Job well done

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Justine Treadwell ’01 received the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for her work on trade and labor relations with Haiti. As the economic and labor affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince, she works with the government of Haiti, multilateral organizations, and the Haitian private sector to create new and better jobs for Haitians.

In February, Linda Koch Lorimer ’74, vice president of the University at Yale, was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Lorimer has a long list of achievements: graduate of Yale Law School, former president of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, member of Hollins’ Board of Trustees, and for the past 20 years the senior counselor to Yale President Richard Levin. She has led Yale’s New Haven Initiative and efforts to make Yale recognized as a global university. She has served on the board of more than a dozen nonprofits, including current service as a director of Save the Children and Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has been a director of four public corporations and served as the first presiding director of the McGraw-Hill Corporation, one of the few women to hold such a post. Lorimer received the Order of Merit by the Government of Argentina for advancing international education (2003) and the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for board excellence (2008). She has received four honorary degrees for her efforts to advance women.

Jane Aiken ’77, associate dean for Georgetown University Law Center, received the 2013 Legal Teaching Award from the New York University School of Law Alumni Association. The award recognizes “great teachers for scholarship and for extraordinary dedication to the education and training of law students.”

Roman Candle Summer, a play by Neeley Gossett M.F.A. ’12, was one of only four finalists in the Alliance National Graduate Playwriting Competition, which showcases the work of emerging playwrights. Gossett’s play received a staged reading in early February at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta.

Ann Compton ’69 was one of eight women honored in March by the Library of Virginia as part of its Virginia Women in History program. A longtime reporter for ABC News, Compton was recognized for being the first female White House correspondent for a national news organization.

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