (1970)

Ruth Leger Sivard 1937 (1985)

Sandra L. Skoglund 1968 (2003)

Alice Orme Smith 1911 (1973)

Marilyn Ray Smith 1965 (2003)

Maida Herman Solomon 1912 (1979)

Elizabeth Stage 1972 (1996)

Madeline Stanton 1919 (1973)

Margaret Byard Stearns 1957 (2006)

Gertrude Ridgway Stella 1937 (1981)

Jane Yolen Stemple 1960 (1990)

Joanne Melniker Stern 1944 (1983)

Dorah Heyman Sterne 1919 (1985)

T. Christine Stevens 1970 (2010)

Nancy Backer Stevenson 1949 (1984)

Ellen Sulzberger Straus 1946 (1971)

E. Clementine Miller Tangeman 1927 (1967)

Juliet Taylor 1967 (1990)

Margaret Goldthwait Taylor 1921 (1969)

Gladys Stevens Thacher 1950 (1992)

Sarah E. Thomas 1970 (2010)

Mary Rines Thompson 1940 (1981)

Myrtle Fish Thompson 1922 (1966)

Margaret Seabury Cook Thomson 1911 (1965)

Judith Tick 1964 (2001)

Virginia K. Tippie 1972 (1999)

Laurel Touby 1985 (2011)

Pearl Yau Toy 1969 (1991)

Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft 1926 (1973)

Joan Selverstone Valentine 1967 (1991)

Cynthia Wade 1989 (2012)

Jane Wallace 1947 (1992)

Dorothy Hamilton Walmsley 1917 (1967)

Barbara Polk Washburn 1935 (1980)

Kate Belcher Webster 1946 (1982)

Gertrude Weil 1901 (1964)

Virginia Verral Weldon 1957 (1984)

Esther Ziskind Weltman 1922 (1976)

Eleanor Walsh Wertimer 1944 (2002)

Lois Quick Whitman 1948 (2002)

Madeleine Marion Will 1967 (1989)

Charity Cannon Willard 1936 (1998)

Alice Winchester 1929 (1968)

Virginia Wing 1945 (1989)

L. Stoner Winslett 1980 (2005)

Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen 1925 (1981)

Jane Wright 1942 (1968)

Katharyn Stubbs Wright 1935 (1970)

Caroline A. Matano Yang 1958 (1989)