Christman, Shaw Named Alumnae Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to Jolley Bruce Christman ’69 and Minor Mickel Shaw ’69, the recipients of the 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards.

Jolley Bruce Christman is a past president of the Board of Trustees of the College.

After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Dr. Christman participated in the Experimental Program in Urban Education in Philadelphia, and taught English and social studies in an alternative high school. She subsequently worked in teacher education at the University of Pennsylvania, and on completion of her doctorate, worked for the School District of Philadelphia in its Office of Planning and Research. In 1992, she co-founded (with Eva Gold) Research for Action, a nonprofit engaged in education research and evaluation in urban school districts nationwide.

She received an Alumni Achievement Award from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught a course in qualitative research methods for 22 years. She has authored numerous book chapters, journal articles, and reports on urban education, and served on the Editorial Board of Anthropology and Education Quarterly. In 2008, Public Citizens for Children and Youth in Philadelphia awarded Jolley its “Friend of the Children” Award.

She is currently President of the Board of the Fleischer Art Memorial, ex officio member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and board member of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook; Historic Philadelphia, Inc.; Furman University; and the Jolley Foundation in Greenville, South Carolina.

Minor Mickel Shaw is a noted businesswoman, philanthropist, and civic leader.

She is President of Micco, LLC, a private investment company, and past president of Micco Corporation and Mickel Investment Group, as well as chairwoman of the Daniel-Mickel Foundation.

She holds numerous civic and business board memberships, including Wofford College, the Hollingsworth Funds, Piedmont Natural Gas Company, and the President’s Advisory Board of Clemson University. She has been a member of the Duke Endowment since 1999 and was elected in October 2012 to serve as its board president.

Minor is the recipient of many community honors, including: the Whitney Young Humanitarian Award, the Athena Leadership Award, the Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership, and the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian award in the state of South Carolina. Minor has also received recognition from the many community organizations with which she is involved, including the YMCA of Greenville, the Greensville Area Girl Scout Council, and Leadership Greenville. She has been inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame, and holds honorary doctorates from Clemson University, Wofford College, and Furman University.

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