On October 21, 2017, Sara Shepard (CAS ’99) received the CAS Alumni Achievement Award at the Alumni Weekend CAS Dean’s Luncheon. Sara Shepard is the author of more than thirty novels, including the New York Times #1 series Pretty Little Liars, which was made into a TV series for Freeform that lasted seven seasons. Another one of her book series, The Lying Game, was also made into a TV series, and her series The Perfectionists has been green-lit for a pilot to shoot later this year. She has traveled all over the country and internationally talking to young people about writing.
As a CAS Alumni Achievement Award recipient she joins other alumni luminaries, including bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (WSC ’91); physician Stanley Plotkin (ARTS ’52) who discovered the rubella vaccine; Ellen Langer (ARTS ’70) the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University; and screenwriter Robert Kamen (ARTS ’69) who wrote The Karate Kid, The Fifth Element, and the Taken franchise.
View the full list of past CAS Alumni Achievment Award recipients here (pdf).