Douglass to Celebrate 96 Years at Founders Day Awards Recognition Luncheon

The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College will host the 2014 Alumnae Awards at the Douglass Founders Day Awards Recognition Luncheon: 96 Years of Evolution, NJC-DC-DRC, to be held at Cooper Dining Hall at Douglass on Saturday, April 12, 2014. To register for this event, see (Pictured from left: Susan Kinsley Darien’64, Kayo Denda, Betty Reeve Inglis ’48, Jennifer O’Neill ’95, Alice Herman ’70, Amanda A. Hugelmeyer ’04 and C. Judson Hamlin.)

About the Honorees:

Margaret T. Corwin Award,  highest award for service to alma mater, will be presented to Alice Herman ’70 who is an outstanding leader serving as Co-Chair of The Campaign for Douglass, and a loyal donor who generously established the Abe and Ethel Herman Scholarship in honor of her parents, and is co-creator of The Friendship Fund, an endowed scholarship.

Douglass Medal, honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the success of the Associate Alumnae and to Douglass, to Kayo Denda, the Margery Somers Foster Center & Women’s Studies Librarian at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library who has contributed to the advancement of Douglass students during the last 12 years, and collaborated with the AADC on preserving and promoting our history through library exhibits including the Douglass 95th Anniversary Exhibit.

Douglass Medal: Honorable C. Judson Hamlin is a distinguished former New Jersey Superior Court Judge C. Judson Hamlin, of counsel to Keefe Bartels, and a loyal donor who generously provides pro bono guidance to the AADC and inspired the Douglass Alumnae Oral History Project through his passion for history and antique NJC/Douglass postcards discovered on trips with his wife, Carol Hansmann Hamlin ’61, AADC Director of Major Gifts.

Alumnae Recognition Award, honors exceptional and sustained service to the Associate Alumnae and to Class, to Susan Kinsley Darien ’64 who is an active alumna who remains connected with classmates as Vice President and Reunion Chair, has served in leadership roles as a two-time Chair of The Douglass Society Selection Committee, hosted introductory receptions for leaders, and as a loyal donor and generous supporter establishing the Darien Family Scholarship for sociology majors, together with her husband Steven Darien RC ’63.

Alumnae Recognition Award: Jennifer O’Neill ’95 is a longtime Class President who was two-time Chair of Founders Day, who has shared her time and talents in many roles including on the AADC Board of Directors and the Communications Committee, as a loyal and generous donor who conducts Douglass Alumnae Oral History Project interviews during Reunion, and helping preserve Douglass history through her personal collection of  College and alumnae memorabilia.

Alumnae Recognition Award: Betty Reeve Inglis ’48 is a dedicated alumna, goodwill ambassador and outstanding Class Fund Agent for two decades who presented their 65th Class Reunion gift to Douglass College with pledges totaling over a million dollars from her class, she also keeps classmates informed as a longtime Alumnae Council Representative, and shares a treasure trove of NJC/Rutgers memorabilia in beautiful scrapbooks she creates.

Young Alumnae Mabel Award, honors outstanding service from an alumna graduating within the last ten years, awarded to Amanda A. Hugelmeyer ’04 recognized for her enthusiasm as an active young alumna who has contributed her time and energy serving on the Reunion Committee as a member and Chair, as part of the Young Alumnae Network, as an Extern Sponsor, and as a certified personal fitness trainer who conducted exercise classes on campus.

Vanguard Award: Jean Forrest Hyde ’50 is the recipient of the Corwin Award for highest service, the Alumnae Recognition Award, and has shared her talents in countless ways with her Class and the Associate Alumnae since graduation, including as a three-term Treasurer of the Board of Directors, a member of the Investment, Annual Fund, and Executive Director Search committees, as Class President, Vice President and Fund Agent, as a consistent donor, and as a weekly volunteer at the Alumnae Center for more than a decade. Please note: this award will be presented at Douglass Reunion Weekend during the Vanguard Luncheon on May 30.

Nominate a Douglass Alumna! Do you know an alumna deserving of recognition by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College?  Please tell us about her by completing a Nomination Form. Award recipients will be considered by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Awards Committee.


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