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Anna "Chips" Chao Pai '57, the College's Distinguished Alumnae in 1994, was committed to seeing both the Honors Program and the B.S. degree developed at Sweet Briar as a member of the College's Board of Trustees. As a student, she played field hockey, basketball, softball and lacrosse for Sweet Briar and after graduating, played in the AAU Nationals as a member of the Livingstone, N.J. AAU power volleyball team. Pai received the Ph.D. in genetics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She taught until 1997 at Montclair State College, and is the author of two textbooks on genetics.