Distinguished Alumni Award

The Morristown-Beard School Distinguished Alumni Award is the School’s most prestigious alumni award. MBS is proud of its graduates and the Alumni Association Board established this award in 1988 to recognize the numerous and diverse accomplishments of our alumnae and alumni.

The purpose of the MBS Distinguished Alumni Award is to recognize alumni who, through their commitment and/or service, have achieved significant success in their professional career and/or have made outstanding contributions to their communities and/or MBS. Because of the significance of this award and the caliber of the alumnae and alumni it honors, it is not necessarily an annual award, but rather one that is presented only when there is a qualified candidate to receive it.

Nominate Someone for the Award

Use the link below to nominate a deserving member of our alumni community to be considered for this award. Candidates may not be considered until 5 years after their graduation year.

Make a Nomination

Prior Recipients

  • 1988 – David Van Houten Hedley ’64

  • 1995 – Dr. Martha M. MacGuffle ’42 

  • 1996 – Dr. Joseph S. Nye ’96

  • 1998 – Dr. Judith G. Tobin ’44

  • 1999 – Nancy Tasman Brower ’47

  • 1999 – Finn Wentworth ’76

  • 2000 – Walter C. Pitman III ’49

  • 2004 – Virginia Hopper Matthews ’42 (deceased)

  • 2005 – Aubrey Adam Barr ’85
     

  • 2007 – David V. Hedley III ’87

  • 2008 – Ileana Saros ’68

  • 2008 – Luis A. Ferre ’20 

  • 2009 – Julie Beckman ’91

  • 2010 – George Hammond Tilghman, Class of 1915 

  • 2012 – Siobhan A. Teare ’77

  • 2015 – Joseph B. Baker ’65

  • 2016 – Naneen Hunter Neubohn ’57

  • 2018 – Allan P. Kirby, Jr. ’49