Award Winners

Arabella Carter Award

Panayiotis Andreou Ellinas ’87
Panayiotis Andreou Ellinas ’87

Panayiotis Andreou Ellinas ’87 is the recipient of the 2017 Arabella Carter Award. Ellinas has devoted his career to serving populations in great need. He has been a doctor for disadvantaged refugees both in and outside of the U.S., working with NGOs as medical director for refugees in both Cambodia and Kosovo. He has also worked in a clinic close to the Mexican border (a 100-mile commute from his home), where he has treated refugees and immigrants.

Arabella Carter was one of the great unsung heroes who worked for peace and social justice in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the early 1900s. She never sought publicity or recognition for her work and was largely forgotten by all but Friends Historical Library archivists, who saw her hand in Quaker peace and social justice work over three decades. She appears to have received no monetary compensation for all these services, living simply on family money. This award, established in 1997 by the Alumni Council and presented each year at reunion, honors alumni who have made significant contributions as volunteers in their own communities or on a regional or national level. 

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Joseph Shane Award

Stephen Lloyd '57
Stephen Lloyd '57  

Stephen Lloyd ’57 is the recipient of the 2017 Joseph Shane Award. Lloyd has served as a class agent for more than 21 years. He continues to demonstrate his love, commitment, and dedication for the College in his volunteer work, and he ​continues to ​write moving, personal letters to encourage his classmates to have an impact on our next generation of students.

This award honors a Swarthmore alumnus/a who, over an extended period of time, has contributed both time and service to significantly benefit the College. It was established in 1985 in honor of the late Joseph B. Shane '25, who served Swarthmore College as vice president for alumni affairs and public relations for more than 21 years. Joe's service to the College went beyond a simple job description - his warmth, humor, dedication to the College, and Quaker spirit made a lasting mark on Swarthmore and all who knew him.

View past Joseph Shane '25 Award winners


Eugene M. Lang Impact Award

Kathleen Malley-Morrison ’62 is the recipient of the 2017 Eugene M. Lang '38 Impact Award. Last year, Malley-Morrison, who could not attend, received a lifetime award from the American Psychological Association for her work in peace and nonviolence. Her recent four-volume set of books, State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People, is a compilation of essays from leading peace scholars writing about conflicts in 43 countries around the world. 

Established in 2010, is presented annually on Alumni Weekend to an alumnus or alumna who, in his or her vocation, has made an impact on society at large. In naming this award for Eugene Lang, Alumni Council recognized his impact in both his business career and his philanthropy. View past Eugene M. Lang '38 Impact Award winners