Awards

Outstanding Alumna Award

The Outstanding Alumna Award is given each year to an alumna who exhibits the qualities inherent in the St. Mary’s philosophy: integrity, spirituality, loyalty, and service.

 

2018: Donna Osborne Bradley '74

It is with great pride that we honor our the 2018 Outstanding Alumna, Donna Osborne Bradley '74.

Nominated by the Class of 1974, Donna's story is truly one that exemplifies the qualities inherent in our Outstanding Alumnae: service, courage, compassion, and leadership.

Donna was one of the two African American students to integrate St. Mary's in 1969, but St. Mary's was only the first step in a long career of excelling in education.

Donna earned a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law, a Master of Criminal Justice from Columbia College, and a Ph.D. in Public Safety from Capella University. Donna has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College, St. Charles Community College, Webster University, and Maryville University of Saint Louis, teaching Business Law, Criminal Justice, Labor Management Relations, Human Resource Management, and Employment Law.

Donna is now the Program Director of Graduate Criminal Justice Programs at Lindenwood University. In their nomination of Donna, her classmates remember her kindness, beauty, calm, and generosity. "As an attorney and as a human being, she has worked in inner city ministry and worked for victims of sexual assault. In addition, she educates realtors, landlords, tenants, homebuyers, and the community about their rights under the Fair Housing Act. She represents leadership, service, and all that a St. Mary's woman aspires to be." They also reflected on their time with Donna at St. Mary's, saying, "She was funny and sweet and a pleasure, and we never realized the courage it took for her to be there."

Her classmates saw in Donna a picture of the qualities of an Outstanding Alumna, saying, "Donna distinguishes herself with her life of service to the underprivileged, her courage to break barriers, her compassion to her many ministries, and her leadership as a professor," and they finished with an appropriate summary: "We are proud to say that we are her classmates." We couldn't agree more.

Congratulations, Donna! We're honored to call you one of our own.

Outstanding Alumna Award Recipients

  • 2019: Sarah Willmott Cowens '82
  • 2018: Donna Osborne Bradley '74
  • 2017: Gretchen Wollert McLennon ’93
  • 2016: Andrea Martin Armani ’96
  • 2015: Lisa Francis Turner '78
  • 2014: Suzanne Hollis Apple '76
  • 2013: Susan Roberts Colpitts '75
  • 2012: Ashley Moore Remmers '72
  • 2011: Marty Jones '71
  • 2010: Musette Sprunt Morgan '72
  • 2009: Lisa Moore Cook '82
  • 2008: Crissy Garrett Haslam '76
  • 2007: Watty Brooks Hall '75
  • 2006: Mary Kavanagh Day '82
  • 2005: Kempie Craddock Jenkins ’74
  • 2004: Mary Catherine Lynn Hitchings ’47
  • 2003: Sara Sorsby Dennis ’63
  • 2002: Joy Brown Wiener ’47
  • 2001: Janet Tucker Pryor '34
  • 2000: Julia Sprunt Grumbles ’71
  • 1999: Sarah Loaring-Clark Flowers ’47
  • 1998: Nora Wingfield Tyson ’75
  • 1997: Brooke Morrow ’74
  • 1996: Gwen Awsumb ’32
  • 1995: Jan Muirhead ’71
  • 1994: Cristina Brescia Michta ’70
  • 1993: Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner ’66
  • 1992: Lee McGeorge Durrell ’67

Creative Teacher Award

The St. Mary’s Alumnae Association presents the Creative Teacher Award each year to a teacher who exemplifies the high ideals of the school and who embodies a spirit of wonder and imagination. The award rotates among divisions and is selected by the division head.

Sarah Trim, 2018 Creative Teacher

Creative Teacher Award Recipients
  • 2018: Sarah Trimm
  • 2017: Kari Duncan
  • 2016: Allison Warren
  • 2015: Sally Mansberg Rosenberg '80
  • 2014: Jeanine Akers
  • 2013: Jessica Lancaster
  • 2012: Shelley Kuykendall Herzke '90
  • 2011: Caroline Goodman
  • 2010: Middle School Robotics Team
  • 2009: Jan Cone Davis '68
  • 2008: Josie McNeely Walker '76
  • 2007: Becky Jacks
  • 2006: Lain Whitaker
  • 2005: Leigh Mansberg
  • 2004: Nancy Miller
  • 2003: Jenny Madden
  • 2002: Michael Volpe
  • 2001: Jeanne Wilson
  • 2000: Allyson Raymer
  • 1999: Marsha Stemmler
  • 1998: Ann Wright
  • 1997: Mary Lou Entzminger
  • 1996: Kathleen McElroy
  • 1995: Eighth Grade ENSEMBLE Team
  • 1994: Linda Goodwin
  • 1993: Nanette Quinn
  • 1992: Gwenice McLaughlin
  • 1991: Kay Betts
  • 1990: Rhendle Millen
  • 1989: Laurel Eskridge
  • 1988: Anne Reiners
  • 1987: Kay Humphreys
  • 1986: Sheila Patrick
  • 1985: Laura Brewer
  • 1984: Emily Townes
  • 1983: Richard Tanner
  • 1982: Lee McMahon
  • 1981: Barbara Mansberg