Alumnae

Distinguished Alumnae

Distinguished Alumnae

The purpose of the Distinguished Alumnae Award is to recognize and acknowledge the significant contributions being made by our alumnae in many fields of endeavor. The award honors alumnae who represent a range of excellence in vocation, community service, character, and/or service to McGehee.

The award recipients are honored on Founder’s Day at the Founder’s Day Assembly and then at a reception in their honor. Award recipients are presented with an Award Certificate and a gift from the School during the Founder’s Day Assembly. View the 2017 honorees’ remarks.

Should you have any questions, please contact: 
Kathleen Banta, Associate Director of Development, at 504-274-4917 or kbanta@mcgeheeschool.com.

Guidelines for Distinguished Alumnae Award Nominations

The nomination form below must be completed and returned to the Alumnae Office by October 14. Additional letters of support from classmates are helpful, but not required. A recipient must have attended McGehee. Recipients need not be from reunion classes.

The Distinguished Alumnae Award Committee meets in December to select the current year’s recipient(s) and announces the recipient(s) at the Winter Alumnae Association Board and Class Representative Meeting.

It is preferred that all recipients are able to attend the Founder’s Day activities, although, attendance is not a prerequisite for receiving the Distinguished Alumnae Award.

Nominations should be submitted online by clicking here.

or downloaded here and mailed to:
Louise S. McGehee School
Attn: Kathleen Banta
2343 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

or faxed to:
Attn: Kathleen Banta
504-566-9365

 

Award Recipients

List of 31 items.

  • 1987

    Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin ’50 
    Esther Dupuy Breckenridge ’24* 
    Betty Werlein Carter ’27* 
    Madeleine Duvic ’69 
    Jane Pharr Gage ’28* 
    Emilie “Russ” Dietrich Griffin ’53 
    Rosa Freeman Keller ’28* 
    Gail Behre Little ’31* 
    Mildred “Millie” Ball Marshall ’63 
    Elizabeth “Betsy” Shaw Nalty ’60 
    Lalise Moore O’Brien ’30* 
    Cynthia “Cindy” Samuel ’65 
    Margaret “Meg” Orr Settoon ’71 
    Betty Stevens Sherrill ’40*
    Edith “Lucile” Smith ’31* 
    Suzanne “Sue” Saussy Stewart ’44 
    Rose Forsyth Strachan ’33* 
    Katharine “Kit” Williams Tremaine ’24*
  • 1988

    Charlotte Cooksey ’65 
    Charlotte Hillyer Dupuy ’40* 
    Rosemary Gugert Kennedy ’44 
    Jane Dart Maunsell ’39* 
    Cora “Coco” Jahncke Seemann ’31* 
    Virginia Liggett Suttle ’32*
  • 1989

    Beth Stocker Cary ’50 
    Geraldine “Gerry” Gaudet Geary ’31* 
    Lynne Murray Gleason ’57 
    Susan Buck Mayer ’33* 
    Katherine “Bonnie” Thompson Soniat ’60 
    Marilyn Wellemeyer ’42
  • 1990

    Jeanne de la Houssaye ’60* 
    Nancy Reeves Dreux ’31* 
    Edna Schlegel Heft ’32* 
    Mary Foster Kock ’47 
    Patricia “Pat” Crane Mason ’55 
    Kathleen “Kathy” Moore Vick ’56*
  • 1991

    Elaine Durbin Abell ’60 
    Gayle Stocker Denegre ’44* 
    Margo Jackson DuBos ’74 
    Katherine Nolan Kammer ’32* 
    Carroll Wilson Suggs ’56 
    Charlotte Barkerding Travieso ’60
  • 1992

    Beverly Ogden Dickinson ’75 
    Dorothy “Dottie” Eaves Kostmayer ’41
    Carolyn Gelbke McCall ’57 
    Jane Alsobrook Miller ’44 
    Katherine Huff O’Neil ’56 
    Cynthia Miller Yeates ’72
  • 1993

    Harriet “Muffin” Wilson Balart ’64 
    Carolyn “Missy” McLellan Buckley ’67 
    Lucile Lawrence Dahlstrom ’22* 
    Ruth “Ruthie” Jones Frierson ’58 
    Virginia Kock ’52* 
    Barbara Manard ’63 
    Constance “Pokey” Smith ’24*
  • 1994

    Beverly Reese Church ’63 
    Katherine Gage ’55* 
    Kitty Carlisle Hart ’27* 
    Gladys Gay LeBreton ’38 
    Holly Sharp Snodgrass ’75 
    Joan Matthews Starr ’60
  • 1995

    Joan Scheuermann Anderson ’50 
    Eloise “Bootie” Born Farnsworth ’59 
    Diana Rowley Jones ’60 
    Grace Jahncke Newburger ’54* 
    Catherine “Cathy” Maunsell Posey ’63 
    Bruce “Brucie” Witherspoon Rafferty ’45*
  • 1996

    Carol Jones Carmody ’60 
    Claudia Harold ’64 
    Marie Elise “Malee” Amoss Hearin ’46 
    Margaret Miller ’70 
    Marjorie “Margie” Leverich Moran ’35 
    Jeanne “Patty” Hanley Rabig ’56 
    Catherine Burns Tremaine ’42
  • 1997

    Janet Arrowsmith ’67 
    Virginia Fossier Brooks ’72 
    Blanche Kirchhoff Gray ’62 
    Louise Hoehn Hogan ’31* 
    Gretchen Rau ’57* 
    Tynia Thomassie ’77
  • 1998

    Barbara King Amedee ’43*
    Marilyn Maloney ’68 
    Sheela Burke Plater ’58 
    Laura Guinee Sporl ’74 
    Jann Malone Steele ’68 
    Mary Louise “Peggy” McGehee Wisdom ’32*
  • 1999

    Gloria Garic Anderson ’39* 
    Ann Maylie Bruce ’60 
    Nancy “Nan” Newton Cummins ’61 
    Elisabeth “Lisa” Dart ’77 
    Jane Leach King ’49 
    Constance Barkley Lewis ’79 
    Lettice Binnings Stuart ’64
  • 2000

    Elsie Jean “Jean” McGivney Boese ’42* 
    Jacqueline “Jackie” LeRoi Bolton ’43* 
    Amelie Wogan Cagle ’65 
    Jeanie Crane Cian ’72 
    Katherine Waters Gelderman ’79 
    Mary-Elizabeth “Meppie” Paltron ’60* 
    Ruth Groner Werfel ’50
  • 2001

    Jane Johnson ’67 
    Cameron “Cammie” Kock Mayer ’71 
    Harriet McFaul Pilger ’66 
    Dana Smetherman ’82 
    Nancy Lohman Staub ’51
    Katharine “Kathy” Gamble Walkley ’76
  • 2002

    Gary Gillis Baker ’52 
    Virginia Barkley ’82 
    Laura Lee Killeen ’68 
    Michele Lafaye Lopiccolo ’77 
    Carolyn Wood Lorio ’77 
    Marcelle d’Aquin Saussy ’57
  • 2003

    Anita Pelias Georges ’48 
    Wendelyn “Wendy” Walk Michell ’66 
    Laura Shaw Shields ’72 
    Alice Marquez Wright ’68
  • 2004

    Kathryn “Kit” Conroy ’73 
    Carey Feierabend ’78 
    Suzanne Wolfe Fromherz ’66 
    Beryl Bushnell Kaminsky ’79 
    Daisy Meriwether Vandenburgh ’51
  • 2005

    Ella Montgomery Flower ’63 
    Elaine “Lainey” Friedrichs Jones ’80 
    Ginger Kock ’78 
    Lalise O’Brien Melillo ’60
  • 2006

    Angelique Palumbo Short ’93
    Ruthie Winston ’79
  • 2007

    Harriet Hurley Nelson ’56
    Paulette de la Vergne Stewart ’57
    Melissa Roddy ’77
    Mary Meyers Howard ’77
  • 2008

    Rozelle Sawyer Middleton ’49
    Lilian Page Stahler Murphy ’58
    Mary Ann McLellan Stroker ’58
    Barbara “Bee” Ewin Fitzpatrick ’66
    Elizabeth “Lizzy” Jahncke ’98
  • 2009

    Bonnie Christensen St. Paul ’59
    Melanie Logan Mauldin ’68
    Cecile Watters Tebo ’78
  • 2010

    Caroline Monsted Brady ’90
    Ethel Bush Clay ’60
    Ann Wisdom Stolley ’60
  • 2011

    Dawn Higgins Murphy ’46
    Doris Durbin Heard ’61
    Ann Richardson Berkey ’66
    Rebecca Brooksher ’96
  • 2012

    Marsha Miller Wedell ’59
    Corinne Morrison ’65
    Heather Labadot Smedstad ’88
    Felice Viguerie Killian ’93
    Miranda Restovic ’97
  • 2013

    Glenny Wiegand Brazy ’43
    Suzanne Maginnis Whann ’62
    Jane Feierabend Wiggins ’63
    Charlotte Christman ’73
  • 2014

    Courtney Slatten Katzenstein ’79
    Katherine Magnuson ’89
  • 2015

    Mary Alice Quinn ’54
    Anne Labouisse Dean ’60
    Anne Perez Inabnett ’64
    Julie Jones Smith ’80
    Mimi Maumus ’90
  • 2016

    Kitty Claiborne Schmidt ’65
    Bonnie Baird Boyd ’67
    Margo Sanders Phelps ’72
    Kathleen McKee Garey ’76
    Sarah Martzolf ’96
  • 2017

    Mary McDonald Stephens Dillon '77
    Madeline Hughes Haikala '82
    Katherine Kreutziger Baumgarten '87
    Meredith Feike '97
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