In recognition of Bishop’s Centennial Celebration, the Alumni Association announced the creation of an Alumni Awards Program aimed at paying tribute to the contributions of alumni, faculty and the Bishop’s community. Recipients are awarded at the annual Ellen Browning Scripps Day Celebration event managed by the Alumni Association Board. (One award will be given yearly, additional awards will be celebrated as determined by the Alumni Association Board). Alumni are encouraged to nominate classmates and friends for consideration.
The award is presented to an alum who, through personal achievement, has brought honor and distinction to him or herself and The Bishop’s School. The award honors a recipient who has had a broad impact in the pursuit of their goals and has attracted wide recognition for their accomplishments. In the spirit of the School’s mission, the recipient demonstrates integrity, imagination, moral responsibility and commitment to serving the larger community. And, in the spirit of Ellen Browning Scripps, the recipient serves as an inspirational role model for alumni of today and tomorrow.
The Michael W. Teitelman Leadership Award was established in 2008 to honor an outstanding member of the Bishop’s community who exemplifies the leadership and the ideals of Michael W. Teitelman, Bishop’s Headmaster for more than a quarter century. The award is presented to a visionary leader who has been transformative in shaping the minds, hearts and spirit of the Bishop’s community. The award honors those who, apart from their personal achievements, have supported and encouraged others to advance the goals of Bishop’s. Above all else, the recipient exemplifies honor, integrity and leadership of the highest character.
The award honors an alumni recipient’s generous, loyal and energetic commitment to The Bishop’s School. They have distinguished themselves as a dedicated, supportive member of The Bishop’s School and have contributed time and talent above and beyond the call to propel the School towards its goals.
The award honors a member of the Bishop’s family who demonstrates through their volunteer or vocational endeavors an exemplary sense of initiative, caring and dedication to making the world a better place. They have brought honor to the School through outstanding service and contributions to their communities and those around the globe.
This award is bestowed upon alumni whose careers have been highly distinguished, and whose achievements and contributions are widely recognized as significant and outstanding in their field of endeavor. Award recipients have brought honor to themselves, their colleagues and their profession.
The award was created to acknowledge an alum whose distinguished service to the School, society or professional endeavor sets an outstanding example for future alumni. The recipient’s passion, energy and effectiveness provide inspiration for other young alumni of the future. Recipients must be alumni of 15 years or less.
Ellen Browning Scripps Distinguished Alumni Award: Marc Rosen, Class of 1994
Service to Bishop's Award: Gretchen Stroschein Thomson, Class of 1959
Michael W. Teitelman Leadership Award: Sara Sweet, Director of Food Service