More than 1,400 alumnae returned to campus for Reunion 2013, spending May 30-June 2 catching up with old friends and revisiting important years spent on campus. Over the course of the weekend, alumnae heard the latest news about the College from President Debora Spar, took part in thoughtful discussions about everything from transitioning to a new career to work-life balance, watched dance performances, caught up at cocktail parties and class dinners, and danced under the stars at the Saturday night gala. See a slideshow of highlights from the weekend:
Also at Reunion, Barnard recognized several extraordinary alumnae with Reunion 2013 Awards. The honorees were selected by the Alumnae Association Awards Committee based on nominations from alumnae.
The winners of the Reunion 2013 Awards:
Journalist, digital media expert, and Barnard trustee Cyndi Stivers '78 received the Woman of Achievement Award. She was recently named editor-in-chief of AOL.com, after a stint as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journalism Review. Previously, she served in senior editorial and management roles with Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Time Out New York, and Premiere.
Distinguished Alumna Award winners included: Susan Kaufman Purcell ’63, a political scientist and expert on Latin America and the western hemisphere; Harriet Schaffer Rabb ’63, former general counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Lida Orzeck ’68, founding partner and CEO of Hanky Panky.
The winners of the Millicent Carey McIntosh Awards for Feminism were advocate and activist Janet Axelrod ’73 and V-Day Founding Member and Executive Director Susan Celia Swan ’88.
Young Alumna Awards were presented to White House correspondent for Bloomberg News Julianna Goldman ’03 and consultant and business strategist Jieh Greeney ’03.
Awards for Service to Barnard were presented to writer Linda Barrows ’73, journalist Merri Rosenberg ’78, and Dr. Lorraine Chrisomalis-Valasiadis ’83.