Press Release

Saint Mary’s College Announces 2009 Alumnae Association Award Recipients


Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary’s College
(574) 284-4579

May 27, 2009 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Saint Mary's College is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Alumnae Association Awards, which will be distributed at the Reunion Banquet on Saturday, June 6 as part of Reunion Weekend, June 4-7. The following is the list of the awards and the recipients. Click on the names to learn more about them. The Distinguished Alumna Award is the Alumnae Association's highest recognition.

Distinguished Alumna Award: Kathy Malone Beeler ‘69

Alumna Achievement Award: Joan Richtsmeier ‘77

Humanitas Award: Rose-Marie Oppenheim Dilenschneider ‘54

Outstanding Young Alumna Award: Gayla Spenney ‘97

The Outstanding Senior Award, which is given to a graduating senior, was awarded at the Alumnae Senior Luncheon on May 11.

Outstanding Senior Award: Caitlin Brodmerkel '09

If you are with the media and would like to interview the award recipients or others, please contact Gwen O’Brien, Director of Media Relations.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 major areas of study. The College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary's College ranks among the nation's top liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2009 annual survey. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.