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Alumnae Achievement Awards

Nominations for the Award

Any alumna who attended Wellesley as a degree candidate is eligible for nomination, with the exception of current employees of the College and alumnae serving on the College's Board of Trustees, the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, or the Alumnae Achievement Award Committee. Nominees need not have graduated from Wellesley.

The Alumnae Achievement Awards process is highly selective. The Alumnae Association seeks to honor those alumnae whose accomplishments have brought them to the top of their fields of endeavor. The committee welcomes nominations that reflect the diversity of Wellesley women and their many avenues of achievement. Volunteer service to the College is neither a positive nor a negative in the committee’s consideration of a candidate’s qualifications.

Nominations will be held in strictest confidence. As Wellesley College is fortunate to have a large pool of prominent alumnae, candidates may be considered through a number of deliberation cycles. Once nominated, a candidate’s nomination is on file in the Alumnae Office for periodic review and updates. The Committee always appreciates any new information about an alumna who has previously been nominated.

Nominators are encouraged to consult the biographies of previous Alumnae Achievement Award winners at the Alumnae Association website in order to gain a sense of the kinds of accomplishments the association has honored in the past.

An effective nomination includes detailed information about the background of the candidate, a clear description of the nature of her achievements, and contact information for colleagues and others who will be asked to write confidential letters of recommendation on behalf of the candidate.

Nominations and updates are welcome at the Alumnae Office at any time. Those received by May 30th of each year are reviewed throughout the fall and winter by a rotating committee of seven alumnae who are appointed by the Alumnae Association Board of Directors.

The Committee presents a slate of nominees to the Alumnae Association Board of Directors for ratification at its winter board meeting. Presuming ratification occurs, award recipients are scheduled to receive their awards during the following winter.

To nominate an alumna, please complete the on-line nomination form or mail your nomination to:

Alumnae Achievement Awards Committee
Wellesley College Alumnae Association
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203.

Nominations may be sent by fax to 781-283-3638. Please remember that supporting materials must be forwarded to the Alumnae Association by the May 30th deadline.

For more information, please contact Laura Adamczyk (ladamczy@wellesley.edu) or call 781-283-2392.