4-14_Smith_Wntr16_r1.inddJoining more than 200 record-breaking, high-achieving, world-changing alumnae who have been awarded the Smith College Medal since 1962 will be an arts patron, a business leader, a social justice activist and a documentary filmmaker. They will receive their medals at a ceremony in John M. Greene Hall that has become the centerpiece of Rally Day, which will be on February 17.

This year’s medalists are:

JOAN WHITE HARRIS ’52, an arts advocate in Chicago and recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts for her cultural leadership and generosity.

PHEBE NOVAKOVIC ’79, CEO of General Dynamics, who is credited with bringing stability to the aerospace and defense company and is regularly named to lists of powerful women in business.

KIM (REA) CAREY ’89, executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force and a leading voice in the effort to legalize same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights.

SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY ’02, producer of more than a dozen documentaries and winner of an Oscar for her 2012 film, Saving Face, about female victims of acid attacks in Pakistan.

To learn more, read the article in The Grécourt Gate.


SAQ, Winter 2015–16