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Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award

Please join us for Alumnae Weekend on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to recognize the 2018 Barbara Boggs Sigmund honoree, Ellen Susman '68. Learn more about Alumnae Weekend 2018.

Established to honor the memory of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, a former Stuart teacher and public servant, the purpose of the award is to highlight the achievement of a Stuart alumna and to demonstrate the relevance and merit of a Sacred Heart education in the contemporary world.

Criteria for the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award require that a candidate demonstrate a commitment in her life to the Sacred Heart values of:

  • A social awareness which impels to action,
  • A critical sense which has led to reflection in our society and its values, and
  • A profound commitment to the improvement of the human condition in the world.

The Stuart Alumnae Association is proud to announce Lily Parrot, Class of 2006, as the 2016 recipient of the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award.

Lily Parrott ’06 is a service manager for refugee support and international family tracing at the British Red Cross. Lily is passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in the United Kingdom and around the world. Lily came to Stuart as a quiet sixth grader, but left as an independent, analytical and confident young woman. She says she graduated with the with the funniest, most intelligent, kind and dynamic life-long friends. Lily’s teachers were an inspiration and she was greatly impacted by the quality of teaching and she still remembers and uses many of the lessons she learned at Stuart. She earned a degree in philosophy and psychology from University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland and while living in Glasgow with an internship at Barnardo’s, a national children’s charity, Lily found her calling to work with refugees and migrants. She visited many of Bernardo’s projects around the country, one of which was a home for unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Upon meeting these children and examining all of the “vulnerability factors” she realized the extent of the incomparability of their experiences from other children. Lily received her M.Sc. in Migration, Mobility & Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Prior Recipients

2014: Margaret "Gary" Hughes Bender ’75
Social advocacy leader and educator committed to creating awareness of injustices facing people with developmental disabilities

2012: Leigh Morlock ’00
Founder of Push Pull Cambodia, a fashion social enterprise that uses business as a tool to combat poverty

2010: Kathy Fox Feeny ’71
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for HealthCompare

2008: Shelley A. Hearne, Ph.D. ’79
Managing Director for The Pew Charitable Trusts' National Health and Human Services Program, Washington, D.C.

2006: Catherine McVay Hughes ’78
Founder and President of and leader in the rebuilding of an environmentally safe Lower Manhattan after 9/11.

2004: Megan Hunter Ruf ’97
Manager of the Environment and Community Health office at Isles, Inc., Trenton, N.J.

2002: Sasa Olessi Montano ’78
Princeton University’s first Director of the Center for Community Service and Founder of Latinas Unidas, Trenton, N.J.

2000: Lee Jamieson Englert ’83
Attorney and Community Volunteer.

1998: Nina Shea ’71
Founder and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom, Washington D.C.

1996: Nell Merlino ’71
Founder of Take Our Daughters to Work Day.

1994: Margaret O'Hara Swanke '79

1992: Reverend Lisa G. Fischbeck '73