Academy Awards

After a three year hiatus, the annual St. Mary’s Academy Awards returned this spring to honor four incredible alumnae. This year’s honorees included: 


  • Jeannie Ray-Timoney, EdD ’77 for Excellence in Catholic Education 

  • MaryJo Wallo McCloskey ’77 for Achievement in Athletics 

  • Mary Perry Savage ’69 for Extraordinary Career Achievement 

  • Erika Sylvester Preuitt ’85 for Achievement in Leadership 


We were thrilled to bring back this special night to honor and acknowledge our alumnae, and celebrate the larger community impact St. Mary’s has on the world. 


Our honorees are incredibly intelligent, highly accomplished, and leaders in their fields – but what really stands out is their deep compassion, kindness, and passion for their communities – all traits of a St. Mary’s girl. In fact, these are the traits of the mission and charism of our founding order, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, in action. They are what gives a person that extra special something. 


Meet the 2023 Honorees