Alumni Association Awards

MCLA takes pride in recognizing our distinctly honorable alumni, those who have made outstanding contributions in public or community service or in service to the College and/or its alumni. A distinguished alumni is an individual who, because of superior and extraordinary achievements, have brought credit to themselves and their alma mater.


This year's Distinguished Alumni recipients from left, Peter Abuisi '66, Benjamin Lamb '07, Buffy Lord '98, Michelle Kirby '90, and Katherine Foster Warren '82. Not pictured: Michelle Dubois '66.


If you are interested in nominating a fellow alumni, please call or email Christine Naughton '99, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, at 413.662.5074 or


Distinguished Alumnus Award

The individual must have demonstrated a history of achievement in one or more of the following:  community, state, regional or national service, and/or the individual must have made a significant leadership contribution to a state/regional/national organization that does not come under the purview of his/her profession.

Service to the College Award

The nominee must have demonstrated a record of service to the Alumni Association and/or the College.

Humanitarian Award

The nominee must have demonstrated a record of service to his/her community and to the world at large.

Young Alum Award

Within ten years of their MCLA commencement, the individual will have shown significant growth in their chosen profession and/or career path, received recognition as an emerging leader through professional and/or community achievements, and served as an outstanding role model for current and future MCLA students.

Outstanding Educator Award

This award is given to recognize and honor an individual who has shown continued and dedicated service to their students and their profession and a commitment to developing the potential of all students. This award recognizes K-16 educators, from all areas of education, who have made significant contributions to support and enhance the education of students through innovative classroom practices, programming, extracurricular activities, committee, or community work.


Above from left, Tony Dolan ’84, Sandra Jillson King ’65, Victoria Welch ’09, Sara Luczynski ’02, Interim President James C. Clemmer ’86, the parents of Christopher Kingsley ’90 - Sharon and Carl Kingsley, and Cecelia Hamrock Kennedy ’78. Below, the Kingsleys hold a photo of their son, who could not attend the luncheon.

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