Alumna, Student Among Top Honorees at Commencement

May 24, 2009

Louise McNamee ’70 and Robyn Stegman ’09, received coveted Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards at the Mary Baldwin University Commencement May 24, recognizing their service, character, and spiritual qualities. McNamee accepted her award in recognition of a successful career and decades of service on the Mary Baldwin Board of Trustees. Stegman received hers at the beginning of what promises to be a fascinating lifelong journey that takes her across international and societal borders.

McNamee was also honored with a second award, an prestigious honorary doctorate. Her first major moment on the Page Terrace stage where Commencement is held was in 1970, when she earned her bachelor’s degree in English, with honors, after just three years at Mary Baldwin. She was the guest of honor as Commencement speaker in the mid-1980s and again in 2004, both times imparting invaluable lessons from her career and life. Her awards and accolades for advertising campaigns are numerous