The 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.
- Nomination Form (PDF)
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.