Alumnae Achievement Award Recipients

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Kappa Kappa Gamma first presented the Alumnae Achievement Awards at the 1946 Convention on Mackinac Island, Michigan, recognizing alumna members for outstanding contributions in their chosen fields. The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor for personal and professional achievement on a national or international level that the Fraternity can bestow upon its members.

Award listing by year[edit]

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Year Name Chapter School Profession
1946 Margaret Cuthbert Psi Deuteron Cornell Television
1946 Virginia Gildersleeve Beta Epsilon Barnard Academics and Government
1946 Nora Waln (Osland-Hill) Beta Iota Swarthmore Author
1947 Sarah Blanding Beta Chi Kentucky Academics and Government
1947 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Pi Deuteron UC Berkeley Tennis
1948 Jessica Garretson Finch Cosgrave Beta Epsilon Barnard Academics and Author
1948 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Beta Nu Ohio State Author
1948 Marian Simpson Carter Garber Gamma Omega Denison Radio
1948 Lulu Holmes Gamma Gamma Whitman Government
1949 Josephine Paddock Beta Epsilon Barnard Art
1949 Ruth Leach Pollock Pi Deuteron University of California, Berkeley Business
1949 Mary Crawford Schuster Psi Deuteron Cornell Medicine
1949 Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch Phi Boston University Social Work
1950 (Lucy) Evelyn Wight Allan Beta Beta Deuteron St. Lawrence University Education
1950 Helen Bower Beta Delta University of Michigan Author, Public Service
1950 Marion Hillard Beta Psi Toronto Medicine
1950 (Eliza) Jean Nelson Penfield Iota DePauw University Politics, Public Service
1950 Emma Fall Schofield Phi Boston University Law, Public Service
1950 Emma Shipman Phi Boston University Religious Organization
1950 Anna Maude Smith Gamma Alpha Kansas State University Business
1951 Beatrice Blackmar Gould Beta Zeta University of Iowa Media, Literature
1951 Emma Moffat McLaughlin Pi Deuteron University of California, Berkeley Public Service
1951 Louise Pound Sigma University of Nebraska Literature, Education
1952 Emily Dunning Barringer Psi Deuteron University of Cornell Literature
1952 Marty Lewis Cornelius Delta Xi Carnegie Mellon University Art
1952 Helen Knox Beta Xi University of Texas Public Service
1952 Aleta Cornelius Malm Delta Xi Carnegie Mellon Art
1952 Phyllis McGinley (Hayden) Delta Eta University of Utah Literature
1952 Ruth Fanshaw Waldo Beta Sigma Adelphi College Business
1952 Cleora Clark Wheeler Chi University of Minnesota Art
1954 (Ellen) Jane Froman (Ross, Burn, Smith) Theta University of Missouri Entertainment
1954 Emily Eaton Hepburn Beta Beta St. Lawrence University Business, Public Service
1954 Gertrude Cornish Milliken Gamma Lambda Middlebury College Education
1954 Ruth Davidson Reid Beta Psi University of Toronto Medicine
1954 Dorothy Taylor Gamma Upsilon University of British Columbia Print Media
1954 (Bertha) Fain Tucker Iota DePauw University Law
1955 Edith Clarke Eta University of Wisconsin Engineering
1956 Patty Berg Chi University of Minnesota Sports
1956 Olive Mason Gunnison Beta Beta Deuteron St. Lawrence University Literature, Science
1956 Louise Keener Beta Upsilon West Virginia University Business
1956 Gladys Miller Gamma Mu Oregon State University Design
1956 Mary Geisler Phillips Beta Alpha University of Pennsylvania Education, Author
1956 Marie Sellers Beta Iota Swarthmore College Business, Government
1956 Claire Drew Forbes, Walker Beta Pi University of Washington Business
1958 Doris Hart Delta Kappa University of Miami, Florida Tennis
1958 Mary Shaw Marohnic (Horn) Delta Xi Carnegie Mellon University Art
1958 Eleanor Jewett Lundberg Beta Lambda University of Illinois Media, Literature
1958 Anna Scott Morningstar Beta Nu Ohio State University Business
1958 Mary Lucas Richardson Beta Pi University of Washington Medicine
1958 Patricia Searight Beta Nu Ohio State University Media
1958 "Kim Stanley" (nee Patty Reid Conway) Gamma Zeta University of Arizona Entertainment
1958 Aryness Joy Wickens Beta Pi University of Washington Government
1960 Gena Rowland Cassavetes Eta University of Wisconsin Entertainment
1960 Madelyn Pugh Martin, Davis Delta Indiana University Entertainment
1960 Neta Lohnes Frazier Gamma Gamma Whitman College Literature
1960 Ruth Shellhorn Kueser Gamma Mu Oregon State University Design
1960 Nancy Olsen (Lerner, Livingston) Eta University of Wisconsin Entertainment
1960 Wilfreda Heald Lytle Beta Mu University of Colorado Government
1960 Helen Wills Moody, Roarke Pi Deuteron University of California, Berkeley Tennis
1962 Mildred Moore Anderson Xi Adrian College Public Service
1962 Elizabeth Aldrich Bridgeman Beta Omicron Tulane University Science
1962 Emily Gorman Psi Deuteron Cornell University Military
1962 Polly Knipp Hill Beta Lambda University of Illinois Art
1962 Adelaide Romaine (Kinkele) Psi Deuteron Cornell University Medicine
1962 Frances McGovern Lambda University of Akron Law
1962 Frances Sutton Schmitz Beta Delta University of Michigan Architecture
1962 Rheva Ott Shryock Beta Alpha University of Pennsylvania Law
1962 (Helen) Marjorie Coles Smith Phi Boston University Business, Literature
1962 Anna Speers Gamma Sigma University of Manitoba Economics
1964 Virgil Crook Barritt Omega University of Kansas Education
1964 Margaret McIntosh Boice Gamma Omicron University of Wyoming Public Service
1964 Mary Seago Brooke Beta Omicron Tulane University Social Work
1964 Cathleen Tharaldsen Catlin Beta Omega University of Oregon Print Media
1964 Margaret Simson Curry Gamma Omicron University of Wyoming Literature
1964 Katherine Avis Pumphrey Gamma Upsilon University of British Columbia Social Work
1966 Julia "Judy" Morton Cole Beta Tau Syracuse University Design
1966 Jean Winifred Gordon Gamma Omega Denison University Business
1966 Mary Elizabeth Kelly Gamma Theta Drake University Military
1966 Mary Freeman Kelly Gamma Chi George Washington University Sports
1966 Gabrielle Jane Sellers Kroeger Beta Psi University of Toronto Academics, Foreign Service
1966 Sarah Lee Lippincott Beta Alpha University of Pennsylvania Science
1966 Doris Seward Delta Indiana University Education
1966 Jane Stokes Wallace Beta Alpha University of Pennsylvania Business, Publication
1968 Jane Cahill Gamma Psi University of Maryland, College Park Business, Government
1968 Susan Rockwood Beta Rho Deuteron University of Cincinnati Science
1968 Elinor Kiess Rose Kappa Hillsdale College Literature
1968 Marguerite Wykoff Zapoleon Beta Rho Deuteron University of Cincinnati Author, Economics
1970 Margaret Dickson Falley Upsilon Northwestern University Education
1970 Barbara Hall Feldon Delta Xi Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment
1970 Mary Elizabeth Hendricks Delta Indiana University Business
1970 F. Marguerite Hill Beta Psi University of Toronto Medicine
1970 Mareta West Beta Theta University of Oklahoma Science
1972 Gloria Kerry Beta Delta University of Michigan Medicine
1972 Jo Ann Pflug (Woolery) Delta Kappa University of Miami, Florida Entertainment
1972 Lucy Guild Quirk, Toberman Gamma Xi University of California, Los Angeles Business
1972 Gail Guthrie Valaskakis Eta University of Wisconsin Education
1972 Betty Jane McKenty Wylie Gamma Sigma University of Manitoba Author, Entertainment
1974 Elizabeth Louise Anderson Gamma Kappa College of William & Mary Science
1974 Mary Elizabeth Thomas Brooks Beta Kappa University of Idaho Government
1974 Diana Devine Felt Delta Eta University of Utah Public Service
1974 Bernice Williams Foley Beta Rho Deuteron University of Cincinnati Library Science, Editor, Author
1974 Phyllis Eason Galanti Gamma Kappa College of William & Mary Public Service
1974 Lois Winter Lloyd Alpha Deuteron Monmouth College Public Service
1974 Phyllis Loughton Seaton Beta Delta University of Michigan Government, Entertainment
1974 Katherine Shaw Spaht Delta Rho University of Mississippi Law
1976 Anne Elder Iota DePauw University Entertainment
1976 (Lucy) Kate Jackson Delta Rho University of Mississippi Entertainment
1976 Carey Boone Nelson Theta University of Missouri Art
1976 Ruth Parry Owens Delta Lambda Miami University, Ohio Medicine
1976 Mary Durey Poole Chi University of Minnesota Public Service
1976 Judy Ford Stokes Epsilon Epsilon Emory University Medicine
1978 Margaret Hills Delta Indiana University Music
1978 Jane McCormick Delta Alpha Pennsylvania State University Education
1978 Thora McIlroy Mills Beta Psi University of Toronto Public Service
1978 Jane Pauley Delta Indiana University Journalism
1978 Susan Burrows Swan Beta Nu Ohio State University Museum studies, Art
1980 Susan Harrell Black Rho Deuteron Ohio Wesleyan University Law
1980 Jane Blalock Delta Epsilon Rollins College Sports
1980 Donna DeVarona Gamma Xi University of California, Los Angeles Sports
1980 Ruth Johnson (Holden) Delta Alpha Pennsylvania State University Education
1980 Jane Dole Jones Delta Iota Louisiana State University Public Service
1980 Nancy Ham Ostrander Mu Butler University Foreign Service
1980 Jane Cahill Pfeiffer Gamma Psi University of Maryland, College Park Media
1980 Anne Armstrong Thompson Beta Chi University of Kentucky Author, Government
1980 Robin Wright Beta Delta University of Michigan Journalism, Author
1982 Beverly Broughton Bajas Gamma Sigma University of Manitoba Business, Nutrition
1982 Wicke Oliver Chambers Delta Upsilon University of Georgia Entertainment
1982 Patricia Lang Harris Beta Pi University of Washington Public Service
1982 Muriel Matson Kennedy Gamma Rho Allegheny College Media
1982 Commander Mary Thompson Sproul Gamma Chi George Washington University Military, Science
1982 Hollis Stacy Delta Epsilon Rollins College Sports
1982 Kay Cronkite Waldo Omega University of Kansas Business, Author
1984 Elizabeth Baumann Cook Upsilon Northwestern University Public Service
1984 Dr. Shelby Dietrich Rector Beta Delta University of Michigan Medicine
1984 Adele Coryell Hall Sigma University of Nebraska Public Service
1984 Loretta McCarthy Gamma Zeta University of Arizona Business
1984 Doris Born Monthan Gamma Zeta University of Arizona Author
1984 Jean Rowe Casselman Wadds Beta Psi University of Toronto Foreign Service
1986 Catherine Olson Anderson Chi University of Minnesota Law
1986 Irene West Gaskins Beta Kappa University of Idaho Education
1986 Mary Maxwell Gates Beta Pi University of Washington Public Service
1986 Dr. (Mary) Kathryn Hammock Delta Kappa University of Miami Medicine
1986 Dr. Laurie Lee Humphries Epsilon Epsilon Emory University Medicine
1986 Ginnie Johansen Johnson Beta Omicron Tulane University Art, Business
1986 Martha Seger Beta Delta University of Michigan Finance
1988 Dr. Lucy Davidson Epsilon Epsilon Emory University Medicine
1988 Prudence Mahaffey Mackintosh Beta Xi University of Texas Author
1988 Carolyne Smith Roehm Gamma Iota Washington University, St. Louis Design
1988 Dr. Mary Louise Scholl Beta Upsilon West Virginia University Medicine
1988 Paula Combest Unruh Delta Pi University of Tulsa Business
1990 Miley Tucker Busiek Beta Xi University of Texas Art
1990 Dr. Jamia Jasper Jacobsen Delta Indiana University Business, Author
1990 Dr. Virginia "Gini" Anding La Charitie Gamma Kappa College of William & Mary Author
1990 Marjorie Watters Longley Beta Beta Deuteron St. Lawrence University Business
1990 Barbara Leamen McDougall Beta Psi University of Toronto Public Service, Government
1990 Helen Robson Walton Beta Theta University of Oklahoma Public Service
1990 Helen Wagner Willey Alpha Deuteron Monmouth College Entertainment
1990 Dr. Sharon Carlson Wilsnack Gamma Alpha Kansas State University Author
1992 Robin Burns Beta Tau Syracuse University Business
1992 Constance Benjamin Clery Delta Nu University of Massachusetts Amherst Public Service
1992 Martha Cooke Fricke Sigma University of Nebraska Public Service
1992 Constance McNeely Horner Beta Alpha University of Pennsylvania Government
1994 Gretchen Kiger Cryer Iota DePauw University Entertainment
1994 Dr. Letha Hunter Yurko-Griffin Beta Nu Ohio State University Medicine
1994 Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Beta Lambda University of Illinios Education
1994 Camille Perkins Lavington Beta Mu University of Colorado Business, Author
1994 Virginia McMichael Sittler Delta Kappa University of Miami Science
1994 Elizabeth Hemphill Wilson Gamma Phi Southern Methodist University Artist
1996 (Loverne) Christian "Chris" Cordes Gamma Delta Purdue University Design
1996 Zelma Reed Long Gamma Mu Oregon State University Agriculture
1996 Edith Petersilia Mayo Gamma Chi George Washington University Museum Studies
1996 Lucretia Leonard Romey Delta Indiana University Art
1996 Dr. Carrie Case Worcester Gamma Mu Oregon State University Medicine
1996 (Carolyn) "Kelley" Frizelle Yost Beta Kappa University of Idaho Music
1998 Jeanne Falk Adams Delta Omega California State University, Fresno Business, Public Service
1998 Anne Howell Clarke Mu Butler University Sports
1998 Marion Smith Davey Beta Psi University of Toronto Public Service
1998 Karen Kolbe Goodenow Gamma Theta Drake University Education
1998 Frances Steen Suddeth Josephson Delta Theta Goucher College Public Service, Military
1998 Louise Siebert Pappas Gamma Mu Oregon State University Writer, Chef
1998 Maxine Baker Davidson-Singer Beta Tau Syracuse University Business
2000 Jane Stevenson Day, Ph.D. Delta Zeta Colorado College Science, Education
2000 Marjorie McKee Blanchard, Ph.D. Psi Deuteron Cornell University Business, Author
2000 M. Margaret McKeown Gamma Omicron University of Wyoming Law
2000 Peggy Kirk Bell Delta Epsilon Rollins College Sports
2000 Rebecca Powell Casey Beta Theta University of Oklahoma Business
2002 Mary "Zane" Hickcox Kotker Gamma Lambda Middlebury College Author
2002 Jewel McFarland Lewis Gamma Zeta University of Arizona Business, Philanthropist
2002 Janice Lutjen Kreamer Beta Zeta University of Iowa Civil service
2002 Mary Carlin Yates Gamma Mu Oregon State University Foreign service
2002 Julia "Judy" Ade Levering Upsilon Northwestern University Sports
2002 Barbara Lemmon Bartocci Beta Mu University of Colorado Writer, author
2004 Jane Hunt Swift Zeta Theta Trinity College Government
2004 Kate Brosnahan Spade Omega University of Kansas Design, Business
2004 Mary Shuham Dore Gamma Gamma Whitman College Public Service
2006 Marilyn Gross Coors Psi Deuteron Cornell University Education
2006 Ashley Judd Beta Chi University of Kentucky Entertainment
2006 Ruth Shellhorn Kueser Gamma Mu,Psi Deuteron Oregon State University/Cornell University Design
2006 Maureen Orth Pi Deuteron University of California Berkeley Media
2006 Nancy Paterson Delta Lambda Miami University (Ohio) Law
2006 Jeanne Linder Phillips Gamma Nu,Gamma Phi University of Arkansas/Southern Methodist University Civil Service
2006 Sharon Brooks Weber Beta Nu Ohio State University Sports
2008 Deborah Oates Erwin Gamma Nu University of Arkansas Medicine
2008 Sarah "Sally" Ives Gore Gamma Kappa College of William & Mary Education
2008 Holly Dunn Pendleton Beta Chi University of Kentucky Public Service
2008 Denise Dreiseszan Resnik Epsilon Theta University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Service
2010 June Braun Bent Gamma Theta Drake University Military
2010 Ellen Franzen Dissanayake Gamma Eta Washington State University Author
2010 Cynthia Casson Morton Gamma Nu University of Arkansas Science
2010 Nancy O'Dell Epsilon Mu Clemson University Media
2010 Lillian Quinn Stokes Delta Mu University of Connecticut Science
2012 Doris Buffett Gamma Chi George Washington University Philanthropy
2012 Holly Busche Cotter Gamma Zeta University of Arizona Medicine
2012 Jennie Miller Helderman Gamma Pi University of Alabama Author, Public Service
2012 Sabra Tull Meyer Theta University of Missouri Art
2012 Karen Stedtfield Offen Beta Kappa University of Idaho Author
2012 Lynda Hare Scribante Beta Xi University of Texas Civil Service, Philanthropy
2014 Charlotte Jones Anderson Beta Eta Deuteron Stanford University Business
2014 Sen. Kirsten Rutnik Gillibrand Epsilon Chi Dartmouth College Civil Service
2014 Elizabeth Meyer Epsilon Sigma University of Virginia Design
2014 Dorothy Slator Paterson Beta Xi University of Texas Philanthropy
2014 Elizabeth Hausler Strand Beta Lambda University of Illinois Business
2014 Rosemary Dunway Trible Beta Xi University of Texas Public Service
2016 Donna Tartt Delta Rho University of Mississippi Author
2016 Virginia "Ginni" Nicosia Rometty Upsilon Northwestern University Business
2016 Jane Scott Offut Hodges Beta Omicron Tulane University Business, Design
2016 Beverly Eaves Perdue Beta Chi University of Kentucky Government
2016 Shelley Moore Capito Delta Beta Duke University Government
2016 Gretchen Carlson Beta Eta Deuteron Stanford University Media
2016 Punch Hutton Upsilon Northwestern University Design, Media