within and beyond Smith’s gates, you are the
wise and eloquent voice of the college. You have fostered
an enormous sense of teamwork in the Office of College Relations,
widely regarded as one of the best places on campus to work.
Your staff is devoted to you.
When "hot" issues
arise, you bring a thoughtful and insightful viewpoint to
the discussion. As an alumna, you understand how alumnae
may perceive and react to issues. You are typically proactive
rather than reactive. Calm and unflappable, you are able
to put any issue in perspective.
Throughout your work, you
have never forgotten the students. You have enjoyed welcoming
admitted students, and have quietly mentored and supported
numerous students over the years. You have been a champion
of diversity in the student body.
One of the primary reasons
that Smith enjoys a positive relationship with the City
of Northampton is that you have been our ambassador. Through
service on numerous local boards, from the Northampton
Center for the Arts to the Northampton Historical Society,
you are well known and trusted. That trust carries over into
your work with the community on behalf of Smith.
supervised every major event on campus, from commencements
to inaugurations. You have accomplished all this with modesty
and grace under pressure.
It is with deep gratitude that
the Board of Trustees presents to you the John M. Greene
Award for distinguished service to Smith College.
Chair, Board of Trustees
May 7, 2004