2018 Recipients

Our alumnae make a remarkable difference for our organization, their communities, their professions and more. Join us in applauding the accomplishments and contributions of our 2015 alumnae award winners, our sisters.
 

INDIVIDUAL ALUMNA AWARDS

 

Award of Achievement

CANDICE MILLARD (OMICRON, BAKER UNIVERSITY)
Candice Millard is an initiate of the Omicron chapter at Baker University. Candice is a three-time New York Times bestselling author and has been recognized for her writing, research and journalism talents. She recently concluded a tour with her book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, and she has also covered Andrew Garfield and Theodore Roosevelt. Her fourth book is now in progress. Candice also spent six years as an editor for National Geographic. Please join me in honoring Candice Millard as a recipient of the 2018 Award of Achievement.
 
ANTOINETTE TONI MARWITZ (DELTA, ALLEGHENY COLLEGE)
Toni Marwitz is an initiate of the Delta chapter at Allegheny College. Upon graduation in 1966, she was offered a position with the U.S. Department of State and soon moved to the Dominican Republic. She went on to serve as one of the chief public affairs officers promoting the Panama Canal treaties before joining the diplomatic corps. Toni advanced in the Foreign Service at a time when women were desperately trying to make strides in the workplace at home and abroad. Toni held assignments in Panama, Liberia, Barbados, Canada and Washington D.C. She advanced into the senior ranks of the Foreign Service before retiring in 2004 as the American consul general in Toronto, Canada.

VALERIE MOLINA MORRISON (THETA SIGMA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA)
Valerie Morrison is an initiate of the Theta Sigma chapter at the University of North Florida. She is a captain in the U.S. Navy and is the Chief Nursing Officer at the world’s largest military medical facility, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She met a 100 percent recruitment goal while presiding over applications to the Navy Nurse Corps, and every single nurse she oversaw in the Nurse Residency Program passed their boards. Valerie also served as the officer-in-charge at the troop medical clinic in Kuwait, where all troops arrive before deployment to Iraq.
 

OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AWARD

STEPHANIE YORK SIBLEY (GAMMA NU, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY)
Stephanie has been an active and influential alumna member in the San Diego area consistently for 25 years. As a founding member of Kappa Omicron Kappa, she has provided unwavering dedication to the alumnae chapter’s success. Not only has she held leadership roles in the chapter, including president, she organizes the chapter’s extremely popular event called Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art. Stephanie has also helped to establish multiple chapters across the country, and continues to volunteer her time with these chapters as an advisor.

YOUNG ALUMNA AWARD

JULIE HALL (THETA PSI, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)
Despite not having a direct connection to Lambda chapter at Syracuse University herself, Julie was the first to volunteer her time and talents and quickly accepted the role of chapter advisor. Since that time, Julie has served as a mentor for the collegiate members of Lambda chapter and as a leader of the advisory board. She has been engaged on the local level of every community she has been a part of, in addition to on the national level as a Ritual and fraternity appreciation specialist and collegiate awards reviewer, not to mention as the collegiate alternate for the National Nominating Committee while she was still a student. She is a Life Loyal member and a Foundation Partner.
 

2018 ALUMNAE APPRECIATION AWARD

MARLENE WHITEHEAD SMALL (EPSILON LAMBDA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-ARLINGTON)

Marlene is an initiate of the Epsilon Lambda chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has given many years of service to Alpha Chi Omega in the collegiate, alumnae and national levels. Over the past 30 years, she has served as a chapter advisor for three collegiate chapters, including currently for the Iota Sigma chapter, and additionally as a province collegiate chair. A dynamic leader, Marlene also served the alumnae community as province alumnae chair and alumnae chapter president. Marlene has given many hours in national service to Alpha Chi Omega. She has volunteered her time as a two-time member of the National Nominating Committee, as a Foundation trustee, and in a variety of other national committees to provide the best sorority experience to our sisters at all stages of their membership.

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