alumni service award

Presented each year at Alumni Fall Festival, the Alumni Service Award recognizes an alumna/us who has made outstanding volunteer service contributions to Colby-Sawyer and to the public on either a local, national or international level.

2013 Award Recipient: JoAnn Franke Overfield '68

JoAnn is a longtime volunteer and benefactor, has served on the Board of Trustees and currently serves on our art center steering committee, working to make the our dreams of a brand new art facility on campus a reality.

Outside of Colby-Sawyer her service is just as impressive. She served as a board member and a Development Committee member of the Seattle Children's Home. JoAnn has also served her Edgewood, Washington, community in various ways, including two terms as the chair of the Edgewood Planning Commission.

Past Award Winners

2012 Gail Graham Lee '62
2011 Karen Craffey Eldred '86
2010 Ann Hoar Floyd '60
2009 Marsha Halpin Johnson '59
2008 Ethelyn "Jackie" Dorr Symons '35
2007 Nancy Shumway Adams '52
2006 Nancy Hoyt Langbein '56
2003 Nancy Nielsen Williams '59
2002 Sandy Hall Devine'66 and Ellie Goodwin Cochran '71
2001 No award given
2000 Jen Ellis '85 and Jean Morley Lovett '45
1999 No award given
1998 Martha McCracken Howard '38
1997 Margaret Fish Langa '47
1996 Marjorie Johnston Rawls '36 and Barbara Melendy Parker
1995 Nancy Dean Maynard '45
1994 Anne Dwyer Milne '54
1993 Sally King Cramer '43 and Mary Scheu Teach '43
1992 Anne Baynes Hall '67
1991 Patricia A. Thornton '56
1990 Susan Morrison Mayer '56
1989 Janet Rich Nixon '54
1988 Barbara Hamilton Hopkins '48
1987 Polly Heath Kidder '52
1986 Charlotte Cobb Stahl '51
1985 Eleanor Morrison Goldthwait '51, '52
1984 Pauline Rogers Barker '34
1983 Helen Thomas Lethbridge '48 and Mary Scheu Teach '43
1982 Barbara Clough '31
1981 Barbara Johnson Stearns '32
1980 Harriet Gott Kidder '31
1979 Mary Trafton Simonds '38
1978 Sally Kleindienst Fifield '45
1977 Gretchen Hoch White '53
1976 Genevieve Millar '32
1975 No award given
1974 Judge Martha Ware '37