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Outstanding Alumnae

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Alumnae winners! This year’s winners exemplify the Agnes Scott College mission and prove — through their relationships, work and service — that Scotties are claiming their place in this world! 

Ruth Backus Caldwell

Ruth Backus Caldwell '64

Distinguished Career

Ruth Caldwell '64 is a mathematician turned pioneering researcher in retinal cell biology. From her roots on St. Simons Islands to her impactful collaboration with her husband, Willie, Ruth's journey is a testament to dedication and innovation.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams '03

Service to the College

Kelly Williams '03 epitomizes both drive and philanthropy, embodying a relentless passion for serving the Agnes Scott community. From her days as a student, managing the student call center, and her current role as Class Fund Chair, Williams has continuously dedicated herself to the betterment of the college.

Dr. Tracey Veal

Dr. Tracey Veal '84

Service to the Community

Dr. Tracey Veal '84 is a champion of health equity with over 30 years of experience transforming healthcare for underserved populations. As CEO of Health Equity Partners, she leads efforts to tackle systemic issues in America’s healthcare system. Recognized as a top Modern Healthcare Diversity Leader and Public Health Hero, Dr. Veal’s dedication extends to mentorship, advocacy, and philanthropy, making a profound impact on communities nationwide.

Courtney Faye Taylor

Courtney Faye Taylor '15

Outstanding Young Alumna

Courtney Faye Taylor '15 is a visionary writer whose acclaimed work Concentrate immerses readers in the life of Latasha Harlin. Taylor's innovative blend of poetry, archival text, micro-essays, and visual collage has earned widespread recognition in prestigious publications. Courtney has presented her work at conferences and organizations as well as exhibited her visual art online.

2023-24 Selection Committee

Whitney Ott

Whitney Ott '03


Marilyn Little Tubb '65

Marilyn Little Tubb '65

Heather Ricks Scott '99

Heather Ricks Scott '99

Sanidia Stone

Sanidia Oliver '13

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