Alumnae

Celebrated Women

There are many accomplished Emma Willard School alumnae—both in history and today.
Emma Willard School students from across generations share a commitment to serving and shaping their world. We proudly boast the achievements of our vast alumnae network, including historic trailblazers, experts, and philanthropists, while recognizing the women who are making a difference in their local communities and the world at large today. 

Alumnae Recognition Awards

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  • Alumnae Recognition Award

    Honors an alumna, who graduated 25 or more years ago, for embodying the values core to Emma Willard’s vision, including a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world.
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  • Young Alumna Award

    Honors an alumna who has graduated within the past 20 years, for embodying one or more values core to Emma Willard’s vision, including a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape their world.
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  • Career Achievement Award

    Each year, Emma Willard School recognizes two outstanding alumnae who have made significant contributions to their chosen career field through their service, research, innovations, breakthrough developments, and more.
  • Humanitarian and Global Service Award

    This award recognizes an alumna’s volunteer commitment and leadership which has had a broad impact on the health and the improvement of the human condition. The award will be given to a person who has dedicated at least five years to domestic and/or international volunteer service and who exemplifies humanitarian ideals and attributes.
  • Service to Emma Willard Award

    Honors an alumna who has demonstrated extraordinary interest in the school through dedicated volunteer service that has inspired others.
  • Past ARA Recipients

I am forever Emma


Emma alumnae are strong leaders who are committed to leaving their mark on our world.


2021 Alumnae Recognition Awards

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