2017 Alumni Service Award

Presented each year at Homecoming, the Alumni Service Award recognizes an alumna/us who has made outstanding volunteer service contributions to Colby-Sawyer and to the public on either a local, national or international level.

Joan Campbell Eliot '67

From an early age, Joan was raised to give back in whatever capacity she could. “Over time,” she explains, “it becomes ingrained in your being.” A longtime trustee of Colby-Sawyer College, Joan has generously supported the college over the years. She has served on numerous other boards in and around her home of Middleburg, Virginia, including the Hill School; the Piedmont Child Development Center; the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church; the Middleburg Community Center; and the Middleburg Tennis Club.

Currently, Joan is involved in S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) in Washington, D.C.; the Trinity Church Outreach Committee; and Seven Loaves (a local food closet). She holds the position of secretary of the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club, and is co-captain of Middleburg Tennis Club’ USTA 4.0 55+ tennis team.

It is perhaps no surprise, given all this activity, how Joan describes her philosophy of life: “the devil can’t hit a moving target."