Sister ELizabeth CandonThe Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award is presented to a woman who has shown evidence of promoting and working toward the advancement of women in higher education and involvement at the national, regional, state, and local levels in related activities.

Sister Elizabeth Candon was President of Trinity College from 1966-1976. She was the first woman and nun to head a major state agency in Montpelier when Richard Snelling asked her to be Secretary of the Agency of Human Services, a position she held from 1977-1983. Sr. Elizabeth also served as a trustee of Goddard, Trinity and Middlebury Colleges and the Snelling Center for Government. She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from Fordham University, and a B.A. from Trinity College. She died at the age of 90 on February 1, 2012.

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