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~Wellesley to Honor U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, Educator Barbara Jackson, and Thai Business Leader Niramol Suriyasat with Alumnae Achievement Awards~

For immediate release:
Feb. 13, 2003

Arlie Corday,

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The Wellesley College Alumnnae Association will hold its Achievement Awards Ceremony Friday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 pm in Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The 2003 awards will honor U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton '69, educator and author Barbara Loomis Jackson '50 and the late business leader Niramol Bulakul Suriyasat '54. On the same day, another event, "A Conversation with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton" in honor of retiring Professor of Political Science Alan Schechter, will take place at 4 pm in Houghton Memorial Chapel. Due to space considerations, admission is allowed to one event only; a ticket and a valid Wellesley ID are required.

Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 is the only first lady to be elected to the U.S. Senate, as well as the first woman elected to statewide office in New York. She was named one of the National Law Journal's 100 most influential lawyers in America in 1988 and 1991.

Barbara Loomis Jackson '50 is a renowned professor and chair of the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy at the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, where she has taught since 1987.

Niramol Bulakul Suriyasat '54 led a distinguished career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. As one of Thailand's leading business executives, she received wide acclaim for her various roles at Toshiba Thailand. Thanks to her vision and leadership as chairperson, Thai Toshiba ranks as one of Thailand's largest manufacturers of electrical appliances.

The Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recognizes alumnae who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley College through their outstanding achievements. The award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields of endeavor and has been presented annually since 1970.

Founded in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in liberal arts and the education of women for more than 125 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students.


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