Class Notes


Bryan Asson M.Arch. ’18 has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Quinn Evans Architects as a staff designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University.

Brian Frey ’17 received the 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award for his outstanding accomplishments on the CPA exam. The award from the American Institute of CPAs recognizes individuals who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.5 across all four sections of the CPA exam on their first attempt. He was among only 110 individuals out of nearly 86,000 who sat for the CPA exam to meet that criteria.

Cornerback J.C. Jackson, who played for the Terps in 2016 and 2017, went from being an undrafted free agent last year to winning a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots on Feb. 3.

Ryan Malitz M.A. ’17 married Sophie Riemenschneider on May 4 at at Grace Episcopal Church in New York City, according to The New York Times. Malitz is a manager on the analytics team in New York for UM, an advertising agency that is part of IPG Media Brands. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

Identical twins Brandon and Bradley Deyo, who attended Maryland from 2013–15, landed on Forbes magazine's annual "30 Under 30" list for their success in launching and building Mars Reel, which creates videos for and about top high school athletes. They attract more than 30 million monthly viewers.

Brian Moserowitz ’15, M.S. ’16 married Tacy Lambiase ’13 on May 5 at Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion in Chevy Chase, Md., according to The New York Times. Lambiase is the internal communications specialist at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Moserowitz is an associate in the Falls Church, Va., office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, an architecture and engineering firm.

Alexandra Kroger M.P.P. ’13 was appointed president of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. She is the program manager of the Energy Co-op. She previously worked with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget and before that, with the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. She earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

David Leestma ’13, M.Arch. ’15, AIA, joined the Washington, D.C., office of Quinn Evans Architects as a project architect. He has several years of experience in the Washington metropolitan area, including work on several mixed-use, multifamily residential and adaptive use projects.

Lara Wilson ’12 launched a website, Science For Your Life, where industry professionals answer current questions about biology and medicine. She received both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Avraham Cohn ’11 married Naomi Tanya Levin on Feb. 24 at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, N.J. He is an intellectual property lawyer at the Cohn Legal Group in New York. He graduated cum laude from UMD and received a law degree from Yeshiva University.

Benjamin Krasnow M.R.E.D. ’11 became managing director for the southwest region of the Crescent Communities multifamily real estate business. He has 15 years of experience in the multifamily real estate industry. Previously, he served as the vice president of multifamily development for McWhinney. He holds a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Maryland.

Victoria Ortega M.A. ’11 was appointed to the steering committee of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law’s newly launched Washington, D.C., chapter. She focuses on business litigation as an associate at Blank Rome.

Tom Faucette MBA ’10 was selected to lead SmithGroup’s science and technology studio in Washington, D.C. He’s been with SmithGroup, a research institution, for 17 years. Faucette holds a dual bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University.

Amanda L. Nelson M.L.S. ’10 joined Wesleyan University’s Olins Special Collections staff as an archivist. Previously she worked in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at the American Institute of Physics. She holds a B.A. in English with minors in history and dance from the University of Miami.

Pooja Patel ’10 married Alastair Eric Rami on Feb. 22 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. The couple exchanged vows in a ceremony on the beach at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort in Thailand. She is the director of legal affairs at Glossier, a cosmetics company in New York. She graduated summa cum laude from UMD and received a law degree from Harvard.


Krysten Connon ’09 joined Berger Montague as an attorney in the employment and unpaid wages practice group. Previously, she worked as a litigator at Women Against Abuse. Prior to that, she practiced at Pepper Hamilton. She graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University School of Law and Phi Beta Kappa from UMD.

Adam Friedman ’09, M.S. ’16 married Carrie Michele Dorn on April 6 at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Boyds, Md. The groom is a fire research engineer at Jensen Hughes in Baltimore. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland.

Isaac Hof ’08 was promoted to partner at Hof & Reid LLC law firm in Bethlehem, Pa. Hof joined the firm as an associate in 2016 with a focus in personal injury litigation. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University’s Beasely School of Law in 2012.

Courtney Poulos ’08 released her book, “Break Up! With Your Rental: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate,” in November. An owner and broker at ACME Real Estate and host of FYI Network’s former series “My City’s Just Not That Into Me,” Poulos taps into her real estate expertise to help women achieve financial independence. She initially worked in arts and entertainment public relations after graduating from UMD.

Lindsay Bernal MFA ’07 wrote her first book of poems, “What It Doesn’t Have to Do With.” Published by University of Georgia Press in September, the book was selected by Paul Guest as a 2017 winner of the National Poetry Series competition.

Jason Hattrick-Simpers Ph.D. ’07 received the Outstanding Young Engineer award from the Maryland Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Advisory Council for his research in materials science. He is a materials science engineering lecturer at UMD, a materials research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and associate editor of ACS Combinatorial Science.

Rhondda Robinson Thomas Ph.D. ’07 received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $11,165 to host an event next year to preserve and share African-American history and culture. She is an English professor at Clemson University, where she was awarded the Lemon Professor of Literature professorship. She became a 2018–19 Whiting Public Engagement Fellow for her museum exhibition project, “Black Clemson: From Enslavement to Integration.” She earned her master’s degrees in literature from the University of New Hampshire and in journalism from the University of Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in communication/media journalism at Columbia Union College.

Luisa Valle '07 and Thomas Joseph Sugrue were married May 6 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. She is a doctoral candidate in art history at the City University of New York Graduate Center and an adjunct professor of architectural history at City College. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland and received two master’s degrees in art history from CUNY.

Zvi Band ’06 is the author of “Success is in Your Sphere: Leverage the Power of Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals,” published by McGraw-Hill. Band is the co-founder and CEO of Contactually, a CRM platform for relationship-oriented businesses.

Charles Clancy Ph.D. ’06 was named Bradley Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, a title recognizing faculty excellence. Since joining Virginia Tech in 2010, Clancy launched and now directs the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and teaches electrical and computer engineering. Clancy is a key advisor on cybersecurity regulation to the CTIA Wireless Foundation and is serving as general chair for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Communications and Network Security in June. Clancy received his bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and master’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Catherine Murphy ’06 became a name partner with Paone, Zaleski & Murphy, a divorce and family law firm with offices in Woodbridge and Red Bank, N.J. Murphy earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, summa cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Dennis Cinelli ’05 joined Bird, a scooter rideshare company, as vice president and head of finance. Previously, Cinelli served as the head of finance for global rides at Uber. Prior to that, he worked in various finance roles for 11 years at General Electric.

Bernard L. Dillard M.S. ’05 has written his debut novel, “Two 'Til Midnight,” which explores race, diversity, tolerance, terrorism, sexuality and faith against the backdrop of a highly charged Trumpian society. Set in modern times, it is a soap-operatic dramedy that includes discussion questions at the end for reading groups and book clubs.

Julius Jefferson Jr. MLS ’05 was elected president of the American Library Association. He has been a member of the ALA Council since 2011, where he has served on several committees. He holds a bachelor’s in history from Howard University.

Kyle Lehman ’05 was elevated to principal at SmithGroup, an integrated design firm. He is a fire protection and life safety engineer in Washington, D.C. He served as a senior fire protection engineer on the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Building at the University of Texas at Dallas and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Collections and Conservation Center in Maryland.

Shalieka Jarrett M.Ed. ’04 received Ewing High School’s Educator of the Year award as a part of the Ewing Public Schools (N.J.) Governor’s Teacher and Educational Professionals Recognition Program awards. She became the dean of students at Ewing High School last fall after serving as a guidance counselor at the school for 14 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/learning and behavior disorders from Hampton University and an Ed.S. in educational leadership, management and policy from Seton Hall University.

Daniel Adams ’03 was honored by the North Carolina Supreme Court for providing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2018. He was among 468 attorneys named to the 2018 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society.

Eric Forseter MBA ’03 was named DataRobot’s general manager of public sector. He previously served as vice president of North America sales and federal/public sector at Pindrop Security, and before that, he developed and led market strategy for federal government as Executive Director of Federal Sale at NetIQ. Forseter received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Tufts University.

Alicia B. Harvey-Smith Ph.D. ’03 was appointed president of Pittsburgh Technical College. She was previously the executive vice chancellor of Lone Star College in Houston. Her previous experience includes serving as president and CEO of River Valley Community College in New Hampshire and as vice president of student affairs at Baltimore City Community College. Harvey-Smith earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, an M.S. from the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University.

Brooke Manrique MBA ’03 announced a new executive leadership team at SI Group, a chemical manufacturing company, after acquisition by SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm. She is the senior vice president of human resources and communications at SI Group.

Beth Stevens Ph.D. ’03 received an honorary doctor of science degree at Northeastern University’s commencement on May 3. She is an associate professor in the department of neurology at Harvard Medical School and is on the faculty of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science from Northeastern University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Zakary Toomey ’03 married Katherine Humphrey on May 4 at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit, according to The New York Times. Toomey is an assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was previously a trial attorney in the civil division of the Justice Department in Washington. He graduated from the University of Maryland and received a law degree from the University of Iowa.

Jonathan White M.A. ’03, Ph.D. ’08, associate professor of American studies at Christopher Newport University, received the 2019 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. He is a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has written several books about his research on the Civil War.

Dontae Bugg ’02 was presented his official commission to Fairfax County (Va.) Circuit Court on May 10. Before being elected to the Circuit Court by the General Assembly, Bugg served as a substitute judge for the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. He is the founder of Bugg Law Firm PLLC, focusing his practice on criminal defense in federal and state courts, as well as domestic relations. He earned his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

Christopher Griffin ’02 was elevated to partnership at CohnReznick LLP, one of the nation’s leading advisory, assurance and tax firms. Griffin works in CohnReznick’s Bethesda office and is a member of the firm’s not-for-profit and education industry practice, with more than 15 years of experience in providing assurance, tax and advisory services to not-for-profit organizations.

Chunhsi Andy Mu ’02 was elected president of the firm Banner and Witcoff. Mu specializes in portfolio management, client counseling and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and prosecution in a broad range of technical fields, including Internet, consumer electronics, e-commerce, business methods, telecommunications, sensors and other mechanical devices and computer software. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering, with honors, and a B.S. in computer science from UMD and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Megan Noh ’02 joined Pryor Cashman law firm in New York as a partner specializing in art law. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Matthew Solomson MBA ’02 was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is the chief legal officer for the federal government solutions business unit of Anthem. Prior to that, he served as associate general counsel at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has served in private practice at various law firms. He was a trial attorney in the commercial litigation branch of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. He received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Brandeis University.

Andrea Hope J. Steel ’02 has been elected director at Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development. Steel, a member of the affordable housing and community development practice in Houston, represents public housing authorities and developers primarily in affordable housing developments utilizing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs.

Colin Tarbert ’02, M.Arch. ’04 became the CEO of Baltimore Development Corp. He was former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh’s deputy chief of strategic alliances and deputy mayor under Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Tiffany Fountaine Boykin ’01 was recognized as one of the Diverse Top 35 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. She is dean of student engagement at Anne Arundel Community College. She has previously worked at Baltimore City Community College, Morgan State University and Anne Arundel Community College. She received an M.S. from Towson University, a Ph.D. in higher education/higher education administration from Morgan State University, and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Brian Kern ’01 was named partner at Acadia Professional, one of the nation’s leading medical professional liability firms. Kern founded Toro Risk Consulting Group and is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School and a member of the New Jersey Bar.

Dave Melson ’01 was promoted to commander in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was selected to serve as the assistant secretary of the Navy’s Special Assistant for Military Law. He earned a law degree from Tulane University.

Dhiraj Bansal M.S. ’00 was named chief operating officer of Learn@Forbes, an online education initiative at Forbes Media. He previously served as vice president of customer success and business development for Edison Software. He holds an MBA with honors from University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in India.

Amie Long ’00 was promoted to human resources director at Chaney Enterprises. She joined the company in 2015 as director, learning and development. After earning her bachelor’s degree in family science from UMD, she continued her studies at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Ingo Trauschweizer M.A. ’00, Ph.D. ’06 wrote “Maxwell Taylor's Cold War,” published by the University Press of Kentucky.


Brad Cole MBA ’99 joined SE Solutions as chief growth officer in its headquarters office in McLean, Va. Cole most recently served as the managing director for Accenture Federal Services, where he led sales and business development for the Safety and Citizen Services Portfolio. He received a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

Mike Daugard '99 was hired as senior vice president of the real estate firm Comstock's to lead its acquisitions team and pursue new investment opportunities. Daugard spent the majority of his 20-year commercial real estate career at WashREIT before joining Rubenstein in 2015. He then joined ROSS Development in January 2017. Daugard has spent six years as an adjunct professor at UMD.

Tom Jester M.Arch. ’99 was named a fellow with the American Institute of Architects, recognizing his design and preservation achievements. He holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Colby College.

Bryan Palma M.Ed. ’99 was named president and COO of BlackBerry. Palma has nearly 20 years of experience delivering rapid growth at some of the world's largest and respected organizations such as Cisco, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, PepsiCo and the United States Secret Service. Most recently, he was Cisco's senior vice president and general manager of customer experience for the Americas. Palma holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, and another master's degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Christopher Rice M.Arch. ’98, AIA joined DLR Group to lead its higher education studio in Texas. Based in Austin, Rice will collaborate with design and planning teams to grow the firm’s higher education practice statewide.

David Stasse MBA ’98 will be promoted to executive vice president and CFO of Trinseo, a manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, effective July 1. Until then, he is vice president, treasury and investor relations there. Stasse holds a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Penn State University.

Jonathan Ho ’97 was named a partner at William Blair, a global investment banking, investment management and private wealth management firm.

Michael Huang ’97 was appointed to senior vice president, director of finance at City First Bank of D.C. Previously, he served as senior vice president of finance at Revere Bank, and before that, senior vice president and controller at FVCbank. He earned his bachelor’s in microbiology at the University of Illinois and a second bachelor’s degree in accounting from UMD.

Jonathan Schwartz ’97 was named NFL’s senior vice president of communications and public affairs. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport. An advocate for disabled sports, Schwartz co-founded the NJ Dare Devils Special Hockey Team and serves on the board of the American Special Hockey Association.

Heather Balas M.A. ’96 joined the Thornburg Foundation as its good government reform policy officer. Balas previously worked as president and executive director for 14 years at public policy organization New Mexico First. Before that, she was an associate director for the California Center for Civic Participation, voter education director for the Commission on Presidential Debates in Washington, D.C., and a program officer for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University.

Sujal Patel ’96, a longtime Seattle-area investor and co-founder of Isilon Systems, joined Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm Defy Partners.

Jason Winn ’96 was appointed to Canbiola’s corporate advisory board. He previously worked for the assistant public defender in the Fifth Judicial Circuit while simultaneously teaching at Lake Sumter Community College. He maintains his own practice, Winn Law, where he is managing partner. He received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University.

Edward Umbrell ’93 has been promoted to associate at Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm. Umbrell is a professional engineer in Virginia and a designated plans examiner in Fairfax County. He is a member of the Engineers and Surveyors Institute, Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and Association of State Dam Safety Officials.

The Rev. Jamie Washington, Ph.D. '93 was the graduate speaker and the recipient of the Honorary Doctor of Business at Shepherd University’s commencement ceremony on May 11. He is the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group. Washington earned his B.S. from Slippery Rock State College, two Master of Science degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington, his doctorate in college student development, and a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University.

Stefan Zastawski ’93, M.Arch. ’95, RA, NCARB joined the Washington, D.C., office of Quinn Evans Architects as a senior architect. Zastawski has 25 years of design and project management experience in the mid-Atlantic, with numerous projects completed for the Architect of the Capitol, the National Park Service, the U.S. General Services Administration and the Smithsonian Institution.

Stuart Bartow ’92, ’04 joined Duane Morris LLP’s Silicon Valley office as partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Prior to that, Bartow was partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. He received an M.S. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

David DeBruin ’92 joined the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, practicing in complex tort, commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, business law and intellectual property. Previously, he founded the DeBruin Firm in Delaware. He earned his J.D. from Widener University.

Vinod Peris M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’97 was named AttackIq’s vice president of engineering. He previously worked at CA Technologies as senior vice president of the central software group and in several engineering roles at Cisco Systems. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in India.

Former NBA players Walt Williams '92 and Tony Massenburg '90 wrote the book "Lessons from Lenny: The Journey Beyond a Shooting Star," about what they learned following the death of UMD basketball star Len Bias. It features a foreword from University Archivist Emerita Anne Turkos.

Ray Falcione Jr. ’91 joined OmniSci, the pioneer in GPU-accelerated analytics, as its vice president of U.S. federal business. He was previously director of federal programs at Adobe, Inc.

Chance Glenn Sr. '91 will start his new position as the University of Houston-Victoria provost and vice president for academic affairs on Aug. 5. He is dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville; president and executive director of the Alabama A&M Research, Innovation, Science and Engineering Foundation; and founder and president of Morningbird Media, creators of Electronic Alchemy eForge 3D printing technology. Glenn earned his master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a certificate in management development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He and his wife, Marsha, an early childhood educator, have been married almost 30 years and have four children.

Bill Gossman MBA ’91 has joined the board of directors of Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization. Gossman is CEO of HealthTap. His personal experience surviving sepsis inspired him to join the Sepsis Alliance Board in its mission to save lives and reduce suffering. Gossman received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kathleen Cullins ’90, MBA ’05 became chief financial officer of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Previously, she served as vice president of finance at the American Chemical Society.

John Huettel MBA ’90 was appointed senior vice president of sales for Billtrust, the leader in business-to-business, order-to-cash solutions. Prior to joining Billtrust, John led a complete go-to-market transformation of TrackVia, a leading workflow management platform. He also transformed PowerPlan’s selling strategy, transitioning the company from a transactional, product-based process to a strategic, platform-driven enterprise sales methodology encompassing the product family. He has prior leadership experience at JDA Software and Profitlogic and holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

Trish McClean ’90 was named director of brand marketing for Visit Baltimore. She most recently served as group strategy director at Baltimore-based creative agency Planit, where she was responsible for setting strategic foundations for clients' campaigns, crafting marketing plans and conducting research for a variety of consumer and B2B brands.

Dr. Alan Morrison ’90 partnered with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners to establish a concierge practice. Previously, he served as assistant professor of medicine at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to that, he completed a clinical fellowship at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. He earned his medical degree from Des Moines University. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Program in Internal Medicine.

Raul Fernandez ’90 was appointed a new independent director to the board of GameStop Corp. He serves as vice chairman and owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a private partnership that co-owns the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Team Liquid eSports and Wizards District Gaming NBA 2K, as well as co-owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. He also serves as special advisor and limited partner to General Atlantic Partners, a growth equity firm with more than $31 billion under management.


Charles “Chris” Herndon ’89 joined HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency data analytics, as chief information officer. Most recently, he served as the White House deputy assistant to the president and director of White House Information Technology.

Robert Nardone Jr. ’89 joined TD Bank’s residential lending team in New Jersey as mortgage sales manager. Nardone has more than 27 years serving northern New Jersey. He has held various sales roles with national mortgage lenders including Metlife, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Nardone has worked extensively with homebuyers in all market cycles and will lead a team of mortgage loan officers in delivering TD’s products to customers. He earned a J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Jacob Blumenthal ’88 is the new chief executive of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative/Masorti movement rabbis. He had been rabbi of Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg, Md. In addition to his congregational work, Blumenthal has served on several committees and commissions in the Rabbinical Assembly and other international Jewish organizations. He will begin his role as chief executive in July 2019.

Robert Fuller M.A. ’88 wrote “The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946,” published by the University Press of Kentucky.

Doris Wilson ’88 was promoted to partner with Offutt & Associates, CPAs.

Brendan Keating ’87 was promoted to chief accounting officer and controller at FTI Consulting. He previously served as the company’s vice president and assistant controller. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he served as senior vice president of accounting policy and reporting at Discovery Communications. He has served as vice president and assistant controller of the AES Corp., senior vice president and chief accounting officer of MeriStar Hospitality Corporation and controller of Qwest Communications’ joint venture with KPN Telecom.

Jane Lewis-Raymond ’87 received a Burton Award, recognizing her achievements in legal writing. She is counsel at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. She earned a law degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Narasinga Sreenath Ph.D. ’87 was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame for his contribution in applications in systems biology, global issues and sustainable development. Sreenath teaches in the electrical engineering and computer science department at Case Western Reserve University, where he is also director of the Case GEMNI (Graduate Engineering & Management National and International) program. Sreenath earned his bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University and an M.E. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Ellen Taggart ’87 was appointed executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of the Church Pension Group, a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church. In this role, she will be responsible for corporate financial management, enterprise-wide project management, corporate risk management process and information technology.

Craig Abod ’86, president of Carahsoft Technology, was inducted into the 2019 edition of Wash100—Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena—for delivering IT platforms and expanding opportunities in the federal marketplace. Since founding Carahsoft in 2004, Abod has led the company in providing technology support to more than 3,000 prime contractors, value-added resellers, system integrators and other channel partners.

Debra G. Coy M.A. ’86 was appointed to the board of directors of AquaVenture Holdings Limited, a leader in water-as-a-service solutions. Coy has served as a partner with XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused growth equity fund in North America, since 2015 and as an advisor to the firm from 2010–15. She also served as a principal of Svanda & Coy Consulting, providing strategic capital markets advisory services for water sector investors, corporations and municipal utilities. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.

Julia Pulzone ’84, MBA ’93 was appointed chief financial officer of Kaleyra. She previously served as chief financial officer of Cureatr. Prior to that, she served as chief financial officer of CodeRyte. She is a certified CPA.

Donna Graham Ph.D. ’83 was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame. She has spent almost 50 years with the University of Arkansas System. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Arkansas.

David Rosato ’83, MBA ’85 was elected to the board of directors of the following U.S. exchanges operated by the company: the Nasdaq Stock Market, Nasdaq PHLX, Nasdaq BX, Nasdaq ISE, Nasdaq MRX and Nasdaq GEMX.

Peter Allen ’82 joined Benefitfocus, a cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, as senior vice president, sales and strategic initiatives. Allen has had a 25-plus year career in technology sales, platform-based services and industry alliances through senior executive positions with Iron Mountain, Alvarez & Marsal, Computer Sciences Corp., Data Dimensions and Information Services Group.

David Bennett ’82 was appointed independent director of Dragon Jade International Limited. He joined as a member of the audit committee and the chairman of the nominating board. He currently serves as managing member of Health & Wealth Management. He is also the chief information officer of Bennett Capital Management. Previously, he was an analyst and portfolio manager at May Management. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Prudential Securities. He earned his MBA from New York University.

Eric Levine ’82 is the new president and CEO of CooperRiis, a residential mental health treatment community in North Carolina. Levine is the former executive director of ClearView Communities, a residential treatment program in Frederick, Md., for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. Levine earned an Ed.D. and a master’s degree in special education from the George Washington University.

Carolyn Karcher Ph.D. ’80 is the editor of “Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism,” a new book published by Interlink Publishing that brings together 40 Jewish-American activists, scholars and rabbis to discuss their stories of personal transformation.

Roxanne Taylor ’80 joined the board of directors of Pure Storage, a data solutions leader. Taylor’s career includes more than 20 years at Accenture, including more than 10 as chief marketing and communications officer.


Gail Berman '78 was the executive producer of the runaway hit Netflix series "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo," about families decluttering their homes with a Japanese consultant's assistance. Berman, a former Fox entertainment president, also helped launch "American Idol" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Andrew Sabin ’78, ’79 is president of the Geothermal Resources Council. He earned degrees in geology from the University of Maryland, the University of Pittsburgh and the Colorado School of Mines.

Howard Labow ’77 received the Voluntary Benefits Adviser of the Year Award from Employee Benefit Adviser magazine. Labow was also recently inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame as a two-time, All-American fencer and member of the Israel Olympic Team.

Patricia Remch M.A. ’77 was appointed by First Financial Northwest, the holding company for First Financial Northwest Bank, to the boards of directors of the company and bank. In addition, Remch was appointed to the board of directors of the company’s non-financial institution subsidiary. Remch has held various roles at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, most recently senior vice president, sales, marketing and business development. Remch is a graduate of the ABA Graduate School of Banking and is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Maryland. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany.

Jill Bonamusa ’76 was promoted to vice president of STV, a leader in providing architectural, engineering, planning, environmental and construction management services for transportation systems, infrastructure, buildings, energy and other facilities. She was previously senior director of the firm’s corporate communications department.

Marc Levin ’76, MBA ’80 was appointed as president and chief executive officer of the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). He previously served as interim president and CEO while simultaneously serving roles as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He has held several leadership positions at the school since joining in 2008. He earned his master’s degree in transformative leadership and social change from MUIH and is a certified public accountant.

Larry Clark ’75 was selected as the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2019 Laboratory Director of the Year. He is the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Wildlife Research Center.

Dr. Arthur Feldman Ph.D. ’74 was given the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology in honor of his dedication to improving cardiovascular health. He is a distinguished professor of medicine, holding the Laura Carnell professorship at Temple University. Feldman earned his medical degree at Louisiana State University, Shreveport. He pursued his internship, residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Hermine Peregoy Saunders M.A. ’66, Ph.D. ’71 was elected to Carroll County Food Sunday’s board of directors. She chairs the Commission on Aging and Disabilities for Carroll County and writes about seniors and aging for The Carroll County Times. She previously served as chair of the Carroll Lutheran School and Carroll Lutheran Village Boards of Trustees. She has taught at University College, Baltimore County Public Schools and Carroll Community College.

Edward St. John ’61 was named 2019 CEO of the Year by the Baltimore Business Journal. He founded St. John Properties nearly 50 years ago and has become one of the region’s biggest developers. His contributions to education are recognized at the University of Maryland through the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center.


Culver Ladd ’53 received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles. Ladd is a retired teacher with a background in the U.S. Air Force, who first taught at the International School in Bangkok in 1964. He later began lecturing for the University of Maryland Far East Division in Thailand, teaching classes in business administration and recent Far East politics. He also worked in Chiang Mai, setting up and teaching classes as a special lecturer at Payap University. Between 1978 and 2000, he taught as a secondary educator within the District of Columbia Public Schools.


G. Maurice Harton V ’05 died in his off-campus residence near the University of Pennsylvania. He was 35. Harton was a first-year Ph.D. student, and his research, which was dedicated to his mother Ellen Sampson Harton, who died in 2016, focused on the architecture of the Hellenistic and early Roman East. He completed the Master of Divinity degree at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Md., in 2009. He was then appointed to missionary service by Crossworld. After being ordained to gospel ministry by Grace Baptist Church in Bowie in 2012, Harton served in Belem, Brazil as a secondary teacher. In 2015 he resumed his education in ancient history and archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland and received his Master of Arts in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Texas in May 2018. He loved all animals, especially foxes, and had an “animal fact of the day” every day, year after year. He is survived by his father, George Maurice Harton IV; sisters Ruth Renee Kennedy, Yvonne Harton Towfighi and Wendy Harton Benner; his father’s wife Margie; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Mildred Ohler Ph.D. ’84 died at her Port St. Lucie, Fla., home on March 12. She was 69. She was born to the late Luis A. and Elsa M. Castillo in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Crossland High School in Temple Hills, she went on to earn her bachelor’s from Frostburg State University and master’s from Bowie State University, later graduating with a doctorate in philosophy from UMD. She was formerly an elementary school principal in St. Mary’s County, Md., and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, dancing and socializing in her neighborhood clubhouse. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Les Ohler; children Kris and Kevin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Andrew Klein ’76, president of Klein’s Family Market, which operated nine ShopRite stores in Maryland, died March 12 in a car crash in Bel Air. He was 65. The business started as Klein’s Family Markets in 1925, according to the grocer’s website, when Maurice and Sara Klein opened a general store in then-rural Fallston. Their son, Ralph; his wife, Shirley; and their grandsons, including Andy Klein, continued the business. Klein’s Family Markets joined New Jersey-based Wakefern Food Corp., which distributes food to member stores from New Hampshire to Virginia, in 2008, and began operating under the ShopRite banner the following year. Klein was known for his philanthropy and involvement in charities. He was a member of the Upper Chesapeake Health board and vice chair of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. Klein played an instrumental role in helping get the Sen. Bob Hooper House, the county’s first hospice facility, and the Harford Crisis Center, a newly opened facility to treat mental health and opioid addiction issues, up and running. Survivors include his wife, Jayne; daughters Sarah Klein and Rachel Klein, son, Marshall Klein; two brothers, Michael Klein and Howard Klein; and a granddaughter.

Lance Couturier ’70 passed away on April 4. He was born in Humboldt, Neb., and grew up in Evergreen, Colo. He spent the last 26 years of his life in Lititz, Pa. After earning his B.A. in English literature from the University of Maryland, he went on to Temple University, where he obtained both a master’s in psychology and a doctorate of philosophy. He served in the army for six years, earning Honorable Discharge in 1976 at the rank of Sergeant E-5. After that, he worked at the Juvenile Justice Center in Philadelphia. He then served as psychologist and clinical director at the Southeast Secure Treatment Unit in West Chester, Pa. His later roles before retirement in 2007 included chief psychologist at the State Correctional Institution in Graterford, Pa., and Chief of Psychological Services for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. His dedication to psychology led him to win several awards during his career, including the Governor’s Award for Management & Performance and Outstanding Public Service in Criminal Justice Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He published several articles and manuals, including on suicide prevention in prisons. He taught at several colleges and universities, including Messiah College, Neumann College, Temple University and Philadelphia Community College. He enjoyed painting scenes from nature in his backyard and places he traveled to in his free time. He was married to the late Katherine Devlin Couturier, who shared with him a passion for service, as demonstrated by their contributions to the Lancaster County Youth Aid Panel. He is survived by his three children, son and daughter-in-law, five siblings, granddaughter and partner.

Dr. Leroy B. Buckler ’67 died on April 18 at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. He was 74 years old. Born on June 21, 1944, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Benjamin Joseph and Anna Kachauskas Buckler. He graduated from Edmondson High School in Baltimore, University of Maryland, College Park in 1966, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1971. He completed his residency in general surgery and anatomic/clinical pathology from 1972-78 and was board certified by the American Board of Pathology in 1978. He served honorably in the United States Army Reserves, as a captain in the 100th MASH Hospital from 1971-78. Buckler began his medical career as a pathologist with Kent General Hospital (now Bayhealth) in 1978. In 1983, he was appointed chairman, where he served in that capacity until 1997. Buckler combined his clinical and administrative experience with his love of traveling and took various assignments overseas in Guam and Saudi Arabia. Buckler also volunteered his time by serving as a member, officer and/or director of the Kent County Delaware Medical Society, the Delaware Medical Society, the Blood Bank of Delaware, Delaware Board of Medical Practice, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. Buckler married his wife, Wendy, on Oct. 26, 1998, in Dover, Del., and they made their home in Madison, Md., since 2001. He previously lived in Camden, Del., for 20 years prior to that. Buckler had many interests, including photography, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, and training and competing with his labrador retrievers. However, his greatest enjoyment came from his time spent with family and friends. Buckler is survived by his wife and daughter, Michele Buckler.

Joseph C. Trabert Jr. ’69 died Jan. 17 at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 83. The Baltimore native, the son of Joseph C. Trabert Sr. and his wife, Louise Towles, was born on Milton Avenue and raised in the Southwestern part of the city. He was a graduate of Baltimore City College and earned an education degree at Maryland. After teaching in the Baltimore City schools system, he opened a bar, Turkey’s Joe’s, in 1972. Trabert sold the bar in 1980 and joined the staff of Mayor William Donald Schaefer, who named him the city’s film commissioner. He helped production companies find locations for the films “Hairspray,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “He Said, She Said,” among others. Trabert is survived by Sherry Mullen, his wife of nearly 40 years.

Edward Mooradian M.A. ’65 of Williamsville, N.Y., died March 3 in Naples, Fla. He was 82. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was an all-city tackle on the football team in his senior year at Central Secondary School. He went on to play varsity football at the University at Buffalo (UB), where he earned a bachelor’s degree, and took part in two training camps with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. A high school biology, health and physical education teacher, he earned a master’s degree from UMD while teaching in McLean, Va. He later completed his doctorate in education at UB. He returned to Western New York to teach at Williamsville South High School, then was assistant principal at Williamsville North High School and principal of Depew Middle School. After he retired in 1996, he was an adjunct professor of education at Niagara University. He was chairman of the annual United Way campaign for the Erie County public schools. An assistant football coach at McLean High School, he coached cross-country, junior varsity football and varsity football at Williamsville South. He was a volunteer coach in the Town of Amherst hockey program and coached Little League baseball and football. He was a member of the Black and White Block B Club at UB. A reader, he enjoyed music, golf and traveling. He maintained a winter home in Bonita Springs, Fla. His wife of 35 years, the former Doreen May Venables, died in 1997. Survivors include twins, daughter Elizabeth DiLuzio and son Stephen; a longtime companion, Katharine Kearns; and three grandchildren.

Frank Ellsworth Geib ’62, age 83 of Newburg, Md., died May 4. He was born in Washington, D.C., to Frank Ellsworth Geib Sr. and Margaret Marie Butler and worked as draftsman through college. Geib earned a physics degree at Maryland, then went to work for the Department of the Navy at the David Taylor Model Basin (now Naval Ship Research and Development Center). He retired from there in 1996. Gelb was extremely active in the Lions Club. He was Lion of the Year in 1991–92, president of the Rockville chapter from 199–94, Lion of the Year in 1999–2000, and president of the La Plata chapter, and received the Lions’ highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellow, in 1993 and 1999. He also edited the La Plata Lions newsletter. He started the Rockville Lions Train Show, a major fundraiser, and was active in local model train groups and the American Antique Arts Association, whose newsletter he also edited. Geib graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in 2010 at the age of 75 with an associate’s degree in art. He was predeceased by his wives, Marguerite Ann Geib and Hazel Mitchell Geib and his sister, Margaret Louise (Peggy) Dodson. Geib is survived by his daughter, Laurie; son John; stepsons, Eddie Reid and Michael Reid; brother, Carl Geib; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

E. Bulkeley “Buck” Griswold ’61 died Feb. 14 at Yale New Haven Hospital due to complications from congestive heart failure. He was 80. He was known for his contributions to the community and received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2010, in recognition of his dedication to service. He raised money for affordable senior housing and a recreational complex in Wilton, Conn., where he lived for many years. He was president and hall of fame member of the Wilton Lacrosse Association and president of the Wilton Sports Council. He was also a board member of the YMCA. He was president of the Wilton Historical Society from 2015-18 and served on the Wilton Board of Finance. For eight years, he served as senior vice president of GE’s investment organization. He ran a venture capital fund at the Marketing Corporation of America for 13 years before becoming managing partner of his own private equity firm, L&L Capital. He was on the board of the New York Mercantile Exchange for four years and the New London Mutual Life Insurance Company for the past 20 years. He was born in Hartford on July 4, 1938. After studying business as an undergrad at UMD, he earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lila May Knight; son Andy Griswold; daughter Lianne Acosta-Rua; and six grandchildren.

Leigh K. Pickell ’60 died Feb. 4 in Leonardtown, Md., at age 81. He was born in Quarryville, Pa., to the late Blanche K. and Carl W. Pickell. He graduated from Margaret Brent in 1955 before earning a degree in horticulture from UMD. He served in the United States Army as a sharpshooter and medic from 1961-63 in Frankfort, Germany. He worked at Washington, D.C.’s Department of Public Works as a city forester for 29 years. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed history, gardening and fishing. He is survived by his children, Scott Pickell and Karen Ruffin; four grandchildren; and his siblings, Thelma Cusic and Arlene Tennison.

Richard Bergquist M.A. ’59, the winningest coach in the history of UMass baseball, died Feb. 24 at age 86. He coached the University of Massachusetts baseball team from 1967–87, compiling a lifetime record of 392–321–5. During his tenure, his clubs captured seven Yankee Conference championships, two New England championships, one Atlantic 10 championship, and a fifth-place finish at the 1969 College World Series in Omaha. Bergquist graduated from Orange High School in 1950 and initially enrolled at Bates College, where he earned one letter apiece in football and baseball. After a two-year tour of duty in the Army during the Korean War, he entered UMass. For two years, he was a fullback on the football team and pitcher on the baseball team, graduating cum laude in 1957, with a degree in physical education. He was a member of the 1957 baseball team, which won the Yankee Conference title. He went on to receive a master’s degree from UMD and embarked on a brief public school teaching career. He returned to UMass in 1959 to serve as head coach of the freshman baseball team, a post he held for seven years until taking the reins of the varsity in 1967. Bergquist was inducted into several halls of fame, including the American Baseball Coaches Association (1989), UMass Athletics (1999), the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (2017) and Western Massachusetts Baseball (2017). In addition to his wife Sonya, Bergquist is survived by four children, Erica Bergquist, Carl Bergquist, Craig Bergquist and Andrea Cajolet; and seven grandchildren.

Katherine "Kay" Schimke '59 died April 17 in Seattle at age 81. Born in 1937, in Oakland, to Max G. and Margaret R. Ricketts, she was the eldest of two daughters. During her early childhood, the family moved around, following her father who worked for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. By the time she finished the second grade, she had already lived in 42 states During her junior year of high school, the family moved to Maryland and Schimke earned a degree in physical education from UMD. She spent her evenings and weekends going to the John Robert Powers Modeling School while beginning her public-school teaching career, which led her to San Francisco. There, she met Jerry Schimke, whom she wed in 1964, and they moved to Massachusetts. She stopped teaching full time with the arrival of two children, Margaret and Karl. She co-led the Trinitarian Congregational Church Youth Group, delivered Meals on Wheels, and acted in the Concord Players Community Theater. In 1981, the family moved to Davis, California. She joined the University Farm Circle Newcomers, and started many friendships lasting over 30 years. They were the starting point to numerous groups in which Kay was active: book clubs, gourmet groups, and ‘Knitwits’. In Davis, Kay gave back to her sorority, serving as the House Manager of the Delta Gamma Sorority house for many years. She also became a color consultant for Beauty for all Seasons. In 2017, two years after her husband's death, Schimke moved to Seattle to be closer to her daughter’s family. She is survived by her two children; four grandchildren; sister Jean; and many friends.

Stanley Janofsky ’56 died of a heart attack on March 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Pikesville resident was 85. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Morton Janofsky, a member of a family real estate firm, and Ray Rand, a homemaker. Janofsky was a 1952 graduate of Forest Park High School. After Forest Park, he met his future wife, Elaine Kerr. They saw each other at a Northwest Baltimore gathering spot, Paul’s Delicatessen. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1956 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a member of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. He joined Mal Sherman Realty on Glengyle Avenue in the Falstaff community as a salesman. Janofsky was involved in the 1964 acquisition of the Wilgis property, 50 acres of land on Mt. Wilson Lane by Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He continued in sales at Dick Diener Realty and went on to become an office manager at Charles H. Steffey Realtors, Magill Yerman Realtors and O’Connor Piper and Flynn Realtors. He retired in 2010. He was active in the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and was a past president of the Realtors Million Dollar Association. Janofsky was a dog fancier and vegetable gardener. Survivors include his wife of more than 64 years, Elaine Kerr; a son, Steve Janofsky; a daughter, Ellen Janofsky; a brother, Arthur Janofsky.; a sister, Jane Rosoff.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Emanuel A. Skrabek ’56 died in his home in Lutherville, Md., on March 14. He was 85. He was born in Baltimore to Joseph Skrabek and Catherine Frazier. After his father died, he grew up in Highlandtown with his mother and grandparents. After earning a chemistry degree at UMD, he earned his master’s in radiation chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. He pursued a career in science, spending more than 50 years working in space nuclear power. He was employed at companies including Orbital, Teledyne Energy Systems, Dynatherm Corp. and Sun Oil Co. In his free time, he coached his daughters’ youth recreational softball teams, attended Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts with his wife and volunteered at the Church of the Nativity. He also volunteered on the parish council, chaired various church committees and taught religious education classes. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Geraldine (nee Bonsall), daughters Lisa Koonce and Alison; and three grandchildren.

Donald D. Casson ’55 died Feb. 11 in his hometown of Easton, Md., at age 89. He began his studies at UMD in 1946, leaving in 1948 to serve in the U.S. Navy. He served for four years and earned his wings as a naval aviator in 1950. He returned to UMD in 1953 to earn his degree. After graduating, he took on an accounting role with Ernst & Ernst, where he worked for 10 years. He moved back to Easton in 1965 and joined Granger, Faw & Co. accounting firm. He later worked as an independent financial advisor, real estate broker and accountant. He served as president of the Maryland Association of CPAs and as a member of both the Council of the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute’s Tax Committee. He served on the Talbot Bank Board of Directors for 27 years, serving as chairman for nine. He also served on the boards of Maryland National Bank and Easton Memorial Hospital. He was very involved in the Talbot County community, serving as president of Talbot Country Club and the Easton High School Alumni society. He also served on the boards of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, St. Mark’s Village, Talbot Historical Society, Adkins Arboretum, the Dixon House, Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club, Talbot County YMCA, Talbot Twelve Foundation, St. John Foundation and Easton Lions Club in addition to volunteering for other organizations. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and cards and cruising local waterways. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sara Lou; children, Cynthia Morton, Donald Casson, Leslie Stevens, Richard Casson; 10 grandchildren; and other loved ones.

Harry Hughes ’49, the 57th governor of Maryland and champion of a clean Chesapeake Bay, died at his home in Denton on March 13. He was 92. Hughes was born in Easton to Helen Roe Hughes, a schoolteacher, and Jonathan L. Hughes, an electric cooperative worker and staunch Democrat. He graduated from Caroline High School in 1943 and attended Mercersberg Academy in Pennsylvania. He had jobs at a sawmill and a tomato cannery before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 during World War II. He was in flight school when the war ended. Hughes played baseball at UMD and in the minor leagues in the New York Yankees organization but was quickly released. He graduated from George Washington Law School in 1952, attending classes at night and working for the federal government by day. He returned to Denton to begin practicing in a two-lawyer firm. In 1951, Hughes married Patricia Donoho, beginning a personal and political partnership that would endure until her death in 2010. Hughes won a vacant House of Delegates seat from Caroline County in 1954 and in 1958, he moved to the state Senate, where he served until 1970. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 1964. In 1971, Hughes became Maryland’s first secretary of transportation and resigned in protest in 1977, after the Maryland Board of Public Works awarded a contract to build Baltimore’s subway to a “politically connected company” instead of the winning bidder, according to his family. The following year, he won the general election for governor over Republican J. Glenn Beall by more than 400,000 votes, then won re-election in 1982 by a landslide. Despite garnering major Democratic endorsements in a 1986 bid for the U.S. Senate, he lost to then-Rep. Barbara Mikulski. Hughes’ colleagues credit him for launching the program aimed at restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay, including pushing an ambitious agenda of pollution controls, development limits on the bay’s shoreline and in wetlands and a highly controversial ban on the use of phosphate-based detergents, a major source of phosphorus pollution in the bay. Despite heavy lobbying from detergent manufacturers and major retailers, the measure passed. He also imposed a moratorium on harvesting rockfish in Maryland waters. He later served as president of the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, a UMD research facility in Queenstown that was named in his honor in 2006. Hughes also advocated for government funding for stem-cell research, inspired by his wife’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by daughters Ann Fink and Elizabeth Hughes, and a grandson, as well as nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Morris Roseman ’42, M.A. ’43 died on March 12 at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif., nine days after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was born and raised in Baltimore to Meyer Roseman and Rebecca Rubenstein, immigrants to this country. After graduating from Polytechnic High School, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He served in the Army Air Corps and for about four years before being discharged in 1946. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University. He worked various jobs as a psychologist, including as chief psychologist at the Veterans Administration hospital in Lexington, Ky., and at the Mental Hygiene Clinic in Baltimore. He also maintained a private practice. In 1966, he became an associate professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Community Dentistry, where he also worked to support African-American students. In 1974, he received the Maryland Psychological Association’s Outstanding Psychologist award. He, his wife and mutual friends founded S&R Investment Advisors, a trading company, in 1984. He was politically active, marching in protests in Washington against the Vietnam War and volunteering with the ACLU, where he received an award for a decade of outstanding service. After moving to Pikesville’s North Oaks Retirement Community in 2004, he became president of the community’s residents association. While living there, he spent his time writing poetry. He was a former member of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. He is survived by his sons, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


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