Congratulations Alumni!

Honorary Alumni and Alumni Awards are presented each spring. The Honorary Alumni will be presented on Wednesday, April 26, at 9:15 a.m. in Yarnall Gym during the final All-School Assembly of the year. The Alumni Awards Assembly will take place on Friday, May 5, at 9:45 a.m. in Yarnall Gym.

Congratulations to the 2017 Honorary Alumni!

Trish Giaccio, 1st Grade Teacher
Liz Kolb
, Associate Director of Development for Alumni Engagement
Jenn Myer Trainer, Upper School Academic Support
Peter Stokes, Middle School History Teacher
Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School

Congratulations to the 2017 Alumni Award winners! 

David Michel '97, Shipley's 2017 Young Alumni Award winner
Anna Steel '87, Shipley's 2017 Alumni Association Service Award winner
Reza Sayah '87, Shipley's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner

Award citations and acceptance speeches will be available online after the Awards Assembly on Friday, May 5.

About the Awards

List of 5 items.

  • Honorary Alumni

    A Head of School, a member of the faculty or staff who has served a minimum of twelve years, or any friend of the School may be invited to become a member of the Alumni Association. Every year the Alumni Awards Selection Committee shall request from the School a list of faculty and staff who are eligible to become honorary members. The Committee shall review this list and may vote to invite an individual (from the list) or any eligible friend of the School to become an honorary member of the Alumni Association.
  • The Shipley School Alumni Association Service Award

    The Alumni Association Service Award is presented for outstanding volunteer service to The Shipley School by an alumna or alumnus as demonstrated by strong loyalty, exceptional contributions of time and effort, and personal commitment to the advancement of the school's mission.
  • The Shipley School Distinguished Alumni Award

    The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievement, the dedication, and the personal accomplishments of a Shipley alumna or alumnus in a particular field of endeavor, whether it be in a chosen profession, through formal volunteer activities unrelated to the school, or through a personal commitment to an issue, project, or cause.
  • The Shipley School Margaret Bailey Speer Award

    The Margaret Bailey Speer Award is given to a graduate who has shown "Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing;" whose deeds have helped to make the community stronger and freer; who has in some way helped to lessen prejudice, intolerance, and injustice; or whose accomplishments, political, artistic, literary, or scientific, bring credit to her/him and also to The Shipley School. *Please note this award is not given annually. Any nominations made may be saved for the next award year.
  • The Shipley School Young Alumni Award

    The Shipley School Young Alumni Award recognizes a Shipley alumna or alumnus who has graduated within the preceding twenty-five years and demonstrates innovation, curiosity, and creativity in the pursuit of excellence in a particular field, whether it be in a profession, through formal volunteer activities unrelated to the School, or through a personal commitment to an issue, project, or cause.


To submit a nomination for future consideration please write or email:
Jennifer Murphy Devine '98
Director of Alumni Programs and Giving
The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

2017 Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017 Award recipients! Read the citation and acceptance speech for each recipient.

Award Winners

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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.