Sue Anne Harrison Wells rece ived the Distinguished Alumna Award from Girls Preparatory School during Alumnae Weekend. The award is based on a graduate's professional achievement, commitment to GPS and service in home, church and community.
Wells is a founder and board member of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. She is also a founder of Mustang Leadership Partners, which protects wild horses. She serves on the boards of A Night to Remember, National Mentoring Partnership and ArtsBuild and is a past recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and the GPS Margaret Rawlings Lupton Award of Excellence.
Also announced during Alumnae Weekend were recipients of the Margaret Rawlings Lupton Award of Excellence. To be given the award, an alumnus must have made a significant impact in the community in professional and/or voluntary activities. The honorees were:
• Caroline Bentley, past controller and chief financial officer of Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises and currently director of the de Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. She is a past president of Junior League of Chattanooga, a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and is a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction.
• Patrice Glass, executive director of Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and an adjunct professor at Chattanooga State Community College. She is a former historian and curator for the Chattanooga Regional History Museum and was Hamilton County historian from 2002-2006. In 2012, she was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve as a member of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
• Betsy Taylor, a speaker in the healthcare field, currently serves as principal consultant for Third Sector Strategy and as president of the Rural Healthcare Philanthropy Network. She is a fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, received the 2011 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Professional Journal Award and was a 2010 finalist for the Children's Hospital Association Impact Award.