Established in 2002, this award recognizes the accomplishment of an alumnus/a who has demonstrated the Academy's mission through excellence in his or her chosen field. The award is presented annually.
2017 - Alan Duncan, Esq. '72 2016 - Cmdr. David G. Muller, Jr. USN '66 2015 - Stephen A. Knapp '65 2013 - Carol Goldsberry Tucker '83 2012 - Congressman James P. McGovern '77 2011 - Dr. Everett F. Lang, Jr. '61 2010 - Dr. Chulsu Kim '60 2009 - Dr. Craig R. Dufresne '69 2008 - Michael Puk Sun Tien '68 2007 - Alan J. Bernon '72 2006 - Dr. Thomas V. Healey '36 (posthumously) 2006 - Sen. Louis C. D'Allesandro '56 2005 - N. Scott Knight '65 2004 - Robert E. Weissman '58 2003 - Dr. Richard Talamo '53 (posthumously) 2002 - Lt. Gen. Alcide M. LaNoue, M.D. '52
Established in 2003, this award is given to an alumnus/a who graduated from the Academy in the past twenty years and has demonstrated success in his or her chosen field or has contributed significantly to his or her community. The award is presented annually.
2017 - Charles Nicas '02 2016 - Dr. Shana Starobin '96 2015 - Wesley D. Piermarini '00 2013 - Andrew Chalupka '03 2012 - Philip A. Kalmanovitch '02 2011 - Rodolfo Perecin Mareno '01 2010 - Jonathan Starr '94 2009 - Zoey L. Breslar '89 2008 - Niels Tangherlini '88 2007 - Neil S. Patel '87 2006 - Alta M. Boover '96 2005 - Tanja Bernstein '90 2004 - Naomi A. Schaefer '94 2003 - Ira Stoll '90
The Cole Porter Arts Recognition Award has been established to honor members of the Worcester Academy community-- parents, alumni, faculty members, or other members of the community-- who have made significant and lasting contributions to the visual or performing arts during their professional or personal lives. Recipients are recognized for embodying the passion for artistic pursuits that exemplifies Worcester Academy's visual and performing arts programs.
2017 - Steven Heller '67 2016 - R. Victor Fields '71 2009 - Stefan Lano '70
The Worcester Academy Hall of Fame, established in 1976, recognizes individuals who through their many years of service and devotion to the Academy have had an important impact on the school and society. The Hall of Fame members include alumni, former faculty members, heads of school, coaches, faculty wives, trustees, benefactors and friends of the Academy. The Hall of Fame also includes alumni whose work has influenced the lives of people everywhere.
2017 - Marsha Bernstein, Elisabeth Cotton P'91, Pamela Lefferts P'88,'93,'98 2016 - Dr. Sonia Glazier, John Mackenzie, Howard Shainheit, Janet Shainheit 2009 – Donald Bloom '59, Elaine Willey Bloom 2005 – Ronald A. Siff '55 2002 – David Forsberg '65, Jacques LeBermuth '24 2001 – Earle Leeder '51 2000 – James Davis '62, Robert Hall '62, Michael Mone '60 1999 - Harold Keohane '56, Duane Sargisson '51, Elizabeth J. Jung '79 1998 - Bruce Daniels '43, Janet Macko
The Tien Student Impact Award was created in appreciation for Michael Tien's (WA Class of 1968) personal experience at Worcester Academy. "I've come to understand (from my experience at Worcester Academy) that the best teachers are not necessarily the ones who impart the most knowledge, but are those who effectively allow the students to bring out the best in themselves," Mr. Tien told alumni during a visit to campus in 2008.
The head of school will choose the honoree(s) annually from among current employees, based upon nominations received from students, parents, parents of alumni, or young alumni (from the 15 most recent graduating classes). The recipient(s) of The Tien Student Impact Award will receive a monetary award in recognition of the impact made on the lives of Worcester Academy students.
2014 - Sarah Getchell, English Faculty, Varsity Ski Coach, Administrator on Duty 2014 - Alan Vaudreuil, Director of Instrumental Music Studies
Recognition Award Nomination Form
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This form may be used to nominate individuals for the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Young Alumnus Recognition Award, and the Michael Tien Student Impact Award.