College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Alumnae Awards

The Holton-Arms Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of The Distinguished Alumna and "The Rosie" Awards once a year during the Alumnae Association Celebration and Induction Brunch on the Saturday of 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.

2019 - Christine Lallouette Lagarde '74

Born in Paris in 1956, Christine Lagarde completed high school in Le Havre. After her baccalauréat in 1973, she went on an American Field Service scholarship, joining Holton-Arms’ Class of 1974. She then graduated from law school at University Paris X, and obtained a Master’s degree from the Political Science Institute in Aix-en-Provence.

After being admitted as a lawyer to the Paris Bar, Christine Lagarde joined the international law firm of Baker McKenzie as an associate, specializing in Labor, Anti-trust, and Mergers & Acquisitions. A member of the Executive Committee of the Firm in 1995, Christine Lagarde became the first woman to Chair the Global Executive Committee of Baker McKenzie in 1999. Christine Lagarde joined the French government in June 2005 as Minister for Trade. After a brief stint as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, in June 2007 she became the first woman to hold the post of Finance and Economy Minister of a G-7 country. From July to December 2008, she also chaired the ECOFIN Council, which brings together Economics and Finance Ministers of the European Union, and helped foster the European response to the global financial crisis. As Chairman of the G-20 Finance when France took over its presidency for the year 2011, she set in motion a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system.

On July 5, 2011, Christine Lagarde became the eleventh Managing Director of the IMF, and the first woman to hold that position. On February 19, 2016, the IMF Executive Board selected her to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on July 5, 2016.

Christine Lagarde was named Officier in the Légion d’honneur in April 2012.

A former member of the French national team for synchronized swimming, Christine Lagarde is the mother of two sons.

"The Rosie" Award

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.

Athletic Hall of Fame

The next Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted on April 24, 2020 during Reunion Weekend! Nominations for 2020 are due no later than September 1, 2019.

Established in 2000-2001, the Holton-Arms Athletic Hall of Fame honors and perpetuates the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Holton-Arms athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, and excellence to the school and its athletic program throughout its history.

In 2000-2001, the Centennial Year, the idea for an Athletic Hall of Fame arose to honor student athletes, individual teams, and outstanding coaches throughout the history of Holton-Arms School.

Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame should serve as a standard of excellence and inspire current students and teams to achieve their own level of excellence.

Please use this form to nominate an alumna for this award by September 1, 2019.


Nominations for the 2020 Alumnae Awards are due November 1, 2019


Nominations for the 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame are due September 1, 2019

Questions? Contact:
Amanda Novak Hewitt '04
Director of Alumnae

Past Recipients:


Recipients of the Holton-Arms Distinguished Alumna Award include:

1974 Lois Sprigg Hazell '14

1975 Ann Schein Carlyss '57

1976 The Hon. Brereton Sturtevant '38

1977 Adelaide Poore Bolté '18

1978 Sidney deShazo Callahan '51

1979 Brenda Welch Belfield '56

1980 Sallie Evans Lurton '23

1981 Sonia Picado Sotela deOreamuno '54

1982 Mary Hall Pirtle '42

1983 Helen-Louise Simpson Hunter '52

1984 Shreve Simpson '67

1985 Dr. Abigail Thornton Givens '60

1986 Damara Bolté '49

1987 Stephanie Kenyon Beehler '72

1988 Beverley Haynes Johnson '60

1989 Margaret Garrard Warner '67

1990 Elizabeth Glaize Helm '49

1991 Eleanor McConihe Cain '56

1992 Dr. Yasmin Tyler-Hill '76

1993 Elizabeth Schmidt Morrison '53

1994 Julia Louis-Dreyfus '79

1995 Sylvia K. Kraemer '61

1996 Sally Colclough Alexander '51

1997 Joan Ferguson Marsh '42

1998 Kristie Miller '62

1999 Yolanda Alfaro Maddux '39

2000 Edith Stenhouse Bingham '51

2001 Centennial Celebration for All Distinguished Alumnae

2002 Pauline M. King '42

2003 Julia Norrell '53

2004 Valerie Elbrick Hanlon '59

2005 Julie Jacobs Menin '85

2006 R. Barbara Gitenstein '66

2007 Shelley Moore Capito '71

2008 Kim Leverton Cavendish '63

2009 Frida Frazer Burling '34

2010 Anne E. Kornblut '90

2011 Dede Buchanan Wilsey '61

2012 Lynn Holman Nicholas '57

2013 Alice (Wendy) True Gasch '68

2014 Eugenia (Genie) Siegler '74

2015 Aleta Margolis '85

2016 Mary Lou Buchheister Cobb ’61 & Kate Putnam Baxter ’61

2017 Dr. Rebecca Levine '97

2018 Dr. Adeline Vuylsteke Vanderver '92

2019 Mme. Christine Lallouette Lagarde '74


Recipients of the "Rosie Award" include:

1991 Rosemary Wire Anderson '58

1992 Mary Lib MacArthur Symington '31

1993 Bret Sturtevant '38

1994 Trudy Breckinridge Peyton '39 '40C

1995 Fran Mathews Selden '31

1996 Cary Hawfield Foley '51

1997 Suzanne Frazier Martin '57

1998 Jane Costello Maisch '37

1999 Ellen Wills Martin '56C

2000 Gail McGregor Fearing '62

2001 Archives Ladies and Gentleman

2002 Chris Miller Leahy '67

2003 Martha Lyn Dippell '68

2004 Connie Corby Tompkins '69

2005 Deborah Camalier Walker '70

2006 Sara Fogarty Hayes '66

2007 Peggy Ann Eacho Fechnay '67 and Susanne Cole Wean '67

2008 Melanie Dorsey and Kimberly Hoffman Samperton '73

2009 Mary Catherine Jones Thompson '79

2010 Nancy Skilling Littlehales '45

2011 Amy DeLouise '81

2012 Katherine Kline '97

2013 Abigail Sheridan Betts '98

2014 Virginia Olds Goshdigian '59

2015 Kay Kaufholz Jewel '57

2016 Sally Colclough Alexander '51

2017 Trudy Tulley Surut '47

2018 Sharlene Petry Amitay '85

2019 Sandra Engle Gichner '84


Inducted April 2017:

Sally Voss Krueger '75
Megan Kelly Walter '98
Lane Fogarty Strand '01
Claire Bordley Berg '04

Inducted April 2014:

Courtney Brereton Stevenson '62
Letty Peery McNulty '71
Katherine Kline '97
Susan Hayes Taliaferro '97

Inducted April 2011:

Patricia “Pat” Werber Bryant '52
Lorraine “Lorrie” Lipscomb Roberts '61
Courtney Rodgers Fletcher '97
Regan Gosnell Davis '99
Kim Hutcherson, Holton Director of Physical Education & Athletics 1987-2005

Inducted April 2008:

Anne B. Keiser '66
Leigh Ernst Friestedt '89
Carolyn M. Keber '92

Inducted April 2005:

Eleanor Flood Schoelkopf '35
Judy Conger Shaffer '58
Dana Johnson '88
Sallie Lurton Taylor '91

Inducted April 2003:

Susan “Dougie” Gray McGreivy '57
Courtenay Jones Culp '65
Leland Ingham Keyser '84
Caryn Coppedge McNeill '84

Inducted April 2001:

Frances "Funny" Carter Sturtevant '29
Mary Jane Sears Parks '57, '59C
Jean C. Noah '67
Suzanne LeClere Bailey '87
Julie Thorp Kerr '90
Betty Nevitt, Physical Education Department 1952-1987