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.