2022 Alumnae Achievement Award

Karyn Meek '95 

Mattie Carol Hall

Karyn Meek '95 Karyn graduated from Stephens in 1995 with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology - Stage Management. She then received her MFA in Theatrical Design and Technology - Stage Management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1997. During the shutdown, she returned to school and in 2021 she received her MS in Organizational Leadership - Project Management from the University of Denver.

Following her move to NYC, Karyn began to work as a professional Stage Manager. She has Stage Managed well over 250 productions so far during her career. Her Broadway credits include the 12 time Tony nominated Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 as well as Rent, Elf, Fiddler on the Roof, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Karyn has also spent many years touring the US and internationally as well. Recent tours include Disney's The Lion King, Hello Dolly! starring Betty Buckley, 9 to 5, La Cage Aux Folles, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Karyn is currently the Production Stage Manager of Paradise Square, running at the Barrymore theatre on Broadway.

Karyn has been featured in The New York Times and twice on NPR.

Karyn is grateful to Stephens for providing the empowering foundational skills which have allowed her to succeed.

Stephens College awards the Alumnae Achievement Award to Karyn Meek '95 for the leadership she has demonstrated in her profession.

 

Past Alumnae Achievement Award Recipients

2021

Mattie Carolyn Hall ’67, ’69 

 

2020

Jen Svrcek '90

 

2019

VADM Nancy Brown USN (RET) ’73 

 

2018

Donna Ensign Marshall ’58

 

2017

Melanie May ’77

 

2016

M. Anne Murphy ’78

 

2015

Toni Leach Reinis ’67

 

2014

Ginny Hawley McSwain ’73

 

2013

Alanna Nash ’72

 

2012

Jill Griffith ’72

 

2011

Becca Ayers ’96

 

2010

Deborah Hamilton ’63

 

2009

Leslie Foster ’79

 

2008

Doris Painter Littrell ’58

 

2007

Mary Josie Cain Blanchard ’67

 

2006

Ying Li-Oshrin ’89

 

2005

Katherine Henry

 

2004

Corky Hale Stoller

 

2003

Teresa Rouse-Maledy ’78 

 

2002

Bonneau (Bonnie) McElveen Hunter ’72

 

2001

Jean McFaddin ’62

 

2000

Toni Grant Verstandig ’74

 

1999

Alana Smith Shepherd ’49

 

1998

Mary Mel French ’58

 

1997

Tomima Edmark Polley ’79

 

1996

Wendy Manasse Wiese ’81

 

1995

Annie Potts

 

1994

Laura Steele Evans ’71

 

1993

Paula Zahn

 

1992

Catherine Barton Para ’77

Anne Louise Wallace ’82

 

1991

Judith Doyen Taylor ’73

 

1990

Sonja Dabkovich Caproni ’62

Sally Bullard Thornton ’53

 

1989

Sally Morgan Fitzgerald ’35

 

1988

Ann Wrobleski ’73

Joyce A. Mitchell ’72

 

1987

Jill Butler ’64

Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh ’77

 

1986

Janet Fowler Shaw ’57

 

1985

Peggy S. Gott Ph.D. ’64

Jean Muir (hon. ’73) ’79 

 

1984

Joyce McClure ’69

Ardys Hogle Thayer ’45

 

1983

Nell Plopper Euruch Lazarus ’39

Dawn Wells

 

1982

Jeannette Korab Kalogridis ’71

Lorraine Chambers-McCarty ’40

 

1981

Leila Bromberg Andrews ’58

Bettye Maxwell Krolick ’46

 

1980

Laurelle Sheedy Mathis ’70

Sylvia Stone ’55

 

1979

Kathryn Myer Budzak ’59

Anna Siegelbaum Moldafsky ’50

 

1978

Madolyn Youse Babcock ’44

M. Susan Hays-Stern ’66-’68

Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick ’46

 

1977

Patricia Craddock ’57

Lucille Garber Ford ’42

Margaret A. Kilgore ’55

Anita Marie Martini ’58

Martha Naset ’68

Martha Fuller Owens ’51

 

1976

Diane Lain Murray ’53

Phyllis Walden ’68

Gerridee Stenehjem Wheeler ’47

 

1975

Sabra Eagan

 

1974

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1973

Sara Mumma Harral ’32

Jackie Fleisher-Wood ’69

 

1972

Barbara Rippel Gordon ’63

Marion Cox Lichty ’35

Mary Louise Green Madigan ’42

Peggy Hitchcock Ransom ’47

 

1970

Doralys Arias ’50

Selma Jeanne Cohen ’39

Geneva Drinkwater ’15

Dorian Hunter ’52

 

1968

Eleanor Cleveland Anderson ’35

Mary Ellen Stribling Bouldin ’50

Genevieve Miller Esgar ’48

Beatrice Burton Middleton ’18 

 

1967

Ann Case Drummond ’28

Virginia Ralles Parker ’51

Betty Goetz Lall ’45

Eualine Uhl Wright ’31

 

1966

Mary Ann Calcott D.D.S. ’58

Helen Gregory ’25

Kathryn Wilson Jordan ’28 

Patricia Spaulding ’42

  

1965

Ruth Bundy Armsby ’23

Anita Farlow Blakeslee ’42

Irene Meinershagen Bleckschmidt ’26

Jeannene Thompson Booher ’56

Mary Adelaide Gardner ’40

Janet Garlough ’41

Wilda Tinsley Moening ’34

Wanda Yvonne White ’45 

 

1964

Adrienne Adams Anderson ’25

Wally Funk ’58

Virginia Neville Robertson ’33

Mary (Mimi) Allen Smitten ’43

 

1963

Patricia White Barry

Dorothy Harcourt Hickerson ’39

Frances Lea McCurdy ’25

Gerda Mehwald Picco ’50

 

1962

Mary B. Anderson ’29

Nell Plopper Eurich Lazarus ’39

Beulah Winstel Dechert ’37

Margaret Sandzen Greenough ’28

Janet R. Kern ’43

Vivian Saunders Kleinkopf ’54

Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44

 

1961

Phyllis Joan Burline ’48

Madeline Darling Harp ’31

Mildred Benjegerdes Hays ’45

Irmgard Grossman Johnson ’35

Esther Replogle ’23

Helen Ross Staley ’41

Kay Johnson Williams ’24

 

1960

Margaret Barbee ’18

(Mary) Jane Smisor Bastien ’55

Martha Brian ’50

Shirley A. Field ’42 

Gloria Kenney Jones ’44

Carla Shriner Williams ’40 

 

1959

Susanna Laun Alexander ’36

Virginia Carpernter Christ-Janer ’33

Helen Froelich Holt ’32

Marilyn Ellis Keene ’38

Jeanne Butcher Shaffer ’44

 

1958

Margaret Wolf Dagen ’38

Esther Winifred Daley Kaasa ’30

 

1957

Betsy Snyder Dew ’37

Olivia Noel Robertson ’22

 

1956

Frances Jenkins Holter ’44

Jean Cravens Leyda ’20

 

1955

Evalyn King Joachim ’29

Eudora Vance Scott ’37

Glad Robinson Youse ’20

 

1954

Eugenia Moore Anderson ’28

Ethlyn Wisegarver Bott ’18 

Cordelia Trimble Robinson ’22

 

1953

Ardenia Chapman ’13

Ina Estes Hubbard ’13

Ruth Lovelace Courteol ’19

 

1952

Marie Kuhns Hardy ’20

Pauline Brannock Moore ’23 

 

1951

Alice Jones Ewing ’27

Dorothy Currigan Sevedge ’25

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