All roads lead to Poultney during the final week of September when Green Mountain College hosts its annual Reunion/Alumni & Family Weekend. Among the many highlights of this event is the presentation of awards to two alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professional lives after GMC, and who go above and beyond in service of their alma mater.
The Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016 goes to Anna S. Whitcomb Knight ’71. Anna is currently serving on the College’s Board of Trustees for a three-year term. She lives in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., with her husband, Sam Knight. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves by outstanding achievements through their professional careers and/or civic charitable activities. The College is proud to present the 2016 Young Alumni Award to Melissa Markstrom ’09, who works as an organizer at the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare in Boston. The Young Alumni Award recognizes the exceptional accomplishments of an alumnus/a who graduated from Green Mountain College not more than 10 years prior to the year of the award. This individual’s achievements show leadership and bring inspiration to young alumni, their peers and current undergraduate students. The alumni award presentations are made at the Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gorge (Withey Student Center).
Five inductees headline the class of 2016 for the Green Mountain College annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This year’s group includes a trio of alumni from Ireland and two domestic former standouts. Women’s soccer teammates Marie Harrington ’03 and Zelda Mooney ’03 will be joined by men’s soccer alumni Lenny Cooke ‘98, men’s basketball player Kunta Norwood ‘00 and three-sport athlete Dawn King ’96. These new Hall of Fame members will be honored at a ceremony Saturday, September 24 at 5 p.m. in the East Room, preceding the alumni banquet and awards ceremony.
For more information about Reunion/Alumni & Family Weekend go to www.greenmtn.edu/reunion or contact Michele Almeida, director of Alumni Engagement and Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org and 802-287-8293 or Andrea Roebuck ’14, director of Student Activities at email@example.com and 802-287-8371.