Alumni/ae Awards

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Friends Select alumni playing basketball

2017 Athletic Hall of Fame: Friday, June 2, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees:

The 1949 InterAc Championship Boys Soccer Team
John Fugett '03
Brittany Purr '04

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We need your help to recognize outstanding alumni/ae and teachers!

Each year, we honor alumni/ae and teachers who have made significant contributions to the school and community. Please contact Julia Greenberger '02, director of alumni/ae relations, to learn about the criteria for each award and how to nominate a classmate or teacher.

  • Distinguished Alumni/ae Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Athletic Hall of Fame

Award Information

The Distinguished Alumni/ae Award honors an alumnus or alumna who has displayed distinctive achievement in a chosen field or endeavor and has made significant contributions to public service and community.
The Meritorious Service Award honors an individual for sustained and exemplary service to Friends Select School. Eligible individuals include alumni/ae and other qualified “honorary” alumni/ae of the Friends Select School community, such as faculty, trustees, administrators and parents.

The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed significantly to the life of the school through their teaching and mentoring over a minimum of five years. Criteria include a commitment to the school community; record of outstanding teaching effectiveness; ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual and developmental needs of students; pedagogical approach that is innovative, intellectually rigorous, creative, and engaging; and commitment to Quaker values, practice and service.

The Athletic Hall of Fame honors an alumnus, alumna or coach who has exemplified outstanding athletics as well as good sportsmanship while representing Friends Select School. For alumni/ae, the nominee's class year must be at least five years from the time of nomination. The nominee may also have served the school as a coach or administrator for a minimum of five years.

Looking back at the 2015 Alumni/ae and Teaching Awards

Looking back at the 2015 Alumni/ae and Teaching Awards

Distinguished Alumni/ae Award
John W. Chin '83
Introduction by Andy Toy, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
Meritorious Service Award Joseph E. Ronan, Jr. '72

Introduction by Robin Switzenbaum '72
Distinguished Teaching Award
Walter Palmer "Bok" Read, Science (1970 to 1990)
Introduction by Ann-Christine "Tina" Bak-Brevik '75
Charlotte Blake Alston, Lower School (1981 to 1990)
Introduction by Bevin Gwiazdowski '99

Norka Maldonado, Spanish (2002-2013), PosthumouslyIntroduction by Ethan Giles '13