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

2017 Award Recipient: 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."

Past Award Winners

2016 Ramona "Hoppy" Hopkins O'Brien '46
2015 Sandra Davis Carpenter '55 MT and Patricia Canby Colhoun '60
2014 Nancy Woodring Hansen '64
2013 JoAnn Franke Overfield '68
2012 Gail Graham Lee '62
2011 Karen Craffey Eldred '86
2010 Ann Hoar Floyd '60
2009 Marsha Halpin Johnson '59
2008 Ethelyn "Jackie" Dorr Symons '35
2007 Nancy Shumway Adams '52
2006 Nancy Hoyt Langbein '56
2003 Nancy Nielsen Williams '59
2002 Sandy Hall Devine'66 and Ellie Goodwin Cochran '71
2001 No award given
2000 Jen Ellis '85 and Jean Morley Lovett '45
1999 No award given
1998 Martha McCracken Howard '38
1997 Margaret Fish Langa '47
1996 Marjorie Johnston Rawls '36 and Barbara Melendy Parker
1995 Nancy Dean Maynard '45
1994 Anne Dwyer Milne '54
1993 Sally King Cramer '43 and Mary Scheu Teach '43
1992 Anne Baynes Hall '67
1991 Patricia A. Thornton '56
1990 Susan Morrison Mayer '50
1989 Janet Rich Nixon '54
1988 Barbara Hamilton Hopkins '48
1987 Polly Heath Kidder '52
1986 Charlotte Cobb Stahl '51
1985 Eleanor Morrison Goldthwait '51, '52
1984 Pauline Rogers Barker '34
1983 Helen Thomas Lethbridge '48 and Mary Scheu Teach '43
1982 Barbara Clough '31
1981 Barbara Johnson Stearns '32
1980 Harriet Gott Kidder '31
1979 Mary Trafton Simonds '38
1978 Sally Kleindienst Fifield '45
1977 Gretchen Hoch White '53
1976 Genevieve Millar '32
1975 No award given
1974 Judge Martha Ware '37