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Alumni Award Winners

2017 Springside Alumni Award Winners

2017 Springside Alumnae Award Winners

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  • Distinguished Alumna Award: Rosaleen Gembala Parsons '77

    This 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. [Note: In 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award was presented to classmates Rosaleen Gembala Parsons and Eydie Miller-Ellis.]
     
    At Springside, Eydie and Rosaleen were part of one of those classes that comes together only once in a blue moon. It might be seen as a confluence of events or just plain luck, but the Class of 1977 was a high-powered blend of 38 superstar athletes, intellectuals, actors, artists, dancers, scientists, musicians, and thought leaders. 
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  • Distinguished Alumna Award: Eydie Miller-Ellis. '77

    This 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. [Note: In 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award was presented to classmates Rosaleen Gembala Parsons and Eydie Miller-Ellis.]

    At Springside, Eydie and Rosaleen were part of one of those classes that comes together only once in a blue moon. It might be seen as a confluence of events or just plain luck, but the Class of 1977 was a high-powered blend of 38 superstar athletes, intellectuals, actors, artists, dancers, scientists, musicians, and thought leaders. 
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  • Outstanding Young Alumna Award: Rebecca Morley '00

    The Outstanding Young Alumna Award recognizes the achievements of an alumna who has graduated within the last 20 years. This award should reflect a demonstrated excellence in her career and/or service to the community.

    Rebecca Morley ’00 embodies this award and then some.To recognize Rebecca’s drive and desire to give back, one first needs to look at her amazing parents, Nancy Newman, former Springside board member and Executive Vice President of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and her psychiatrist father, Jonathan Morley—both extremely active and supportive community members in Chestnut Hill and in Philadelphia.  Perhaps for Rebecca and her sister Zan ’04, it was through sheer osmosis “to focus on the matter at hand.”
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  • Distinguished Service Award: Michael Barrist, Parent and Trustee

    The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an alumna or volunteer who, through her or his unselfish devotion to SCH Academy has made an outstanding contribution to the school community.
     
    This year, we present the award to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy parent and trustee Mike Barrist.

    To many on campus, Mike Barrist is known as the father of Julia ’21 and Kenneth ’19 and graduate Karah ’14. While Mike would share that this is his most important role, he wears many additional hats in our community and we are grateful to him when he dons each and every one.
     
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