Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Alumnae Awards!
Alumnae Citation Award
Heather Hahn Fowler '87
Distinguished Service Award
Lee McEnany Caraher '82
Young Alumna Award
Gaia Cornwall '97
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Heather Hahn Fowler, who graduated from Lincoln in 1987, remains a very engaged member of the school’s community. We often joke that she serves in so many volunteer capacities that the roles don’t all fit on her Lincoln name tag. Heather has served on the Lincoln Board of Trustees for over six years, many of them by phone from San Francisco. Two years ago, Heather moved her family across the country so her daughter Ansley '29 could attend Lincoln. Now in Providence, Heather has assumed leadership of the Advancement Committee, became a Class Representative and chaired the auction for the Spring Benefit, while still serving as the City Captain for San Francisco.
Lee McEnany Caraher is a corporate and consumer communications expert, as well as a keen businesswoman and author. After graduating from Lincoln in 1982, Lee went on to earn her BA in medieval history at Carleton College, before diving into a highly successful career in marketing and communications. She has worked as Vice President of Communications for the multinational video game company SEGA, and served as Executive Vice President of renowned PR firm Weber Shandwick. Before leaving Weber Shandwick, Lee founded and led the subsidiary company Red Whistle Communications. In 2002, Lee founded her own company, Double Forte, where she continues to serve as CEO. Today, she is also a keynote speaker and author. She published her first book, Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work, in 2014, and this past April, Lee published her second book, The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees.
Gaia Cornwall is an artist and illustrator whose creative work has been both educational and a representation of social issues. After graduating from Lincoln in 1997, Gaia earned her BFA in animation and film from the Pratt Institute in 2001. Post-graduation, she has had success in a variety of creative roles: producing a film festival, animating cartoons for network television and film, and working on a documentary. As a designer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., Gaia worked in service of women’s access healthcare. She has also found time to work on several passion projects. For fourteen years, she has produced the annual Oscar nominee portraits for Eleni’s Bakery in New York City, and her prints have also been sold at West Elm. Currently, Gaia is working independently as an illustrator, surface designer, and picture book writer in Providence, Rhode Island. She recently taught a workshop on animation techniques at the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference. In 2017, Gaia published Jabari Jumps!, her first children’s book as author and illustrator.
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