Alumnae Spotlight

St. Catherine's School boasts more than 5,000 active alumnae around the world who are excelling in fields such as law, education, medicine, business, communications, science and technology.

Our alumnae have shaped history and continue to impact the world today. They are leaders and innovators who represent St. Catherine's and the ideals upon which Miss Jennie founded the School in 1890.

Alumnae Spotlight

List of 10 news stories.

  • Helene Sims ’03

    As Events Manager at St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco, Helene Sims ’03 relishes raising funds and awareness for the area’s most underserved.
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  • Hope Holding Bryant ’81

    As the first female Chair of the North Carolina Bankers Association and Executive VP of the nation’s largest family-controlled bank, Bryant is an example for all women who look to balance career and family. 
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  • Vienna Cobb Anderson ’53

    Vienna Cobb Anderson ’53 has been on a lifelong journey to explore, learn, seek, stretch; deliberately straying from society’s proscribed path, breaking barriers both physical and societal.
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  • Mary Jane Hipp Brock '66

    Mary Jane Hipp Brock '66 has spent her life living out the School motto through her philanthropic work with the Big Apple Circus, her devotion to the Episcopal Church and her dedication to our national historic landmarks.
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  • Whitney Zimmerman Edwards '94

    After serving at St. James's Episcopal Church in Richmond, St. John the Baptist in Portland, Ore., and Christ & Holy Trinity in Westport, CT, Whitney Zimmerman Edwards '94, returns home as St. Christopher’s Upper School Chaplain and Religion Department Chair.
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  • Holly Eason Holden '72

    Interior designer, author and tv- personality, Holly Eason Holden '72 shares her timeless style through her books, YouTube Channel and now a PBS show, "You're Cordially Invited."
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  • Jackie Parker Taylor ’94

    Jackie Parker Taylor ’94  was celebrated in the 10th annual NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business program, which recognizes women who are influential in their companies, industries and communities, and who are shaping New Jersey’s economic future.  
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  • Katharine Armstrong Herndon ’86

    Herndon was selected to be Executive Director of James River Writers (JRW) in Richmond, Va. Established in 2002, James River Writers builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia.
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  • Rev. Gale Hodkinson Cooper ’63

    In her retirement from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N.C., Cooper volunteers as a  Coastal Crisis Chaplain in Charleston, S.C. Cooper ministers to first responders and provides comfort to citizens on the scene of a crisis, such as school tragedy, fatal traffic accident, suicide, or homicide, as well as in the aftermath of such crises.
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  • Ann Hardy ’80

    While living in New York City in the 1980’s, Ann Hardy ’80 became tired of traveling underground to travel to work each day.So she took her commute above ground and began cycling. That practical solution led to a lifelong passion for the sport and the creation of River City Women’s Racing in Richmond in 2008 to address the specific issues related to navigating a male dominated sport.
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Notable Alumnae

Lady Astor (1898) first woman in British history to sit on Parliament and benefactor of Miss Jennie

Adele Clark (1901) founding member of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, dean of women at the College of William & Mary

Pocahontas Wight Edmonds (1921) author, descendant of Pocahontas

Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek (1933) worked for many local causes, benefactress

Lee Smith (1963) author

Peel Hawthorne (1975) winningest field hockey coach in the history of William & Mary

Margaret Rheutan Lindhjem (1995) first female race engineer in NASCAR Winston Cup history

Darley Newman (1997) host of  Emmy Award-winning Equitrekking on PBS
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