Where young women become global leaders
This year, several new alumnae awards will be given for the first time at Reunion on September 22. In addition to the annual Outstanding Alumnae Award and the Young Alumnae Spirit Award, these new awards highlight global leadership, professional excellence, and distinguished careers in the fields of STEAM and broadcast journalism.

Outstanding Alumnae Award

Chosen by the Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Association, the Outstanding Alumnae Award is given to women who demonstrate dedication to the goals set in their Sacred Heart education, commitment to excellence in their life’s work, loyalty to Christian values  and selflessness in service to others.

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  • Carolyn Dursi Cunniffe ’58

    Carolyn Dursi Cunniffe is the former senior vice president executive recruiting at Cablevision Systems Corporation. In this position, she served as the company’s key strategist for the recruitment of senior talent across all Cablevision business units, including Corporate, Cable, News 12 Networks, Lightpath and Rainbow Media Holdings, among other units. Mrs. Cunniffe is a trustee of Sacred Heart Greenwich and Fordham University.
  • Cathleen Joyce Egan ’68

    Cathleen Joyce Egan is committed to the service of others and serves as an advocate for educational equality. Mrs. Egan was among the first to respond to the development of San Miguel Academy, an educational alternative school in Newburgh, NY that is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and despair through education. Having spent the past 12 years volunteering her time with the School, Mrs. Egan continues to serve an annual Thanksgiving feast for the boys, assists at the high school fairs, tutors, and hosts summer pool parties and barbecues. She is a former trustee of the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT and served as a CCD teacher and President of the PTO at Resurrection in Rye, NY.
  • Kathleen Williams Dunn ’73

    Kathleen Williams Dunn is the Technology Coordinator in the Lower School at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Mrs. Dunn has served as a Sacred Heart Greenwich educator for nearly 40 years, teaching several grade levels as well as serving as Head of Lower School. In her current role, she has introduced the students to the world of broadcast, filming, and editing and inspired many new and aspiring newscasters, videographers, journalists, and directors.

Global Leader Alumna Award

Voted on by the Sacred Heart Greenwich-Maplehurst Alumnae Board, the Global Leader Alumna Award recognizes an alumna who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership in her profession.

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  • Cristina Dolan ’79

    Cristina Dolan is the co-founder and COO of iXLedger, a platform for insurance utilising blockchain technology, an MIT Media Lab alumna and Internet pioneer with over two decades of experience building software, Internet, AI and FinTech related businesses. She is the founder of InsideChains, which works with organizations to digitally transform business models through blockchain ecosystems with economic layers that offer members greater visibility, richer data and new business models.She was also a co-founder of OneMain.com, which grew to be the 10th largest ISP after a successful IPO (acquired by Earthlink). She is a member of Forbes Technology Council, Vice Chair and former Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in New York, and founder of the award-winning student competition, Dream it. Code it. Win it. which celebrates and rewards the creative aspects of Computer Science education.

Professional Excellence Award

Chosen by the Head of School and the Alumnae Board President, the Professional Excellence Award is presented to alumnae in recognition of a most distinguished career.

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  • Natalia Delgado ’72

    Natalia Delgado is the former chief legal officer of Huron Consulting Group Inc. In this role, Ms. Delgado created the legal and corporate governance structures necessary for the business to operate as a public company and to expand nationally and internationally, starting from a handful of venues and growing to over 15 offices offering services in numerous countries. Her varied legal and business career has also included acting as a board member of one of the largest transit systems in the world and partner of a nationally-recognized law firm. Currently, she serves as the director of the Cuba Capacity Building Project, whose aim is to develop expertise among Cubans in positions of responsibility in order to successfully change the country’s centralized economy and begin its incorporation into the world economy.
  • Angela Dinger ’89

    Angela Dinger is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for William H. Sadlier, Inc., the oldest family-owned publishing company in the United States. Sadlier is dedicated to preparing K–12 students for success in academics and forming them in the Catholic faith through its catechetical programs. Ms. Dinger has a proven track record of commitment and support of Catholic education. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), a member of the Board of Trustees for the Catholic Theological Union and serves on the Advisory Committee for Cristo Rey New York High School.

STEAM Award

Chosen by the Science, Technology, Art and Math departments, the STEAM Award recognizes an alumna who has distinguished herself in a STEAM field.

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  • Kristin Uhmeyer ’05

    Kristin Uhmeyer is a systems engineer at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Ms. Uhmeyer has an extensive background in Aerospace Engineering having received a Bachelor of Science from MIT in 2009 and a Master of Science from University Colorado Boulder in 2013. Kristin is also a NASA Space Academy alumna having graduated from the program in 2008.

Broadcast Journalism Award

Chosen by the Broadcast Journalism Studio Director, this award recognizes an alumna who has distinguished herself in the field of broadcast journalism.

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  • Erica Jorgensen ’04

    Erica Jorgensen is a multiple Edward R Murrow Award recipient and seven time Emmy award-winning Investigative Producer. After graduating from Brown University in 2008, she spent 5 years at WSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, GA. where she conducted extensive investigations, undercover shoots, and produced both political and consumer investigative stories. She is currently an Investigative Content Producer at WNBC in New York City where she produces daily and long-term investigative stories.

Young Alumnae Spirit Award

Established in 2016, this award recognizes the Young Alumnae class (2008 - 2017) with the highest participation to The Fund for Sacred Heart. The 2018 recipient is the class of 2014 with 41% participation.
As of July 6, 2018

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