Alumni with careers in international relations

SYA alumni, faculty, parents and friends others make amazing things happen in the world.

Their accomplishments advance the common good inspiring others toward innovation and creativity. In its 50th year, SYA established the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Honorary Class Alumnus/a Award, and in 2018 established the Stephen M. Foster ES'65 Exemplary Service Award. Established in 2024, the SYA Emerging Leader Award celebrates early achievement of alumni who attended SYA in the last 25 years.

If you are interested in nominating an individual for either award, please see below.

Milestone reunion year classes may wish to consider nominating a faculty member for the SYA Honorary Alumnus/a Award. 

SYA Awards Committee
Darcy McLean ES'01, Chair 

Donald Austin FR'01-07RD, Head of Newark Academy
Annabelle Brown Fowlkes FR'90 FR'22P
Julian Fu CN'06
Brittany Toscano Gore IT'02
Nahin Jorgge IT'06
Peter Kirby FR'79
Holland Goss Lynch FR'86

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Class of SYA Spain 1965 (2015)
G. Parker Harris FR'85 (2017)
Charles H. Rivkin FR'79 FRS'11P (2017)
JB Perrette ES'89 (2018)
Robin Hauser FR'82 (2018)
Roger McNamee FR'74 (2019)
Carolynn Rockafellow FR'77 FRS'09P (2019)
The Alumnae of the Class of SYA Spain 1971 (2021)
Cheo Hodari Coker ES'89 (2022)
Kelly Thomson FR'96 (2023)

The Stephen M. Foster ES'65 Exemplary Service Award

Stephen M. Foster ES'65 (2018)
Douglas Renfield-Miller FR'71 CN'01P IT'05P ES'10P (2019)
Alex Alger FR'79 CN'12P (2021)
Carlos Alvarez FR'00P (2021)
Jamie Broderick FR'71 (2021)

Margaret Conklin FR'74 (2022)  
Rick Goddard FR'69 (2023)

Honorary Class Alumnus/a Award Recipients
Ángel Vilalta ES’65-'98F (2015); given by the Class of SYA Spain 1983
Marie-Cécile Heurtin FR’68-'09F (2015); given by the Class of SYA France 1971