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Alumnae Awards

The Bryn Mawr School Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of the Young, Senior and Distinguished Alumna Awards along with the Anne Edmunds Croker '58 Alumnae Service Award during Alumnae Weekend.

Reunion giving prizes, recognizing classes for their philanthropic support of the school, are also presented during Alumnae Weekend.

The Distinguished Alumna Award

The Distinguished Alumna Award is given to an alumna who embodies the highest ideal of the school through her professional or volunteer commitments. Leadership, a humanistic spirit, creativity, community involvement and professional achievement are among the qualities to be considered.
2021 Winner: Margo Vassar '91

Margo Vassar is a cardiologist. After graduating from Bryn Mawr, Margo received a BA in Health and Society and International Health from Brown University and her MD from the University of Maryland. Today she holds licenses and certifications in Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Disease and Yoga Instruction. Today, Margo works at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, HI and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has served in both roles for over 10 years and has been an asset to her team and her field. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Margo has served as a resource in her local community by going onto “Wake Up 2Day” for a segment called “Ask A Specialist on the KHON2 News: Staying Heart Healthy During COVID-19 with Dr. Margo Vassar.” This broadcast played an important role in informing her community about one of the seldom discussed implications of the pandemic.

Senior Alumna Award

The Senior Alumna Award goes to an alumna who graduated 40 or more years ago and who has made a significant contribution to the community as a dedicated volunteer or as a career professional.
2021 Winner: Monica Brunson '81
Monica Brunson ‘81 is a dedicated professional with 25 years of experience in the area of transitional care for seniors. She served as the Admissions Director at Genesis Healthcare for 14 years and today, as founder, CEO and Senior Consultant at Brunson Healthcare Consultants (BHC), she specializes in locating assisted living housing throughout the state of Maryland. Monica goes beyond her job description to foster relationships with her community and improve her field as a whole. She offers seminars for health care professionals who are interested in starting assisted living facilities of their own. Her entrepreneurial skill extends beyond the healthcare field. She also co-owns Berries by Quicha in Federal Hill. Beyond her professional life, Monica is a leader in her community and works tirelessly to give back to others. As an example, she recently became a minister in her church. As her classmate Katherine Holden ‘81 described, “if all of Bryn Mawr’s graduates could be as successful, ambitious, generous, involved, and dedicated as Monica, the school would be lucky indeed.”

The Young Alumna Award

The Young Alumnae Award is given to an alumna who has graduated within the last 20 years who has distinguished herself in the community or in her profession.
2021 Winner: Grace Greene '16

After graduating from Bryn Mawr in 2016, Grace Greene '16 continued her academic journey at Pitzer College. There, she used her bold voice to bring the same passion and drive to her classes as she did when she was at Bryn Mawr. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Grace was able to graduate with a degree in cognitive psychology and linguistics this past May. During her college years, Grace served as a member of the Recent Grads Committee for The Fund for Bryn Mawr and she is currently serving on her 5th Reunion Committee. Grace has also served as an on-campus speaker on several occasions. She was a panelist for the January Alumnae Convocation about college life experiences and was a recent graduate panelist for the Admissions Office. Grace has also been a consistent supporter of The Fund for Bryn Mawr since she graduated. Today, Grace works as a Research Associate at Hopelab and embodies Bryn Mawr values in every facet of her life. She is constantly reflecting and writing about her experience and the ways in which she hopes to inspire others to improve their communities. In the short time since she left our school, Grace has already started making a difference in the world. We know that going forward she will bring the same passionate bold voice and accomplish even more.

The Anne Edmunds Croker '58 Alumnae Service Award

The Anne Edmunds Croker Award, named in honor of alumna Anne Edmunds Croker, Class of 1958, is a surprise every year and it is given by the Association to an alumna whose dedication to the School and participation in volunteer activities has been exemplary.
2021 Winner: Diana Salsbury '11

Diana Salsbury ‘11 is a Software Engineer at Google where she has worked since graduating from college in 2015. Diana received a BA in Computer Science and Classical Studies from Dartmouth College. She was a member of the women’s ice hockey club and Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Diana has been a dedicated volunteer for Bryn Mawr since she graduated. Currently she is a member of her class’s 10th Reunion Committee. In addition to serving as a fundraising volunteer, Diana has stayed engaged with Bryn Mawr by serving as a STEM mentor and representing Google annually at the Maryland STEM Fair for Girls. She attends all alumnae gatherings hosted in her home city of New York, and has even hosted an one such gathering at Google’s Headquarters. Her mentorship of current students is also noteworthy. Diana organized a shadow experience for Upper School students at her offices at Google, and regularly comes to campus to speak to students about her work as a software engineer.


Reunion Participation Prize

The Reunion Participation Prize goes to the class with the most outstanding participation in support of Bryn Mawr in their reunion year.

The 2021 Reunion Participation Prize was awarded to the Class of 1981, celebrating their 40th reunion. 

Past winners of the Reunion Participation Prize:
2020 - Class of 1995
2019 - Class of 1969
2018 - Class of 1968
2017 - Class of 1967
2016 - Class of 1981
2015 - Class of 1965
2014 - Class of 1964
2013 - Class of 1948
2012 - Class of 1962
2011 - Class of 1961
2010 - Class of 1965
2009 - Class of 1964
2008 - Class of 1948
2007 - Class of 1947
2006 - Class of 1956

Young Alumnae Participation Prize

The Young Alumnae Participation Prize goes to one of the four youngest reunion classes with the highest class participation in its reunion giving effort.

The Class of 2001, celebrating its 20th reunion, received the Young Alumnae Participation Prize with 46% participation.

Past winners of the Young Alumnae Participation Prize:
2020 - Class of 2005
2019 - Class of 1999
2018 - Class of 2003
2017 - Class of 2016
2016 - Class of 2011
2015 - Class of 2010

Overall Reunion Gift Award

The Overall Reunion Gift Award goes to the reunion class that raises the most money overall for Bryn Mawr. Annual and campaign contributions to special initiatives, capital projects and to the endowment are included.

The 2021 Overall Reunion Gift Award goes to the Class of 1961. Congratulations, Class of 1961! 

Past winners of the Overall Reunion Gift Award:
2020 - Class of 1965
2019 - Class of 1944
2018 - Class of 1958
2017 - Class of 1967
2016 - Class of 1961
2015 - Class of 1965
2013 - Class of 1988
2012 - Class of 1967
2011 - Class of 1986
2010 - Class of 1955
2009 - Class of 1959
2008 - Class of 1988

Reunion Gift Award

The Reunion Gift Award goes to the class that raises the most in dollars for The Fund for Bryn Mawr – the School’s annual giving campaign – in its reunion year. Reunion giving dollars are critical to the school because they go immediately, during the current school year, to support our teachers and students.

Thanks to their generosity, the members of the Class of 1991 are the winners of the 2021 Reunion Gift Award. 

Past winners of the Reunion Gift Award:
2020 - Class of 1995
2019 - Class of 1959 
2018 - Class of 1988
2017 - Class of 1972
2016 - Class of 1991
2015 - Class of 1965
2014 - Class of 1984
2013 - Class of 1988
2012 - Class of 1962
2011 - Class of 1961
2010 - Class of 1975
2009 - Class of 1959
2008 - Class of 1988
2007 - Class of 1967
2006 - Class of 1956


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  • Deanna Boyd 05

    Director of Alumnae Engagement