August 2013 Articles

Anassa Kata

Alumnae honors and awards

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was selected to be an inaugural New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute. This fellowship is an initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. Four years ago, Ahenkorah co-founded Golden Baobab, a social enterprise that discovers, trains, and enables African writers and illustrators to produce children’s literature.

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was selected to be an inaugural New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Photo courtesy of the Aspen Institute.

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was selected to be an inaugural New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Photo courtesy of the Aspen Institute.

Eugenie Birch ’65, co-director of the Penn Institute and a professor in Penn’s department of city and regional planning, has been awarded the 2013 American Planning Association President’s Award. The award is given every other year in recognition of leadership in the field of planning.

Kathryn Crecelius ’73, CIO of Johns Hopkins University, was awarded a 2013 U.S. Investment Management Award in the Large Endowment category. This award recognizes U.S. institutional investors for their innovative strategies, fiduciary savvy, and impressive short- and long-term returns, as well as U.S. money managers in more than 35 asset classes and strategies.

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, professor at Rice University, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research in science and engineering.

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Photo courtesy of Rice University.

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Photo courtesy of Rice University.

Ragia Omran ’94 has been selected to receive the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, now in its 30th year. The award initiates a partnership to support Omran’s efforts to advance  women’s rights, the rule of law, and democracy in Egypt through human rights legal advocacy.

Alice Rivlin ’52 was awarded The Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Insurance by the National Academy of Social Insurance. Each year, the award is presented to an individual whose recent work has made a significant impact on the U.S. social insurance system.

Emily Pulitzer ’55 and Maxine Savitz ’58 were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars; scientists; writers; artists; and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders. Pulitzer has been elected for her work in education and philanthropy as founder and chairperson of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Savitz has been elected in public affairs and journalism for her work as vice president of the National Academy of Engineering.

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