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2019 Springside Alumni Award Winners

2019 Springside Alumnae Award Winners

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  • Distinguished Alumna Award: Suzanne Ellery Chappelle '60

    The Distinguished Alumna Award is given annually to an alumna who has made a significant contribution in her field of interest and whose accomplishments have had an effect on the larger community. I proudly present it to Suzanne Ellery Chapelle ’60.

    While a student at Springside, it is no surprise that she was a high honor roll student who served as the Yearbook Editor, Affiliation Committee President, and participated in Glee and Service Clubs.  In addition, Sue participated in several programs organized by the American Friends Service Committee for high school students, which provided her with an introduction to activism. As an undergraduate at Harvard, but especially as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, she was very involved in civil rights efforts. She participated in Baltimore Neighborhoods’ housing testing programs, the goal of which was to identify realtors and renters who were not obeying the open housing laws so cases could be brought against them in court. Her work continued in the summer of 1965, when she taught at Philander Smith College, an HBCU in Little Rock, and joined with local activists in desegregating public facilities. As a professor at Morgan, she has pushed for the addition of environmental studies and worked to show its relevance for the African American community. 
     
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  • Distinguished Service Award: Ellen Dixon Miller '75

    The Springside Alumnae Association presents this year’s Distinguished Service Award to Ellin Dixon Miller ’75. This award recognizes an alumna or volunteer who through her or his unselfish devotion to Springside School and now SCH Academy has made an outstanding contribution to the school community.

    Ellin was one of a handful of Lifers in her class, starting at Springside with 4 yr old kindergarten. According to her classmate and dear friend, Vicki McNeil Le Vine, Ellin’s years at Springside included playing badminton in the REC, and then later painting it; camping out in the CHA wrestling room when the senior camping trip with CHA was cancelled due to snow; and enjoying a ropes course that Outward Bound placed on campus.  They had posture class and took sewing and typing and wore those “dreadful ginormous blue bloomers” under their tunics for gym class. Vicki says “She was a loyal and kind friend and surprised me with a birthday party one time and really got me. We spent vacations and summer camp time together, learning French, jacks, cards games, riding (she way better than me) and making balsam scented pillows.”
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  • Outstanding Young Alumna Award: Morgan Berman '04

    The Springside Alumnae Association presents this year’s Young Alumna Award to Morgan Berman, Class of 2004. This award recognizes the achievements of alumnae who have graduated within the past 20 years and reflects a demonstrated excellence in a career or service to the community.

    After graduating from Springside, Morgan went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary. In 2014, she received a Master of Science degree in sustainable design from Philadelphia University, where she focused on interactive and industrial design within the broader context of founding her company MilkCrate. Prior to starting her business, she worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and as an educator and advocate in women’s health.
     
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