2021 Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Alumnae Service Award

Diane (Campbell) Sher ’71

Diane SherDiane (Campbell) Sher ’71, CPA, CFP, AIF, earned a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Stephens College, as well as a Bachelor of General Studies in Accounting from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1977. After working as a CPA in a Big 8 firm and an officer in a regional bank corporation, Diane began her wealth management practice in 1986 as a CFP in a regional Registered Investment Advisory firm. She transferred selected clients and founded her own firm, The Sher Group, in 2003, which she sold in 2016. She continued as a senior vice president and private client wealth advisor of Krilogy – The Sher Group through 2019, when she retired. She maintains her professional credentials and memberships while considering her next chapter.

Throughout her career, Diane also served as a leader for many civic and not-for-profit boards and organizations, which she continues today. Her current volunteerism includes membership in the American Association of University Women, St. Louis Chapter; Board — Horizons St. Louis in Kirkwood; Talk, Toast, Taste Committee — KWMU-Public Radio St Louis; Class of 2005-2006 — Leadership St. Louis; Leading Ladies — The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Alumnae Association Board, Reunion Committee, Class President — Stephens College; Board, Secretary, Advocacy Committee — Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis. 

Diane provides financial support for numerous arts, education, historic, social and legal justice, women’s issues and political organizations.

Among her many personal interests are world travel, a book club, golf, beginners bridge, a movie club and entertaining. She is an avid season-ticket-holding St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, and attends a variety of film, theater, and musical performances each season at home in St. Louis, and occasionally in New York and London.

Having served as Class President multiple times, as well as a member of the Alumnae Association Board and one of the Reunion Committee co-chairs for the past five years, Diane’s commitment, service and dedication to Stephens students and alumnae, in addition to countless community and civic organizations, is exemplary.

For that she is being awarded the Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Alumnae Service Award for 2021.

 

2020 Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Alumnae Service Award

Erleen Anderson ’91

Erleen AndersonErleen Anderson ’91 graduated from Stephens in 1991 with a B.A. in Business Administration (cum laude) and a minor in East Asian studies. After teaching English in Columbia’s Japanese sister-city (Matto-shi, Ishikawa-ken), she earned an M.B.A. from the University of Washington with an emphasis in marketing and IT before embarking on a consulting career. She then joined DHL holding various strategy and global customer roles in Seattle, Brussels and London where she now resides with her British husband of ten years.    

In 2014 she earned an M.Sc. in Digital Marketing Communications from Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked with a range of corporate, public sector and non-profit organizations. She is a trustee of the Harlow Art Trust, helping look after a nationally significant public sculpture collection near her home. Henry Moore’s Family Group is one of her favorites, having been introduced to the sculptor by Jim Shirkey in her humanities class.

Erleen came to Stephens from her hometown of Olympia, Washington. She chose Stephens based on family friends’ recommendations, uncertainty of her major (Stephens offered all she was thinking about) as well as receiving an honors scholarship. She was thrilled with her choice and has never looked back. 

She remembers sending her first “email” (a bulletin board posting for Mortar Board) from the only modem-connected computer in the lab 1990. The National Model UN in NYC, taking photography, a trip to China and various sorority shenanigans are among her best memories. Friendships and faculty connections from Searcy, Pillsbury and Omega Psi as well as political science and business classes have lasted a life time.

Her connection with the College has ebbed and flowed over the years, but she has always kept in touch and encourages all alumnae to do so. The “strength of weak ties” should not be underestimated personally or professionally, especially with the online world of today.

Erleen was co-president of the Seattle alumnae club in the late nineties and is co-chair of the U.K. and Ireland Stephens alumnae network today. Erleen has met more than thirty Stephens students and alumnae in England and Scotland and looks forward to meeting more when travel resumes. She is passionate about travel — believing it truly makes you grow and become a better person. Study abroad changed her life in high school, having spent her junior year in Melbourne, Australia. She highly encourages all students to consider how studying or working abroad may contribute to their own learning while at Stephens or after graduation.

After attending her 25th reunion in 2016, Erleen joined the AAB and started a reunion committee. As co-chair for the past five years, she has contributed to reunion program updates as well as this year’s change to a virtual reunion. She has also actively identified and engaged milestone class leaders to help strengthen alumnae connections with the college. As her own class president, she has “found” several missing classmates via online research and sending newsletters. At this year’s inaugural virtual reunion she is excited to “see” many of them via Zoom from as far away as Australia and Italy. Stephens is grateful for and proud of Erleen’s enthusiasm, service and dedication to Stephens and her alumnae.

Erleen is receiving the Jean Clinton Roeschlaub ’44 Alumnae Service Award for 2020 for her long-standing service to her class, the Seattle Alumnae Club, for representing Stephens in England and Scotland, Admissions volunteerism, the Alumnae Association Board, and co-chairing the Reunion program.

 

Past Alumnae Service Award Recipients

 

2019

Diane Hunter Robertson ’86

 

2018

Jennifer Nitzband Flaks ’03

 

2017

Kerry Brocker ’82

 

2016

Doris Painter Littrell ’58

 

2015

Geri Blaha Bennett ’57

 

2014

Teresa Peacher Maledy ’78

 

2013 

Jennifer Stout Brinkmann ’95

Sally Wibbenmeyer Gregory ’98

Shannon Blankenship Walls ’93

 

2012

Penny Scalone Kunzman ’67

Laurie Kempson ’77

 

2011

Kathleen Fung ’67

Diana Reese Groshong ’61

Julia King Muller ’61

Elizabeth Taylor Reid ’71

 

2010

Patricia Burnett ’67

Jill Griffith ’72

Mildred Swearengen Patterson ’60

 

2009

Gayle Flannery Bentsen ’67

Jeannene Thompson Booher ’56

Wendy B. Libby

 

2008

Rachel Gross ’93

Donna Ensign Marshall ’58

Kathy Stolte Sherrod ’71

 

2007

Wendy Parish Anderson ’92

Michael Quevli ’84

 

2006

Linda Podas Chapman ’65

Sara Jane Johnson ’56

Carolyn Skoglund Kuttenkuler ’65

 

2005

Joy Katzen-Guthrie ’80

 

2004

Laura Gross ’91

 

2003

George Ann Harding ’58

Choo Choo Hannemann Boyer ’65

 

2002

Frances Dare ’82

Gretchen Bush Kimball ’57

 

2001

Carol Anderson ’66-’68

Katherine Dietzen ’86

 

2000

Mary Josie Cain Blanchard ’67

Allen Hull Hermann ’63

 

1999

Mary Rose Silverthorne ’55

 

1997

Natalie Rosenberg Frager ’53

 

1996

Ellen Vollrath ’86

 

1995

Ramona Adams Kemper ’59

 

1994

Joy Underdown ’54

 

1993

Lois Hulen Todd ’49

 

1992

Patricia White Barry

 

1991

Muriel Hensler Lawrence ’36

 

1990

Jane Kayser Depew ’49

 

1989

Alyce Roberts Cheatham ’40

 

1988

Judi Strain Vanet ’73

 

1987

Jean Steven McVicker ’49

 

1986

Priscilla White Dunn ’40

 

1985

Linda J. Adler ’70

Alice McKell Roden ’69 

 

1983

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1982

Jeanne Akers Bloom ’55

 

1981

Margaret Phillips Burris ’29 

 

1977

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1974

Mary Lee Prunty Johnston ’40

 

1973

Sara Fair Sleeper ’35

 

1972

Kate Stamper Wilhite ’17 

 

1971

Madolyn Youse Babcock ’44

 

1970

Christine Wood Graham ’42 

  

1969

Ruth Lovelace Courteol ’19 

Ann Webster Dearborn ’36

 

1969 (Faculty Alumnae Service Awards)

Naomi Holt ’29

Dorothy Martin ’29

Bernice Linderman Williamson ’32

 

1968

Ethlyn Wisegarver Bott ’18 

 

1967

Barbara Courtright Nowell ’36 

 

1966

Geraldine Hall Dalton ’24

Gertrude Buckley Windsor ’16

 

1965

Geneva Drinkwater ’15 

 

1964

Ann Sorency Bedell ’30

Marion Cox Lichty ’35

Audrey Webb ’24 

 

1963

May Laydin Chadwick ’28

Harriette Steward Fristoe ’25 

 

1962

Grace Hendon Chancey ’19

Donna Stillwagon Hammond ’35

Nancy Johnson Schuessler O’Brien ’49

 

1961

Loraine Brunson Bohenkamp ’22 

Helen Walker Eakin ’16

 

1960

Virginia Boos Bigelow ’41

Keitha Miller Deer ’39

Evalyn King Joachim ’29

Reve Mohler Tourtellot ’21

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