October 3, 2000 Geneva, NY- The William Smith Alumnae Association will present Dr. Joy Schildkraut Glaser '62 and Wendy D. Puriefoy '71 with Alumna Achievement Awards on Friday, October 13. This award recognizes the outstanding professional achievement of alumnae. A symposium titled “William Smith Women Doing Well and Doing Good: Life and Career Choices” will begin at 4:30 p.m., that afternoon, in the Wasey Room of the Scandling Center. The symposium is open to the public.
Dr. Joy Schildkraut Glaser has had a distinguished career as a pediatrician and professor specializing in the treatment of children with infectious diseases. Most recently she was professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Her clinical research in the study of congenital syphilis was instrumental in forming a hospital policy giving every pregnant woman a test for syphilis during pregnancy and at delivery.
Puriefoy is president of the Public Education Network in Washington, D.C., the nation's largest network of independent, community-based school reform organizations. Prior to her appointment at PEN, she was the executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the Boston Foundation, a $500 million community foundation with goals to support health, welfare, educational, cultural, environmental, and housing programs in the greater Boston metropolitan area. She was the first student trustee elected to the HWS Board of Trustees, and as an alumna served another two-year term in 1992. She currently serves as the Board Chair for Ms. Foundation for Women in addition to other professional memberships and directorships.