Olympic distance runner Julie Brown (Alpha Psi, UCLA) stands at the podium after winning the Award of Achievement at the 1985 National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Julie competed in the first-ever women's Olympic marathon in 1984.
Advertising executive Mary Andrews Ayres (Alpha Lambda, University of Minnesota) won the Award of Achievement in 1978.
Journalist Georgie Anne Geyer (Gamma, Northwestern University) won the Award of Achievement in 1968.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice joined Alpha Chi Omega at the Gamma Delta chapter at the University of Denver. Until her senior year, she was the only African American member of the chapter. She was 19 years old when she graduated cum laude from the university in 1974. She was named Outstanding Senior Woman and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board. She earned a master's from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies. In 1993, she became Stanford University’s first woman provost and served in that position until 1999. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her national security advisor. Rice later was named the U.S. Secretary of State, the first black woman to serve in that capacity. A professor, consultant and author, she has won many awards. She is an articulate speaker, accomplished pianist and a football aficionado. She received Alpha Chi Omega's Award of Achievement in 1990.
Photographs and biographical information is provided for each of the 2015 alumnae award winners, including the Award of Achievement winners.