The Holton-Arms Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of The Distinguished Alumna and "The Rosie" Awards once a year during Reunion Weekend.
The Distinguished Alumna Award
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association in 1973 to recognize the career, professional, or volunteer service accomplishments of an outstanding alumna of the Holton-Arms School.
2023 - Celine Jimenez Crowson ’83
In her Senior yearbook, Celine Jimenez Crowson ’83 quoted, “if you can imagine it, you can become it. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” This has certainly proven true for Celine, as she is now an incredibly accomplished attorney and partner at Hogan Lovells, one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, with more than 2,400 attorneys.
A leading woman in technology, Celine is at the forefront of patent litigation, protection, and commercialization for the world’s most valuable technology companies. She represents both science and law, using her technical background in electrical engineering and her deep experience in intellectual property law to represent some of the best-known computer, telecom, and automotive companies. Celine currently leads the Americas Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology practice at Hogan Lovells, where she is one of twelve partners to sit on the governing Board and also serves on the firm’s U.S. National Diversity Committee.
Celine credits her early interest in STEM to Holton-Arms, with fond memories of studying physics and calculus with the inspiring and endearing Mr. Puckett. Holton-Arms and Mr. Puckett earnestly encouraged and supported Celine’s choice to apply to engineering school during her senior year, and that support was part of the reason Celine won the Valiant Award at graduation from then Head of School Jim Lewis. After graduating from Holton in 1983, Celine attended Duke University where she received her B.S. in electrical engineering cum laude in 1987. She then attended Georgetown Law School where she received her J.D. in 1990. Celine has lectured at Georgetown Law School’s Class in Entrepreneurship.
Created by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association on September 17, 1990, The Rosemary Wire Anderson ("The Rosie") Award recognizes an alumna's extraordinary service to Holton-Arms. It was presented for the first time at Reunion Weekend in 1991 to Rosemary Wire Anderson '58. The award recognizes extraordinary service to Holton faculty, volunteers, employees, and members of the Board of Trustees as well as the Alumnae Board. The "Rosie" Award is a surprise to the recipient.
Established in 2000-2001, during the Centennial Year, the Holton-Arms Athletic Hall of Fame honors and perpetuates the memory of individuals who made outstanding contributions to Holton-Arms athletics, and helped bring recognition, honor, and excellence to the School and its athletic program throughout history.
Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame serve as a standard of excellence and inspire current students and teams to achieve their own level of excellence.