Distinguished Alumni Award

The 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award is Mary K. Mannix '82.

Mary was nominated for this award by multiple professional peers and colleagues because of her significant contributions to the Frederick and Western Maryland historical communities.

As a professional archivist, Mary has been a constant resource and mentor for over 60 interns and volunteers, including 21 students from Hood. For Hood’s 125th Anniversary, Mary hosted a two-month visual Hood History exhibit at Frederick’s C. Burr Artz Library. She also donated at least 30 hours of her own time to conduct oral history interviews for the 125 Project.  She has served as co-chair of the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium and as an advisor to the African American Heritage Society (AARCH), helping them to network within the county and state to raise the profile of their organization.

Mary has been unceasing in her efforts to bring local and state history to the forefront of national organizations and exhibits and continues to champion the cause of “stories yet to be told” with her genealogical research. Most importantly, as a Hood alumna, she embodies the tradition of leading a purposeful life of responsibility and leadership through service and civic engagement.

2022Mary K. Mannix '82
2021 Valerie Saxton Sharpe, '76, P'09


 Linda J. Allan '70, M.S.'78
2019Cynthia F. Nofziger '79
2018Kim F. Hall '83, Ph.D. and Leslie A. Hawkins '73


Ellen B. Drogin Rodgers ’82, Ph.D. and Ashley Norris Barthlow ’92, DVM
2016Peter W. Cha ’81, D.D.S. and Martha Thomas, M.D., ’71, P’99, P’09
2015Rev. Margaret Muncie '70 and Professor Aldan Weinberg '75
2014Mary Jo Sottile Manning '64, J.D., and Carolyn Cantagalli Dumaresq '69, Ed.D.
2013Christine L. McHenry, M.D. '73 
2012The Honorable Donald E. Beachley '77 and Lt. Colonel Virginia Procino Hartmann '72
2011Patricia Chapple Wright, Ph.D. '66, H '90 and Joan B. Gillece, Ph.D. '76 
2010Ruth Whitaker Holmes, Ph.D. '55, H '93 and Portia Whitaker Shumaker '55
2009Carol Lumb Allen '59, Martha Shortiss Allen '59, Gayle Hamilton Blakeslee '59, Janet Hobbs Cotton '59, Edith Howard Hogan '59 and Nancy Rogers Huntsinger '59
2008Susan Warshaw Stinson '68, Ed.D., Harriet Fox Riehl '68 
2007Susan Gearey Van Pelt '79, Judith Stohr Gavaler '61 
2006Eleanor Gambrill Bowers '46, Anna Hart Johnson-Winegar '76 
2005Nancy McAdams Baggett '65
2004Lois White Lowry '54
2003Phyllis Chamberlin Hutson '55
2002Jane Kulla Boorstein '49
2001Lois Vars Mason '51
2000Ruth Whitaker Holmes '55
1999Georgia Shank Vance '32
1998Doris Reininger DeHart '48
1997Bonnie Kloeblen Hagerman '66
1996Helvise Glessner Morse '46
1995F.Baird Wigton Lloyd '57
1994Dianne Beebe Barske '66
1993Patricia Kienzle Ross '65
1992Betty Pickell Cleaver '44
1991Ruth Duff Eager '41
1990Adamadia Deforest '55
1989Nancy Tressel Brown '57
1988Beryl Ann Pfizer '49
1987Eva Sayegh Teig '65
1986Anna May Wilson Hughes '39
1985M. Jacqueline McCurdy '55
1984Sally Herman Lunt '52
1983Mary Edith Tatem Williams '45
1982Margaret Grim Smith '28
1981Esther Hottenstein '29

Charlotte Baker King '10