Awards

Each year, Nardin Academy honors alumni with the Hall of Fame Award, the Distinguished Alumna Award, and the Athletics Hall of Fame Award.

To nominate yourself or a classmate for any of the following awards, please submit the candidate’s CV and a cover letter highlighting accomplishments and other relevant information to Carol Dambmann, Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving, at cdambmann@nardin.org or at 716.881.6262 ext 1100.

Annual Awards

Hall of Fame Award

Nardin Academy’s Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor conferred by the school and is presented annually on Founders Day. It recognizes an alumna who has distinguished herself through outstanding contributions in her field of work, her impact on the world at large, and, her inspiration as a role model for young women.

Recipients

2016 - Mary Ann Zavisca Bishara '49
2015 - Joan Connell ’65; Dena M.T. Eaton ’90; Melita “Molly” Mathias '65 E ’61 (posthumously)
2014 - Dr. Lorna K. Fitzpatrick '86; Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick '87
2012 - Ann Burger Klocke '52; Barbara Ledwin Constantz '75
2011 – Kitty Higgins Pilarz '76, E '72; Ann Werick Rincon '76, E '72
2010 – Anna Marie Rooth Cellino '71; Mary McCall Jacobus '75 (posthumously)
2009 – Marjorie Van Dyke '74; Molly Donovan Young '84
2008 – Col. Mary Ann “Annie” Wick Baker '79; Claudia Bonn '70
2007 – Carol Ann Schillaci Bronnenkant ’72
2006 – Michelle Nowadly Watkins '81
2005 – Susan McCartney ’71
2004 – Joan Rogers '59; Karen O'Connor '70; Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker '78
2002 – Nancy Naples O'Neill '66
2000 – Margaret Werick Paroski MD '72
1998 – Margaret Sullivan '75
1996 – Jo Ann Wypijewski '74
1994 – Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice '65
1992 – Sylvia Scappator Lark '65
1990 – Diane English '66

Distinguished Alum Award

Each year on Founders Day, Nardin Academy honors an alumna or class who has demonstrated outstanding service, involvement, and loyalty to the school. The recipient is active, giving and cooperative, contributes to the advancement of the Academy, and embodies Nardin's ideals.

Recipients

2016 - Michelle Schwach Miecznikowski ’01
2014 - Brigid Doherty '92
2013 - The Class of 1963
2012 – Susan Cody Leous '77
2011 – Evelyn Gawronski '80
2010 – Carol Flaherty '80
2009 – Ellen Shanahan Becker '86
2008 – Maureen McMahon McHugh '78
2007 – Aileen McNamara '82
2006 – Therese Forton Barnes ’81
2005 – Florine Luhr ’86
2004 – Sienie Kelly '71
2003 – Donna Siwek ’79
2002 – Mary E. Virginia ’78
2001 – Margaret Mary Wagner ’55
2000 – Barbara Siergiel Adelsberger ’72
1999 – Carolyn Fabiano ’66
1998 – Mary Schwab Murphy ’38
1997 – Mary Forton Scherer ’47
1996 – Marilyn Smith Neil '61
1995 – Marie Faber Grupp '33
1994 – Anne Vogt McCune '75
1993 – Linda Soltis '80
1992 – Jean Reese Oishei '31
1991 – Jacqueline Saab Taylor '55
1990 – Joanne Grippi '68
1989 – Annie-France Okoniewski '63
1988 – Marie Coughlin Quinn '21
1987 – Alice Gleason Drexelius '18
1986 – Jean Ripton Peterson '42
1985 – Helen O'Connell Forton '23
1984 – The Class of 1930
1983 – Mary Colby Waring '30
1982 – Jane O'Donnell DDS '19
1981 – Helen Kelly Rittling '19
1980 – Dorothy M. Wolf '22
1979 – Marian Reed '16
1978 – Helen P. Doll, DHM '23

Athletics Hall of Fame

Nardin Academy is proud to have recently established this award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of an individual athlete and/or team. Honorees represent excellence, sportsmanship, leadership, courage, and teamwork.

Eligibility

  • Student athlete will have graduated ten years or more from Nardin Academy prior to nomination
  • Coach/administrator must have retired or left Nardin Academy prior to nomination
  • Teams undefeated and/or received local, regional, or national recognition will be considered after ten years of their outstanding season
  • All candidates must have made a significant positive impact on Nardin Academy’s Athletics program
  • Posthumous nominations will be accepted, regardless of year of graduation
  • Qualifying nominations remain active for five years, if not selected in the first nominating year

Recipients

2016-2017
Lynora Campagna Calkins '85 - Tennis
Emily Pitek Clifford '03 - Soccer
Donna Ledwin '77 - Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics Administration
Natalie Lewis '07* - Swimming

Jacquelyn Zanghi*- Athletic Director - Athletics Administration

*posthumous

Nardin has produced so many impressive women who have emerged as leaders in their fields, and it was our pleasure to sponsor the Hall of Fame display wall to permanently honor their achievements.

Carol Demme Fatta 1962 and Suzanne Fatta 1993