Dr. Margot Culotta-Norton '71
Dr. Margot Culotta-Norton '71

Alumna of the Year

This year’s Distinguished Alumna of the Year is Dr. Margot Culotta-Norton '71.  For more than 38 years, Margot has had a profound and humanizing effect on the dental profession by extolling through action two heartfelt ideals: service and community.  She was one of the founding members of the Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists and was the first woman President of the USA Section of the 89-year old International College of Dentists, a worldwide dental honor organization which recognizes and promotes excellence in leadership with an emphasis on service, oral health needs and education throughout the world.


The first Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award was presented to Patricia White Radle ’65 in 1987.  Since then, the Award has been given annually to a Holy Child alumna for outstanding service to the community, for fortitude, and a commitment to improving the quality of life of others, and for exemplifying the ideals and character of Connelly School of the Holy Child.

Alumnae of the Years Past

2016

Catherine Easby-Smith Albornoz
1998

2015

Joanna Smith-Ramani
1994

2014

Connie Coakley Caulfield
1982

2013

Christine Anne Short
1996

2012

Meghan Rogers
1992

2011

Cindy Gillete
1979

2010

Hagan Trees
2004

2009

Nancy Forbes Ephraim
1970

2008

Shelley Swendiman
2001

2007

Suzanne Hodson MacDaniels
1969

2006

Anne Charbonneau Cardile
1992

2005

Deborah Edwards Demaree
1974

2004

Shannon Pitcher
1997

2003

Kate Burke Walsh
1969

2002

Suzi Montes de Oca
1974

2001

Mary Pat Siemien
1977

2000

Rita Devine Ward
1979

1999

Jennifer Ralston Kress
1985

1998

Robin Marino
1986

1997

Kathleen Cooney Porter
1982

1996

Eileen Stevens Spencer
1979

1995

Colleen M. Walsh
1978

1994

Amy Beal
1986

1993

Deborah Cronin Kissinger
1966

1992

Amy Ryan
1972

1991

Jacqueline Berrien
1979

1990

Quinta Sabatini
1965

1989

Barbara Hemelt
1969

1988

Mary Griffith
1983

1987

Patricia White Radle
1965

Staff

Laura Volovski
Chief Advancement Officer
301-365-0955 x2123

Suzi Montes de Oca
Director of Development
301.365.0955 x2122

Ann Kerrigan
Director of Annual Giving and Alumnae Relations
301.365.0955 x2229

Claire Drummond
Office Systems Manager
301.365.0955 x2208