Past Winners of The Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award

  • 2018 Debra G.B. Leonard, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

  • 2017 Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont

  • 2016 Mary Beth Doyle, Professor of Education, St. Michael’s College

  • 2015 Pat Shine, Professor of Human Services, Lyndon State College

  • 2014 Mary Hoppe, Professor of Chemistry, Norwich University

  • 2013 Sandra Baird, Director Paralegal, Legal & Justice Studies Program, Burlington College

  • 2012 Victoria Angis, Assistant Dean of Campus Life, Castleton State College

  • 2011 Wanda Heading-Grant, Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives, University of Vermont

  • 2010 Cheryl Hanna, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

  • 2009 Kathleen Manning, Professor of Integrated Professional Studies, University of Vermont

  • 2008 Gayle Wright Bress, Coordinator, Hughes Endeavor for Life Science Excellence Program, University of Vermont

  • 2007 Carol A. Moore, President, Lyndon State College

  • 2006 Marilyn Cormier, Director of Community Relations, Saint Michael's College

  • 2005 Elizabeth Greene, Associate Professor, Extension Equine Specialist, College of Animal Science, University of Vermont

  • 2004 Joan Smith, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, University of Vermont (given posthumously)

  • 2003 Alice Whiting, Chair of the Education Department, Johnson State College

  • 2002 Linda Shiller, Director of Outreach, Vermont Student Assistance Corp.

  • 2001 Susan Kuntz, Professor of Psychology, St. Michael's College

  • 2000 Bette Matkowski, Dean of Enrollment and Advancement, Community College of Vermont

  • 1999 Mona Wheatley, Director of Bicentennial Planning, Middlebury College

  • 1998 Dorothy A. Williams, Director of Multi-Cultural Affairs, Saint Michael's College

  • 1997 Tammy Lenski, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs, Trinity College

  • 1996 Dianne Lynch, Associate Professor of Journalism, Saint Michael's College

  • 1995 Ellen Hill, Director of Community Services, Johnson State College

  • 1994 Edith D. Hendley, Professor of Molecular Physiology/Biophysics, University of Vermont

  • 1993 Jackie M. Gribbons, Senior Associate to the VP for Administration, University of Vermont

  • 1992 Joanne Rathgeb, Professor of Fine Arts, Saint Michael's College

  • 1991 Patricia Slattery, Director of Human Resources, Saint Michael's College

  • 1990 Yonna McShane, Director for Health Ed. & Ed. Coordinator, Middlebury College

  • 1989 Linda Hollingdale, Assistant Director of Student Resource Center, St. Michael's College

  • 1988 Joyce A. Engleken, Treasurer/Business Manager, Trinity College

  • 1987 Erica Wonnacott, Dean of Students, Middlebury College

  • 1985 Selma Bloomberg, Director of Sponsored Programs, University of Vermont

  • 1984 Sr. Janice Ryan, President, Trinity College


Past Winners of the Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award

  • 2018 Patricia Prelock, Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Vermont

  • 2017 Margo Warden, Director of First-Year Experience, Johnson State College

  • 2016 Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont

  • 2015 Tiffany Keune, Director of Workforce Education, Community College of Vermont

  • 2014 Beth Mintz, Professor of Sociology, University of Vermont

  • 2013 Pamela Chisholm, Associate Dean of Enrollment Svc, CCV

  • 2012 Lori Stevens, Professor of Biology, University of Vermont

  • 2011 Donna M. Rizzo, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, University of Vermont

  • 2010 Penny Bishop, Professor of Education, University of Vermont

  • 2009 Alison Brody, Professor of Biology, University of Vermont

  • 2008 Cathy Frey, Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences, Norwich University

  • 2007 Nancy Cathcart, Director of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Champlain College

  • 2006 Judith Van Houten, George H. Perkins Professor of Biology, University of Vermont

  • 2005 Karen Richardson-Nassif, Director of Predoctoral Programs, Research and Assessment, UVM College of Medicine

  • 2004 Karrin Wilks, Vice President for Academic & Strategic Planning, Vermont State Colleges

  • 2003 Dawn Carleton, Acting Chair of General Education, Vermont Technical College

  • 2002 Susan Henry, Dean of Enrollment and Advancement, Community College of Vermont

  • 2001 Patricia Menchini, Director of Nursing Programs, Vermont Technical College

  • 2000 Penny Howrigan, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services, Johnson State College

  • 1999 Jill Tarule, Dean of Education, University of Vermont

  • 1998 Dolly Shaw, Director of Career Services, Champlain College

  • 1997 Judith A. Cohen, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Vermont

  • 1997 Carey Kaplan, Professor of English, Saint Michael's College

  • 1996 Joyce Judy, Dean of Academic Services for Student Support, Community College of VT

  • 1995 Debra Murphy, Director of MSA Programs - PREVAL School, Saint Michael's College

  • 1994 Barbara Murphy, Acting President, Community College of Vermont

  • 1993 Sheryl Hruska, Associate Academic Dean, Lyndon State College

  • 1992 Mary Kay Kennedy, Dean of Students, Champlain College

  • 1991 Susan R. Jones, Dean of Students, Trinity College

  • 1990 Sarabelle Hitchner, Vice President for College Relations, Sterling College

  • 1989 Patricia Armstrong, Director of Sponsored Programs, University of Vermont

  • 1988 Anne M. Woolfson, Dean, Center for International Programs, Saint Michael's College

  • 1987 Alice Whiting, Department Chair, Johnson State College

  • 1986 Nancy Chard, Academic Dean, Community College of Vermont

  • 1985 Pat Connelly, Dean of Students, Trinity College

  • 1984 Peggy Williams, Director of Education & Personnel Services, Vermont State Colleges


Past Winners of the Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award

  • 2018 Emily Meyer, Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies and Sociology, Norwich University

  • 2017 Deborah Bloom, Interim Director of Student Services, Goddard College

  • 2016 Tolya Syril Stonorov, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Norwich University

  • 2015 Lizzy Pope, Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of Vermont

  • 2014 Megan Doczi, Assistant Professor of Biology, Norwich University

  • 2013 Elizabeth Gurian, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Norwich University

  • 2012 Britten Chase, Fellowships Coordinator, University of Vermont

  • 2011 Christina R. Fabrey , Director of Academic Support Services, Green Mountain College

  • 2010 Jennifer Guinn Sellers,Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director of the College Honors Program, Green Mountain College

  • 2009 Clara F. Gimenez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Vermont Law School

  • 2008 Patricia Griffin, Resident Dean/Women's Sports Coach, Landmark College

  • 2007 Julia M. Smith, Extension Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Vermont

  • 2006 Victoria Matthew, Coordinator of Academic Services, Community College of Vermont

  • 2005 Kim Swartz, Director of the Women's Center, Gender, Women's Studies Faculty, Saint Michael's College

  • 2004 Bridget Turner Kelly, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Vermont

  • 2003 Anne Conaway Peters, Director of Marketing, Saint Michael's College

  • 2002 Sarah Silbert, Assistant Professor, Vermont Technical College

  • 2001 Melissa Smith, Director of Public Relations and Publications, Southern Vermont College

  • 2000 Carol Stephens, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Norwich University

  • 1999 Kerri Brooks, Advising/Career Specialist, Johnson State College

  • 1998 Cheryl Hanna, Assistant Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

  • 1997 Lisa Altomari, Assistant Professor, Vermont Technical College

  • 1996 Cathy Collins, Director of Student Life, Vermont Technical College

  • 1995 Kelley Beckwith, Gilmour Controller & Chief Computing Officer, Castleton State College

  • 1994 Sarah Kresser, Director of Academic Support Center, Lyndon State College

  • 1993 Laurie Berryman, TRIO Counselor, Vermont Technical College

  • 1992 Darlene Miller, Assistant Professor, Vermont Technical College

  • 1991 Nancy Boldt, Director of Single Parents Program, Champlain College

  • 1990 Karrin Wilks, Coordinator of Instruction & Advisement, Community College of Vermont

  • 1989 Christine Michael, Academic Dean, Southern Vermont College

  • 1988 Candace Thierry, Director of Institutional Advancement, Castleton State College

  • 1987 Judith Hastings, Tech Prep Coordinator, Vermont Technical College