Linda K. Vaughan Award For Exceptional Service

Liza Janssen Petra ’94 (Frank Poulin).
Liza Janssen Petra ’94 (Frank Poulin).

Established in 1989 as the Friends of Wellesley Athletics Exceptional Service Award, and renamed in 2010 to honor Linda K. Vaughan, this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated relentless passion in support of Wellesley’s accomplishments in recreational and competitive athletics and who has shown the team spirit, creativity, courage and leadership that exemplify Linda Vaughan’s belief that the way we play the game and the way we live our lives is more important than the final score.


2019

Liza Janssen Petra ’94
Former Co-Chair of Friends of Athletics

2018

Connie Bauman
PERA Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of Wellness/Sports Medicine

2017

Kris Niendorf
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential and Campus Life

2016

Joy Renjillian-Burgy
Faculty Athletics Representative

2015

Ann S. Batchelder
PERA Faculty Emerita

2012

Maria Finarelli ’90
Former Co-Chair of Friends of Athletics

2010

Karl “Chip” Case
Wellesley Faculty

2009

Dave Martin
Equipment Repair, Boathouse

2008

Louise O’Neal
Former Director of PERA

2007

Diana Chapman Walsh
Former President of Wellesley College

2002

Claudine B. Malone ’63
Former Friends of Athletics National Committee member

1997

Marcia Burick ’62
Former Co-Chair of Friends of Athletics

1996

Betty Spears, PhD
Professor/Chair of the PE Department from 1961- 1972

1994

Katherine Curtis Rigler ’61
Former Co-Chair of Friends of Athletics

1993

Barbara Barnes Hauptfuhrer ’49
Former President of the Alumnae Association and Member of the Board of Trustees

1992

Nannerl O. Keohane ’61
Former President of Wellesley College

1990

Linda K. Vaughan
Former Director of PERA