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.

2018- Dr. Adeline Vuylsteke Vanderver, M.D. '92

A 1992 Holton graduate, Dr. Adeline Vanderver, M.D. is an Attending Physician in the Division of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Jacob A. Kamens Endowed Chair in Neurologic Disorders and Translational Neurotherapeutics. She is also Program Director of the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at CHOP. Leukodystrophies are a group of rare, progressive, metabolic, genetic diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord and often the peripheral nerves

After Holton, Adeline graduated with a degree in medicine from Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She then pursued a child neurology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in biochemical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute/National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Under Adeline’s leadership, the multidisciplinary Leukodystrophy Center team is focused on creating new standards of care for children with leukodystrophies by advancing leukodystrophy gene discovery, creating new therapies, and supporting and advocating for patients and their families. In addition to her clinical and research efforts, Adeline leads the Global Leukodystrophy Initiative, an advocacy group that includes parents, clinicians and researchers, to raise disease awareness and ensure that patients receive appropriate social and medical support.

Adeline and her husband, Bruce Vanderver (Landon ’91), live in Kensington with their three children, ages 15, 12, and 10. Adeline is proud to say that her science classes at Holton provided the impetus for both her career and family.

"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 2020 during Reunion Weekend!

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.




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


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


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