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Excellence Honored

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Incoming Board Chair Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald ’81

Kenneth Burrows and Erica Jong

Helen Gamanos Milonas ’59, Judith Kaye, and Diana T. Vagelos ’55

Lester and Lorinda Chiang PA14

Alison Estabrook ’74 and Anne Salmsa Altchek ’79

Judith Kaye, Barnard President Debora Spar, and Anna Quindlen

Gabrielle Ferrara ’12, Elizabeth Sze ’10, and Estefania Barcia ’12

Chui Sun Lee, Raphael Moy, Eileen Lee Moy ’73, Cristina Li Hsiao ’91, and Eleanor Lee Li ’68

Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82 and her daughter, Toby Milstein

Lorraine Chrisomalis-Valasiadis ’83 and Peter J. Valasiadis

Susan Lyne PA07 and Cyndi Stivers ’78

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, Helene Kaplan, and Anna Quindlen

Benjamin Cheever and Janet Maslin

Robert Christman, Judith Daynard Boies ’59, and Christopher Boies

Cyrus and Peggy Vance

Joan Sherman Freilich ’63

Pat Denison and Zuzanna Szadkowski

James Champy, Lois Golden Champy ’67, and Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum ’50

Leonard Tow PA88 and Alex McDonald PA09

Lucille Zanghi PA10, her daughter Jacqueline Dow ’10, and Eric and Fran Rosenfeld PA13

Actress Zuzanna Szadkowski ’01, who plays “Dorota” on the popular TV series Gossip Girl, was mistress of ceremonies at the event honoring the recipients of the Frederick A.P. Barnard Award: Barnard outgoing board of trustees Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen ’74, and recently retired New York state Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye ’58, who was the first woman to hold the post.

“Anna, you have stepped in whenever and wherever to do anything for Barnard,” said Ellen Futter ’71, president of the American Museum of Natural history and former president of the College, in a citation read during the awards presentation. Quindlen has served five five-year terms as a member of the board. During her tenure, the Diana Center was completed and a presidential search committee tapped Debora Spar to be Barnard’s new president. Helene Finkelstein Kaplan ’53, former chair of the board of trustees, presented the award to Judge Kaye, saying: “even more remarkable than the historic place you held at the pinnacle of justice, was what you did from that place.” Among her myriad achievements was the overhaul of the state’s jury system.

Some auction items donated by Barnard’s dedicated faculty, staff, and alumnae, were lunches with some of Barnard’s distinguished graduates including Martha Stewart ’63, Fox News anchor Lis Wiehl ’83, NPR correspondent Susan

Levitt Stamberg ’59, author Erica Jong ’63, and Pennsylvania state senator Constance Hess Williams ’66. Thanks to auctioneer harmer Johnson’s expertise, bidding was brisk. A winning bidder paid $8,000 for a private tour of the AMNH guided by its President Ellen Futter ’71.

-photographs by Hilary Steffens, David Wentworth, and Chance Yeh/Patrick McMullan