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									       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                     Presented to
                                    Jill Agruss Breckenridge ’65
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The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Jill Agruss Breckenridge, class of 1965, with the
Loyalty Award. Known for your extraordinary dedication to the Association’s alumnae clubs, you have the well-deserved
respect of the Mount Holyoke community. Your out-of-the-box thinking has generated creative solutions that will benefit
the Alumnae Association for years to come. We are deeply grateful for your loyal service.

Since 2007, you have been a member of the Alumnae Association’s Clubs Committee. You quickly established yourself
as a remarkable volunteer and a skilled leader. From the start, you made it a priority to develop relationships with clubs
throughout the west coast and visited whenever possible. In addition, you initiated a quarterly mailing to keep those clubs
informed of regional activities. You also have gone above and beyond in connecting west coast clubs with representatives of
the College and Alumnae Association traveling in the region.

Furthermore, you are the woman behind the Alumnae Association’s interactive database for clubs. First, you envisioned
this tool—which also can be used by classes and for other Association needs—and then oversaw its implementation in
collaboration with the department of Alumnae Information Services and other Association staff. As one committee
member attests, “Jill was laser-focused on moving this very important initiative forward.”

A former member of the Mount Holyoke Club of Colorado, you served as its vice president and program chair. Now with the
Peninsula Club, your leadership roles have included treasurer, bed and breakfast chair, and second vice president. Recently,
you played a key role in the success of the Western Region Alumnae Council. In the words of one of alumna, “Jill has given
more to the Peninsula Club, the College, and the Alumnae Association that anyone I know. Her service is outstanding.”

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                               Jane E. Zachary
President                                                         Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                      Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
        Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
                ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                    Presented to
                                               Jean Horten Davis ’45
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The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Jean Horten Davis, class of 1945, with the Loyalty Award.
Throughout the years you have proven yourself to be an exceptional volunteer, supportive of your class and deeply devoted to Mount
Holyoke. You have shown your unwavering dedication to the College through decades of raising funds—activities that are often unseen
and unsung. Today, we are pleased to honor your service and express our gratitude.

Hortie, you came to Mount Holyoke from New Kensington, Pennsylvania. During your student years, you not only studied economics
and sociology, but also gained a lifelong appreciation for soda crackers. After graduation, you accepted a position as a medical social
worker at the Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh. It was there that you met—to use your words— “a handsome intern” named Bob Davis.
And the rest, as the saying goes, is history. You and Bob married and raised four wonderful children; Bob had a successful career in
medicine; and you did your part to make the world a better place through sharing your talents in a host of volunteer roles.

Mount Holyoke is honored to have been among your causes. Alumnae who have worked alongside you in clubs and on committees
describe you as someone “who couldn’t do enough” to help. The class of 1945 is especially proud to claim you as one of its own. From
1980 to 1985, you served as the class’s Nominating Committee chair. You also have consistently helped make reunions warm and festive,
particularly when you served as reunion welcome/hospitality chair for the 45th reunion and reunion costume chair for the 55th.

The Development Office knows you as a loyal, capable volunteer. Since 1989, you have worked repeatedly as a reunion gift caller and, in
recent years, assumed the duties of a class agent. You also served a year as a Cornerstone representative. In all these capacities, you have
inspired other alumnae to help Mount Holyoke fulfill and advance its mission.

When asked about your life, you have responded, “How can I keep from smiling?” Likewise, we cannot keep from smiling when the
topic is you. For all you are and all you have done on behalf of your alma mater, we are most grateful.

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with one or two
to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association recognizes you
with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                                        Jane E. Zachary
President                                                                  Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                               Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                    Presented to
                                       Helen Loring Ensign ’50
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The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Helen Loring Ensign, class of 1950, with the
Loyalty Award. For the past six decades, Mount Holyoke has remained near and dear to your heart. By putting that
affection into action in countless ways, you have helped the Alumnae Association and the College fulfill its mission and
sustain its values.

We know you as “Birdie,” a devoted alumna who has always been willing to lend a hand. For many years, you were an active
member of the Mount Holyoke Club of San Diego. You faithfully attended meetings, stepped up to organize Club activities,
and graciously opened your home for events. In addition, you held a range of positions on the board, including treasurer,
vice president, and Career Alumnae Network chair. You also offered the Club a wealth of community connections that
were the result of the goodwill you had cultivated throughout the area.

From 1986 to 1989, you contributed your insights as a member of the Alumnae Association’s Clubs Committee. You’ve
also contributed to the success of Mount Holyoke’s fundraising efforts by volunteering as a reunion gift caller and, from
1985 to 1989, you assumed the duties of class agent. In all settings, your reputation precedes you. Your sense of humor
is beloved, and you are a tireless worker who follows through, no matter what the challenges. In the words of one sister
alumna, “Helen has done wonderful things for Mount Holyoke.”

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                               Jane E. Zachary
President                                                         Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                      Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
        Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
                ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                           Presented to
                                          Nancy Boggie Kuehler ’65
                                                                  <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Nancy Boggie Kuehler, class of 1965, with the Loyalty Award. By
generously dedicating your time and service, you have helped the College and the Alumnae Association advance our mission and enduring
values. For your loyalty and devotion, we are deeply grateful.

An active member of the Munich Area Club, you stepped up to help organize the Mount Holyoke European Alumnae Symposium in
1999. Your many contributions to the success of this event earned you the admiration of alumnae from throughout Europe. After this
achievement, you assumed leadership of Mount Holyoke alumnae in Germany, which also placed you on the European Alumnae Council.
The devotion and creativity you bring to this role has endeared you to Mount Holyoke women of all ages. Previously the Council’s scribe and
secretary, you will become its chairperson in July of this year.

You excel at keeping alumnae living abroad engaged and in touch with both the College and each other. Alumnae describe you as “efficient
and amazingly enthusiastic” with a “lovely, warm personality.” You are deeply respected for your ability to carry out your good ideas with
“assertiveness and diplomacy.” Says one peer, “Nancy has always contributed more time and effort to our cause and projects than most
people would consider possible.” Another adds, “Nancy’s devotion to alumnae abroad, her persistence and positive attitude through the
years have been an inspiration. We are very much looking forward to her leadership of the European Council.”

Despite the demands of your work as a translator, not to mention raising four children, you have always made a special effort to organize
regular gatherings for alumnae in Munich. You also coordinate activities with other German and European groups, interview potential
students, and assist alumnae visiting Munich. Nancy, you have the deep affection and respect of countless alumnae abroad who join with
us in cheering for you today.

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with one or two to
aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association recognizes you with
the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                                       Jane E. Zachary
President                                                                 Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                              Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                    Presented to
                                       Diana Bosse Mathis ’70
                                                          <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Diana Bosse Mathis, class of 1970, with the
Loyalty Award. Your contributions as an alumna volunteer have been exemplary, serving as an inspiration to the entire
alumnae community. We are deeply grateful for all you do in support of the College and the Alumnae Association.

For many years, the Pittsburgh Club of Mount Holyoke has benefited from your capable leadership. In your current roles
as co-president and communications chair, you plan club events, manage mailings, and juggle all variety of administrative
details. Your commitment to keeping the Club’s Web site attractive and informative is much appreciated by members. You
make it a priority to contact alumnae who are new to the Pittsburgh area and, as Club members attest, you have a gift for
making everyone feel welcome at events. In addition, you are known for your thoughtful outreach whenever a member
experiences a loss or celebrates a milestone. And because your mother, Barbara Flinn Bosse ’44, was a past president of the
Club, you have long-standing ties with older members. You also contribute much to Mount Holyoke’s admission efforts
through your support of initiatives that connect the Club with prospective students.

A nurse turned life sciences writer and editor, you shared your professional expertise with the Alumnae Quarterly Committee
from 2003 to 2006. You also have worked as a class agent and reunion gift caller. And when this reunion approached, you
graciously signed on to coordinate the 40th Reunion Web site for the Class of 1970. In all settings, you showcase Mount
Holyoke’s highest values and possess the intelligence, enthusiasm, friendliness, and generosity of spirit for which MHC
alumnae are renowned.

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                               Jane E. Zachary
President                                                         Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                      Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                      Presented to
                                          Nancy Leech Mohr ’55
                                                             <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Nancy Leech Mohr, class of 1955, with the
Loyalty Award. For decades, you have given selflessly to support the College, the Alumnae Association, and your class. For
your service and devotion, we are deeply grateful.

The class of 1955 describes you as one of its “most loyal and hardworking” members. You were reunion chair in 1990, and
then served a five-year term as class president. From 2000 to 2005, you were a member of the class Nominating Committee.
Since then, you and classmate Joan Winkel Ripley have worked tirelessly on a book-length manuscript chronicling the class
of 1955 at the time of its 50th reunion. The manuscript, which resulted from research with students in a sociology course
taught by associate professor Eleanor Townsley, is being presented to the Archives this weekend. It is a treasure that could
not have been completed without your stewardship.

As for your other volunteer activities, the list is long and the outcomes enduring. During the 1980s, you chaired the Steering
Committee for the campaign to build Mount Holyoke’s renowned equestrian center. In addition, the Development Office
has benefitted from your considerable work as a class agent—a role you currently hold—and a reunion gift caller. And both
the Philadelphia and New York clubs are proud to have had you on their membership rolls at different times. In New
York, during the years shortly after graduation, you worked as a Young Alumnae chair. Two decades later, you served as
the public relations representative for the Philadelphia Club. In all settings, in all seasons, you have been willing to give of
your time and talents to advance the mission of your alma mater.

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                                 Jane E. Zachary
President                                                           Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                        Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                 Presented to
                              Barbara Harrington Murphy ’75
                                                       <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Barbara Harrington Murphy, class
of 1975, with the Loyalty Award. Over the years, you have been a tireless supporter of Mount Holyoke and its
alumnae. For your loyalty and devotion, we are deeply grateful.

Barbara, you are the heart and soul of the Central and Northern Arizona Club. Though the club is small and
operates somewhat informally, you keep all the members connected to each other and to Mount Holyoke. Truly,
you do it all. For more than twenty years, you have served as the Club’s president, program chair, and editor of its
newsletter and directory. Most recently, in 2001, you also took on the duties of treasurer.

For the past five years, you have arranged club meetings and events in varied settings. On one memorable
occasion, members gathered at an art museum where you had arranged for a docent to guide them through the
collection. “Responsive” and “efficient” are words they use to describe you. “She keeps us together,” says one
member gratefully. As for your commitment to the club, “amazing” is the only word that suffices.

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either
alone or with one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through,
and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae
Association recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                           Jane E. Zachary
President                                                     Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                  Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                    Presented to
                                     Barbara Johnson Rugg ’50
                                                          <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Barbara Johnson Rugg, class of 1950, with the
Loyalty Award. Over the years, you have been a tireless supporter of Mount Holyoke and its alumnae. For your loyalty and
devotion, we are deeply grateful

We know you as “Bobby,” an active member of the class of 1950 whose volunteer résumé includes work as reunion chair,
scribe, Nominating Committee chair and, since 2005, co-class agent. In this latest role—as with all the others—you
have served with distinction. Through your exemplary communication with classmates, you have helped assure high
participation rates for class giving to the Annual Fund, as well as a substantial gift each year. Indeed, you are part of
the reason that, on the occasion of its 60th reunion, the class of 1950 has achieved such remarkable participation.

For many years, you held leadership positions within the Mount Holyoke Club of Franklin County, and, from 1978 to 1981,
you were a member of the Alumnae Association’s Clubs Committee. More recently, you have been active with the Santa
Fe Club. You have been described as a “pillar of the MHC community” and “enormously loyal.” Time and again, you have
given of yourself and your resources to advance the mission of your alma mater. In the words of one alumna, “There is never
any question about Bobby’s commitment to Mount Holyoke and her love of the College.”

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                               Jane E. Zachary
President                                                         Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                      Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                      Presented to
                                          Elizabeth M. Stone ’75
                                                            <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Elizabeth M. Stone, class of 1975, with the Loyalty
Award. You have helped the College and the Alumnae Association by generously dedicating your time, talents and resources.
We are deeply grateful for your continued efforts to foster the bonds between Mount Holyoke and its alumnae.

We know you as “Liz,” a beloved pediatrician for families in Ann Arbor and the class of 1975’s capable secretary, as well as a
member of Alumnae Association’s Clubs Committee from 2001 to 2004 and an energetic member of the Mount Holyoke
Club of Ann Arbor. In this latter setting, your roles have been numerous and varied. From club social chair to sesquicentennial
coordinator, from program chair to president—not to mention treasurer, vice president, admission representative, and
newsletter editor—you have done it all. Without hesitation, Ann Arbor alumnae praise your commitment and initiative.
As one member states, “Liz stepped up to provide leadership continuity as an older generation of alumnae began to step
back.”

Likewise, you have worked to share the values of Mount Holyoke with younger generations. Currently, you serve as an
alumnae admission representative, a role you have volunteered for multiple times since 1988. As such, you not only have
helped young women connect with the College but also have demonstrated the marvelous ties that exist between Mount
Holyoke’s students and its alumnae. A striking example of this was when you personally donated and delivered bouquets of
flowers to each newly accepted student.

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                                 Jane E. Zachary
President                                                           Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                        Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
        Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
                ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                           Presented to
                                    Margaret Broughton Tenney ’55
                                                                  <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Margaret Broughton Tenney, class of 1955, with the Loyalty
Award. By generously dedicating your time and talents, you have helped the College and the Alumnae Association advance its mission
and enduring values. It is with great pride that we pay tribute to your more than 50 years of service.

“Loyal” and “devoted to Mount Holyoke” are often the first words used to describe you. “Wonderful” and “thoughtful” soon follow.
Margaret, it said that any alumna who is familiar with South Carolina inevitably mentions your name—this alone is an extraordinary
testament to your volunteer efforts. Indeed, your work as a College ambassador has been expansive, and you have been remarkably
successful at keeping alumnae connected to Mount Holyoke and to each other. “She is the bridge,” says one alumna from Charleston.

During your 30 years teaching high school history at Ashley Hall, the only girls’ college-preparatory school in South Carolina, you always
encouraged students to consider Mount Holyoke. They remember you as a gifted teacher whose love of your subject was “contagious.”
As for your love of Mount Holyoke, it was “obvious” says one former student and MHC alumna, who clearly heeded your message.

From hosting teas for Mount Holyoke students during their visits back home to sponsoring the Mount Holyoke Book Award at Ashley
Hall, you brought the College’s values to life for younger generations. Likewise, as president of the Charleston Club from 2001 until
2007, you developed meaningful ways for alumnae to keep in touch despite a fast-changing culture. You also have taken on leadership
roles for your class and, since 2005, have worked as a class agent. In short, your volunteer résumé offers so very much to admire. As one
alumna noted, “I’m especially pleased to raise my voice to cheer for Margaret!”

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with one or two
to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association recognizes you
with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                                       Jane E. Zachary
President                                                                 Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                              Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
       Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
               ALUMNAE LOYALTY AWARD
                                                      Presented to
                                      Barbara Cooke Monks ’70
                                                            <
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is pleased to honor Barbara Cooke Monks, class of 1970, with the
Loyalty Award. For 40 years, you have generously dedicated your time and talents to advance both the mission of the College
and the work of the Alumnae Association. Your contributions have been outstanding and we are deeply appreciative of your
service.

Over the decades, your volunteer work has been wide ranging; it includes service to your class, the College’s development
efforts, and the Mount Holyoke Club of the Peninsula. In all these roles, you have consistently given far more than was
expected. Throughout the MHC community, you have a reputation for always stepping up to help however and wherever
it is needed.

After chairing the class of 1970’s 5th reunion, you served as class president from 1975 to 1980. Since then, you have worked
tirelessly to raise funds for Mount Holyoke as a reunion gift caller, Cornerstone representative, head class agent, and now
in your current role as class agent. You have also played a role in the success of this reunion through your efforts as reunion
dinner chair.

Members of the Peninsula Club know you as one of its driving forces and the organizer of countless events, including the
holiday luncheon and the annual meeting. You currently sit on the board as co-president and you co-edit the monthly
newsletter. In the past, you have served as vice president and also participated in Alumnae Council weekends here on
campus. Other alumnae volunteers describe you as “hard working,” “responsive,” and “most deserving of recognition.”

You have embodied Mary Lyon’s expectation when she said, “Let one efficient lady, in almost any place, either alone or with
one or two to aid her, commence the work with decision, and with perseverance carry it through, and it will be done!”

With sincere thanks for your extraordinary efforts and for your ongoing volunteer service, the Alumnae Association
recognizes you with the Loyalty Award.




Cynthia L. Reed ’80                                                 Jane E. Zachary
President                                                           Executive Director
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College                        Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College

								
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