Presented annually at reunion by the WCAA, the Syrena Stackpole Awards honor dedicated service and exceptional commitment to Wellesley.
Marilyn Twomey Smith ’70
An astronomy major at Wellesley, Smith received her M.B.A. from Babson College and retired as vice president of information technology and chief information officer for George Mason University. She has volunteered for Wellesley in a variety of roles, including serving on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors and chairing the Alumnae Achievement Awards selection committee. She was a class board member and served multiple terms on the class of 1970’s Durant committee and reunion committee. She served on the Development Committee’s Development and Outreach Council, and she is a mentor for Career Education through the Wellesley HIVE platform. She has been a member of the Business Leadership Council since 1990. When she joined the Alumnae Association board in 2001, she was appointed its at-large technology strategist, a new position designed to help provide a global view of future technology trends.
Bunny Winter ’70
A political science major at Wellesley, Winter earned an M.B.A. from Harvard and went on to a career as vice president and controller of Coca-Cola Enterprises, retiring in 1998 after 20 years with the company. A consummate volunteer, she served on the Wellesley College Board of Trustees, the Alumnae Association Board of Directors as chair of annual giving, her class’s board, the Durant Committee, advisory committees, and the Development Committee’s National Development and Outreach Council. She was a member of the search committee that selected President Paula Johnson. Winter is a trustee emerita and has been a member of the Business Leadership Council since 1991.
Lois Juliber ’71
An economics major at Wellesley, Juliber received her M.B.A. from Harvard. After a career in corporate business, she retired as vice chairman and chief operating officer of Colgate-Palmolive. Her volunteer roles with the College have included serving on her class Durant Committee and the Wellesley College Board of Trustees. She served on the Marketing Committee commissioned by President Nan Keohane ’61 to examine Wellesley’s role as a women’s college during a period of rapid change in higher education. She was a founding member of Wellesley’s Business Leadership Council, and she received the College’s highest honor, the Alumnae Achievement Award, in 2005. Juliber was instrumental in bringing the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program to campus. A trustee emerita of the College, she is an active participant on the President’s Advisory Council.
Andrea Levitt ’71
A French and linguistics major, Levitt went on to Yale and joined the College faculty in 1976 while completing her Ph.D. in linguistics. She taught at Wellesley for more than 40 years, receiving the Pinanski Teaching Prize in 1999, the year she was named Margaret Clapp Distinguished Alumna Professor of Linguistics and French. She has volunteered on the Alumnae Achievement Award selection committee and numerous other committees and task forces. She currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council. Levitt advised some 70 students on independent studies and honors theses and was on a subcommittee that awarded them fellowships. Seeing that the subcommittee could not fund all deserving students writing honors theses, she provided funds to the College to support additional students in that work.