2018 Alumni Association Awards Recipients To Be Honored at Dinner Among Friends

MFS Alumni Weekend will be held on May 4-5, 2018. The weekend will commence with the quadrennial May Day celebration, in which students, parents, and alumni will gather to enjoy a festive Maypole Dance along with performances, music, activities, and crafts in celebration of spring. Following May Day, alumni have been invited to attend the Dinner Among Friends banquet at 6 p.m. on May 4 which features the presentation of the 2018 Alumni Association Awards to Dana Calvo ’88, Erika Richardson Hall ’03, and William E. Teale and Mary McAllister Teale ’58.

Dana Calvo ’88 of Santa Monica, CA, is the Alice Stokes Paul Merit Award winner, for achievements in her writing career, first as a journalist and now as a television screenwriter and producer, and as an early spokeswoman advocating on behalf of the status of women in the entertainment industry. Dana’s accomplishments include working on the TV series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the ABC Family Channel sitcom series Greek, Covert Affairs at the USA Network, Netflix crime drama Narcos, and most recently bringing the Lynn Povich book, “Good Girls Revolt,” to life on the television screen.

Erika Richardson Hall ’03 of Atlanta, GA, Young Alumni Award recipient, is an Assistant Professor at Emory University Goizueta School of Business. She is being recognized for her groundbreaking academic research on the influence of race, gender, and class-based implicit bias both in the workplace and the broader society.

William E. Teale and Mary McAllister Teale ’58, of Williamsburg, VA, are the 2018 Alumni Association Service Award winners for their lifelong exemplary volunteer service both to MFS and many other organizations. At MFS, their roles have encompassed alumni leadership, helping host regional and class reunions, and promoting planned, annual, capital and endowment giving.