Frances E. Willard Award Recipients

The Frances E. Willard Award honors Alpha Phi alumnae who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field and who have gained recognition on a national or international level.


1974

Sophie deAberle Brophy, Lambda-Berkeley (Indian Affairs)

Georgia Neese Gray, Upsilon-Washburn (Banking and Finance)

Dorothy Wright Nelson, Beta Delta-UCLA (Law)

 

1976

Dr. Edris Rice-Wray Carson, Delta-Cornell (Family Planning Specialist)

Ruth Stafford Peale, Alpha-Syracuse (Religious leader)

Mildred Dunnock Urmy, Zeta-Goucher  (Actress)

 

1978

Louise Grant Smith, Omicron-Missouri (Law)

 

1980

Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter, Omega-Texas (White House Press Secretary)

 

1982

Barbara Blakemore, Gamma-DePauw (Editor  McCalls Magazine)

 

1984

Nan Robertson, Beta-Northwestern (Pulitzer Prize Winner, Journalism)

 

1986

Nancy Austin, Beta Delta-UCLA (Co-author  A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference)

 

1988

Julee Rosso, Beta Beta-Michigan State (Author/Owner  The Silver Palate)

 

1990

Mabel Cooper Lamb, Omega-Texas (Owner  Mabel C. Lamb  Inc.  Realtor  New Haven  CT)

Polly Cutler Rosenbaum, Beta Gamma-Colorado (Arizona Legislator)

 

1992

Ann Bigby McFarren , Beta Beta-Michigan State (AIDS/Reproductive Health consultant and activist)

 

1994

Dr. Quincalee Brown, Gamma Xi-Wichita State (Executive Director  Water Environment Federation; Former Executive Director  American Association of University Women and Chair  American Society of Association Executives)

Claire Waters Ferguson, Beta Beta-Michigan State (President  U.S. Figure Skating Association)

Lynn Robinson Woolsey, Sigma-Washington (U.S. House of Representatives  California/District 6)

 

1996

Rebecca Cook Cain, Beta Iota-West Virginia (National President  League of Women Voters)

 

1998

Kimberly Williams, Beta-Northwestern University (Actress)

 

2000

Julie Clark, Gamma Beta Chapter-University of California/Santa Barbara (Commercial Pilot and Aerobatics performer)

Catherine Maples Waynich, Epsilon Zeta-Central Michigan (Episcopal Bishop)

 

2002

Karen M. Kent  Ph.D.,  Tau-Oregon (Educator)

Charlotte Anderson Lees, Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State (Sculptor)

Ann (Martha) Marmont Martin, Sigma-Washington (Broadcaster)

 

2004

Lisa Rawlins, Beta Pi-USC (Senior VP  Warner Bros. Entertainment  Inc.)

 

2006

Denise Blankenship Joyce, Omicron-Missouri (Journalist  Chicago Tribune)

Ellen Soeteber, Beta-Northwestern (Editor  St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

 

2008

Andrea Wong, Zeta Phi-MIT (President & CEO Lifetime Entertainment Services)

 

2010

Mary-Christine (M.C.) Sungaila, Kappa-Stanford (Partner at Horvitz & Levy LLP)


2012

Jodi Brooks Allen, Iota-Wisconsin (Journalist & Advocate)

Emily Anne Staples Tuttle, Epsilon-Minnesota (Public Servant & Civic Leader)

Jodi White, Xi-Toronto (Governance & Public Policy)


2014

Cynthia Diller Fields, Gamma Nu-Miami (President & CEO of Victoria's Secret Catalog)

Kathleen S. Miller, Delta-Cornell (Public Servant & Military Leader)