Class Notes

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For the past 50 years, Bob Cantales ’69 and a group of Terps who met while living at Baltimore Hall have reunited the evening before Thanksgiving, virtually and in-person.

Winter 2023 Class Notes


Isabelle Lareau ’22 is among the first Peace Corps Response volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Persian studies major will serve as an education volunteer in Timor-Leste.


Bibi Barnes ’17 was named housing staff attorney and equal justice works fellow with Mid-Shore Pro Bono. She is a recent graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law with experience working on human trafficking issues with the University of Baltimore Human Trafficking Clinic.

Micha Green M.Jour. ’16 was named managing editor of The Washington Informer. A native Washingtonian, Green most recently worked as features content editor at The Baltimore Sun; she previously served as D.C. editor and digital editor for the AFRO American Newspapers.

Rob Wells Ph.D ’16’s book, “The Insider: How the Kiplinger Newsletter Bridged Washington and Wall Street,” was published by University of Massachusetts Press. The book recounts Willard M. Kiplinger’s break with traditional journalism and the 1923 founding of his Kiplinger Washington Letter, which shed new light on the interchange between politics and business and played an important but little-known role in the New Deal.

Patrick Lyons M.L.S. ’15 was named director of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in Media’s campus library, where he focuses on introducing new services like virtual reality empathy training and workshops on data visualization and virtual reality. He previously opened the Innovation Space makerspace at Temple University’s Ginsburg Health Sciences Library and worked as a reserves coordinator for the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

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Morgan Beckford M.M. ’13 was appointed the first director of Silkroad Connect, a partnership between the touring ensemble and social impact organization Silkroad, the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts program and four middle-school classrooms in under-resourced districts across the country. Beckford was chief programming officer at the Community Music Center of Boston from 2018-22 and previously worked for the Memphis Music Initiative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in voice from the University of Texas at Austin and performs regularly at Trinity Church Boston and with other New England-based groups.

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Kayla Faria ’13 received the Young Portuguese-American “Promessa” Award at the 2022 PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes a young Portuguese American who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and holds promise for the future. Faria is an attorney with the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender, representing indigent children in their juvenile cases before Family Court in Providence, Kent and Newport counties. She earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

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Ryan McCarthy MBA ’13 was appointed to the board of Directors at Lynx Software Technologies. He is also the Dean’s Scholar in residence at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is on the board of UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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Lauren A. Rosenberg ’13 was named assistant clinical professor in the Section of Psychiatry at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University in New York City. A researcher focused on mindfulness and migraine, she previously served as adjunct professor at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women.

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Gabriel Aguilera MBA ’12 was appointed to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. He had worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since 2007 and was a senior policy adviser for the Office of Energy Market Regulation. Aguilera is a graduate of New Mexico State University.

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Pauline Annen M.S. ’12 was named director of pilot operational support for Dassault Falcon Jet, the French airframer. A former structural analysis engineer at Boeing, Annen joined Dassault in 2014 as a structural repair project manager and engineering liaison and most recently served as manager of pilot technical support. She has type ratings on the Falcon 2000EX EASy and Falcon 7X and has also flown the Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS, Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Conquest in corporate operations. On weekends she serves as a jump pilot, flying skydivers in a Cessna 182. Annen earned a B.S. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Jessica B. McCully ’12 was promoted to deputy bar counsel for the Attorney Grievance Commission Office of Bar Counsel, which investigates professional misconduct or incapacity on the part of an attorney, and, where warranted, prosecutes disciplinary actions. She joined the Office of Bar Counsel in 2015 as a clerk. McCully graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, cum laude.

Sean Naron ’11 was named director of communications for Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. Naron most recently served as communications director for Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Before that he was press secretary for the Olszewski administration and communications director during his first campaign for county executive.

Chris Mielke M.A. ’10 is executive director of the Beverly Heritage Center in Beverly, W.V. He recently opened an escape room in the Randolph County Jail building from 1841. A previous puzzle was Prohibition-themed, while the current one is Civil War spy-themed.


Meagan Cooper Borgerson ’09 was named to The Daily Record’s 2022 Business and Employment Law Power List. She is an associate attorney at Kagan Stern Marinello & Beard, where she works with individuals and businesses as an adviser and a litigator. She graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Alison H. Graham ’09 was elected a shareholder of the law firm Shulman Rogers. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore Francis King Carey School of Law.

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Anthony M. Ruiz ’09 was named a partner of Zuckerman Speeder LLP, where he has been an associate for nearly six years. He received his J.D. from New York University’s School of Law.

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Shiva Fritsch MBA ’08 was promoted to chief communications officer at RegenxBio. She joined the company in 2017 and has more than 20 years of research development and human resources experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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Forrest Popkin ’08 was promoted to principal at ZA+D, an architectural firm in Frederick, Md. He was formerly a senior project manager.

Tim Wong ’08 joined the board of directors of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Wong is director of product design, growth at Roblox. Previously, he built teams, scaled businesses and defined organizational, cultural best practices at Netflix and Facebook (now Meta).

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Lauren Roso ’07 received the Relativity Innovation Award for Education and Mentorship from ProSearch, where she is a client services engagement director and takes a holistic approach to, e-discovery management, planning, and execution of complex e-discovery and investigations projects. She earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Austin Sanders ’07 joined commercial real estate services company JLL as a senior managing director in the company’s D.C.-based Government Investor Services group. He previously worked at Cushman & Wakefield.

Jessica Ayd ’06 was elected partner of the law firm Goodell DeVries. She is a member of the medical malpractice group and has been recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Construction, Insurance, and Transportation Law” and in “Maryland Super Lawyers: Rising Stars for Civil Litigation Defense.” She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Michelle Asha Cooper Ph.D. ’06 joined the higher-education focused Lumina Foundation as vice president for public policy and executive director of its Washington, D.C., office. She was previously deputy undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education. She earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston and a master's from Cornell University.

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Justin Coulombe ’06 was named chief financial officer of the online platform Miro. He previously led strategic financial and planning operations at Momentive Global (previously SurveyMonkey), Box, Autodesk and others. Coulombe earned an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

Dennis Doyle M.E. ’06 was named CEO of Synexis. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Doyle is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran and has more than 20 years of leadership experience with General Electric, Honeywell and ABM Industries.

Betsy Erin Rosen ’06 performed in the U.S. premiere of the Olivier award-winning show “Life of Pi” at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., through Jan. 29. The show is going to Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre in March.

Sarah Greenberg MCP ’07 was promoted to president of Cinnaire Lending. She served most recently as senior vice president for affordable housing and lending. Greenberg received a bachelor’s degree from Tiffin University in Ohio.

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Mark Nerenberg ’07 was promoted to chief operating officer of Simplebet, a sports betting technology company. He previously held the role of chief products officer for the company, and before that served as vice president of games at DraftKings.

Scott Dance ’06, MPP ’14 joined The Washington Post as a climate and weather reporter. He spent the past decade at The Baltimore Sun, most recently as its environmental reporter. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the unrest that followed.

Rob Garner ’06, M.L.S. ’11 was named news chief of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He’s served in various roles at Goddard since 2007, most recently as digital lead for web and social media, and acting news chief.

LeNaya Hezel ’06 joined the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) as director of diversity, equity and inclusion. She previously served as a certifying official at the George Washington University and as the inaugural Veterans Office director at Georgetown University, where she first got involved with WSP. She holds an M.A. in higher education administration from George Washington University and is a Ph.D candidate at George Mason University. In 2020, she founded NayceQuest, a consulting company that helps organizations embed inclusive practices into everyday interactions.

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Craig Behm ’05 was named president and CEO for CRISP, the nonprofit state-designated health information exchange, and CRISP Shared Services. He most recently served as executive director of CRISP, a key role in connecting health care providers and the Maryland Department of Health. Before that, he was the executive director of MedChi Network Services, a subsidiary of the Maryland state medical society. He has an MBA from Loyola University.

Kristen Connelly ’05 was hired as a director on the talent solutions team at Crowe LLP, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm in the U.S.

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Alan Grantham ’05 joined Synovus Bank as managing director, debt capital markets and credit products. He came from the leveraged finance team at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. and previously worked at Deutsche Bank Securities and Goldman Sachs. He earned his MBA from New York University.

Shaina Hernandez ’05 joined Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s administration as deputy chief of staff. Hernandez was previously a senior policy adviser for Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

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Kathryn L. Hickey ’05 joined the law firm McDonald Hopkins in its Baltimore/Annapolis office, focusing on representing companies in domestic and international transactions. Hickey earned her J.D. from the George Washington University, where she was a Presidential Merit Scholar.

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Brian Shepter ’05 was appointed deputy chief of staff by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. He was previously deputy director in the county’s Department of Planning and Zoning.

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Tim Zhang ’05 joined Middleburg Communities as principal and vice president of indirect investments, working out of the firm’s headquarters in Vienna, Va. He came from Sunac China Holdings Limited and received his MBA in finance and accounting from New York University.

Jake Day ’04 was appointed by Maryland Gov. Wes Moore as the secretary of housing and community development. Moore was previously mayor of Salisbury, Md. Prior to that, Day worked for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, utilizing design, planning and implementation help to establish vibrant, sustainable small cities and towns. Day is a U.S. Army Major, currently assigned to the Army National Guard as an information operations and special technical operations officer. During his time in the Army, Moore was deployed in Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti. He has a master’s degree in science, nature, society and environmental policy from Oxford University, where he graduated with distinction for his dissertation, as well as a master’s degree in urban design from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Maryland.

Sean P. O’Connor ’04, an attorney with Morgan, Brown & Joy in Boston, was recognized by 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a designation reserved for no more than 2.5% of the state’s lawyer pool. O’Connor joined the firm in 2008 and was elevated to partner in 2015, representing employers in labor and employment matters.

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Adam Small ’04 was appointed general counsel of Diamond Dealers Club in New York City. For the last 10 years, he worked in the retail energy industry focusing on contracts, dispute resolution and general corporate work. Small holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

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Mehri Shadman ’03 was promoted to chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Under Armour. She was previously the deputy general counsel, corporate and risk, and assistant corporate secretary.

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Tiffany Wright ’03 has joined the White House Counsel’s office as associate counsel to President Joe Biden. She recently was an Orrick Fellow and Co-director of Howard University School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic. The National Bar Association last year recognized Wright as Best Advocate of the Year, and the National Law Journal named her a 2021 D.C. Rising Star.

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Angela Cabellon ’02 was appointed chief of staff by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. She had served as the county’s first chief innovation officer and deputy chief administrative officer since 2018.

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Amy Burke Friedman ’02 was named CEO of Profiles, a public relations agency in Baltimore. Burke Friedman was president of the company for the last 15 years.

Vincent Kiernan Ph.D. ’02 wrote the new book “Atomic Bill: A Journalist's Dangerous Ambition in the Shadow of the Bomb,” published by Three Hills. He examines the fraught career of New York Times science journalist William L. Laurence, whose professional and personal lives are a cautionary tale of dangerous proximity to power. Kiernan is dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., and author of several other books.

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Eric G. Luedtke ’02, M.Ed. ’04 was named chief legislative officer by Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore. Luedtke was a member of the House of Delegates since 2011 and a faculty member at UMD’s School of Public Policy.

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Kevin Schmidt ’02 joined Callan as a senior vice president and investment consultant. Callan is an institutional investment consulting firm. He has over two decades of industry and investment consulting experience.

Anne Yoder ’02’s novel, “The Enhancers,” (Meekling Press), was described in The Millions’ Most Anticipated: the Great Second-Half 2022 Book Preview, as a “dizzying, kaleidoscopic novel of three teenage friends navigating the journey to adulthood in a techno-pharmaceutical society that looks a lot like reality.”

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Ed Ault ’00, M. Arch. ’04 was named vice president and director of design at Middleburg Communities. A registered architect, Ault was previously an associate principal at Dwell Design Studio and director of design for AvalonBay Communities.

Joshua Audi ’03, CFO of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, was named a 2022 Rising Star by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, which recognizes CPA members 40 and younger who have demonstrated significant leadership qualities and active involvement in TXCPA, the accounting profession and/or their communities. Audi was also honored as one of Dallas Business Journal's CFO of the Year.

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Gary Aiken ’01 was named chief investment officer of Concord Asset Management, a division of Concord Wealth Partners, where he will oversee investment strategies, including macroeconomic analysis, asset allocation, security selection, and trading and investment operations. He received an MBA from the George Washington University.

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David Helmreich MBA ’01 was appointed chief commercial Officer of Innovid, an advertising platform for converged TV.

Jonathan Murray ’01 is the chief marketing officer of virtual college and career counselor myKlovr, which Time magazine awarded a special mention as one of its Best Inventions of 2022.

John D.B. Carr ’00 was elected Prince George’s County sheriff. He had most recently served the sheriff's office as lieutenant colonel, serving as one of three assistant sheriffs and running the Bureau of Field Operations.

Matthew Holman Ph.D. ’00 joined Philip Morris as vice president of U.S. scientific engagement and regulatory strategy. He joined PMI from the U.S. FDA, where he served for more than 20 years, most recently as director of the Office of Science at the Center for Tobacco Products.

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Donald Treacy Ph.D. ’00 was named senior vice president, development operations at Maxwell Biosciences, a preclinical drug platform company focused on the development of synthetic compounds that mimic biomolecules known as biomimetic therapeutics. He most recently was CEO of Magothy Consulting Group, and before that was senior vice president of development and manufacturing operations at MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals. He holds a B.A. from Roanoke College.

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Sara Vincent ’00 was named the director of marketing for the Access Segment by JLG Industries and Jerr-Dan Corp. Vincent is a student in the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Baltimore.


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Scott Brown Ph.D. ’99 was promoted to dean of Dartmouth College. He had held the position in an interim capacity since August 2021. Brown previously served as interim associate vice president and dean of students at Northern Arizona University, and spent three years working in Student Affairs at Dartmouth in the early 1990s. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine and a master's degree in education from Indiana University.

W. Bryan Lewis ’99 was appointed to the board of directors at Essential Utilities, a water and wastewater utility company. Lewis is the vice president and chief investment officer for the United States Steel Corp. He serves on several nonprofit boards, including the John Rex Endowment, AIF/National Institute of Public Finance and the Robert Toigo Foundation. He holds an MBA from the University of Miami.

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Dr. Zachary J. Roberts ’99 was appointed executive vice president of research and development at Allogene Therapeutics. He was previously chief medical officer of Instil Bio. He completed clinical and postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Brian Woods M.S. ’99, Ph.D. ’01 was appointed by President Joe Biden to join the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, which provides oversight of the Department of Energy (DOE) program to manage and dispose of nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. Woods is a professor and head of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University. He previously worked as a DOE engineer after serving four years in the U.S. Navy.

Jeffrey Gluck Ph.D. ’98, a partner at the Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, was named among IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders for 2023, which honors the world’s leading intellectual property strategists. Gluck’s practice spans patent application and prosecution, IP counseling, providing legal opinions, serving on litigation teams, and appellate litigation. His engineering experience includes roles in industry, academia and government, and he has authored numerous technical papers. Gluck earned his law degree from Georgetown University, his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UMD, his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Massachusetts, and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.

James Rolfes ’98 joined the Bureau of Land Management to lead its Information Management and Technology Directorate. He comes from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where he was chief information officer, chief data officer and senior agency official for privacy. Rolfes also holds a Ph.D. in management and an M.S. in computer systems management from University of Maryland Global Campus.

Rebecca Yeung MBA ’98, corporate vice president of operations science and advanced technology at FedEx Corp. was named to the board of directors of Columbus McKinnon Corp. She joined FedEx in 1998 and is a graduate of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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Michael James M.A. ’97 was named executive director of finance and administration at Kansas State University Salina’s Aerospace and Technology Campus. Before then, James was the vice president for business and finance at Tabor College. He earned his doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University.

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Matthew Power M.P.M. ’97 was appointed president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association. Power also serves as managing director of the Independent College Fund of Maryland, a foundation that raises scholarship funds for students attending MICUA member institutions. Power earned an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.

Shelley Smith ’97 joined the lender Movement Mortgage as chief people officer. Prior to that, she served as vice president and HR business partner at TIAA. Smith holds a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University.

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Anna Czege ’96 was promoted to partner by Miitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. She has 22 years of experience in general corporate law and advising companies. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Vineet Gambhir MBA ’96 was named chief human resources officer of DataLink Software, a provider of data-driven solutions driving higher quality and cost-effective value-based care. Gambhir has held several senior leadership roles at technology companies, including Intel, HCL America, Cisco and Yahoo!.

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Brian Glassberg ’96 was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of GATX Corp, a global railcar lessor. He was previously deputy general counsel at GATX. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Jason Isenberg ’96 joined the board of directors of Intelligent Bio Solutions, a company formerly known as GBS that develops noninvasive, real-time diagnostic testing for patients and their primary health practitioners at point of care. Isenberg currently serves as Assistant General Counsel for RFA Management Company in Atlanta. He earned his juris doctor from New England Law.

Ian Bartman ’95, principal attorney at Offit Kurman, was appointed chair of the Board of Trustees of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. He will oversee implementation of a strategic plan that includes initiatives on mental health, affordable housing and disparities in service delivery to families with children, seniors striving to age in place and persons with substance use disorder.

Matthew A. Calderone ’95 was promoted to chief financial officer at Booz Allen Hamilton. He was previously the firm’s chief strategy officer. Calderone holds an MBA from Yale University.

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Annie Donovan MBA ’95 was named president and CEO of Phoenix-based Raza Development Fund, the nation’s largest national Latino-serving community development financial institution. She was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer for nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corp.

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Brooks Kenny ’95 was appointed vice president of marketing by Altoida, a precision neurology company. Previously the vice president of consumer engagement and partnerships at the nonprofit UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. She also directed the organization’s Women’s Leadership Council—a group of executive women spotlighting the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s on women.

​​Gary Kaplan ’94 joined Jones Day as a partner in the Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice in New York. Kaplan has approximately 25 years of experience representing debtors, creditors, official and unofficial committees and institutional clients in bankruptcy and restructuring matters.He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

Mark Timm ’94 was elected to the board of directors of Alpha Energy. He serves on the board of directors of Eco Integrated Technologies, TrendTek Bio, Gravy Stack, IntegriMedical, TCI Entertainment and Surgical Safety Scanner.

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Michael Freeman Ph.D. ’93 was appointed to the board of trustees at Veritas Prep Charter School in Springfield, Mass. He is a special assistant to the president at Westfield State University. He has a master’s degree in counselor education, student development in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, both from the University of Iowa.

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Julia Pulzone MBA ’93 was named to the executive leadership team at AINS, a provider of case management software and IT services for government.

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Ericka Covington ’92 was named to The Arc Baltimore’s board of directors. Covington is associate professor of management and past Faculty Senate president at Coppin State University. She has an M.S. in criminal justice administration from Coppin State and a doctorate of business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Joe Qin Sizhao Ph.D. ’92 was named the next president of Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He was previously dean and chair professor of data science, the School of Data Science and Director of Hong Kong Institute for Data Science at the City University of Hong Kong. Qin received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tsinghua University.

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Dean Thompson M.P.M. ’92 was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Nepal. Thompson is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has served as the State Department’s principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs and was the acting assistant secretary from 2020-21. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and an M.S. in national security strategy from the National War College, National Defense University.

Marguerita “Rita” Cheng ’91, ’93 was appointed to the board of directors at the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Cheng is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth.

Matthew Glaser ’91 was named senior director of industry engagement at the Plastics Industry Association. Glaser most recently worked for the American Petroleum Institute as senior program manager for global business development. He has a master's degree in management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Anirma Gupta ’90 was named senior vice president and general counsel of Unity,a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content. She most recently served as chief legal officer at Carbon. Gupta earned her J.D. from Georgetown University.

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Bill Meury ’90 was appointed the president and chief executive officer of Karuna Theraputics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Previously, Meury was a partner at Hildred Capital Management.

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Michael Puelle M.P.M. ’90 was appointed the University of New Mexico’s chief government relations officer. Since 2020, Puelle has served as chief of staff for the mayor of Albuquerque. Prior to that, he held the position of chief executive officer and director of public policy and government relations for Associated General Contractors New Mexico. Puelle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.


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Jose Carlos Fernandes ’89 was appointed to Dawson Geophysical Company’s board of directors, where he serves on the audit committee. He founded Chevy Chase Contractors, where he has been president and CEO since 2000.

Chris George ’89 was hired as a senior solutions architect for Neology’s U.S. Tolling Business. He was a deputy director of toll operations for the Texas Department of Transportation and has over 30 years of experience in systems engineering.

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Jay Herratti ’89 was appointed to the board of directors of West Monroe, a growth digital services firm. He is the CEO and executive director of TED Conferences.

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Nancy Bubanich ’88 was named principal financial and accounting officer of Delta Apparel. She has held a variety of high-profile leadership roles within the company since she joined it in 2006.

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Jeff Hamet ’88 was elevated to senior vice president of finance at Aziyo Biologics, a biological device company with a portfolio of commercial products. Previously, he served as president and chief financial officer of NeurExpand Brain Center, and vice president and corporate controller of Martek Biosciences Corp.

Carissa Rodeheaver ’88 was named a Most Admired CEO honoree by the Maryland Daily Record. Rodeheaver is the chairman of the board, president and CEO of First United Corp. and First United Bank & Trust.

Gregory Smallwood ’88 was named chief legal officer and corporate secretary at loanDepot, a consumer lending and real estate services provider. Prior to loanDepot, Smallwood served as general counsel and executive vice president of Caliber Home Loans, after holding senior roles at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Saxon Mortgage, GMAC ResCap and Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. He received a J.D. from Seton Hall University.

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Jay Turner M.S. ’88 was appointed chief operating officer of Sigma Defense Systems. He previously served for four years as president of Digital Receiver Technology, and before that, held various roles in engineering, program management and business development at Argon ST. He holds an MBA and B.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Antulio Bomfim ’87, Ph.D. ’92 was named head of global macro at Northern Trust Asset Management, a leading global investment management firm with $1 trillion in assets under management . He has nearly 30 years of experience spanning roles within investment management and the Federal Reserve Board System. Most recently, he served as special adviser to the Fed Board and Chairman Jerome Powell. He has a M.S. from the University of Oxford.

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Jennifer Oliver ’87 was promoted to vice president for Business Administration at Noblis, a provider of science, technology and strategy services to the federal government. Since joining Noblis in 2019, Oliver has served as corporate director for contracts and procurement and led efforts in the acquisition and integration of NoblisMSD.

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Daniel Schrider ’87 was elected chair of the board of directors by Shady Spring Bancorp. He is the longtime president and CEO of the bank based in Olney, Md.

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Dan Cotter ’86 was promoted to vice president of finance and operations at the Cigar Association of America. He joined the association in 2015 as financial controller and industry statistician, and his career goes back decades. He also has an M.A. from Capital Bible Seminary.

Richard Khalil ’86, CPA, was promoted to chief executive officer and chairman of the board at the engineering firm A. Morton Thomas and Associates. He will continue to serve as CFO, a role he’s held for over 25 years.

Claudia B. Robinson MBA ’85 joined AreaProbe, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate advisory firm, as head of institutional capital and real estate advisory services. She completed her bachelor's degree at McGill University and came to AreaProbe from Bank of America.

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Jane Lichter ’84 was named chair of the Baltimore County Board of Education. She was elected to the board in November soon after her retirement as a 37-year teacher and administrator in Baltimore County Public Schools.

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Jeffrey MacLauchlan ’82 assumed the role of EVP, CFO and treasurer of CACI International, a provider of expertise and technology to government enterprise and mission customers. He joined CACI in May 2022 as a senior vice president on the finance team. Prior to joining CACI, MacLauchlan was one of six founding partners of First Light Acquisition Group.

Lauri E. Cleary ‘82 was named to The Daily Record’s 2022 Business and Employment Law Power List. She is a principal at Lerch Early & Brewer and co-chairs the litigation practice at the firm, where she has worked for more than 35 years. A past president of both the Bar Association of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Cleary is also a member of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law alumni board, a Maryland Bar Foundation fellow and a permanent member of Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit.

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David Morris ’82 was promoted to chief executive officer and president of RBB Bancorp. He also joined the company’s board of directors and continues in his role as chief financial officer. He had served in this role on an interim ases since February and joined the bank in 2010. Morris holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Robert Rogers M.A. ’82, Ph.D. ’84, professor of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, was conferred the title of professor emeritus. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Rogers researched partial differential equations, continuum mechanics, calculus of variations and acoustics. He was the co-author of a frequently cited graduate textbook, "An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations." Rogers earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University.

Gail McMillan M.A. ’81 director of scholarly communications and professor of University Libraries at Virginia Tech, was named professor emerita. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, McMillan directed the software development on a project that advanced the university as an international leader in electronic theses and dissertations. She authored or co-authored more than 58 journal articles and more than 120 international, national and local presentations; and served on the editorial board of six journals. McMillan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Riverside.

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Dwight Sullivan ’82 M.A. ’87’s new book, “Capturing Aguinaldo: The Daring Raid to Seize the Philippine President at the Dawn of the American Century,” was published by Stackpole Books. It is the story of U.S. Army officer Frederick “Fighting Fred” Funston and his 1902 ruse in which U.S. troops disguised as POWs infiltrated enemy headquarters to capture the Philippine president and end the Philippine-American War.


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Marianne Schmitt Hellauer ’77 was added to Venable LLP’s Private Wealth Planning Group. Hellauer advises high-net-worth clients on estate planning strategies that include complex business entity and trust structuring issues

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Marten denBoer M.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’79 was named interim provost at Radford University for the 2022-2023 academic year. He previously served as provost at DePaul University and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, as well as associate provost at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and physics department chair at Hunter College CUNY.

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Harlan F. Weisman ’75 was appointed interim chief executive officer of TFF Pharmaceuticals. He has over 30 years of experience as a senior health care executive.

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DeWayne Wickham ’74 was named public editor of the Baltimore Banner. He began his journalism career as an intern with The (Baltimore) Evening Sun and over the next 45 years, worked as a broadcast and print journalist for media organizations including USA Today, CBS News, Black Enterprise, BET and U.S. News & World Report. He taught at Delaware State University and North Carolina A&T State University and was a distinguished visiting professor of journalism at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Wickham became the founding dean of Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication. Wickham is also a co-founder and former president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Sharon Allen Gilder '72 published her third historical romance novel, "The Widow of Woodholme." Lovers of local history will find themselves transported to 1821 to the bustling city of Washington and the federal district’s neighboring environs of Georgetown, where the alluring widow of Woodholme makes her home. Politics, vivid social lives, dueling, the pursuit of social justice for society’s enslaved and desires that will not be denied surface in an era abounding with change.


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Bob Cantales ’69 wrote in to report that every year for the past 50 years, he and a group of Terps who met while living at Baltimore Hall have reunited the evening before Thanksgiving to celebrate the past and the future of UMD. The gatherings for the past decade have been at Hightops bar and grill in Timonium, Md., where in November they enjoyed a chocolate “Happy 50th Baltimore South” cake contributed by longtime friend Tony Konstant. Besides Cantales, other participants—virtual and in-person—were Charlie Hoesch '71, Chris Carlin '69, M.P.R. '81 (Zoom), Bayard Koch '72 (Zoom), Gene Carlson '72 and Gene Szarowicz (Zoom). Attendees in recent years also included Jim Melonas '70 and Nick Ellyn '71.

Dennis D. Urban ’69 published “The Making of a Civilian Soldier in the Civil War: the First Diary of Private William J. McLean Along the C&O Canal and the Affair at Edwards Ferry.”


Stephen D. Ousley ’85, of Erie, Pa., died on Nov. 6. He was 61. He was born in Cheverly, Md., and after graduating from UMD earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee. Ousley went on to a career as a biological anthropologist and data scientist, including as director of the Repatriation Osteology Laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He was author or co-author of numerous publications and a recipient of many research grants.Ousley is survived by his wife, Gudrun Richter; siblings Deborah Barrett and Wes Ousley; and nieces and nephews.

Kenneth J. Leahy ’81, of Westminster, Md., died on Nov. 21. He was 64. He began his career as a project engineer with Century Engineering and had a diverse career helping to manage construction projects across the mid-Atlantic, including the Baltimore Central Light Rail. He served as vice president for Potts and Callahan and retired from GeoConstructors as its chief operating officer in 2018. He was a member of the Civil Engineer's Association as well as the Church of the Ascension of Westminster, Md. In addition to his work, Leahy was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Zaharis Leahy; twin sons, Nicholas and Benjamin Leahy; and his sister, Susan Kemp Leahy.

Patricia Agnes Farr MLS ’80 died in Falmouth, Va., on Nov. 11. She was 77. Born in Ohio, she earned a B.A. at Youngstown University before attending UMD. She started out as a librarian assistant at Mary Washington College before beginning a long career at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. She was an avid participant at storytelling festivals and enjoyed square dancing with her husband, Bill. She led her daughter's Girl Scout troop, attended the theater and traveled the world collecting art. Farr is survived by her husband; daughter, Jennifer Deuell; son, Will Farr; and a granddaughter, Hannah Deuell.

Kenneth L. Egolf Ph.D. ’78, of Carlisle, Pa., died on Dec. 30. He was 84 years old. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Dickinson College and an M.S. from Purdue University before attending UMD. He was also a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and Reserves.After working in the chemical industry for two years, Egolf was a chemistry teacher at Carlisle High School for 38 years. He then moved on to Dickinson College, where he supervised the chemical stockroom, prepared laboratory equipment and solutions, and taught college chemistry courses. Egolf retired from academia in 2018. He is survived by his wife, June Egolf; three children, Debra Egolf, Leanne Egolf McBride and David Egolf; a brother, Ralph Egolf; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Egolf, and sister, Margaret Brown, in addition to his parents.

Will Olan Brimberry ’75 died on Nov. 7 in Alexandria, Va., at age 71. He was active in Sigma Nu fraternity at UMD and upon graduation served four years with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. Brimberry spent most of his career in the federal government. In 2004 he joined the Program Office of the Department of Interior's Office of the Secretary, where he was an expert in information technology and portfolio management. He remained there until his retirement. Brimberry volunteered to lay Christmas wreaths and Memorial Day flags on graves at Arlington Cemetery, organized local muscular sclerosis bicycle donor drives, and participated in the Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington, D.C., National Cathedral Men’s Bible Study, the Blue Church of Falls Church, Va., and Key West United Methodist Church of Key West, Fla. Brimberry was an avid outdoorsman, experienced scuba diver and an exceptional athlete. Will appreciated every genre of music and dance and was an avid dancer. Will is survived by sisters Janice Lee White and Carolyn Brimberry Smith; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Susan Ann Brimberry Katzberg.

Randall E. Herr ’75, of Long Beach, Miss., died on Sept. 23. He was 72. He served in the U.S. Navy and later had a 25-year career as a marine geophysicist at the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO). His professional life revolved around gravity data collection, leading to his participation in over 100 cruises for the Navy and for specialized academic projects. He received the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Henry P. Stockard Award for Excellence in Geophysics. After retiring in 2005, Herr continued to work with his NAVO colleagues as a consultant for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol; his two children, Joel Herr and Hilary Santo; a grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

James Madison Harrison Jr. ’74, of Ocean City, Md., died on May 25. He was 70. An accomplished graphic artist, he worked at companies across the Washington D.C. area. He also painted and was a mixed medium artist with works exhibited in New York, Miami, Washington D.C. and Berlin, Md. A devotee of the beach, Harrison fought various forms of cancer for much of his life. He is survived by his sister, Maggie Armitage; and several nephews and great-nephews.

Mary Scarlett (Steele) Thomas M.A. ’74, of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, died on Oct. 16. She was 83. A longtime teacher in the field of early childhood development at Fleming College, she taught thousands of students over a span of more than 30 years and was a mentor and motivator as well as a vibrant, caring and dedicated educator and friend. Thomas is survived by two sisters, Helen Finley and April Steele; a niece and three nephews; seven grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and her dear friend, Adelio Demonte.

Henry W. Heikkinen Ph.D. ’73, of Denver, Colo., died on Nov. 9. He was 87. Household staples such as Cheerios and instant mashed potatoes have Heikkinen’s thumbprint on them through his work as a food engineer for General Mills. Determined to use his expertise to make a social impact, he left the corporate world and taught high school chemistry at Richfield High School in Minnesota. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined the faculty at UMD, editing the innovative high school chemistry textbook, “Chemistry in the Community.” He moved to the University of Northern Colorado in 1987, where he was the head of the Math and Science Teaching Center and helped establish the chemical education doctoral program. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally, and is survived by his wife, Cathy; son, Henry A. Heikkinen; daughter, Susan C. Heikkinen; and three grandchildren.

Daniel T. Adams Ph.D. ’72, of Brockton, Mass., died on Jan. 5. He was 78 years old. He was a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School, received his master’s degree from Boston College and his doctorate from UMD. He was a math teacher for over 30 years and retired as the Math Department head at Brockton High School in 2004. Adams was an avid reader and music lover who enjoyed playing guitar and banjo. Adams is survived by his children, Christopher Adams,; Marie Sloan and Rosemary Finn; siblings James Adams and Kathleen Adams; and six grandchildren.

Joyce Daly Margie M.S. ’72 died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease in Bethesda, Md., on Sept. 25. She was 82. As a college student, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of renal disease, which she survived in part due to the treatment she received as a participant in a study at the National Institutes for Health. That experience led her to pursue a career in science. Margie earned her Maryland degree while working as a dietician at Georgetown University Hospital. She went on to become a leading research nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic, popularizing scientific research at the frontiers of nutrition science through her five cookbooks for patients with medical challenges. She was one of the first nutritionists to scientifically study how diet affects a range of medical conditions, including kidney disease and diabetes, and also researched how bears survive hibernation to help astronauts endure long space flights. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Margie; sons, Paul Margie and Andrew Margie; siblings Maureen Daly, Sheila Russo, Cavan Daly McGrew, Kathy Keenan and John Daly, and four grandchildren.

Richard M. Finkelstein ’72, a Florida real estate developer and longtime UMD supporter, died at his Ft. Lauderdale home on Sept. 17. He was 73. Born and raised in Great Neck, N.Y., he earned his undergraduate degree at UMD and postgraduate degree from the New York University Institute of Real Estate. Over his four-decade real estate and development career, most recently as president of Merit Builders and principal and co-founder of Ascend Properties in Boca Raton, he was responsible for the implementation, operations and completion of more than $2.5 billion of real estate ventures and thousands of homes. He served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Maryland College Park Foundation and chaired the Real Estate Committee and was an ardent supporter of UMD Hillel. He was the founding trustee of the Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center, a National Conference of Christians and Jews board member, on the Chairman's Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a former governor of the Honda Golf Classic Foundation and a former chairman of the city of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. He cherished his time in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, golfing with friends and family, hosting events and dinners, collecting watches, playing with his yellow labs and executing his latest prank. Finkelstein is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan; daughter, Valerie; son, Scott; brother, Neil; two nephews and two nieces; and nine grandnieces and nephews.

Richard A. Weichbrod ’72, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died on Oct. 14. He was 74. He grew up in Langley Park, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. After graduating from Maryland, worked for engineering companies, including his father’s: National Instrument Laboratory. Before starting a family, he and his wife, Nancy, traveled the world. In his free time, Weichbrod played the guitar and drums, and he earned his pilot’s license. After living and working in Seattle and Santa Barbara, he semi-retired to become a property manager and investor, as well as to focus on running, skiing and cycling—even trying his hand at bicycle racing. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Brett and Kevin, and his granddaughter Nyrie.

James (Jim) Morrow IV ’70, M.Ed. ’83, of Bethesda, Md., died on Oct. 31. He was 80 years old. Born in Baltimore, Morrow became the de facto father to his siblings when his father died early in Morrow’s life and eventually helped his mother move back to her hometown of East Aurora, NY — something he considered one of the biggest accomplishments of his life. Morrow enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and tested into the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., where he spent a year studying Chinese before being stationed in Okinawa, Japan. While in Japan, he completed his undergraduate degree. Morrow began his career at the National Institutes of Health. in addictions counseling then helped launch a program at Johns Hopkins University to treat people with gambling addictions. He later moved to the field of public diplomacy, working for the U.S. Information Agency and other federal agencies and became a successful equal employment opportunity counselor. In retirement, Morrow enjoyed a wide circle of friends, ranging from his golf crew to the USTA 65 & over tennis team with which he made a national championship appearance, to poker buddies and book club members. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Richard Chester Morrow. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; his son, Jamie; siblings Ward Morrow, Ruthann Morrow Seeber, Mary Morrow Shwartz and Martha Morrow Marmion; three granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

Michael S. Rohan ’70 of Alexandria, Va., died on Nov. 11 after a long illness. Upon graduation he accepted a position at Government Services Administration, and worked as a building manager for the agency until his retirement 30 years later. In the last decades he enjoyed various hobbies, including photography, reading and extensive walking trips, especially to historical sites. He is survived by many cousins.

B. (Bruce) Jeffrey Price ’69 died of metastatic bile duct cancer at his home in Washington, D.C. on Sept.18. He was 77. After graduating from UMD, he explored jobs ranging from motorcycle courier to security guard in Belize before beginning his career as an energy analyst and conservationist at Cornell University and Montgomery County Public Schools. He built houses and boats, sketched cartoons, painted and carved, wrote poems, made jewelry, played music and could repair anything. Price is survived by his wife Meta Zebot; sisters Mickie Turett and Betsy Wood; stepdaughter Tifenn Caudron; and stepson Tristan Caudron.

Valerie “Val” (Kontos) Sunderland ’68, a former UMD administrator, died at her Wittman, Md., home on Nov. 12. She was 76. Raised in Southeast Baltimore, she graduated from UMD then earned a master’s degree from what is now Loyola University Maryland. Sunderland worked in administration at Johns Hopkins University for five years, then spent 1989-99 in UMD’s Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs. She was an accomplished sailor, watercolorist and gardener. In addition to her husband of 53 years, Truitt, and daughter Margaret “Maggie” Sunderland, Sunderland is survived by her son, Athan Truitt Sunderland; a brother, Nick Kontos; two sisters, Joanne Bushman and Kalia Urff; and five grandchildren.

Susan Harriet Loughman ’67 of Bethesda, Md, died on Dec. 18. She was 78 years old. Loughman was raised in Connecticut, New York and Ohio, then attended UMD and earned a MAster of Social Work ​​from the National Catholic School of Social Service. She spent most of her long career as a social worker at the Children's National Hospital Psychiatry Department and as clinical director of the Jewish Social Service Agency. She also maintained a private practice of psychotherapy and helped train mental health professionals. Loughman is survived by her husband Robert Loughman; daughter, Emma Loughman; and a grandson.

James W. Kenney ’66 died on Nov. 14 in Philadelphia at age 79. Raised in Haverford, Pa., he earned a master’s degree in engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Kenney had a distinguished career as the head mechanical engineer at Drummond Scientific Co., where he worked for over 50 years. A prolific inventor, he filed for 20 patents, including for the Pipet-Aid. Pipet-Aid, the first motorized pipette controller, a version of which can now be found in nearly every laboratory in the world. Kenney was an avid boater, who spent 30 years of weekends with friends and family on the Chesapeake Bay on his Grand Banks trawler. Kenney was also dedicated to community service and was a member of the Broomall Rotary Club for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Douglas; and brothers Thomas, Charlie and Dennis. He was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Kenney Schultz.

George A. Rabey Jr. ’64, of Jackson’s Gap, Ala., died on Sept. 17. He was 82. Born in Atlanta, he knew he wanted to fly planes by the time he was 8. At UMD, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and completed the Air Force ROTC program. Once commissioned, he flew two tours in Vietnam and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 16 Air Medals for his combat service. While at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Ala., he also earned a master’s from Auburn University. He went on to become a pilot for American Airlines for more than 25 years. He loved trains, boating on Lake Martin and classic cars. After restoring a 1953 TR-3, he became a member of the Georgia Triumph Club and the Vintage Triumph Register, and a “George Rabey Preservation Award” is still given at its national convention. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Glinda Marie Rabey, his daughter, Krista Bridges Burruss and grandson; and two children from a previous marriage.

George J. Broadwell M.Ed. ’58, died on July 9, in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 92. Born in Troy, N.Y., he spent a year in the U.S. Army and graduated from the College of Agriculture at Cornell University. Broadwell worked as a Cooperative Extension field agent in Vermont and New York. He went on to a 30-year career at Cornell, where he earned a Ph.D. in Education and was made assistant director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, serving as director of the New York State 4-H program and leading the Cooperative Extension Staff Development and Recruitment Program. He also held a professorial appointment in the Department of Education and retired in 1988 as a professor emeritus. In recognition of his efforts, Broadwell received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H agents. He and his second wife, JoAnn, traveled extensively in their motorhome and were H&R Block tax preparers, and he was active in Lansing United Methodist Church and many community organizations, including the Boy Scouts and Kiwanis Club, and served on the local school and zoning boards. He is survived by his wife, Joann; his children, Kenneth Broadwell and Elizabeth Morway; stepchildren, the Rev. David Hays, Elizabeth Hays and Robert Hays; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nephews; a great nephew; and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife of 29 years, Josephine Ann Broadwell, and son, Lawrence Dewitt Broadwell.

Kenneth George Magee, M.D. ’58, a longtime Georgia pediatrician, died on Oct. 17. He was 85. He graduated from Nutley High School in New Jersey, serving as sports editor of the newspaper and coxswain of the varsity crew team. After undergraduate studies at UMD, where he was a member of the ATO fraternity, he received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, followed by a two-year stint in the U.S. Navy, stationed on the USS Northampton in Norfolk, Via. He completed his residency at John Hopkins Hospital and postgraduate internships at Grady Memorial and Emory University before opening his own practice in Dunwoody. He was an avid reader of history and fan of Georgia sports teams. Magee is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, David and Kevin; daughter, Michele; and sister, Liane Magee Fraser.

Thomas W. Fugate ’57, of Thurmont, Md., died on Sept. 29. He was 88. He graduated from Ramsey High (N.J.) School, where he played the trombone and was student high school band director for four years. His love for trombone continued in the Air Force ROTC and in the University of Maryland marching band, concert band and orchestra. He learned to fly jets at Elgin Air Force Base and earned an M.S. in music education at the University of Idaho, Moscow. Fugate spent his career as an instrumental music teacher in Howard and Frederick county public schools, growing the programs’ size and stature. Fugate was a leader in the Maryland Music Educators Association and served on the board of the Maryland Band Directors Association. In 1975, he was appointed first president of theMaryland Music Educators Association Western Region. Fugate was an active member of Graceham Moravian Church and enjoyed camping on family vacations, photography and repairing cars. He is survived by his wife, Esther; son, Thomas, Jr.; daughter, Karen Gartside; son, James; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rosemary L. McCloskey ’57, of Westminster, Md., died on Oct. 8. She was 87. She worked for the Carroll County Board of Elections for 25 years, where she oversaw the transformation of election records from paper to digitization. With her husband, Bud, she was an avid thoroughbred horse racing fan and attended every Kentucky Derby from 1957 to 2000 and took care of many retired race horses at the family’s farm. She was preceded in death by her husband, and survived by her son, Mitchell McCloskey.

Elizabeth R. (Rittenhouse) Nusz ’55 died at her home in Starkville, Miss., on Sept. 22. She was 89. A native of Baltimore, she was Kappa Delta’s Alpha Rho chapter president and met her future husband, Dave Nusz, at Maryland. A lover of learning, she pursued a master’s degree at Mississippi State University and taught at several elementary schools over 40 years. She shared her expertise in sewing, needlepoint and quilting not only with friends and family, but by gifting many of her pieces of needlework to those in need. After retirement, she and Dave traveled the world together. She was preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by her daughter, Kerry Nusz Coke; her son, Tommy Nusz; brother, James D. Rittenhouse Sr., and three grandchildren.

Elmer “Chief” Horsey ’54, a colorful former mayor of Chestertown, Md., died at his home on Jan. 1. He was 90. He was a graduate of Easton High School and UMD, where he worked in a dining hall, majored in accounting and was a member of ROTC. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Air Force and stationed as a pilot in Ohio. He worked for Nylon Capital Shopping Center for 54 years, rising to president and treasurer and retiring in 2019. Horsey, a Democrat, was first elected mayor in 1977 and served for 15 years. New government and police offices were built, the historic downtown was reinvigorated, Colonial-style sidewalks were laid down, major repairs were made to the Chester River bridge and a new water treatment facility replaced an older one. With the backing of the Chestertown Council, nearly all of the city’s dilapidated housing areas were eliminated and replaced with new residential units. Horsey served as campaign treasurer for former Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer’s gubernatorial and comptroller campaigns and was a trustee of the Government House Foundation for many years. Horsey served on the state handgun permit review board for 23 years and in one of his last acts as governor, Schaefer appointed him as a commissioner to the State Highway Administration, a position he held for 20 years, and until his death. He had been president of the Eastern Shore chapter of the Maryland Municipal League and had been a member of the board and past chairman of The Peoples Bank. Locally, he was a lifetime member of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Co., a member and former president of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club and a member of Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post 36. Additional active memberships included the Elks and Chestertown Rotary Club. He also had raised and bred thoroughbred horses and had been a director and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Breeders’ Sales Co, from 1969 to 1981. Horsey is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Patricia Joan Ozman; a son, Gary Edward Horsey; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Horsey; two stepsons, Scott Ozman Smith and Todd Bringman Smith; a stepdaughter, Tracye Eve Smith Landon; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; five step-grandchildren; and a step-great granddaughter.

T. Edward Lippy ’50, of Hampstead, Md., died on Dec. 3 at age 93. After graduation, he returned to the Lippy family dairy farm in Hempstead, to establish a family partnership with his brothers, acquiring and leasing farmland and eventually growing it into one of the region’s largest farming operations, owning and leasing 10,000 acres in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Lippy served as a director of Hanover Foods and a director and a chair of the Baltimore Farm Credit Bank, now known as AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and also was a director of the Farm Credit Council in Washington, D.C. He also chaired the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Fowblesburg, Md., for four years and was one of its directors for 54 years. In his community, Lippy was superintendent of the Wesley United Methodist Church Sunday School and a chairman of the Hampstead Rotary Club, which named him Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1993, and was a long-serving Carroll County School Board member. Lippy was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. He is survived by his brother, Donald; daughter, Meg Galletti; son, Tod Lippy; and a grandson.

Margaret C. Tripp ’40, of Hastings, Mich., died on Jan. 11 at age 104. She was a lab technician at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C., when she enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served overseas for two years as a second lieutenant. She returned to work at a lab at Fort Detrick, where she met her future husband, Leonard M. Tripp, and they moved to Michigan and raised a family. She later acquired a master’s degree in library science and worked as the librarian at Lakewood High School for 10 years. Tripp was an extensive traveler in retirement and wintered with her husband in Big Pine Key, Fla. She is survived by her three sons, John, David and Stephen Tripp; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and her brother, Frederick Menke.


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