Alumnae Achievement Awards 2017

These awards, Wellesley’s highest honor, are presented annually by the Alumnae Association to graduates of distinction who, through their achievements, have brought honor to themselves and to the College. The 2017 recipients are: Lorraine O’Grady ’55, Kwan Kew Lai ’74, and Elyse Cherry ’75.

Portrait of Lorraine O'Grady ’55
The work of artist Lorraine O’Grady ’55 is reaching a new generation of curators and artists who prize her fierce independence, penetrating intellect, and willingness to take on the art establishment.More
Portrait of Kwan Kew Lai ’74
Kwan Kew Lai ’74 mentored and trained HIV/AIDS clinicians in Vietnam, Malawi, and Uganda, and provided relief services after the earthquake and during the cholera outbreak in Haiti, among many other projects.More
Portrait of Elyse Cherry ’75
Elyse Cherry ’75 is the chief executive officer at Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community-development institution that has invested more than $1 billion in underserved communities.More