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Around the World in Eighty Ways


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Banner Year For the Birds On September 17, 2017, Jim Gruber, the master bander at the Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory, banded the station’s 250,000th bird, a male common yellowthroat. Since 1998, the station—which is part of the College’s Chester River Field Research Station and the only one of its kind on Maryland’s Eastern Shore—has been gathering invaluable longterm data on birds of all species. So far, 2017 is shaping up to be another banner year. As of September 30, staff and volunteers have banded 3,308 birds of 107 species. Unusual birds have included a great blue heron—the first ever banded at the station— and a barred owl. The observatory has hosted 59 people in 13 demonstrations as well as 220 Washington College students from eight lab sections and three pre-orientation groups. Since August, 14 volunteers have given 595 hours of time, and the staff are mentoring three local students—an 8th-grader at the Kent School and two home-schooled brothers who live in Queen Anne’s County.




24 Around the World

in Eighty Ways

As the Douglass Cater Society turns 25, Junior Fellows talk about its farreaching impact. by wendy mitman clarke m’16


32 After Hurricane


Jerry Davis ’95, who represents some of Houston’s most disadvantaged citizens, helps his constituents recover from this latest catastrophe. by Joan Katherine Cramer

38 Walking: From

Chestertown to the World Bob and Martha Manning ’68 revel in the great outdoors one step at a time. by Wendy Mitman Clarke M’16



Picture This


Editor’s Note


President’s Letter


News Environmental Hall is slated for waterfront. Dual-degree program at Duke. New VP for Enrollment.

16 Faculty Alisha Knight compiles a digital history of the Colored Co-Operative Publishing Company. Andrew Oros is Associate Dean for International Education. 20 Students Fast-tracking careers in intelligence. The first honey harvest. 44

Alumni Update Class Notes. A journey of epic proportions.

56 Development A new academic building on the horizon. 58 Honor Roll of Donors 2


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Volume LXVIII No. 1 Fall/Winter 2017 ISSN 2152-9531

ABOUT THE COVER: Watercolor by Nikki Chauhan. Find more of her work at NiksPaintGallery on


Marcia C. Landskroener M’02 ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Wendy Mitman Clarke M’16 ASSISTANT EDITOR



Shane Brill ’03 M’11 CLASS NOTES EDITOR



Andrew Chirico ’18 Emily Holt ’19 Aaron Lampman Meghan Livie ’09 Brooke Schultz ’18 ORIGINAL MAGAZINE REDESIGN




Washington College Magazine (USPS 667260) is published three times a year by Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Copyright 2017 Washington College.

Dear Readers,

Only a few faculty and staff members on campus remember the late Douglass Cater, a seasoned political journalist and former aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson who put Washington College on the map. Luckily, I am one of them. As College president between 1982 and 1990, Doug Cater brought new vitality to what he called this “historic gem of a college” that he and his wife, Libby, loved to share with their friends in Washington. Those were the days of Lady Bird Johnson cruising on the marcia c. Chester River, Walter Cronkite landskroener delivering the Commencement m’02 address, and Roger Mudd kicking off a capital campaign. Under his leadership, student enrollment multiplied, wealthy donors emerged, the physical campus grew by leaps and bounds, and the College introduced a host of new technologies and academic initiatives. Thanks to the attention he brought to the plight of small liberal arts colleges fighting for survival (even back then), Washington College began traveling in what Cater termed “a higher orbit.” People, far-flung strangers, recognized the growing reputation of a college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that had at its helm an intellectual provocateur. It was Cater who talked about the need to counter specialization through the liberal arts, who first suggested that the College emphasize writing skills, who provided the faculty with opportunities for intellectual discourse. But I have to think that Mr. Cater would be most proud of the legacy that we celebrate in this issue—the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows. Established in 1992 as a tribute to his storied presidency, the Cater Society in many ways mirrors the man whose own ambition, passion, and intellectual curiosity composed a life well lived. Here’s to you, old friend.

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A Monument for this Morning “In every possible way, your country wishes to erect public monuments to you, even while living…, with a view of instructing and animating the youth of many future generations to admire and to imitate these public virtues and patriot-labours, which have created a private monument for you in the heart of every good citizen.” — William Smith, writing to George Washington in July of 1782, to express that the College at Chester desired to carry his name.

What does a monument in the heart even look like? Who tends its chambers? Is it hard to visit an edifice secreted away in the body—light incense, quiet yourself down to the smoke and smolder of your cells, rebuild what love has etched into memory there. How does it stay alive past the unstable medium of flesh? I am an American, I’ve been thinking about monuments these days, the ones we are taking down, the earth we are turning back to history. Why not build a shrine to the idea we can try again. A college too is a living monument, where every day we ask to be transformed, made more human, less afraid to meet the unknowable, to say the unsayable. We are made, columns and steps inside of us, out of the rubblestone of what we witness— we are best when taken down sometimes to our elements, to sediment and soot, rebuilt here every day. How can I say what monument this day will become? It’s only half-built. Which means it’s only half-taken down, halfanalyzed. I can only ask you to leave the steel of your hope here, on Martha Washington’s square, among the marble and green grass, among the leaves starting to turn and fall. Nothing stays itself for very long. It joins rejoinder, it runs ahead and traces back, it asks what are you made of, how can you be of use? This is how a history is borne: we cut its marble, we shoulder it together. —James Allen Hall Associate Professor of English, Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, and winner of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

TOP LEFT The Cardboard Boat Race provided plenty of levity after the pomp and circumstance of inauguration. Pictured from left to right, Rita and Kurt Landgraf, Brian Palmer, and John Schratwieser judged the entries. MIDDLE LEFT WACappella offered a stirring rendition of their hit, “Welcome to the Family.” BOTTOM LEFT Kurt and Rita Landgraf welcomed their good friends Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College, and his wife, Carin. President Landgraf earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Wagner, a liberal arts college on Staten Island.




“I Love This Place.”

L All photos by Tamzin B. Smith

Portrait Photography

auding the liberal arts and sciences for its role in providing students with a strong moral compass so necessary in modern American society, newly installed President Kurt M. Landgraf pledged to do everything in his power to make sure Washington College endures for generations to come. On a picture-perfect fall morning, Larry Culp ’85, chairman of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors, spoke to the crowd of well-wishers gathered on Martha Washington Square: “Today, we inaugurate a new president who not only recognizes the enormous value of a liberal arts education, but who is absolutely smitten with Washington College and the student-centric approach that is our hallmark. In Kurt Landgraf we have found someone of determination, optimism, and good humor, who comes with a clear understanding of the business of higher education and its competitive environment. I believe that this institution will benefit enormously from Kurt’s practical vision for navigating this difficult terrain, even as we chart new paths of distinction.” In his inaugural address, Landgraf recounted how his own liberal arts education at Wagner College changed his life, and spoke of the enormity of responsibility educators hold to safeguard the future of our country. Teaching personal and social responsibility and the difference between right and wrong are imperative to upholding the pillars upon which our country is based: capitalism, democracy, and rule of law. Speaking directly to the faculty, Landgraf remarked: “You hold the future of America in your hands. The students we educate here are the future. The students we educate here are going to be making decisions that will affect all of us, our children, our grandchildren, and this country for centuries to come. The role

of those of you who instruct our students is much more serious and much more important than you realize.” Landgraf said that a strong foundation in the liberal arts helps students “understand the intrinsic human value of people and understand how all people are connected”— traits that can help them realize their full potential and make the right choices. He also commended Washington College’s “very real emphasis on creating a strong moral compass” and noted how critical that would be in rebuilding the nation’s moral character. As this generation inherits a society marred by social and financial inequities, a failing K-12 educational system, and unethical business practices, a strong moral compass “is not incidental, it is imperative,” Landgraf said. “Whether our undergraduates go on to hold public office or whether they go about building lives of purpose in other ways, without a liberal arts and sciences education as our foundation, we will make decisions based upon narrow partisan criteria, rather than work toward a common good.” Landgraf described how his own undergraduate training informed tough choices in his career and inspired him to give back—traits he is happy to see in Washington College students. “I’m amazed here at this College how our young students recognize their personal responsibility to take care of people around them in Chestertown and elsewhere. I love this place. I love this place … I promise you this, I will give you my heart and my soul. I will do everything that I can to make sure … this place will be sustainable for generations to come, because I love this place.” Read his full inaugural address here






The Dawn of a Waterfront Campus Washington College’s future as a national leader in environmental education seems assured, as dignitaries gathered on the bank of the Chester River to break ground for Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall.


n the blue-sky afternoon of Sept. 8, everyone who is anyone who cares about the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the future of environmental stewardship turned out for the groundbreaking of Washington College’s new Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall. They came to witness the unfolding promise of a waterfront campus dedicated to environmental education and sustainability programming, and to pay tribute to the men who inspired one of the College’s most successful fundraising endeavors in recent memory. Named for Truman T. Semans and Jack S. “Jay” Griswold, two people whose lives’ work on environmental issues has had an extraordinary impact regionally and nationally, the new building will provide academic and lab spaces for the College’s growing environmental programs and its Center for Environment & Society. It will also be a regional hub for hands-on research on the Chesapeake, and a magnet for thought leadership centered on the environment and the challenges facing the region, the country, and the world. According to the project’s planners, SemansGriswold Environmental Hall—a low-rise building of approximately 23,000 square feet to be built in two phases—will serve as a model of responsible design, aspiring to LEED platinum certification. It will demonstrate the College’s commitment to stewarding the finite resources of the Eastern

Shore, leading the way for environmental study, preservation, and advocacy. Open to the public, the building will include a network of sensors on the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay that staff and students will monitor and which will display the estuary’s natural systems as part of educating visitors. This project has resonated with donors throughout Maryland. Within the span of a few months, College leaders received six one-million-dollar commitments: specifically, from the Bauer Foundation, the Bunting family, Keith Campbell, Ann Horner, Linda and Hank Spire, and one anonymous source. “Much of the money for this project has come from new sources, a galaxy of environmental enthusiasts who admire and respect Truman Semans, a relative newcomer to the Washington College family,” College President Kurt Landgraf noted during the ceremony. “I’ve never seen a fundraising campaign that worked this well, this quickly, to achieve its goal. This, I believe, is a testament to Truman Semans and his family, and to the imperative of environmental education.” Construction will begin in earnest next fall.

Watch the groundbreaking video:

PHOTOS OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE Board Chair Larry Culp ’85 offers a tribute to Keith Campbell, an environmental champion who accepted one of two Truman Semans Lifetime Achievement Awards presented that afternoon. Jay Griswold and Truman Semans, the building’s namesakes, are pictured at far left. Truman Semans. Larry Culp presents a second Truman Semans Lifetime Achievement Award to Will Baker H’91, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The Chester River, with the Callinectes research vessel cruising by, provided the perfect backdrop. From left, Larry Culp, Jay Griswold, Truman Semans, Kurt Landgraf, and John Seidel wield the shovels. Photos by Tamzin B. Smith Portrait Photography.




Environmental Advantage

We’re Happy!

A new dual-degree partnership with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment will be a boon for the College’s environmental studies program.

When the Princeton Review’s 2018 Best 382 Colleges hit newsstands this fall, Washington College was ranked 16th out of the top 20 in the nation for student happiness. In its profile of Washington College, the Princeton Review praises the College for its “truly personalized education,” and quotes extensively from Washington College students. Among their comments: “Living at Washington College is as good as a college experience can get.”

ABOVE Students in the College’s Chesapeake Semester cull crabs. Photo by Brian Palmer.


nvironmental science and environmental studies students can now earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years, thanks to a new partnership with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. The agreement, known as dual-degree, allows qualified students to leave Washington College after their third year and enroll at Duke, where they can study for a master’s degree in either environmental management or forestry. After successfully completing their first year at Duke, they will be awarded their bachelor’s degree from WC. The new dual-degree program joins others at the College, including one in engineering with Columbia University, and in nursing and pharmacy with the University of Maryland. “To me, in environmental science and studies, it’s about creating more opportunities for students,” says Karl Kehm, chair of the Department of Physics



and McLain Associate Professor of Physics and Environmental Science and Studies, who oversaw the development of the dualdegree program with Duke. “I love that they can come into Washington College and see themselves at the end of this really cool path. Parents like that too, because they want to know what’s the next step. So, I think these opportunities are really powerful in that way, because if nothing else, they give you some imagination to see what the possibilities are.” The Nicholas School of the Environment is internationally known not only for its forestry and environmental management elements but also the Duke University Marine Lab. Two recent Washington College graduates, Anna Windle ’16 and Kelly Dobroski ’16, are currently enrolled at the Nicholas School in the environmental management master’s program.

Business Partners On Oct. 25, Washington College partnered with Dixon Valve to host an event on campus unveiling a new edition of the software SolidWorks. The software is used for design manufacturing, which is vital to Dixon’s business of producing hose couplings. Karl Kehm, chair of the physics department, explained the beneficial nature of these events for students. “We’d like to give our students exposure to those kinds of tools that a place like Dixon Valve would use… It was basically a window into that professional world of engineering, design, and 3D modeling.” Dixon Valve offers several opportunities for students, particularly business management and physics majors, to gain hands-on experience in their desired field. For many— like Nicholas Longworth ’12, now Dixon’s advanced manufacturing engineering manager, and George Best ’07, Dixon’s communications specialist—internships often turn into full-time jobs. —Emily Holt ’19

Expanding Grasslands Habitat, Restoring Species The College’s CES wins a $500,000 grant to expand its Natural Lands Project.


he National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society (CES) $500,000 to expand its innovative Natural Lands Project into the mid-shore. The foundation grant meets $801,000 in matching funding from CES and its partners, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, and Pickering Creek Audubon Center, for a total of $1.3 million for the project. The Natural Lands Project (NLP), piloted at the College’s Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms, enlists the support of local landowners to restore grassland habitat for bobwhite quail and other species while also creating buffers that help filter runoff into the Chesapeake Bay’s tributaries. “The Natural Lands Project encompasses the best of what we do and teach—it restores habitat, cleans the Bay, and perhaps most important, it provides an example to our students of how the cultural links between

environment and society can be used in restoration,” says John Seidel, director of the CES. “That social and community element in restoration is critical to the future of the Chesapeake, as well as to watersheds around the world.” The grant, announced Sept. 19, was among 44 projects awarded through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, a partnership between the NFWF and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants and Small Watershed Grants programs, as well as other partners. Washington College is the only institution of higher education among the recipients. In the first two years, the NLP created 274 acres of native upland grasses and wildflowers in marginal cropland on 11 participating farms. Ten wetlands projects—25 acres of wetlands in fields with unproductive soils poorly suited for growing crops—were also completed. College students and CES researchers began what will be a

continuing survey of bird populations to monitor abundance and diversity at each site. The new funding will be used to expand the project into the middle and upper Eastern Shore to 285 more acres of buffers and 16 more acres of wetlands. Before receiving the award, five landowners signed on for an additional 115 acres. CES expects this project and its focus to grow and the model to be used in watersheds across the country.

Watch a video about the Natural Lands Project




Three Alumni Join College Board

ABOVE Pictured left to right: Rick Wheeler ’86, Valarie Sheppard ’86, and Brandon Riker ’10. Photos by Tamzin B. Smith Portrait Photography.


ashington College’s Board of Visitors and Governors has named three new board members to fill existing vacancies. Valarie A. Sheppard ’86 and Rick Wheeler ’86 are filling gubernatorial appointments that run through May 2019 and May 2021, respectively, and Brandon Riker ’10 was elected to a post extending through May 2022. Wheeler is a vice president for state and local accounts at Oakland Consulting Group, an information technology enterprise in Lanham, Maryland. An international studies major, varsity rower, fraternity member, and member of the Student Government Association as an undergraduate, Wheeler has maintained his connection to the College since graduation as a member of The 1782 Society, and by serving as chair of the President’s Leadership Council, and as chair of the 25th reunion committee for the Class of 1986. Valarie Sheppard, who majored in psychology, earned her master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology at the University of Akron and is now Chief of the Executive Services Unit at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. She’s one 10


of the longest-serving officers of the Alumni Association, having been a member-at -large, vice president, and president of the Alumni Board. She also served as an alumni representative on the Presidential Search Committee. Brandon Riker is executive director of strategic planning for Teucrium Trading, an investment firm he helped found with his parents. A Phi Beta Kappa inductee, he graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in business management, then earned a master of science from the London School of Economics. At WC, he was a member of the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows, captain of the rowing team, and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A grassroots campaigner and regional field director and organizer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, he is an accomplished veteran of a half-dozen major political contests who jumped into the political fray in his home state of Vermont in 2015 when he ran for lieutenant governor. Richard L. Creighton ’73 and William S. Miller P’14 were re-elected to six-year terms.

Landgraf Taps New VP for Enrollment

In mid-August, Lorna J. Hunter, whose depth of experience in admissions, enrollment, and financial aid spans institutions ranging from the Ivy League to public universities, became the College’s new vice president of enrollment management. Hunter has held that position at The College of Idaho for the past four years. “Lorna Hunter has a proven record of enrollment success, and she understands Washington College’s student-focused approach,” says College President Kurt M. Landgraf. “I am thrilled to welcome her to our community. Her array of skills and the range of experience she brings to the critical job of leading our enrollment, admissions, and financial aid teams are just outstanding.” Her credentials include 11 years as vice president for enrollment management for Bryant University in Rhode Island, five years as dean of admission and financial aid at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, eight years as associate director of admissions and director of minority recruitment at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire, and three years as assistant director of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. “Successful enrollment management is always a team effort, involving the entire institution, and I’m excited to join the team at Washington College,” Hunter says. “In our world today, where data are created at astronomical rates, a liberal arts and sciences education is growing even more valuable. Having the capacity to know what is important, to critically decipher information, to have the ability to learn new things because you have learned how to learn— these are the keys to citizen leadership and employability.”

Home Court Advantages

ABOVE WC basketball and volleyball fans will cheer on their favorite teams in the newly renovated Cain Athletic Center, a $800,000 project completed over the summer that included a new roof and windows, painting, and a brand-new hardwood floor. The scorers’ table also went digital, with direct access to electric and sound system. Next summer, work will begin on the HVAC system, expected to run $1.2 million. Photo by Google Images. LEFT Oh, happy day! On Sept. 13, the College broke ground for the long-awaited Hodson Boathouse, a new 12,700-square-foot facility that is expected to be completed in time for the rowing and sailing seasons next fall. Support for the $5 million project came from more than 150 donors, including former team members and other alumni. Pictured left to right: Athletics Director Thad Moore, College Trustee Regis de Ramel ’97, head women’s rowing coach Kari Hughes, varsity sailor Maura Matthews ’18, and College President Kurt Landgraf. Watch the groundbreaking video:




Quantifying Cater What began as a modest academic enrichment program in 1992 has evolved into an institutional powerhouse that consistently rewards creativity and intellectual curiosity. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows gave away $107,000 in the 2016-17 academic year alone. Here are some other pertinent figures.


ALUMNI OCCUPATIONS 3% Arts and Creative Writing 4% Other 6% Social Services

Cater Fellow Alumni

8% Marketing/Communications 14% Law & Government 16% Health 20% Education 30% Business/Finance/Manufacturing

Cater Society of Junior Fellows


average number of grants awarded each year


average amount awarded annually over the last three years




continents visited by Cater Fellows


million approx. value of Cater Fellowship grants awarded since inception


Road Maps Maryland’s State Highway Office awards Washington College’s GIS Program $494K to continue its work mapping highway safety.

ABOVE From left to right, GIS program director Erica McMaster, GIS development manager Luis Machado, Erik Whitcomb ’18, Paige Guarino ’18, Sarlina Joseph ’20, and Ricardo Machado ’20. Photo by Katie Martin Studio.


he Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Maryland Highway Safety Office has awarded Washington College’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Program a grant of $494,000 to continue its work helping minimize fatal and serious injury crashes on Maryland’s roadways. This is the fifth consecutive year the GIS Program has won the grant. “The grant renewal is part of $11.7 million in federal highway safety funds that are distributed to various agencies and organizations throughout Maryland to assist the mission towards zero deaths,” says GIS Program Director Erica McMaster. The funds will support hiring an additional GIS

protection, distracted driving, pedestrian/ bicyclists, and highway infrastructure. Also, as law enforcement has quickly expanded its use of the Risk Analysis of Vehicle and Environmental Network (RAVEN), GIS staff travel statewide to train officers and agencies in how to use the web application, which maps hotspots and one-mile road segments for crashes and citations for each of the SHSP emphasis areas. Along with affirming the GIS Program’s work, the renewed funding will give student interns greater opportunities to gain training and attend professional conferences that can expand their network of professional connections and help lead to a career after college.

statistical data analyst and will broaden the opportunities for College students who work in the lab. “The GIS team has expanded and improved its support to the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) and local law enforcement,” McMaster says. The new analyst will be responsible for quality checking the datasets and running statistical methods on the data to report the findings to MHSO and Maryland’s Traffic Records Coordinating Council. Six staff members and about 20 student interns are currently funded under the MHSO grant. Their work includes supporting the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) in six emphasis areas: impaired driving, aggressive driving, occupant




Field Studies By studying the behavior of field sparrows, Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology, WC students, and staff at the Center for Environment & Society are hoping to learn how this declining bird species could become more successful at raising its young.

LEFT Jennie Carr (left) and Madeline Poethke ’16 use scopes to spot field sparrows in the restored native grasslands at the Chester River Field Research Station. ABOVE A pair of hungry sparrow chicks wait for a meal.


n general, Andrea Freeman’s view of the natural world is through a microscope. A biology major with an emphasis in cellular, molecular, and infectious diseases, and a minor in chemistry, Freeman ’18 admits she doesn’t get outside much, which made her summer internship with Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology, that much more of an eye-opener. As a Toll Fellow in the College’s Summer Research Program, Freeman worked for 10 weeks with Carr in the restored native grasslands at the Chester River Field Research Station (CRFRS) at Chino Farms, helping Carr with her ongoing study of field sparrows—considered a “common” bird but one which has seen steep population declines in the last 40 years. Carr has been studying field sparrows and hummingbirds at the CRFRS since 2014. She has focused the work at the field station at Chino Farms in part because of the unique habitat—the restored native grasslands—that draws the sparrows. The station is also home to the Foreman’s 14


Branch Bird Observatory, whose long-term data collection and identification of birds supports her study. “Because the staff at Foreman’s Branch has been banding birds for so long out there, we have a really well-characterized population of field sparrows where we know exactly how old they are. Very few other studies can do that,” Carr says. “But we know we have some birds that are seven, eight, nine, and so on. We put color bands on them so we can identify unique individuals with scopes and binoculars … when you’re interested in age, and you need this longitudinal study, you need to know how they did when they were four versus five, five versus six.” Considered common, field sparrows nevertheless have seen a population decline of 65% from 1966 to 2010, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Over the past four summers, Carr has been studying whether the age of the bird has a bearing on nesting success—in short, do older birds do a better job of feeding their young. Carr has been working with Maren Gimpel and

Dan Small, field ecologist and Natural Lands Project coordinator, respectively, with the College’s Center for Environment & Society, and a small cadre of summer research students each year. In 2014, researchers located 90 nests in the restored grasslands and successfully filmed 32 of them, resulting in 132 hours of video footage to review. In 2015, that number jumped to 115 nests, with 65 being filmed. In 2016, Carr and the team located 119 nests, and this past summer 103 nests. “We would go out every morning and observe the field sparrows and watch their behavior, and that would indicate whether they had a nest,” Freeman says. “And our main goal was to be able to find the nest in order to be able to see if they became better parents as they aged.” Carr and the team also began a related study this summer, using the same habitat and the same birds, but studying where the birds choose to nest as a determining factor in nesting success.


Monumental Shift

Immovable Communities

“Lampman says they found ‘a really interesting dynamic’ on the lower shore. Although they have maps put out by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that predict serious flooding and even inundation over the next 50 to 100 years, no one is talking about relocating. His students tell him they’re finding people with a sense of place, a deep attachment to the Chesapeake Bay and the lower Eastern Shore. Moving just doesn’t seem like an option to them. ‘Many of them have lived here for six generations or more,’ Lampman said. ‘And they seem to have a sense of moral obligation of maintaining community in these places.’” Aaron Lampman, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, quoted on WYPR’s story “Anthropology and Eastern Shore Flooding.”

Migrating Turtles

“We found that naïve juveniles under four years old learned to navigate the complex paths just as precisely as experienced local turtles, while naïve adults could not. These results suggest a narrow age window, or critical learning period, in which animals must learn to navigate. “But what are the cognitive mechanisms by which these turtles actually learn to migrate? Our recent work suggests that key aspects of migration may be driven by higher-order cognitive processes previously attributed only to birds and mammals.”

On Refuge and Reform

“Sometimes the regime change takes a little longer. That’s how we should look at images of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson being lifted through the night sky in Baltimore; of protesters stomping on a Confederate soldier statue in Durham, North Carolina; and of ‘alt-right’ battalions storming Charlottesville to rescue a doomed Lee memorial. It should also shape how we read President Donald Trump’s defiant response to the violence in Charlottesville. “Just like in 1776 and 2003, the regime that’s toppling right now—or at least teetering—is the same one that built the monuments. But that regime isn’t the Confederate States of America, which was already toppled pretty conclusively back at Appomattox in 1865. The statues—like countless others across the South—were erected not under the stars and bars of the Confederacy, but instead under the stars and stripes of the United States. “The current fight is only partly about the true meaning of the Civil War and the deeds or misdeeds of men in gray coats. Those statues went up for other reasons, and the argument today is about why we, as a nation—the reunited U.S.A.—put those monuments up in our public spaces in the first place. Most important now, it’s about why we have let them stay there for so long.”

“On Oct. 12, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that America’s asylum process was ‘subject to rampant abuse and fraud,’ that migrants were taking advantage of the system and that ‘genuinely meritorious’ asylum claims were down. He offered no evidence for these sweeping statements beyond the fact that asylum petitions had increased in recent years and his claim that ‘many’—he didn’t say how many—asylum-seekers who pass ‘credible fear’ interviews, the initial screening process for those seeking asylum at the U.S. border, then ‘simply disappear and never show up at their immigration hearings’ once they are in the country. Sessions’ comments reflected attempts by the Trump administration to link the asylum process with hard-line immigration reform, both of which have serious consequences for Central Americans.” Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Latin American politics, writing for the World Politics Review.

Adam Goodheart, Director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, writing for Politico.

Aaron Krochmal, Associate Professor of Biology, on National Public Radio’s “Academic Minute.”




On the Map Alisha Knight’s collaboration with the College’s GIS Lab created a digital humanities project— using Story Maps—that explores the history and breadth of one of the country’s earliest and most influential African American publishing companies. by Wendy Mitman Clarke M’16


o many times, whether in science or literature, asking one question often leads to another. Such was the case for Alisha Knight, associate professor of English and American studies, when she was writing her book on Pauline Hopkins, a prolific African American writer at the turn of the 20th century. Curious about the publication history of Hopkins’s first novel, Contending Forces, Knight started asking questions about the book’s publisher, the Colored Co-Operative Publishing Company. A unique and influential business that briefly flourished in the early 1900s, the Colored Co-Operative promoted “the higher culture of Religion, Literature, Science, Music and Art of the Negro, universally.” It employed over time some 240 agents who sold The Colored American Magazine—which Hopkins wrote for—as far west as Seattle and as far south as San Antonio, Texas. In these agents, Knight has discovered an unsung treasure of literary and social history. Thanks to a collaboration with the College’s GIS Lab and several students, most recently Julia Portmann ’18, it’s now a Story Maps project called “Putting Them on the Map”— a digital humanities effort using data analytics to create a data visualization of the Colored Co-Operative’s network of subscription agents. Knight felt that understanding how and where the Co-Operative’s sales agents worked would help her better understand the business, the magazine, and the historical period. At first, she hand-drew a map of states which had agents, but it was hard for her to visualize how they were spreading across the country. “I could see the end result, but I wanted to be able to notice the change over time,” she says. So she conferred with Stew Bruce, then head of the GIS Lab, and he suggested using Story Maps. Brad Janocha ’16, Daniel Benton ’17, and Shannon Preen ’19 helped her get started, although GIS Project Manager Luis Machado ’13 and Portmann continued the most recent work and really brought the map to life. “What’s been exciting has been to partner with the GIS Lab and say, ‘I have this idea, what do you think I can do with it?’ And they say, ‘Here are some ideas and tools you can use,’ ’’ she says. “Julia has been really responsive, and she works so fast!”



Portmann, a double major in biology and environmental science with a minor in German, says this was her first digital humanities project at the GIS Lab, and she had not worked much with Story Maps up to that point. “Figuring out how to build the story was a lot of trial and error, but it was a lot of fun!” she says. “The project was definitely interesting, despite being far outside of my fields of study. I really enjoyed learning about the history of The Colored American Magazine, seeing (and inputting) the spread of agents throughout the country, and just learning how to use Story Maps, which has been a useful tool many

times since then.” The digital maps let the viewer see how the Colored Co-Operative’s agents slowly but surely spread throughout the country. Within each tab, Knight provides background and narrative about the Colored Co-Operative’s history as well as its agents. Clicking on a location dot on the maps opens up information about the agent who worked there. Knight spent hours on, poring through census records, newspapers, and every other historical source she could access to learn more about individual agents. For instance, when she ran across the agent Cabel Calloway in Baltimore listed in the June 1900 issue, she wondered if he could be

related to Cab Calloway, the famous jazz musician. Figuring that Cab Calloway must have written a memoir, she tracked it down and learned that Cabel was his father. W.M. Hutton became the westernmost agent in November 1900, based in Anaconda, Montana, where he worked in a hotel. Lena Paul of Buffalo, New York, was the longest serving female agent, working for 40 months, while Gillespie Anderson served the longest of any, 41 months. Knight’s research found that he was a Pullman porter working on a train from Washington, D.C., to New York City, and was well known to congressmen who traveled on the train. Knight’s work on the agents is ongoing and will be integral to a book she is developing on the history of the Colored CoOperative Publishing Company. “When you think about what publishing companies were doing, they were producing information, giving authors a voice, disseminating information, educating readers,” Knight says. “So to have this company in existence at a time when you have a lot of violence against African Americans, and you have a lot of debates about whether blacks can contribute to the wealth and growth of the country, what they were doing was really monumental.” In June, Knight delivered a presentation on the Story Map at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) in Victoria, British Columbia. She also was invited to write a commentary on the June 1900 (Vol. 1, No. 2) issue of the magazine for, the site of the digitized versions of The Colored American Magazine. “It’s recovery work,” she says of the time-consuming research. “What I envision is for scholars or undergraduates looking at African American life at the turn of the century to be able to come in here and understand what this company wanted to accomplish, and to recognize the idea of African Americans reading in the South, in the West, to think about a literary culture in 1901. Raising the level of consciousness is also important. That’s what I want to accomplish with this project.” Explore Professor Knight’s Project OPPOSITE, LEFT TO RIGHT 1. Alisha Knight, associate professor of English and American studies, has undertaken a massive project reconstructing the history of the Colored Co-Operative Publishing Company and its rapid expansion of subscription agents across the country. 2. The Colored American Magazine was the first American monthly publication that covered African American culture. Pauline Hopkins was a frequent contributor. 3. Headquartered initially in Boston, Massachusetts, the magazine was later based in New York City.




“Deep Soundings” Taps into Historical Musical Culture Jon McCollum, chair of the Department of Music and director of the College’s minor in ethnomusicology, will co-edit a new book series focusing on historical ethnomusicology around the globe.


t may seem self-evident that history plays a role in the study of ethnomusicology, which Jon McCollum defines as “the study of music as or in culture.” But in terms of scholarship, that’s not quite so clear. “Ethnomusicology typically focuses on ethnography, a description of the immediate event, what’s going on right now,” says McCollum, chair and associate professor of music, and the director of the College’s minor in ethnomusicology. “In recent decades, ethnomusicology has increasingly emphasized ethnographic studies of contemporary musical practices, to the neglect of historical analysis. Much of my own work has fallen into this category as well. I am fully engaged in ethnographic work, but the past calls me. “We typically think about the study of history and music as being the realm for historical musicologists. This is an oversimplification, but generally speaking, historical musicology focuses primarily on the Western canon—Beethoven, Brahms. But there’s a lot of history from other music cultures that is waiting to be unearthed. And so, it’s for this reason that historical ethnomusicology has become a serious interest of mine.” As a leading international scholar on historical ethnomusicology, McCollum makes no assumptions about how we should define and recognize the role of history and culture in the evolution of music. His wellreceived book Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology, co-edited with David G. Hebert, professor of music at the Western 18


Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen, Norway, “is the first of its kind to actually focus solely on how we rethink histories, how we rethink philosophies. It’s reconsidering past notions of music, even things we assume are truths.” The success of the book, published in 2014 and freshly reissued in paperback, prompted the publisher, Lexington Books, to tap McCollum and Hebert to be editors on a new series exploring the discipline worldwide. Called Deep Soundings: The Lexington Series in Historical Ethnomusicology, the series will be the first of its kind to probe the role of historical musical culture accessing everything from oral histories and traditions to translated scholarship from other languages, countries, and cultures. The new series attempts to find those voices that until now have not been highlighted or included in the scholarship of ethnomusicology, including oral traditions and scholars from other languages. Prospective editorial board members for the series include scholars from India, Japan, China, Tanzania, Russia, Ireland, and the UK. “It focuses on new discoveries in the social history of global peoples in terms of music,” he says. “Our perspective here is to look for books and authors who are really cutting-edge in looking at how they probe music of the past. We’re championing innovative approaches to the study of history, how we use new technologies, even down to X-rays of musical instruments. There are so many things that are available now that weren’t available ten years ago, even five

ABOVE For an upcoming archaeomusicology project, Prof. Jon McCollum will be working with scholars in Nordic countries and looking at Viking artifacts for musical clues.

years ago.” As one of the first titles in the series, McCollum and Hebert are collaborating on Archaeomusicology and the Discovery of Viking Music, a project that probes the role of archaeology in musical scholarship.

Goodheart Wins NEH Grant Adam Goodheart, director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, has earned a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research and write the sequel to his best-selling 1861: The Civil War Awakening. The sequel is 1865: The Rebirth of a Nation. The NEH grant, in the words of its mission statement, supports “scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact.” Only about 5 percent of applicants win this award.

Network Science Colin Campbell, assistant professor of physics, is the lead author of a study of network science published in the April 2017 issue of Scientific Reports.

International Educator Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international studies, has been named Associate Dean for International Education. In this role, he will help develop strategy for the growth in international education initiatives at the College, as well as enhance the experience of international students at Washington College and that of domestic students traveling abroad. “Andrew has an international reputation as a scholar, many contacts in international politics and related fields around the world, and the leadership skills we need to continue and expand on the great work that our Global Education staff accomplishes,” Provost and Dean of the College Patrice DiQuinzio noted. Oros has taught at WC since 2002, and has directed the international studies major since 2011. He has worked closely with students and the Global Education Office on study abroad and other international opportunities, and advised dozens of exchange and matriculated international students. He has also served on and chaired the College’s standing committee on international education. Earlier this year, Oros was promoted to professor of political science and international studies. The number of matriculated (nonexchange) international students at the College has grown from 28 to 131 in the past five years.

ABOVE Prof. Colin Campbell instructs a class in Modern Physics. Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman.


etworks are everywhere. Think of neurons in the brain, signaling molecules inside cells in your body, disease transmission, or ecosystems. In each case, the system can be studied in terms of components (for instance, people who either have a disease or do not) and interactions (how and when people come into contact and possibly infect one another). Whatever the system, says physics professor Colin Campbell, “there are some dynamics involved. The broad goal is to influence and control the behavior of the system. If we’re thinking about disease, we might say, ‘Let’s immunize people.’ If we’re talking about cancer, we might say, ‘How can I kill this tumor?’ “A network has many different components,” Campbell continues. “Now imagine an intervention that you can control. If you change one thing, for instance by introducing

an abundance of a protein into a cell, you get a ripple effect in the behavior of the entire system. But it gets very complicated because if you have to change two or three things in sequence or in combination to achieve the desired outcome, all of the ripple effects overlap. There are these cascading influences. So, the theory that we’re working with is the theory of identifying how to route information through the system and what components you’re going to control directly in order to get the behavior that you want.” In the paper, titled “Correlations in the degeneracy of structurally controllable topologies for networks,” Campbell and his colleagues, including his former thesis advisee Steve Aucott ’16, studied the properties of over 50 networks, representing diverse systems ranging from blood cancer to the structure of the Internet. They found links between the pattern of interactions in a network and efficient methods for controlling its dynamic behavior. Campbell presented the work in 2016 at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University, and it was published in Scientific Reports in April 2017. “We were able to characterize the role of the components and the interactions in terms of information propagation,” Campbell explains. “So hopefully we’ve advanced the ball, so to speak, in terms of understanding the relationship between the network’s structure and dynamics and how they relate to controlling a system.” Campbell’s research interest has inspired new coursework on scientific modeling and data analysis, which he first taught last spring.




Inside the Philippines Nine students interned this summer with a variety of non-governmental organizations in Manila, Philippines. By Emily Holt ’19

ABOVE Photos courtesy of Paige Guarino ’18.


ayanihan, a word in the Filipino language, expresses the power of community. Washington College took a giant step in building the collective strength of global community through its association with the Bayanihan Internship Program. Based in Manila, Philippines, the program places students with grassroots organizations working to combat poverty, empower women, improve educational opportunities, and other worthy endeavors in that Southeast Asian country. The nine students in the Bayanihan Internship Program this summer worked for a variety of organizations addressing everything from disaster risk management and climate change adaption to peace building and religious unity. The wide array of missions offered were based on students’ personal academic interests. Tahir Shad, the associate professor of political science and international studies who facilitates the program, finds hands-on experience in a developing environment to



be key. “The unique aspect of [this program] is that it is in the developing world, so you can really see the challenges of development and poverty… you actually have to see it to get a good grasp of it.” “Poverty was very visually prevalent, so I had a lot of encounters with people asking for money, and having to step over homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk,” notes Liz Rafala ’18, a triple major in economics, history and international studies who was placed with the Assistance and Cooperation for Resilience and Development Inc. “The goal of any liberal arts education is to cultivate the ability to think critically. While the classes offered at Washington College are important to building the skills necessary for critical thought, the end goal of a liberal arts education cannot be achieved solely within the confines of a college campus,” says Nicholas Gottemoller ’20, a political science major. He completed his internship with the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and

the Pacific, and worked to promote one of the organization’s initiatives called CheckMySchool (CMS). “CMS is a civic initiative that mobilizes communities to engage in participatory activities that help in school improvement… in short, CMS seeks to hold community leaders and government officials accountable by making sure that funds are being spent appropriately and that problems within public education are addressed,” explains Gottemoller. Paige Guarino ’18, a political science major placed with Sacred Springs: Dialogue Institute of Spirituality and Sustainability, echoes her peers in her reflection of her time in the Philippines. “This Bayanihan Program was so much more than a summer internship; it was a life experience, both personally and professionally.”

Wildflowers and Magic

Matters of National Security By Brooke Schultz ’18

T ABOVE Students use a fork to break open the wax cappings on a frame of honeycomb.

The Campus Garden is abuzz with excitement. Students harvested honey from campus for the first time in Washington College history—and not one sting! This fall, Washington College students harvested honey from the two-year-old Campus Garden apiary, collecting about two gallons of the golden sweet stuff to fill more than 30 jars— one of which went to President Kurt Landgraf on the eve of his inauguration in September. “I was surprised at how much honey we got just from one box,” says Kelsey McNaul ’18, a double major in environmental studies and sociology. “After installing the bees last spring, I would have never imagined that only a few short months later we would have enough honey to fill over 30 jars.” McNaul completed the co-curricular Beekeeping 101 course offered by the Department of Environmental Science and Studies, which trains students in everything from apiary design to winterization of honeybees. Even if course graduates don’t become beekeepers, the program enables students to develop a close relationship with and better understanding of pollinators. — Shane Brill ’03 M’11

he National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) begins like most other internship programs: sophomores and juniors, who must have a grade point average of at least 3.0, submit an essay, garner professor recommendations, and put together a résumé. What comes next takes a sharp detour from the typical narrative: polygraphs, psychological evaluations, and third-party interviews with family, friends, and professors. The partners in the program— national security corporations and government agencies including Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, and the Maryland Independent College and University Association—then select the students to begin the rigorous process of earning their top-secret clearance, which is the highest level of clearance one can get in the government. “Year after year, Washington College provides our most successful candidates,” says Lori Livingston, director of NSSP at MICUA. “The College prepares the students for every stage of the application process and the students are highly successful in getting through the program.” This year, three rising juniors and one rising senior from Washington College comprised the largest group from a single MICUA institution to be accepted into the program. Because of the sensitive nature of their work, Washington College is not disclosing their identities. “I wanted to do something that really mattered,” says one of the four NSSP scholars, a mathematics and computer science major placed with NSA. “As a student of the liberal arts, I have a broad range of knowledge. Anything that comes up at work, I can relate to.”

A second NSSP scholar also at NSA—a major in computer science and English—says that her wide range of interests “shows that you can balance unrelated things, can succeed in other areas, and that you’re flexible and adaptable.” All of the students in the NSSP are likely to take a job at their current placement after graduation. One student, who will graduate in December, won’t “break service” during her last semester. The others will have the opportunity to intern again next summer while they complete their undergraduate studies. “I just ended my sophomore year and I pretty much have a guaranteed job after college,” says one. “That’s incredible.”




Smart Money A young investor takes second place in a global back-to-school trading challenge held by the CME Institute, an arm of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.


s a financial analyst in the College’s Brown Advisory StudentManaged Investment Fund Program, Whitney Schweizer ’18 is already an experienced investor. Under the guidance of industry expert and executive-in-residence Richard Bookbinder P’10, Schweizer and his classmates are actively investing in a fund that has grown since its inception in June 2008 from $500,000 to $871,000 in real dollars as of October 31, 2017. But, when the business management major participated in a back-to-school trading challenge in derivatives and futures trading, Schweizer finished nearly $33,000 richer—in Monopoly money—and took second place among 1660 undergraduates around the world. Two other Washington College students, Tanner Barbieri ’18 and Austin Hepburn ’18, finished among the top 70 competitors. “On the first day of class [on financial derivatives], Professor [Hui-Ju] Tsai told us about this challenge, but I wasn’t totally sure about derivatives and futures trading,” Schweizer says. “I had only done stocks trading. After the first couple of weeks of class, I set up the account, took the online course, and then started the trading challenge using scenarios real in every way 22


except the money. It’s a great way of letting students learn. It’s real life, without the consequences.” Schweizer invested heavily in the energy sector. “It was right after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, and I suspected fuel prices would go up,” he says. “I just didn’t think they would go up as much as they did. Refineries were shut down, and prices were affected pretty quickly. Then I diversified with wheat. I started with $100,000, and ended the week with $132,607.30.” Even though the risks and rewards were great, Schweizer’s approach to the investment challenge didn’t stray far from the approach he’s learned to follow as a student in the investment fund program, previously known as the Alex. Brown Program. Administered by the College’s Department of Business Management and led by Richard Bookbinder P’10 who brings his industry expertise to the weekly classes, it offers students of all majors an immersive experiential opportunity to learn about investments. The focus, as Bookbinder has taught them, is always on what’s happening in the world. “As a group, at every meeting, we start out with current events. We read the Wall Street Journal. We re-evaluate our portfolio. We bounce some ideas off Mr. Bookbinder. Then we start looking for the bigger picture. If it’s a consumer product, who supplies it? And we look at competitors. You want the big picture, as far out as you can get. Those are the riskand-reward pieces.” Schweizer seems well-suited to the world of finance. “The Alex. Brown program was the big thing that drew me here,” says Schweizer, who grew up in Baltimore and whose grandfather works for the renowned Brown Advisory firm there. “I knew I wanted to go into finance, and Washington College seemed like a good fit.”

Hallowed Hoops On Jan. 14, 2018—a Sunday—the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a doubleheader versus Dickinson College inside The Palestra, often called the Cathedral of College Basketball. The women’s game is set to tip at 3:30 p.m. with the men’s game following at 5:30 p.m. The Palestra in Philadelphia is home to Penn University. Big enough for 8,722 fans, it is well known for its close seating and low playing floor. The historic venue has hosted more regular season and post-season NCAA tournament games than any other arena in the U.S. "This is a fantastic opportunity not only for our student-athletes, but our entire Washington College athletics family," says Director of Athletics Thad Moore. “Our student-athletes will compete in one of the most historic basketball venues in the country, our coaches will be able to raise the profile of their programs, and our alumni, parents, and friends will be afforded a unique chance to support our teams and the College as a whole." WC is planning an alumni gathering around the event, with more information to come. Ticket information will be forthcoming from the Centennial Conference. – Andrew Chirico ’18

Field Hockey Clinches Berth in Centennial Conference Tournament Behind back-to-back overtime victories, the Shorewomen clinched a spot in the conference tournament. By Andrew Chirico ’18


ollowing consecutive overtime victories on the road, the Shorewomen found themselves in a good position in late October, having clinched a spot in this year’s Centennial Conference Tournament. With four straight victories in conference play, the team holds an impressive 6-1 in-conference record, something that hasn’t been done since 2002. Those six wins include three overtime victories. Under the direction of first-year head coach Annie Kietzman, the team found a spot in the tournament for the tenth time in program history. After missing out the past two seasons, the Shorewomen comfortably sit in a good position to potentially host their first-round game, with four games remaining on the schedule. The senior class enters their second conference tournament with great optimism for the remainder of the season. Among them, Katie Arnold ’18 and Courtney Rainey ’18 both feel that the team’s hard work has paid off. “Clinching a playoff spot this early in the season is just a reflection of the work we have put in this season,” Arnold explained. “Every win we have had has been a collective effort and I am so proud of each and every one of my teammates.” “We have brought the culture that we have always had off the field, onto the field,” says Rainey. “Every game— whether we get scored on, score first or go into overtime— we regroup and come together as a team and figure out how we can adapt. I think this team’s mentality on the field is what makes the difference.”

ABOVE Goalie Morgan Domanico ’19 blocks a shot during a game against Washington & Lee. For the season, which ended with a 2-1 loss to Haverford in the first round of the conference tourney, she allowed fewer than two goals per game. Photo by Hayley Sanchez ’19.



Around the World in Eighty Ways By Wendy Mitman Clarke M'16

The Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Junior Fellows past and present talk about what makes this society “part of what sets Washington College apart.” 24


SHANNON LAWN ’18 Anthropology major (left, pictured in Ireland) Shannon has conducted three Caterfunded projects: one in the American Southwest studying the relationship between tourism and Native American economies; the second researching history and spirituality in “thin places” in the Irish landscape; and an archaeology internship with Anne Arundel County’s Lost Towns Project, where she excavated prehistoric living surfaces while also learning about how climate change threatens the archaeological record.

“Cater Society has been the absolute biggest blessing of my entire college career, hands down.” "I have been able to explore parts of the world that I had never dreamed I could. I have been able to meet new people, learn about different cultures, enhance my résumé, and bring everything I’ve learned back to a unique, wonderful group of students who are eager to hear all about my experiences. It is a truly magical experience to step off of a plane, or a bus, or a train, and look around and realize that your ambition and determination and thirst for learning, coupled with Cater Society believing in your goals, is what got you there.”

KIRSTIN WEBB '18 Anthropology Major 2017-2018 Cater Society President (left, pictured in the U.S. Southwest)


irstin Webb ’18 was a high-school student when she read a story in Washington College Magazine about the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows, a program that encourages and funds students to pursue research projects that interest them anywhere in the world. “It was one of the reasons I wanted to come to Washington College,” says Webb, an anthropology major who is the 2017-18 Cater Society president. “I think it’s part of what sets Washington College apart. Instead of just being on campus and going to classes and doing your homework and moving on to the next class, Cater really takes you to the next level, because it gets you thinking about what you want to learn for your own personal interests and what you want to be involved in, in the world as a global citizen.” Created in 1992 by former College President Douglass Cater, the Cater Society offers high-achieving students unparalleled opportunities for domestic and international travel and cultural exploration. By developing independent research projects, and then writing grants to earn financial support for the travel and work, the students are able to pursue what they’re curious about, whether related to their major or not. Once they’ve completed their project, they return to campus and share their work and experiences with fellow students. Over 25 years, students have traveled to every continent (including Antarctica), as well as some of the most remote places (like Easter Island) pursuing projects in every discipline. If you can imagine it, a Cater Fellow probably has done it, or will do it. “The Cater Society draws some of Washington College’s most ambitious and creative students from every discipline, tapping into their inherent curiosity and passion for learning,” says the society’s current faculty curator, Aaron Lampman, chair and associate professor of anthropology.

“By supporting their project goals, the Cater Society encourages them to take intellectual risks and expand their horizons, both literally and figuratively. The result is a community of students who support and inspire one another through their collective enthusiasm for lifelong exploration, education, and innovation.” The requirements for acceptance are rigorous: students must have at least a 3.6 GPA, and they also must have demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. Both requirements must be maintained to remain a Fellow in good standing. Webb has conducted three projects on Cater grants. Traveling on the Southwest Seminar, she researched how Native American cultures incorporate elements of the natural surroundings and spirituality into their jewelry making. In St. Petersburg, Russia, she attended the Enclosed Coastal Seas Conference in 2016 with Erika Koontz ’17 (also a Cater Fellow), presenting preliminary research on climate change perceptions on the Eastern Shore. And in summer 2017, a Cater grant helped her conduct ethnographic interviews with residents of flood-prone communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “It gets you thinking about these things outside of the typical college class time frame,” Webb says. “It is a lot of work to write a grant and go out and do these projects. But it’s so worth it … a lot of students will take what they’re learning in their classrooms and spark an idea and go out and do these projects in the real world and bring that back to the campus too.” Webb says the motivation to grab the opportunities Cater offers also leads students to hone their skills as self-starters. “Going out and doing things because you want to, not because someone is telling you to, it builds on becoming a lifelong learner,” she says. “It’s been absolutely one of the highlights of my college career.” FALL/WINTER 2017




JULIA PORTMANN ’19 Biology and Environmental Science Double Major German Minor 2017-2018 Vice President of the Cater Society (left, pictured in Germany with mother, Ann) While studying abroad for her German minor, Julia Portmann used a Cater grant to fund her travel, room, and board to attend a class in languages in the natural sciences in Frieburg, Germany. For her Cater project, she visited the Black Forest to research how it managed maintaining a tourist “look” while also modernizing.

“Just having the opportunities, the chance to have the opportunities, is a huge benefit. The College has all these really cool programs you can do around the world, and Cater will help fund that. It’s also really cool that all the members present their research. It’s great to see what students are doing.”

“Cater Society is all about pushing expectations and diving more into a field that you’re interested in. It doesn’t have to be anything related to your major. And that’s what I love about the Society.”

MICHAEL De MAIO ’18 Double Major in Music Performance and Business Management Minor in Marketing, Concentration in Finance and Accounting (above, pictured in China)

Michael DeMaio has sought and received three Cater grants. He traveled on the Cuba Experience during which he studied business in the communist country, where he interviewed local entrepreneurs. Then, he traveled to China to continue his studies of business in communist countries, interviewing business men and women in various industries. Two weeks later, he followed that with a trip to London, Dublin, and Amsterdam as part of the Department of Business Management’s global business summer study, in which he researched the impact Brexit is having on business marketing efforts.

“Doing these projects has made me realize I really enjoy learning. Everybody really has a story to tell, so all you have to do is just be willing to listen and try and connect with them on some level. Cater gives you the opportunity to do just that. It allows you to expand your horizons and connect with people you’ve never connected with before.”



MADISON KAYE ’19 Anthropology Major Ethnomusicology Minor (above, pictured in Peru) Cater apprentices are encouraged to do a small research project before they become Fellows, and Madison Kaye’s was on whether preference for musical styles relates to political affiliation. Once she became a Fellow, she traveled to Peru on her first Cater grant to attend a bio-archaeology field school, where she helped excavate and document the remains of people from the Moche civilization on Peru’s north coast. 28


“The Cater Society grant allowed me to do bio-archaeology, which is something I can’t take a class for here. And that’s my primary focus. So it allowed me to see if I wanted to do that as a career path, which I think is invaluable. I got to do it and now I get to teach everybody else about it. And I definitely know I want to go into bio-archaeology or some other discipline of physical anthropology.”

Silver Anniversary A

t its silver jubilee in October, former Cater Fellows, former curators, current Fellows, and Cater Fellow apprentices, friends, family, and benefactors gathered in the garden of Hynson- Ringgold House to share in the Douglass Cater Society’s special “companionship of learning.” “Over the past two-and-a-half decades,” College President Kurt Landgraf remarked, “the Cater Society has become the quintessential Washington College experience—the opportunity for our brightest and most curious students to explore the world in all its brilliant facets. As our Cater Fellows have demonstrated time and time again, ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’” Aaron Lampman, associate professor of anthropology and curator of the Cater Society, said after the event “how lucky we felt” to have Ben Cater, Douglass Cater’s son, fly in from California to represent the family in person. “Ben really enjoys interacting with the students and learning about their research projects,” says Lampman. “These students are keeping the Cater legacy alive.”

TOP LEFT Brynne Brouse ’18, a biology major in the premedical track, shared the results of her work in the cancer research lab at the University of California, San Francisco. Mentored by Washington College alumna Terumi KohwiShigematsu ’71, Brouse became familiar with a number of molecular and biochemical research procedures. TOP RIGHT Cater Fellow Rose Adelizzi ’19 talks about her project with Bonnie Brady, a guest at the Cater anniversary dinner. Adelizzi is a double major in biology and environmental studies. MIDDLE Libby Cater Halaby and her daughter, Morrow Cater, made a special appearance via Skype. Cater spoke passionately about her father’s advocacy for the liberal arts. BOTTOM LEFT About 90 guests— including Presidential Fellows and Cater Apprentices—attended the Cater dinner. BOTTOM RIGHT Cater Fellow Michael DeMaio ’18 (on saxophone) performs with the Washington College Jazz Ensemble. Photos by Matt Spangler.



By Professor Aaron Lampman


atching the island fade into the distance as we took the ferry back to Crisfield, I reflected on what I had learned about Smith Islanders after three days of unhurried conversations. I asked Kirstin Webb ’18, a Junior Fellow with the Douglass Cater Society and research assistant for the project, what she thought, and she mentioned (and I paraphrase) that the people of Smith Island are extremely warm and welcoming and, when talking about the impacts of a changing climate on their island, speak of erosion, sea walls, and a strong faith in God. It turns out this assessment applies to much of Maryland’s Eastern Shore—warm and welcoming people who have developed their own cultural responses to the increasingly critical effects of climate change. Our time on Smith Island was part of a larger research project that involved two other Washington College juniors, Hayley Hartman and Seth Miller, and Prof. David Casagrande, the chair of the anthropology department at Lehigh University. We spent our summer researching the culture and beliefs of people living in at-risk coastal areas on the Eastern Shore. The goal was to understand the “real” risks of sea level rise, flooding, and storm surge and compare these with how locals perceive such risks. Our research suggests that people living in coastal communities are determined to



remain in place, even as scientists warn that the environmental impacts of floods will increasingly threaten lifestyles and economy. How will the country, and the Eastern Shore specifically, deal with that reality? Our research project certainly turned out to be timely. We live in an era in which rejection of science has become routine and even de rigueur. Despite a growing body of evidence, a significant portion of Americans deny the science of climate change. Meanwhile, measurements show sea levels have risen more than a foot in the past century on the Eastern Shore (twice the average global rate), and the storms appear to have gotten stronger, wetter, and slower moving, with enormous impact on coastal populations. Setting aside the destruction of past hurricanes such as Katrina, Rita, and Sandy, in this season alone we watched in horror as hurricanes Harvey devastated Houston, Irma ravaged Florida and the Caribbean, and Maria laid waste to Puerto Rico. The cost of these hurricanes in terms of human suffering and loss of life is incalculable, and the economic impact will run in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Current policies allow the continued development of new structures on the constantly shifting sands of barrier islands, systematic paving over of wetlands that absorb storm surge, and neglect of aging flood barriers. Exacerbating the magnitude

of destruction, we incentivize people to build, and rebuild, in flood-prone areas. In the 1920s private insurers stopped offering flood insurance because it was a losing proposition. The federal government stepped in, creating the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Subsidized by tax dollars, NFIP has had the unintended result of enticing people to purchase homes in risky floodplains. The devastation wrought by recent floods in Louisiana and Texas offers vivid examples of the unintended consequences of an insurance system based on unrealistically low premiums priced well below the actuarial reality and a reliance on flawed flood hazard maps. And when the floods come, NFIP typically funds rebuilding in risky locations rather than buyouts and community relocation. How are local people understanding and responding to these environmental risks? To find the answer we conducted dozens of in-depth interviews with residents, emergency management personnel, merchants, and politicians on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With its stunning water views, hundreds of miles of twisting shoreline, extensive farm and forest lands, and thriving wildlife, the Eastern Shore is a beautiful place. There is a rich cultural heritage here that includes ancient Native American settlements, colonial and revolutionary history, the birthplaces of Harriet Tubman and Frederick

Douglass, and the iconic Chesapeake watermen. Flood models indicate more than five feet of sea level rise by 2100, meaning that significant parts of this landscape and heritage, in places like Dorchester, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s counties, will be underwater in the next 50 to 100 years due to the combined effects of wave erosion, relative sea level rise, and subsidence (land that is sinking due to tectonic processes). One important research finding from a cultural perspective is that there is a profound “sense of place” among the residents of the Eastern Shore, especially for the “been-heres” who can trace their ancestral ties to the region back several generations. The Shore’s geography of land and water is intertwined with the social, economic, and cultural lifeways of the people. Place names like Choptank, Pocomoke, and Bishops Head evoke not just unique places but unique identities and ways of living. This deep attachment to place makes talking about predicted loss of landscape particularly difficult. Whereas most young people are leaving the small towns in search of opportunity, the middle-aged and older residents generally indicated to us that they will never leave their homes no matter how bad the flooding might be. To highlight this sentiment, the residents of Smith Island in Somerset County banded together in 2013 and turned down an offer from the state and federal governments to buy out properties that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Chesapeake Bay, they seem to be saying, is their one and only home. We have found a large gap between how scientists understand the processes causing flooding and how local residents explain the phenomenon. The people we spoke with on Smith Island, for example, seem to have a shared cultural narrative linking land loss directly to erosion (rather than relative sea level rise). This narrative maintains that if the political will is there, the problems can be fixed through structural solutions such as elevation of buildings, sea walls, jetties, and well-managed drainage ditches. As the Mayor of Tangier Island said indirectly to the President during a CNN interview this year, “You talk about a wall? We’ll take a wall. We’d like to have a wall all the way around Tangier.” Scientists, meanwhile, see these as shortterm solutions that provide a false sense of safety in the face of sinking landmass, rising sea levels, wetland loss, and powerful storms. We are also learning that slow onset disasters such as sea level rise can lead to normalization of anomalous events. It is difficult to observe the slow loss of wetlands over long periods of time. People who live with regular flooding get used to parking their cars at high points in the area and

ABOVE A Smith Island shanty sits precariously on the tidal marsh. Photo by Aaron Lampman

wearing waders to visit their neighbors during extreme high tides. They keep “salt water cars” or “tide cars” to drive around in the floods. They acclimate to the fact that salt-tolerant plants are taking over as their yards yield slowly to tidal marshes. They tell us that flooding and storm damage are worse in other areas. This process of normalization of extreme events seems to minimize the perceived threat of floods and storms. It allows people to cope with incremental changes that may indicate larger threats. There is less of a sense of urgency attached to the problem. After Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City summed up one of the most common political responses to storm devastation saying “we are a coastal city—and we cannot, and will not, abandon our waterfront.” We see the same sentiment in places like Ocean City, Smith Island, and Annapolis. If we as a society are to make a stand in these places, we must come to grips with the scientific predictions of inherent risks and the economic realities. At the same time, we must listen to the solutions that local peoples would prefer to enact and make sure that our policies do not maintain or exacerbate preexisting structures of social inequality. Rising sea levels and stronger storms have already created climate refugees in Louisiana, Texas, Alaska, and the Caribbean. But the forces of climate change are

not far away or in some other place. Even as Chesapeake islands such as Smith and Tangier lose land mass at an alarming rate, downtown Annapolis experiences more than 50 flood events per year. By the year 2100, estimates are that 12,000 residents of the Eastern Shore will be forced to respond to regular flood inundation. College students like Kirstin and Hayley and Seth will have to live in this world we are handing over and deal with the choices we are making today. The opportunity to engage in scientific research on climate change with funding from organizations like the Cater Society provides our students with the knowledge and skills to play a key role in managing the local impact of climate crisis. These students are already listening to local perspectives and thinking about policies that will solve these problems. If it turns out that we, as a region, cannot afford to build walls around our coastal cities, our students will have to work hard to find culturally informed ways to support and strengthen the resilience of our communities. Aaron Lampman, associate professor of anthropology and department chair, is curator of the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows.




Hurricane Harvey By Joan Katherine Cramer

Photo by Joe Raedle, GettyMAGAZINE Images 32 WASHINGTON COLLEGE

In the face of a catastrophic hurricane that dumped as much as five feet of rainfall in Houston, a Washington College alumnus committed to serving his city’s most disadvantaged citizens rallied to the aid of his constituents.




ative Houstonians like Jerry Davis ’95—who serves as a city council member and vice-mayor pro-tem—tend to take the occasional flood in stride. “We have a bayou system that drains the city, and when there is a storm surge in the Gulf, the bayous back up and flood the neighborhoods,” he says matter-of-factly. Harvey was different. Though it’s impossible to accurately predict a storm’s impact more than a few days out, Davis and other officials started getting ready the week before. By Monday, August 21, they knew they were facing something new. The destructive winds of a Category 4 hurricane —expected to make landfall that Friday, August 25—would be bad enough. But the storm was moving so slowly it would dump an unfathomable amount of water on the nation’s fourth largest city, more than a year’s worth of rain in just a few days. “You can’t evacuate six million people,” says Davis. “We learned that [with Hurricane Rita] in 2005. We had just taken in all of those people from Katrina and heard their stories, so when we saw Rita coming, we said, ‘We’ve got to get out of here.’ It took 18 hours to get to Dallas, normally a four-hour drive.” People ran out of gas, slept by the side of the road, had medical emergencies, and couldn’t be rescued. Most horrifically, a bus evacuating residents of a nursing home caught fire and exploded, killing 24. So Davis and his staff of four, plus an impressive network of volunteers, went to work to warn everyone in the district he represents to get ready. They did robocalls, sent out emails and texts, made announcements on social media, even knocked on doors. Davis appeared on local radio and TV. “We weren’t about scaring, but more preparing, making sure everyone had what they needed.” They got in touch with hardware stores, grocers, and utility companies. “We checked on our seniors. If they were staying, we wanted to make sure someone was looking out for them. We made sure everyone had the right numbers to call for help.” It started raining on Thursday, Davis says, “and that night it flooded in some areas, but it wasn’t too bad. Friday morning, the sun came out and people were like, ‘Oh, man, that was nothing.’ I had to convince my mom to go stay with one of my brothers. She didn’t want to, but I told her, ‘I just got out of a briefing and you are going to stay with someone.’” On Friday, Davis and his wife, Rachel, their twin daughters Rylie and Ryan, 10, and son Dean, 12, finally made their own preparations and hunkered down. “That night the rain picked up a little, but Saturday morning the sun came out again and everyone thought it was over, just a little rain scattered here and there. Then, on 34


ABOVE You can’t fight City Hall, but as City Councilman Jerry Davis ’95 has demonstrated, you can work within the system to bring about real change. Davis, now in his third term, has earned a reputation for his hands-on approach to dealing with the challenges facing District B, a majority African American district. PHOTO: Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle. Used with permission.

Saturday night at about seven o’clock, the heavens opened. Everything flooded within hours. And I’ll tell you a crazy thing. That was the night of the Mayweather-McGregor fight, so you had so many people not in the right place, and by the time that fight was over you couldn’t go anywhere in certain parts of the city because the streets were already under water.” The Davises spent the long weekend— there wasn’t even a break in the rain until Monday, and it didn’t taper off completely until Tuesday night—“monitoring the storm, fielding phone calls, doing homework, playing games, and catching up on work we should have done a long time ago.” Was he afraid? “No, ma’am. My philosophy is what’s going to happen is going to happen and we’ll make a way.” Davis’s district—District B—is an eccentric gerrymandered configuration on Houston’s Northside, mostly African American and mostly low-income. One part is in the Northeast, with its historic but impoverished Fifth Ward, and the rest is in the Northwest, the two parts connected by the long thin line of a freeway. The Davis house was surrounded by water. Greg Miller ’95, who has been friends with Davis since they played lacrosse together at Washington College, says, “I reached out to see how Jerry was doing and he sent me a photo of himself standing in his backyard with water up to his waist.” But Davis says

he was lucky. “My house is one of a bunch of houses I renovated when I got into real estate, and it’s on a pier and beam foundation, which we use a lot in Houston to raise houses off the ground. None of my houses took on water. And the Northwest side of my district did pretty well. But in the Northeast there were people with five or six feet of water in their homes.” On Monday, to his wife’s chagrin, he jumped into a city-owned high-water truck and drove to the affected neighborhoods. “We’d heard about a lot of bad flooding, so she was nervous,” he says. A police officer had drowned trying to get to work. “We just started galvanizing, trying to talk to everyone, both out in the streets and on Facebook, to find out who needs what, who’s stuck, and get data back to the city about where we’re going to need the first rounds of debris pickup. When you get three, four, five feet of water in your house, 90 percent of the contents are going to be out the door.” But those first days were about getting people supplies, getting them out of their flooded houses, finding them places to stay. “We have a bunch of community folk who like to fish, and they had their inflatable boats and rafts out there rescuing people.” Davis even rescued his wife’s 86-year-old greatuncle, who had 18 inches of water in his house “and just got on the bed and planned to wait it out. He told me, ‘I’m fine’ and I

said, ‘No, you’re not fine,’ and some of the neighbors got him out of there on a boat and brought him over to the truck and I took him home.” One of the biggest challenges, afterward, was the debris. Sodden sheetrock, flooring, furniture, and cabinetry were reportedly piled 10 feet high in many neighborhoods. At a contentious City Council meeting in late September, some three weeks after the storm, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner admitted that, of an estimated eight million cubic yards of debris, the city had collected only 400,000. And council members fumed that the administration couldn’t even tell them—and, hence, their constituents—how many trucks they had, where they were, and when they were going to show up and get the noxious material out of there. “We were in competition with Florida,” Davis says. “We had a plan we should have updated, an evergreen contract out from before I was even on the council, and rates had gone up and Florida’s rate per cubic yard was significantly higher than ours. So we had to go back to council and put some more money in the budget and we finally got it going. As far as getting information, there are times you just have to put your foot down. So we asked for it, the administration complied, and we got on track to beat FEMA’s estimate of six months to get everything done by Thanksgiving.” But, to Davis, the most important thing that came out of Harvey was the new attention paid his district by volunteers from other parts of the city. “Houston is the country’s most diverse city, and, in a time of racial divide—and in my lifetime this is the worst it’s ever been—you had this truly spectacular multicultural effort. People were stunned to see how other people live. In my district, we are in a state of emergency all the time.” Davis grew up in District B and has been straddling racial and cultural divides with quiet confidence all of his life. A talented athlete, he took up lacrosse in high school so he’d have another sport, besides basketball and football, to round out the year. Washington College lacrosse coach Terry Corcoran saw him playing at the 1991 state championships in Austin—he was MVP—and recruited him on the spot. “My mother thought it would be a good opportunity for me to get away and try something different,” Davis says, and he showed up for orientation without ever having visited the campus. His first thought, when he arrived, was, “Wow, this is small.” He planned to be a teacher and coach—his parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents all taught in the public schools—so he majored in history with a concentration in education. He says he fell in

“Houston is the country’s most diverse city, and, in a time of racial divide—and in my lifetime this is the worst it’s ever been—you had this truly spectacular multicultural effort. People were stunned to see how other people live. In my district, we are in a state of emergency all the time.” - Jerry Davis



ABOVE In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, City Councilman Jerry Davis ’95 (center back) personally delivered donations he had collected for some of the hardest hit District B schools.On social media, Davis sent "Big thanks to the McConnell Group, the National Dental Association, and Porsche North Houston for ya'll's donations & support!"

love with his professors—Bennett Lamond in English, Tahir Shad in political science, George Spilich in psychology. “When Dr. Spilich talked about dendrites and synapses and all these things firing, I’m like, ‘Oh, man, I’m learning and I know how I’m learning.’ He made information just jump off the page.” Spilich says that, even as a freshman, Davis stood out. “Right from the start, he was asking questions and improving the class. It was also obvious that he genuinely likes people, and, because of that, people naturally like Jerry. I can’t say I was surprised to see him try his hand at politics as it would be natural for Jerry to want to use his talents to help others. I also can’t say I was surprised that he is successful at politics because good wishes radiate from him in all directions like light from a light bulb.” Though Davis was the only African-American player on the lacrosse team—which was also true in Houston—he says he never gave it a thought. “Sure, there was some racism on campus, but it didn’t bother me because I had the guys in my dorm and on the basketball and lacrosse teams. I always had a group of guys to fall back on.” Miller, who was Davis’s roommate on road trips, says he wasn’t aware of any incidents of real importance, except the occasional hard look at a bar, and the time before a game at Salisbury when both teams ended up on the field in a full-out brawl and some of the Salisbury players let loose with racial epithets. To 36


Salisbury’s credit, those players were later suspended. “Better yet, we were supposed to lose that game—and we won,” Miller says. “Salisbury and Washington College hate each other enough they don’t need to add any race to that,” says Harris Murphy ’93, a circuit court judge in Kent County who was captain of the lacrosse team at the time. “We were a tightknit group and I don’t knowthat it ever occurred to any of us what color anybody was. We were just teammates. Jerry was funny, outgoing, a great athlete, always fun to be around. I always admired him for making that move from Houston to Chestertown.” Sophomore year, Davis remembers being so homesick he thought of quitting—Miller vaguely remembers something about a girl—but Corcoran sent Murphy and another senior on the team to talk him down. “I’m glad he did,” Davis says. “Being poor and from Texas, I’m pretty conservative and I didn’t know what a liberal arts education really was. At Washington College, I met people from Sri Lanka, South Africa, people with different ideas. It gave me a global perspective, a balanced perspective, that serves me to this day.” Still, when he graduated, Davis was thrilled to go home. Old friends from the neighborhood teased him about the way he talked, that he ate his steaks medium rare—“most of the black people I know want their steaks well done”— that he was interested in hunting the way his

great-grandparents had when they’d lived in the country. He worked in a restaurant, coached and mentored kids, earned a teaching certificate from Houston’s University of St. Thomas and later a master’s in education administration from Prairie View A&M. He taught special ed and coached lacrosse at two area high schools. He also started dating Rachel Andress, whom he’d known in high school. Pretty, warm, vivacious, smart, she was finishing her fifth year at Texas A&M in biomedical science and was planning on a doctorate in pharmacology. “I was short and skinny in high school,” says Davis, who had grown to be 6'6'' and some 250 pounds. “She said, ‘Is that little Jerry?’ And I guess she liked how I’d turned out, so that’s another good thing Washington College did for me. We went out a couple of times and that was all I needed.” He told her he wanted to get married and gave her a week to make up her mind. “But then I couldn’t wait. I called her midweek and said, ‘It’s now or never.’” They got married in 2001, after she’d earned her doctorate, the same year he was named Dean of Students at Westside High School where he continued to coach lacrosse. Family is everything to Davis. He knows why he and his brothers were so successful and so many of their peers in Northeast Houston were not—parents and grandparents who raised them right. “I was the youngest of three boys, and we didn’t know we were poor. I remember one year Dad making $11,000 and Mom making $7,000. She’d make her own clothes and he worked summers at the phone company and catered weddings and events.” Everyone loved his dad’s cooking. “My great-grandmother, who helped take care of us and our six cousins—we were dropped off at her house every day—could cook. So could my grandmother, and she taught my dad. Red beans and rice, gumbo, greens, yams, hot water cornbread. He made us sandwiches for school that were the envy of our teachers. We never appreciated it, and the funny thing is that I do the same for my kids and they’re like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want any of this nasty meat.’” His father (who was also named Jerry Davis) helped his older brothers establish an iconic Houston restaurant, the Breakfast Klub, a nationally celebrated eatery where people wait in line for fried chicken wings, Texas toast, crawfish étoufée and what many have described as “the best grits in Houston.” He told jokes, played the piano, worked as a teacher and school principal, mentored several generations of neighborhood children, was kind and devout. So the day in 2003 that he was found in his home, bound and murdered, apparently during a robbery, changed everybody’s lives.

Davis’s brothers talked him into quitting his job as dean and coming to help at the restaurant. His mother didn’t want the house, so he purchased and started renovating it, the beginning of a successful business fixing up houses and renting them out. Trying to make sense of that “senseless act,” Davis thought about the things his parents had given him that other kids in his community never had, and he wanted to do something about it. Early childhood education is what his neighborhood desperately needs, he says, citing statistics about a correlation between kids not being able to read by the third grade and their chances of going to prison. He started raising money and, in 2006, founded Making it Better, which works with children and their families on literacy, social, and leadership skills. Greg Miller says Davis seems to know everyone in Houston, can’t walk down the street without somebody engaging him in conversation, so support for the venture came from all over town. At the same time, while he was working on his father’s house, people in the neighborhood started talking to him about running for City Council. It was a while before he took it seriously, but in 2010 he ran against seven candidates, and won in a runoff against the candidate endorsed by the Houston Chronicle. Davis credits his campaign manager, Lillie Schechter, a highly regarded Houston political operative, with that victory. “His campaign slogan was Believe in B,” says Schechter, “and I became a Jerry believer pretty quickly. I usually work as a fundraiser, but I put other clients on hold to do it. Why? Because Jerry is incredibly authentic and passionate about the community he grew up in. His passion is to help people.” Davis is a fiercely hands-on representative, running town hall meetings, city-wide literacy events, and food giveaways. He does the traditional political things, appearing at fundraising galas and riding a horse in the annual Rodeo Parade, but he also shows up to muck out flooded houses, pick up trash, and tear down the abandoned buildings that blight the neighborhood. He succeeded in persuading the council to change term limits from three two-year terms to two four-year terms so members wouldn’t have to spend all of their time running for office. And he is a fierce defender of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is part of his district and employs a large number of his constituents. “He’s done an incredible job advocating for District B, and raising awareness of what, in Houston, we call the Tale of Two Cities,” Schechter says. “We may be one of the most diverse cities in the country, but we’re also one of the most economically segregated.”

ABOVE Houston had its Harvey; Puerto Rico was reeling after Maria. In solidarity and empathy, Houston sends help and messages of hope to the island's inhabitants.

“Jerry is what we hope our graduates will become. In a time when voters see politicians as phonies, he is obviously a truly good person. General Washington once said, ‘Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected,’ and Jerry lives a happy life, knowing that he is making Houston a better place for every citizen.” - Professor George Spilich

what we hope our graduates will become. In a time when voters see politicians as phonies, he is obviously a truly good person. General Washington once said, ‘Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected,’ and Jerry lives a happy life, knowing that he is making Houston a better place for every citizen. Jerry Davis is the real deal, and I am so proud to be able to say he is a graduate of this College and a friend.”

So what will Davis do in two years, at the end of his second and final term? Schechter hopes he’ll stay in politics. “Jerry has a lot of options, he’d be a fine mayor, and we need good people to serve. But he is also a devoted family guy, very involved with his three young kids, and the time you need to put in as an elected official takes you away from that, so he has to figure out what’s right for him.” At his alma mater, Professor Spilich is rooting for him, whatever he does. “Jerry is







From Chestertown to the World Bob and Martha Manning ’68 came to Washington College as self-professed “country bumpkins” from what was then a very rural Calvert County, Maryland. Who knew that first stretch of their legs would lead to a lifetime of purposeful wandering? By Wendy Mitman Clarke M’16


Bob and Martha Manning walk the Amalfi Coast in Italy, a place where they say “the walking alternatives … are nearly infinite.”

ou never know what will spark a wanderlust life. So much is perspective after all; when 18-year-old Bob Manning from rural Solomons Island, Maryland, chose Washington College, it seemed like a pretty big jump. It was 1964, and the trip from Solomons to Chestertown was probably smoother by boat than by car. And when his high-school sweetheart, Martha, transferred to WC after a year at Hood College in Frederick, they both enjoyed meeting new people who did things in different ways on a campus that, in Bob’s words, “was tiny. It was about 600 students then, there were only a few dorms and frat houses.” During spring break of their senior year, “half a dozen of us piled into cars and drove to Stowe, Vermont. I’d never been skiing, but we spent the week there and it just opened up this whole new dimension of the out-of-doors.” Granite mountains, stacked-stone walls, deep green forests punctuated by pure white birches—Vermont was a long way from the soft coppery edges of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. But it was only one new landscape of many that Bob and Martha Manning would eventually seek out and explore. Bob would go on to become an esteemed professor at the University of Vermont (UVM) and a primary researcher and innovator in management of America’s national parks. And, he and Martha are co-authors of two acclaimed books on extraordinary walking and traveling on foot, having traversed scores of iconic trails on six of the seven continents (regrettably, Antarctica has no trails). Their books—Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People and Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes From Around the World (—have been endorsed by the Sierra Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, American Hiking Society, and others. And A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks, which Bob co-edited, was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best six books of 2016. The two plan to circle back to WC next spring for their 50th class reunion as well as their 50th wedding anniversary (they were married just two weeks after their graduation). “Washington College was a formative part of our lives, and we’ve stayed in touch with a number of our friends. We’re really looking forward to the reunion,” Bob and Martha said, even while planning for this fall’s adventure, a three-week trek in the French Alps. “The friends and acquaintances we made at the College really expanded our world.” The two came to Washington College from Calvert County, Bob settling on a major in biology, mainly because he knew he wanted a career related to the outdoors, and



Martha on sociology (although later, as an adult student, she earned a bachelor of arts in studio art from UVM). When they graduated in 1968, the Vietnam War was at its height. “I had little doubt about where I was going upon graduation,” Bob says. Rather than be drafted, he applied for and was accepted to Officer Candidate School for the U.S. Coast Guard, an organization that he had known and admired having grown up on the waters on the Chesapeake. After basic training in Yorktown, Virginia, for 17 weeks, he was commissioned an ensign and “hit the jackpot”—a billet in San Francisco, “an especially exciting place in the late 1960s, especially for two recent college graduates from rural Maryland,” Bob says. While some people might see a three-year military obligation as a burden, Bob says it turned out to be a blessing. San Francisco and the West were fascinating new worlds. When the city got to be too much, the two started escaping to national parks nearby. The vast sky and astounding geography of places like Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains were a revelation. “I just didn’t know there were places like that, and they became very special to us,” Bob says. “We sort of stumbled our way through these parks, making all the mistakes of any novice, but we had fun along the way, and by the time we left three years later, I was hooked. And we had become much more sophisticated in how to hike and camp.” The time in the parks also pushed Bob in a new direction after the Coast Guard. “My intention was to get a master’s degree and work for the National Park Service,” he says of his postgraduate work at Michigan State University. “But when I got there, I was totally engaged in my studies and decided to stay on, get a Ph.D., and become a professor who does research in national parks and teaches about the history, philosophy, and management of the parks.” He credits the strong natural sciences background he received as an undergrad at WC for giving him an advantage over other grad students, although Martha also says the Coast Guard taught him that “the better your grades, the better your choices.” At Michigan State, Bob earned his master’s in parks and outdoor recreation, then his Ph.D. in natural resource conservation. He started teaching at the University of Vermont in 1976 as an assistant professor in UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, a position that seemed to be written for him, focusing on conservation, parks and outdoor recreation, and conservation history. “I didn’t think I would stay there very long,” says Bob. “Martha and I had been on a schedule of moving pretty regularly. But UVM was a great fit. And Vermont is a wonderful 40


place for a professor of natural resources.” In the end, he stayed at UVM for 40 years, in 2013 becoming the university’s first Steven Rubenstein Professor of Environment and Natural Resources. He retired in 2016 and is now a professor emeritus of environment and natural resources. As a recipient of many awards, “[h]e is one of only a handful of UVM faculty who have won the university’s highest awards for both teaching and research— the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award and the University Scholar Award,” a 2013 press release noted. “Recent national awards for teaching, research and service include the National Literary Award and Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Research (National Recreation and Park Association), Social Science Achievement Award (George Wright Society) and CESU National Award (Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units).” While at UVM, he wrote several books, including Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction; Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons Without Tragedy; Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks: From Acadia to Zion; Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park; and Managing Outdoor Recreation: Case Studies in the National Parks. He also founded UVM’s Parks Studies Laboratory “to conduct his national program of research in the national parks and contribute to the professional and scholarly literature,” according to the 2016 UVM news release about his retirement. “I know of no one else who has demonstrated such passion, focus, and productivity related to improving our national parks and the way we manage recreation,” Peter Newman, professor and department head for Recreation, Park and Tourism Management at Penn State University (and one of Bob’s former doctoral students), wrote upon Bob’s retirement. “His record is extraordinary. His work and research have shaped how the U.S. National Park Service views and executes the NPS Organic Act that turns 100 years old this year [in 2016].” Much of Bob’s research and scholarship was fueled by the love he and Martha felt for the wild landscapes of the national parks, a yearning they satisfied each summer and during sabbaticals every seven years. During his first sabbatical, he and Martha took their two young daughters to live on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for a year. “That was one of the best years of their childhood,” Martha says, “and they were bitten by the western bug. Our girls hiked the Grand Canyon multiple times when we lived there, to the river and back. They were such good hikers at quite a young age. Both of them

have gone on to marry city boys, but they’ve gotten them out hiking and camping.” They followed their year at Grand Canyon with sabbaticals in Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and National Park Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. Amid this targeted, scholarly wandering, they decided to hike what was in their own back yard, Vermont’s 275-mile Long Trail, renowned as the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the U.S. and the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail, of which it is now a part. “We decided to hike it in sections when we had the time and when the weather cooperated,” Martha says. “We had our Long Trail Guide that had a little one-page map of the trail in it, and we’d come home from each hike and color in the section that we’d just done. It was so much fun, and hiking the trail took us to parts of Vermont that we hadn’t really known before. When we’d finished the trail, we felt really proud of ourselves. But we wanted more. So we started looking around for more long-distance trails. “We read about England’s Coast-to-Coast Trail, so we took two weeks and walked across the country,” she says. “We had never walked that many days in a row, and we weren’t sure what we were getting into. It was wonderful to experience a different country by walking, because we could not only see it, we could hear it, smell it, and even taste it in the local foods. Walking is such an intimate way of getting to know a place.” After returning to the States, the next adventure was the John Muir Trail in the Sierras, Bob’s favorite. “I can’t get enough of the Sierras,” he says. “It was a thrill to walk over John Muir Pass and walk some of the same trails Muir did, where he developed his very original philosophy of nature and human nature.” After that, they headed back to Europe, where they discovered many other long-distance trails, sometimes camping and sometimes staying in local B&Bs, soaking up the culture. They began to search for walking trails wherever they went, whether for business or for pleasure, and they found a world full of them. Then they thought, “we might be onto something here” and decided to write about their experiences, encouraging readers to walk more in their everyday lives and to consider long-distance walking, Bob says. They’ve now written two books about walking, which take readers around the globe, up mountains and down valleys, through cities, and along great rivers and coastlines, into every kind of glorious landscape imaginable, from the high, wild fells of the Pennines of northern England to the museums and cafés of Paris. These are practical books, describing trails’ attractions and level of difficulty, how long it may take

to walk them, whether they can be walked in sections and if so, how, whether walkers will camp or stay in B&Bs and hotels, how to best prepare and pack, and what walkers can expect to encounter. But they’re also lyrical in their descriptions of places both far-flung and around the proverbial corner, as well as about the very act of walking. If you have even a shard of wanderlust bone in your body, these books will inspire a whole new way of thinking about exploration. Both books are richly illustrated with Bob’s photography.

“Walking is one of the things that makes us human,” the Mannings write in Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World. “We’re fond of saying that walking is simple, but that it can also be profound… it can stimulate our thinking, slow our frantic lives, allow us to more deeply experience and appreciate the world.”

It’s this appreciation, Bob says, that he and Martha really want to impart to people who read their books and, hopefully, go for some extraordinary walks of their own. In that sense, Bob remains the teacher and caregiver to the natural world he has been his entire career. “It’s not just about enjoying these trails,” he says. “Once people appreciate places like Yosemite and the Long Trail, they become stakeholders: appreciation of these special places leads to protection. So that’s one of the reasons we write these books and encourage people to walk the world’s great cultural landscapes. Walking these trails certainly improves the quality of life, but it also encourages appreciation and protection of the natural and cultural world.” These days, the Mannings live in the mountains of Arizona surrounded by the Coconino National Forest and Prescott National Forest and close to so many national parks, a choice they say really goes back to that first sabbatical year at the Grand Canyon. They still enjoy four seasons where they live, but winter isn’t quite as long as Vermont’s. And that means more time for walking.

Martha and Bob Manning walk the thousand-year-old Kumano Kodo, a pilgrimage route in Japan that UNESCO has named a World Heritage Site.








HERE’S TO SISTERHOOD: The College’s three sororities— Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, and Zeta Tau Alpha— are each marking their 80th anniversary this year.




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Fletcher Hall is a columnist for the citybizlist Baltimore and the Chestertown Spy, where he contributes op-ed columns. His column in the citybizlist is “On Politics,” dealing with Baltimore City politics and the national political scene.


Frank Durkee III enjoyed a mini-reunion with Jack Curley ’64, Paul Reicks ’64, Larry Hahn ’63, and Nancy Hahn ’65.


Robert VanDerClock will be back on the radio with host Von Goodwin discussing UFOs and is looking forward to it! He is still performing his one-man show “Elvis and Friends.” Tim Williams retired from the federal government after 33 years in 2011 and worked as an industrial hygienist contractor until January 2017. Now truly retired, he writes poetry and recently finished the first draft of his first novel. He and his wife returned to Ethiopia for three weeks to visit her relatives and attend the wedding of a good friend's daughter in Addis Ababa.


Rachel Monks and husband John Sherman celebrated their wedding anniversary in one of their favorite places—Hawaii. They also became grandparents for the second time last February and traveled to France in August. Retirement is great!


It pays to read your alumni magazine! Shelley Sharp learned in the most recent issue that Keith Twitchell is president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. In her role as CEO of the Ryan Nece Foundation, Shelley took a group of high school students on a service learning trip to New Orleans in June. She reached out to Keith, who came to speak to the group.

1980 ABOVE Brenna Nan Schneider ’06 (left) and Minty Abraham Wade ’04 were honored at Fall Convocation with the Alumni Horizon Ribbon Awards. Both young women were best friends in college and fellow world travelers who have pursued careers that benefit others. As CEO of 99Degrees Custom, Schneider employs a socially progressive business model to drive economic mobility for the local workforce in Lawrence, Massachusetts—the birthplace of the American apparel industry. Wade is a high-level analyst with USAID, where she has forged government responses to several international crises, including the displacement of civilian populations and the threat posed by Boko Haram extremists. Photo by Tamzin B. Smith Portrait Photography.



After 32 years of service for the federal government and 12 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves, Rick Narvell retired Dec. 30, 2016, from his post as an accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C. Writing a little poetry and doing some decorative woodworking (and not having to travel into D.C.) are all part of the next phase.


Anne Plumer Fisher and her husband, Joe, have moved back to Maine. Anne finally left the Gap after 21 years and is now working for Sturbridge Yankee Workshop as customer service manager. She says it is so nice to have weekends back after over 25 years in retail management. Anne and Joe are three miles from the beach, kayaking, hiking, and biking everywhere, and skiing is only one hour away. Maine: “The Way Life Should Be,” so come on up for a visit! They always have a spare room.


Tim Buckheit earned the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies from Talbot School of Theology of Biola University in La Mirada, California, on May 26, 2017. He serves as the pastor of discipleship ministries at First Alliance Church in Great Falls, Montana, and as an adjunct professor in the online Christian Ministries program at Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota.


Matthew Johnson has been named vice president of asset management at Continental Realty Corp. in Baltimore. He is managing the company’s asset management platform with an emphasis on its capital improvement program. A psychology major at WC, Matthew earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a master’s degree in real estate. He previously worked with the asset management team at Alex. Brown Realty, in the commercial real estate finance division of M&T Bank, and for Obrecht Commercial Real Estate. He lives in Baltimore County with his wife, Sarah Griswold Johnson ’94, and two children.


Kenneth Joseph Pipkin has been married for 16 years and has three beautiful children, a 10-year-old boy and two 7-year-old girls.



Nick Mikhalevsky recently accepted a position as director of U.S. sales for S-RM, an intelligence and security risk firm in New York City. His wife, Alana Daly Mikhalevsky ’07, is project manager for business development and government affairs for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. They continue to reside in the Hudson Valley with their children James, Andrew, and Nora.

It Took a Village A stint in rural Central America, helping remote residents live healthier, made this alumna’s career path clear. By Karen M. Jones


Jillian Dominique Nehr attended Villanova University and graduated with an M.S. in counseling and human services in 2009. She has been with South Jersey AIDS Alliance since 2009, advocating for individuals with or at high risk for HIV.

Josh Woodford has earned designations as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist.


Brittany Borden is the special assistant to the commissioner in the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. In this role, she is involved in activities that support the commissioner in planning, developing, and implementing strategy for advancing policy, as well as providing strategic analysis, research, and innovative strategies. In addition to her undergraduate degree in international studies and economics, she holds a master of arts degree in political science from Villanova University and the master of public administration degree, with a certificate in public finance, from the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania.


Tara K. Hart, a clinical nurse at Duke University Hospital, has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council. Tara, who earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Duke University School of Nursing

ABOVE With funding from the Cater Society, Katie Juromski Kennedy ’08 gained hands-on experience in international public health efforts.


atie Juromski Kennedy ’08 says she never thought she’d be a doctor. Her Cater Society fellowship was a revelation. “I owe my career to SJF and WAC,” she says. “I was accepted into a fantastic M.D. program, I’ve completed a pediatrics residency, and I’m now an allergy and immunology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, thanks to the Cater Society.” It began, she says, in Central America. “My first global health trip—from which I decided to go into medicine—was entirely made possible by the Cater Society. I spent two weeks in Belize during my junior year doing basic public health work in rural Mayan villages. I have since worked in pediatric public health in the Himalayas and on several trips to the northern coast of Haiti.” Attending the health of villagers confined by dangerous roads and weather gave Kennedy new perspective. “Our role was to teach about things like smoke inhalation injuries from cooking inside, sun protection, clean water, latrine building. We did basic triage, blood pressure measurements. It confirmed for me this was something I wanted to do. But these programs are very expensive. You’re paying for the experience, but also for safe food and water, safe lodging,

transportation. I wouldn’t have been able to go without the Cater funding.” Kennedy also used a Cater grant for an internship at the U.S. Naval Research Center, using x-ray technology to identify chemical compounds in explosives. She published a related paper and presented at the American Chemical Society’s 2008 national conference in New Orleans. The Cater Society funded her travel expenses. As president of the society for a time, Kennedy acquired additional skills that serve her to this day. “My leadership role with Cater helped create confidence, the ability to talk to lots of people,” she says. “I gained experience reading and writing grants.” Asked to articulate the value of these opportunities, Kennedy is effusive. “The Cater Society would fund any kind of academic pursuit you could think of, which in the end shaped our futures, our careers, a lot of who we became. To make that much of an impact on a young adult life is a substantial thing. My parents didn’t go to college, no one’s a doctor in my family. So as a first-generation college grad, to get this far means a lot to me, and to my family, too.” To read more Cater stories, visit




Following Her Instincts While tracking wolves in the wilds of India, this former Cater Fellow found herself. by Karen M. Jones

ABOVE Priyanka Parikh ’12 and Amanda Haar ‘15 ran into each other while volunteering at an event for homeless veterans in Boston. Priyanka just finished her B.S. in nursing and is working at Massachusetts General Hospital. Amanda is a third-year dental student at Boston University. ABOVE Psychology major Melisa Lindsay ’16 found herself a cultural curiosity to children in rural India, where she tracked wolves in the wild.


hen Melisa Lindsay ’96 boarded a plane to then-Bombay in 1996, she wasn’t sure what to expect. She was deeply interested in the fate of endangered wolves in her home state of Oregon. Now, with the help of a Cater Society grant, the psychology major was launching a life-changing adventure studying wolves in the backcountry of India. “When I say ‘out in the field,’ we really were,” Lindsay says. “We were picked up by a jeep in Bombay and headed out into the desert. I’d read a little about [research leader] Dr. Y.V. Jhala, and I thought, what an opportunity to go study with this man, who seemed like the real-life Indiana Jones. Being in his presence was amazing.” Lindsay was the only American among other college students from India and Africa on the team. They tracked tagged wolves from den to desert, night and day, watching them hunt and kill prey. They also talked with villagers about the wolves’ effect on their own food sources, particularly the blackbuck antelope. They researched habitat and documented vegetation and grasses, counting blade by blade. “The wolves were the most frightening, startling, beautiful creatures I’ve ever seen,” Lindsay says. “It really gives you reverence for 46


them, seeing them in their wild habitat and thinking, I’m the one who’s foreign here.” But as striking as they were, it’s the people Lindsay remembers best. “This experience helped hone all the skills that are absent from a résumé. Life skills. The chance to work with and interact with people not from your culture. It’s not about your being American, or what college you go to; it’s about how much work you’re willing to put in. It’s definitely part of how I’ve learned to be a good leader and work with a team of people.” The psychology major with a love of wolves went on to a career in finance; she’s now an investment manager with a community credit union in Portland. Her versatility reflects the Cater ethic. “No one ever said I had to choose something in my field of study. It was really about having the opportunity—the gift—for some self-exploration. I can’t tell you how many corporate networking events I’ve been to where you’re asked to share something about yourself that no one knows, and I get to say ‘I tracked wolves in the desert night of India.’”

in 2015, is considered an expert in emergency nursing and trauma. She has been honored with Duke’s Annie Beery Bierber Award for Outstanding Leadership and the 2015 Faculty Award for DENS (Duke Emergency Nursing Students). Laura Walter was honored for her reporting with Delaware’s Coastal Point newspaper. Her story “District needs new schools to address overcrowding” won first place for education reporting in the latest MDDC Press Association editorial contest. Her family also adopted a charming and willful German shepherd mutt from the local SPCA, which has made the house both cheerier and hairier.


Chris Reese graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law in May 2017. During law school, Chris served as an editor for the Villanova Law Review, where his article on federal contract procurement fraud was published. In September, Chris began working as an associate attorney at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC in Philadelphia.


Agriculture committees. His public service has extended to local elected positions; he served as Washington Township mayor twice and on the Burlington County Agriculture Development Board. Beebe currently serves as a board member of the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences. An active alumnus, he was president of the former Alumni Council. He is also a former chapter president, class agent, and member of the Board of Visitors and Governors. Beebe has participated on several alumni panels and is an ad-hoc member of the Awards Committee of the Alumni Board. He also founded the endowed Earth and Planetary Science Fund.


ABOVE NEW ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER Robert M. Billings ’14 works in finance. Billings is from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where he grew up with a love for the Chesapeake Bay. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Washington College and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the rowing team, Phi Delta Theta, and student government. He lives in Chestertown with his partner, Larissa, at High Point Hanoverians, a large horse farm dedicated to breeding Hanoverians and Oldenburgs. In addition to serving on the Alumni Board, Billings is board president of Freedom Rowers, county adviser to the Mid Shore Community Foundation, a board member of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, a member of Easton Rotary, and a volunteer with Talbot Meals on Wheels.



ABOVE NEW ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER Since graduating from Washington College with a degree in history, Glen Beebe '81 has worked for the New Jersey legislature in various capacities. Now director of policy, he staffs the Assembly Transportation, Assembly Telecommunications, and Assembly

ABOVE NEW ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER As vice president of Tax Compliance & Due Diligence for JP Morgan Wealth Management, Sulolit “Raj” Mukherjee ‘00 leads a team of lawyers who advise on international taxes, specializing in multi-jurisdictional U.S. tax regulations. After graduating from Washington College with degrees in international relations and English literature, he earned a juris doctorate degree in corporate and tax law from the University of Kansas School of Law and a master’s degree from the American University School of International Service. He has worked for a range of financial institutions and top-tier accounting firms in international tax advisory, including KPMG, Ernst & Young, E*Trade and HSBC. Mukherjee is an avid global traveler and explorer. In his spare time, he volunteers for rescue animal shelters. He has remained involved with the College by participating in the Wall Street Program, as well as hosting and conducting career development seminars.

Jennifer Carey Svehla '03 began her professional career in the College’s Office of Admissions, where she was previously a student employee. After a few years, she accepted a position as associate director of admission and financial aid at Oldfields School, Maryland’s oldest all-girls boarding school. While at Oldfields, she enrolled in a joint MBA program at Towson University and the University of Baltimore.

ALUMNI BOARD Robert M. Billings Jr. ’14 Colleena Wiseman Calhoun ’99 Heather Spurrier Culp, Esq. ’00 Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner '95 Latoya A. Gatewood-Young ’11 Natalie Guiberson Gentry ’94 Mark S. Henckel ’76 Suzanne M. Hewes ’91 Lois A. Ireland ’84 Lindsay A. Krieg ’00 Patrick J. McMenamin Jr. ’87 P’16 Robert C. Page ’01 K. Edward Raleigh ’08 Arian D. Ravanbakhsh ’89

The completion of her degree led Svehla to Brown Advisory, a Baltimore-based investment management firm. She wore many hats within Brown Advisory’s marketing department, including that of project manager. After seven years with the firm, Svehla accepted a position closer to home and is now a business planning and strategic communications consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, a U.S. government management consulting firm. Svehla has previously served on the Alumni Board as co-chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee. She has also been active on several other committees, including Admissions, Class & Reunions, and the Baltimore Chapter alumni group. Originally from Newark, Delaware, Svehla resides in Harford County, Maryland, with her husband, Mike, and two daughters, Lucy and Julia.




Carolyn’s Odyssey In Carolyn Choate-Turnbull’s epic story are intimate glimpses of the will to endure. By Karen M. Jones

A ABOVE Carolyn Choate-Turnbull and her elder daughter, Sydney, navigate a tough stretch of rapids. Like Penelope, her younger daughter, MacKenzie, a 2015 graduate of Washington College (not pictured), kept the home fires burning.



s a master’s degree candidate studying the great Western literary epics in 2003, Carolyn ChoateTurnbull ’80 P’15 knew the elements of a heroic tale. Life-and-death struggle. Courageous deeds. Seemingly magical discoveries. What she didn’t know was that her own epic was about to unfold. Choate-Turnbull had to abandon graduate school when she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and given three years to live. She was working as a television personality in Nashua, New Hampshire, and raising two daughters, ages 9 and 12, with her husband when she embarked on an aggressive treatment regime including radical mastectomy, removal of lymph nodes and ovaries, chemotherapy, radiation, and a

drug—an aromatase inhibitor—she credits as lifesaving. The three years she’d been granted turned into five, then seven, then nine. She finished her master’s degree. In 2012, she had a second mastectomy to quiet the panic she felt with every mammogram and breast MRI. And then, armed with a gratitude too deep to name, she began to push her body to its limits. “Physical activity is extremely important for people with estrogen-positive breast cancer,” Choate-Turnbull says. “I had been a couch potato, but now I was doing triathlons. I rode my bike from Nashua to Montreal for a Rotary fundraiser. I got a treadmill, and I walked ‘around the world’ twice. Anything to prevent a recurrence.” Those repetitive steps gave her plenty of time to reflect on her experience, and to

“I realized that what we go through with cancer is the heroic battle. I vowed that I would rewrite those epics from the perspective of a female breast cancer survivor, as a legacy to my daughters.” - Carolyn Choate-Turnbull recall the travails of those characters from Homer’s Odyssey, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Beowulf she’d studied years ago. “As the mother of two daughters, it kind of incensed me that they were all from a male perspective,” Choate-Turnbull says. “I realized that what we go through with cancer is the heroic battle. I vowed that I would rewrite those epics from the perspective of a female breast cancer survivor, as a legacy to my daughters.” When her older daughter, Sydney, suggested that her mother join her on a business trip in Greece for a few days of R&R, Choate-Turnbull had a grander vision. She would meet up with her daughter, but first, she would hike across Santorini alone, leaving her prosthetic bra behind. “In Homer’s Odyssey, he spends 20 years finding himself,” she says. “I thought, I’m going to find the real me, and embrace the woman I am.” The adventure was transforming. “I was so enamored of who I became,” she says. “It wasn’t easy, getting to the island from the mainland. All I took was a backpack. And I had the time of my life.” Next up? Her favorite epic, Beowulf. Choate-Turnbull gave herself the name Shewulf and headed for Denmark, where she backpacked 32 miles from Copenhagen to Lejre, site of archaeological finds linked to the Beowulf legend. “I was determined to slay the dragon Grendel that is breast cancer,” she says. She split the $3,500 she raised online between the Danish Breast Cancer Organization and the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Society for patient services, helping patients in treatment afford rent and groceries. As she presented the check in Lejre, she read the 12th chapter of Beowulf to a gathered crowd. A few days later, she was invited to the U.S. embassy as a special guest of then-Ambassador Rufus Gifford, who presented her with a medal of honor. In a life grown larger with each adventure, Choate-Turnbull wasted little time in setting up her next chapter. Renowned biochemist Dr. Angela Brodie, credited with developing

to the cancer community, including the city of Easton, Pennsylvania, where Lafayette College is building a state-ofthe-art biomedical research facility and encouraging more women to enter the field. “Maybe the next Dr. Brodie is there,” she muses. Sadly, Brodie didn’t see Choate-Turnbull complete her journey. She passed away from complications of Parkinson’s disease in June, shortly after Choate-Turnbull began her quest. “I was with her six weeks before she died and knew I would probably never see her again,” she says. “But she knew I was doing this and was so very proud of me.” On Aug. 26, Choate-Turnbull paddled into Tydings Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland, where she was born. The mayor led a rally, and they made her an honorary citizen. The next day, she made her way to Baltimore Harbor. “That last mile in was just incredible,” she recalls, “to be met by the mayor; Dr. Brodie’s husband, Harry; the dean of the medical school; the director of the Greenebaum Cancer Center; and probably 100 of my family and friends and those of Dr. Brodie. It was a moment I’ll never forget.” The Baltimore Orioles recognized Choate-Turnbull at their home game Aug. 28, naming her a Birdland Community Hero and surprising Brodie’s husband by awarding the same to his wife posthumously. To date, Choate-Turnbull has raised $36,800 for the Brodie endowment. Life-and-death struggle. Courageous deeds. Seemingly magical discoveries. Choate-Turnbull’s is an epic in the making, one triumph at a time. “Did I know this trip would take every sinew of my being to complete? Yes. Did I ever doubt that I could complete it? Never. Because once you’ve stared death in the face, you can do anything,” she says. “Dr. Brodie gave me that opportunity, for which I will always be grateful.”

the cancer-fighting aromatase inhibitors in the 1970s, whom Choate-Turnbull had sought out and befriended, was retiring from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2016. The school was establishing a $2.5 million endowment to continue Brodie’s work, and Choate-Turnbull was determined to contribute. She would do it, she decided, by paddling 300 miles by kayak from Nashua to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where she would present a check in honor of the researcher she says saved her life. “I’d never gone more than five miles on the little river that I live near, a lazy river that has no rapids,” she says. But the thought of her own hero, Brodie, urged her on. “I would call her up at her laboratory and say, ‘Dr. Brodie, I’m going to Greece!’ Because I felt like I could not have done any of these things without her. And I wanted her to know that.” She wanted to honor, too, Brodie’s own dogged commitment to gain support in her early career. “She never gave up. So my kayak trip needed to represent her epic struggle to get that drug to market. And by God, it did.” Over the next three weeks, covering 12 to 20 miles a day in a donated, military-grade tandem Sea Eagle kayak, Choate-Turnbull and Sydney, 27, would get stuck on rocks, fight class-3 rapids, sink in quicksand, and crest three dams. “Philadelphia was the worst day of our trip. Here we were, the size of ants, next to a freighter as big as a football field, with five-foot swells and all kinds of traffic. The water was so choppy, it took us eight hours to go ten miles. It was terrifying.” But there was also beauty. Paddling through Pennsylvania and New Jersey on the Delaware River, bald eagles often outnumbered people. And there was the day a radio listener, hearing Choate-Turnbull’s story, messaged her on Facebook, inviting her to put in at the Riverton, New Jersey, Yacht Club, where they arrived to find the entire town celebrating and the historic structure decorated in breast-cancer pink. Along the way, Choate-Turnbull made stops to honor groups for their contributions





Jonathan M. Buddenbohn is enrolled in the University of Maryland graduate program for GIS. Caitlyn Rose Riehl Moss graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in May 2017. She is now in Boston, completing her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.


Kelly Bird is in her second year of a Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Nick Carassanesi is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Northern Arizona University. Nikolai Andrew Snow completed a master’s in computer science from the University of Delaware. ABOVE Several members of Alpha Chi Omega got together recently. Pictured back row, left to right: Anne Kelly Laynor ’82, Patrice Miller Burdalski ’85, Eleanor Collyer ’85, Denise Hernandez Arseneault ’85, Carolyn Ellis ’85, and Diana Lipford Levine ’85. Pictured front row, left to right: Kathy Flanagan ’85, Cheryl Keller ’85, Ellen D. Sperber ’85, Valarie Sheppard ’86, Laura Paul Reed ’86, and Cindy Allen Dill ’86.

Taira Sullivan earned her master’s degree from the University of Maryland. On July 31, Austin Yocum received an M.S. in biomedical sciences with a concentration in forensic biology from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Austin is working as a deputy coroner at the Lebanon Coroner’s Office.


Bonnie Douglas is pursuing her Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Catherine Lynn McMenamin worked for a year for Kent County Public Schools as a first grade teacher at Galena Elementary. She is now a kindergarten teacher in Queen Anne’s County.

ABOVE On April 22, several alums gathered at the home of Myrt and Mary Bee Gaines ’78 ’79 for an annual fish fry celebrating men’s lacrosse. The 1980s were wellrepresented, as shown here. Pictured left to right: David Michalski ’84, Tom Adams ’82, Paul Hooper ’82, Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P ’15 ’19, Anne Lindes Shepard ’84, and Tim Cloud ’84.



ABOVE Susan Scheidle ’74 took the best trip ever to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Her favorite highlights were Tivoli Gardens, riding a ski lift to the top of the ‘94 Olympic High Jump in Lillehammer, and the beautiful fjords of Norway.

Anna Windle is a master’s student at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, studying coastal environmental management. She recently was awarded a North Carolina Sea Grant, a fellowship grant administered by NOAA, to assess oyster reef health to evaluate impacts of commercial harvest. “This project will help to inform North Carolina coastal managers about the current state of oyster reef health, and ultimately will act as a base level of oyster-reef health imagery and analysis


Learning in Place To understand more profoundly the human experience of conflict, this alumnus seeks out spaces with haunting stories to tell. By Karen M. Jones

D ABOVE Paul I. Franklin ’06, a former business management major and varsity baseball player at Washington College, has launched a financial strategies firm. Following the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who both began their careers as agents with New York Life in Cleveland, Ohio, Franklin has been a financial adviser since 2009. With two offices—one in Virginia and another in Ohio—Franklin Capital Strategies is continuing the family’s legacy of providing advice to help pass wealth on to the next generation. In addition to running his business, Franklin helps coach high school football at Maret School, a prep school in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the financial services business, Franklin was a campaign associate at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.

for future studies,” Windle said in a news release. Anna, who recently served as a research intern with Duke University’s Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab in Beaufort, is president of the Duke student chapter of The Coastal Society.


Taylor Fields is the digital marketing communications specialist in Washington College’s Office of College Relations & Marketing. Caitlin Renee Figiel is working for Global Solutions Network, a government contractor. Her current contract is with NIH/NCI as an animal biologist.

avid Finnegan-Hosey ’07 found his path by walking in others’ shoes. On his way to a career as a college chaplain, now at Georgetown University, the international studies major had two experiences as a Cater Society fellow: a Civil Rights tour of the South led by the Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., and a summer experience in Bosnia with research on post-conflict rebuilding. Both, he says, put him on terrain that brought human struggle to life. “In Alabama, we went to the Baptist Church in Birmingham where the bomb killed the little girls,” Finnegan-Hosey says. “We occupied these spaces where people spilled blood, where there was violence and conflict. To actually walk with someone across the Edmund Pettus Bridge who had been there on Bloody Sunday is a different experience than hearing a speech or watching an interview.” He was struck by humanity’s common clashes. “A lot of my coursework focused on global challenges. So the opportunity to see the connections between what I was studying in the Middle East or in Latin America with events that had happened not very long ago, much closer to home, was an important eye-opener for me.” Not surprisingly, when FinneganHosey’s class started studying the Bosnian conflict, he longed to hear people’s stories, to connect policy with personal experience. “In Sarajevo, we walked through a tunnel that the Bosnian Army had dug under the airport so people could get in and out during the siege. You had to crouch to walk through, and those tunnels could fill up with groundwater. Being in that space was very different from hearing about it or reading about it.”

ABOVE David Finnegan-Hosey took lessons from Caterfunded travels to shape a career as a college chaplain.

As a result of his travels, Finnegan-Hosey prefers his world view to be up close and personal. “Those experiences shaped my understanding of the importance of directly encountering people and their stories in the places they live. It was a big theme of what I did after college—working through Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, both internationally and in the U.S.—and then going into seminary education.” More than anything, Finnegan-Hosey appreciates the freedom he had to explore. “Because of the Cater Society, I got to do a funded research project on the Civil Rights Movement, and I wasn’t an American studies major, I wasn’t a history major. I got to try out a lot of things, and I remain very grateful for that.”




In Memoriam In Memoriam: Clare Stevens Ingersoll ’71 Clare Stevens Ingersoll ’71, a former College trustee who earned her college degree while raising four sons, died Sept. 23, 2017, at the age of 92. In 1965, she began taking University of Maryland courses at the Army Nike Base in Tolchester. By 1967, enough of the children were out of the house that Pat continued her education at Washington College, earning a B.A. in 1971. She later earned a master’s in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and was A.B.D (all but dissertation) in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. A driving force behind the first public library in Kent County, she served as trustee of the Kent County Public Library from 196177. She also held the distinction of performing as a Kent County judge of elections for 60 years, from 1946-2006. She served on the Board of Visitors & Governors from 1987-2001 and was a longtime member of the Women’s League. At St. Paul’s Church near Chestertown, she was a lay reader, Eucharistic minister, and member of the choir. In the local community, she supported the Mid-Shore Symphony and the National Music Foundation, sang in the Kent County Chorale, and donated to almost any charity that asked for her help. She is survived by a brother, four sons, eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Raymond Jervis Cooke ’41 died June 16, 2017. He was 96. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 28, 1920, he was raised in Baltimore, graduated cum laude from Washington College, and received his Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. On Oct. 11, 1944, he married Mary Frances Roe. They were happily married until her death in 2009. Rev. Cooke eventually served in all five branches of the U.S. military as a chaplain, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force after 28 years of service. He is survived by his five children, eighteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Mary Lou Truslow Pontius ’44 died May 12, 2017, at age 93. Mary Lou grew up in Chestertown and attended Washington College and the University of North Carolina 52


at Chapel Hill. She joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1949 and was stationed at Fort Lee and the Pentagon. In 1953, Mary Lou married Navy surgeon Robert Pontius. They settled in Pittsburgh, where they raised five children. Mary Lou was active in the Sierra Club and a variety of community volunteer groups. She is survived by her five children, eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Donald M. Derham ’48 passed away May 12, 2017. He was 92. Donald was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific as a gunner in VPB-109 Squadron. He was retired from the 3M Company. He is survived by his loving wife, son, daughter, and three grandchildren.

Elizabeth Wilmer Marsh ’49 died May 4, 2017. She was 88. She pursued a career of diagnostic and prescriptive teaching after founding a school for disabled children, serving fellow military families in Ankara, Turkey. She loved Christ Church, where she enjoyed prayer groups, Bible study, and volunteering. She is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. James Walker Cree Eliason ’50, of Chestertown, died Dec. 15, 2016. Walker served in the U.S. Air Force for three years. For 20 years, he operated a charter and flight instruction business. He joined the Chestertown Fire Company in 1944 and served in the Active Firefighting Service. He was a member of the American Legion and served as treasurer of the First United Methodist

Church. Walker is survived by a granddaughter, a brother, and many nieces and nephews. L. Ray Wood ’51, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, passed away Sept. 11, 2017. He was 89. Ray was born in Baltimore and attended public schools in that city. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army with the occupation force in Kyushu, Japan. After his discharge, Ray enrolled at Washington College, where he was a first-team All American lacrosse player who led the nation in scoring. He set several national records and was elected into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1990. Ray spent his career in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry, where he attained the professional insurance designation of CPCU as well as Associate in Risk Management. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joan Powell Wood, two daughters, and four grandchildren. Sydney Bare III ’52 died Jan. 26, 2017. He was 90. Sydney was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War Reserves. Sydney was an active member of Button Gwinnett United Church of Christ and the Federated Church of Hyannis. A member of the American Society of Bakers, he worked in the baking industry for nearly 50 years. William Bonnet ’52 passed away April 15, 2016. An offensive lineman in football and defenseman in lacrosse, Bill was inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. In lacrosse, he earned accolades from his college mentor, Prof. Charles B. Clarke, who recognized him as one of the strongest defensemen ever to play for the Shoremen. Bill also served as president of his junior class and as president of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

The Hon. Robert Clawson Earley ’52 died Aug. 11, 2017. He was 87. Robert served in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan from 1952 to 1954. In 1957, he graduated from Dickinson School of Law. He tried cases in the Pennsylvania State Supreme and Superior courts and the 3rd Circuit Court of the United States, and became assistant district attorney in 1961. He was a Mason, a life member of the Allied Club, and a member of F&AM #345, the Indiana Country Club, Christ Episcopal Church, and the board at Greenwood Cemetery. Robert is survived by his wife, one son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. Jack P. Smith ’52, a U.S. Army veteran, died April 30, 2017. He was a sports enthusiast, involved in the Salisbury Little League for many years and probably best known as a long-time high school basketball referee throughout the Delmarva area. Jack was a past president of the Salisbury Jaycees and the Salisbury Lions Club. He played in the men’s 70+ doubles tennis league in Lee County, Florida, and was a player-coach for a 3.5 USTA tennis team there. He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Anne Reed Smith. Ellen G. Reilly ’59 passed away Aug. 19, 2017. She was a proud member of the Class of 1959 and served as president of her Alpha Chi Omega sorority chapter. She married her college sweetheart, Richard Reilly, shortly after graduating. She and Dick raised their family in Carmel, New York, where Ellen became a Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise. Ellen was an active volunteer, avid reader, devoted Elvis Presley fan, and amateur genealogist. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, children, and grandchildren. William R. Neely ’60 died June 15, 2017. He was 79. At Washington College, Bill played on the lacrosse team. He worked for Parker French antiques in New Hampshire for more than 30

In Memoriam: Robert Newton Cleaver ’58 Robert Newton Cleaver ’58 passed away Sept. 11, 2017. He was 83. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. After his military service, he attended Washington College and married a fellow student, Elizabeth Ann Hurst. They had two daughters. Following his retirement from Aetna Life in 1990, Bob and Ann moved back to Chestertown, where Bob served as interim alumni director for Washington College three times. He continued to enjoy and support alumni events over the years and was co-president of the Kent and Queen Anne’s County Alumni Chapter. He was also a member of The 1782 Society Executive Committee, and an active member in the Chestertown community. Bob is survived by his daughters and three grandchildren.

years. He was also a skilled artist and award-winning photographer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball, and golf. Bill is survived by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary Dougherty Wood ’68, a former member of the Board of Visitors and Governors who was instrumental in establishing the Rose O’Neill Literary House Press, died Oct. 18, 2017, at her home in Chestertown. Mary lived in New York City as a young woman and attended Barnard College. During World War II she lived in Washington, D.C., and worked for the Red Cross. She married Howard Wood in 1942, and the couple settled on Indiantown Farm near Centreville, where they lived until 1996. A poet and playwright, she was instrumental in rescuing the Church Hill Theatre and turning it into a thriving cultural force. She also was responsible for bringing the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to the Eastern Shore for the MidShore Symphony concert series. Richard Lee Taylor Jr. M’73 passed away June 2, 2017, at age 79. Richard spent 31 years teaching in the Cecil County Public Schools and later worked as a realtor. He was a member of Town Point United Methodist Church, an officer of Historic Chesapeake City Inc., and past president of

the Chesapeake City District Civic Association. Richard is survived by his wife, children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

through WC, taking every job he could. Friends and family have not known a man more committed to realizing his dreams.

Andrew Ludwig Foster ’75 died May 28, 2017. He was 72. He was a 1963 graduate of Chestertown High School and continued his education at Lynchburg College before he was drafted in 1968. He served in the U.S. Air Force through 1974. Andy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America. He collected motorcycles and antique model cars, and loved hunting.

William Moody Goodrich ’86 passed away March 13, 2017.

Christopher Bell Shaw ’75 died Aug. 1, 2017. After graduation, he completed his culinary degree at the New England Culinary Institute. He took instantly to his new home in Ohio and found his “second home” at Trader Joe’s, where he was the personification of courtesy and grace to colleagues and customers. Chris enjoyed music, literature, architecture, history, the outdoors, sports, and all matters Ohio. He is survived by Julie, his wife of 39 years. Edward Soyemi ’80 died Feb. 19 after a long battle with cancer. He lived in Los Angeles until shortly before his death, when he flew back home to Nigeria to be with his family. Edward worked his way

Wendy Patrice Friedman ’89 passed away April 16, 2017. Wendy was a graduate of Roland Park Country School and Washington College, and a student at Oxford University in England. Wendy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis her senior year of college but persevered and went on to win graduation awards in French and Spanish. She loved Washington College and the Beatles and wanted to work internationally. She is survived by her mother, Marie, her sister, Robin, and her brothers, Timothy and Scott ’71. Pamela Flemke ’90 died Aug. 9, 2017. She graduated cum laude with a degree in mathematics and computer science and worked as a systems engineer and consultant. Her passion for animals led to countless hours as a volunteer with MD SPCA’s Project Adopt. Her passion for math led her to tutoring students throughout the Baltimore area. Her passion for learning and zest for life led her to many personal pursuits in travel, crafting, and music.




Just Married

Steve Cameron and Morgan Phillips ’12 returned to Chestertown in May 2017 to be married, back where it all began. Many of their loving friends who have been there for the long haul were able to attend, including, from back to front, left to right, Stephan Jordan ’12, Ben Cameron ’14, John Rolewicz ’12, Hunter Draheim ’12, Ben Jardot ’13, Tom Fiala ’14, Shane Mattingly ’12, Kyle Aldrich ’13, Joe Argow ’13, Antoine Jordan ’12, Austin Auger ’12, Robby Mix ’14, Emma Mix ’13, Alix Batesko ’13, Casey Frisch ’14, Kellie Rodgers ’15, Jen Helenek ’12, Johnny Helenek ’12, Brian Lewis ’14, Brian Kramer ’10, Tyler Cotterell ’13, Liz Carbone ’12, Nick Marinelli ’14, Shannon Draheim ’11, Hillary Badger ’13, Cassie Swayze ’12, Chelsea Vetick ’12, Ross Mills ’12, Sarah Mills ’14, Mary Stroman ’12, and Emily Hess ’12.

Amanda Peters ’16 and Ivan Tokash ’16 were married in Weymouth, Massachusetts, on July 22, 2017. Cait Kerr ’16 officiated the ceremony, and Jess Peters ’20 was maid of honor. Ivan and Amanda had an intimate ceremony and were lucky to be surrounded by loving friends and family.



Keri Kiewra ‘09 and Patrick Horner were married Aug. 6, 2016, with bridesmaids Allison Jones ‘09 and Lindsay Koenig ‘09. Alumni in attendance included Sarah Strickland ‘09 and Brandon Riker ‘10.

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Oh Baby!

Lindsey Riley Lange ’07 and Jordan Lange ’07 welcomed their daughter, June Riley Lange, into the world on Oct. 23, 2016. All three attended Lindsey and Jordan’s 10-year class reunion this past Alumni Weekend.

Kelly McClure Ogletree ’03 and husband, Chris, bought their first house in October 2016. Then they had a baby! Charlotte Rose was born March 16, 2017, and Kelly and Chris love being parents. Kelly is searching for a new job and will return to work as soon as she finds one. In the meantime, she’s enjoying all the time she gets to spend with their little lovebug.

Samantha Halpin Ott ‘05 and husband, Alex, welcomed Scarlett Elizabeth on March 20, 2017. She joins siblings Georgiana, Paul, and William. Heather Reader Benson ’03 is finally getting around to announcing the birth of her third child, Lincoln Charles Benson, who was born Oct. 20, 2014. He joins big sister Lillie, now 8, and Jacoby, now 6. Better late than never, right? Poor third child.




College Awards Coleman Scholarship


avannah Hague ’19, Alexis Johnston ’20, and Daniel Parent ’21 are inaugural recipients of the Annie Brown Coleman Scholarship, established in 2015 by the Eugene B. Casey Foundation to honor students of impeccable character from Maryland’s Kent County. The Casey Foundation’s chair, Betty Brown Casey ’47, created the scholarship in Coleman’s name to recognize the Kent County native for more than three decades of service as a staff member in the president’s office. Having served seven college presidents before retiring in 2016, Annie Brown Coleman P’94 is a widely familiar and treasured member of the campus community. The $1 million endowed scholarship that bears her name is expected to fund one Kent County student per class every year. “I am so grateful to Betty Brown Casey for establishing a scholarship in my name,” Coleman says. “As a lifelong resident of Kent County, I am especially pleased to offer financial assistance to local students as they pursue ambitious plans for their futures.” Coleman participated in choosing the three students as the first scholarship recipients. Parent, of Chestertown, is an environmental studies major; Hague, of Rock Hall, is majoring in sociology; and Johnston, of Millington, is studying liberal arts. A graduate of Chestertown High School, Coleman has served as president of the Chestertown High School Alumni Association since its inception in 1997. She and her husband, Dudley, have two grown sons—one of them, Brian, a 1994 graduate of WC—10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Casey, who joined the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors in 1973 and continues to serve as an emeritus member, has a long record of generous support for Washington College. She and her late husband, Eugene, over the years have



ABOVE Annie Coleman congratulates scholarship winners Savannah Hague ’19 (far left) and Alexis Johnston ’20.

provided essential funding for building renovations and new facilities, including the Casey Swim Center, the Casey Academic Center, the Rose O’Neill Literary House, and Brown Cottage. Casey also endowed the Eugene B. Casey Medal in her husband’s honor, created the W. James Price Chair in Business Management, and established and supported endowed scholarships now valued at more than $10 million. “With this most recent gift, Mrs. Casey pays tribute to one of Washington College’s most beloved, long-term staff members,” says Joseph L. Holt ’83 M’98, director of institutional giving. “At the same time, she continues a legacy of scholarship philanthropy that stretches back four decades and now benefits scores of students each year.”

“I am so grateful to Betty Brown Casey for establishing a scholarship in my name. As a lifelong resident of Kent County, I am especially pleased to offer financial assistance to local students as they pursue ambitious plans for their futures.” —Annie Coleman

New Academic Complex Ready to Grow Fundraising is underway for the second phase of construction on Washington Avenue.

ABOVE The street view of the proposed academic building.


he departments of Education and Math & Computer Science are looking forward to a new home, with additional construction slated for the former Board of Education site at 215 Washington Avenue. Phase 1 of the academic complex, Barbara and George Cromwell Hall, opened in August 2016. The new wing will mirror the architectural and design elements of Cromwell Hall. Teaching spaces throughout will be easily adaptable as instructional technologies evolve. Design plans include five classrooms, four labs, a seminar room, three collaborative student workspaces, a library for children’s literature, a pantry/ workroom, and 14 faculty offices, as well as two distinctive spaces: a cybersecurity lab and roomier quarters for the College’s rapidly growing IDEAWORKS Makerspace. “At Washington College, we are focused on providing students with opportunities they can’t get the same way anywhere else,” says President Kurt

Landgraf. “This new building, with its spaces dedicated to such innovative resources as the cybersecurity lab and the increasingly popular Makerspace, is a terrific example of the student-focused approach we take to all we do.” The decision to house Education and Math & Computer Science in the same building is intended to foster strategic interdisciplinary crossover. For example, given the importance of STEM education for primary and secondary educators, the arrangement offers opportunities to better prepare math teachers. “The new academic building will provide much more space for each program,” says Provost Patrice DiQuinzio. “For education, there will be an experimental classroom, a one-way observation room for practice teaching. Math and computer science will have a lab for robotics, as well as spaces for teaching applied math, such as statistics and data analytics.”

The College’s Board of Visitors and Governors has approved a capital budget of $10 million for Phase 2 of the academic complex, including a $4 million grant request to the State of Maryland, with the remaining $6 million to be raised via capital gifts and grants from individuals and foundations. For information on contributing to the project, contact Scott Greatorex at 410- 810-5059.

The decision to house Education and Math & Computer Science in the same building is intended to foster strategic interdisciplinary crossover.





Honor Roll of Donors




Honor Roll of Donors Gifts & pledges received between July 1, 2016 & June 30, 2017. Although we strive for accuracy in our lists, errors do sometimes occur. If your name is listed incorrectly, please contact Judith Barroll ’88, director of alumni and constituent engagement, at 410-810-7143 or

Board of Visitors & Governors 2016-17 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS H. Lawrence Culp Jr. ’85 Chairman Richard L. Creighton ’73 Vice Co-Chair Ann Dorsey Horner ’80 Vice Co-Chair Lynn Bergeson, Esq. P’14 Secretary Geoffrey M. Rogers Sr. ’80 P’06 Treasurer Sheila C. Bair President

MEMBERS Patrick W. Allender P’11 Sheila C. Bair Lynn Bergeson, Esq. P’14 Norris W. Commodore Jr. ’73 Jayne T. Conroy P’12 ’15 Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00 Richard L. Creighton ’73 Thomas C. Crouse Jr. ’59 H. Lawrence Culp Jr. ’85 Régis A. de Ramel ’97 John G. Eckenrode Jr. P’08 Thomas H. Gale, Ph.D. Stephen T. Golding ’72 P’05 Richard B. Grieves ’83 P’18 William J. Harvey P’10 Ann Dorsey Horner ’80 Nina Rodale Houghton P’82 Margaret Goldstein Janney ’76 Kirk B. Johnson, Esq. Beth Kahn Leaman ’73 H. Jim Lim ’91 Thomas H. Maddux P’78 GP’18 William S. Miller III P’14 Deborah Moxley Turner ’77 Edward P. Nordberg Jr., Esq. ’82 60


Bert W. Rein Geoffrey M. Rogers Sr. ’80 P’06 Henry F. Sears, M.D. Ralph Snyderman, M.D. H’04 ’61 Daryl Lynch Swanstrom John H. Timken ’03 Donald C. Tomasso P’98 Peter Van Dyke, Ph.D. Richard D. Wood III ’91 Albert J. A. Young, Esq. ’81

VISITORS EMERITI Jeannie Patterson Baliles ’62 Margaret R. Bennett Betty Brown Casey H’86 ’47 Barbara Townsend Cromwell ’55 Jack S. Griswold H’07 P’94 Libby Anderson Cater Halaby H’90 Christian Havemeyer Charles L. Lea Jr. Craig Lewis P’79 GP’05 Thomas J. Maher P’83 ’85 John A. Moag Jr., Esq. ’77 Zung T. Nguyen ’77 William R. Russell Jr. ’53 P’80 GP’19 B. Francis Saul II H’08 L. Clifford Schroeder H’01 P’91 ’94 Mark A. Schulman, Ph.D. ’67 Linda J. Spire W. Jackson Stenger Jr., Ph.D. ’49 George S. Wills, Ph.D.

Alumni Board EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Arian Ravanbakhsh ’89 Chair Patrick McMenamin ’87 P’16 Chair-Elect Lindsay Krieg ’00 Secretary Natalie Guiberson Gentry ’94 Member-at-Large

MEMBERS Ryan J. Bankert ’13 Robert M. Billings Jr. ’14 Colleena Wiseman Calhoun ’99 Heather Spurrier Culp, Esq. ’00 Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner ’95 Latoya A. Gatewood-Young ’11 Natalie Guiberson Gentry ’94 Katharine R. Greenlee ’11 Mark S. Henckel ’76 Suzanne M. Hewes ’91 Lois A. Ireland ’84 Lindsay A. Krieg ’00 Patrick J. McMenamin Jr. ’87 P’16 Robert C. Page ’01 K. Edward Raleigh ’08 Arian D. Ravanbakhsh ’89 Emily M. Stecker ’17, Student Representative

Parents Council Dr. & Mrs. James T. Aris P’17 Mr. & Mrs. William Benson P’19 Eden Brodsky P’19 Phillip B. Brodsky P’19 Dr. Bill Donovan & Dr. Susan M. Donovan P’19 Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Flood P’18 Dr. & Mrs. Dudley Katz P’17 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Keller P’19 Mr. & Mrs. William Kirwan P’19 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Marchesani P’19 Ms. C. Kay McCall P’17 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Risse P’19 Dr. & Mrs. Franklin Utchen P’17

The 1782 Society The 1782 Society is the College’s premier giving recognition society with five annual giving levels ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 or more, as well as Associate levels for recent graduates.

Albert J. A. Young, Esq. ’81 Chair

The Alonzo G. Decker Society $25,000 & More Mr. & Mrs. Patrick W. Allender P’11 Ms. Sheila Bair & Mr. Scott Cooper Mrs. W. Tapley Bennett Ms. Lynn Bergeson & Ms. Ingrid Hansen P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Paul Browning Betty Brown Casey H’86 ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Conroy P’12 ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Creighton ’73 Barbara Townsend Cromwell ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Davenport Mr. & Mrs. Régis A. de Ramel ’97 Louisa Copeland Duemling H’10 GP’10 Connie Ferris Mr. & Mrs. David P. Fields ’56 ’58 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Gale Mr. & Mrs. Jack S. Griswold H’07 P’94 Ann Dorsey Horner ’80 Nina Rodale Houghton P’82 Benjamin H. Johnson CRPC Kirk B. Johnson Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Lea Jr. Mr. & Mrs. H. Fitzgerald Lenfest Mr. & Mrs. James J. Lim ’91 Mr. & Mrs. James Loree ’00 Mr. & Mrs. John L. McElroy Jr. Lynn McLain Esq. Constance Ferris Meyer Mr. & Mrs. William S. Miller III P’14 Jane Nevins Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Nordberg Jr. ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Philip G. Riggin ’57 Mark W. Sauter Drs. Henry & Sharon Sears Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Snyderman H’04 ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Spire Mr. & Mrs. Rex R. Stevens P’16 Daryl Lynch Swanstrom Mr. & Mrs. John H. Timken ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Tomasso P’98 *deceased

William Smith Fellows $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous John W. Allender ’11 Rebecca L. Besson ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Bucklee ’82 ’84 Mr. & Mrs. David G. Burton M’84 P’84 Mr. & Mrs. Anthony E. Cameron ’61 ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Norris W. Commodore Jr. ’73 ’74 Mr. Thomas C. Crouse Jr. ’59 & Ms. Kay Enokido Mr. & Mrs. H. Lawrence Culp Jr. ’85 Andrew J. Dail III ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Elsberg Caroline Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gerahty Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Golding ’72 ’74 P’05 William G. Greenly ’50 Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Griffith Elizabeth Haddad Mr. & Mrs. Todd A. Harman ’84 P’20 Mr. Oswald W. Hodges ’65 & Ms. Robin G. Carter Dr. & Mrs. J. Woodford Howard Jr. GP’16 Clare S. Ingersoll ’71 P’74 GP’19 * Mr. & Mrs. Fred Israel Dr. Robert Kirkwood Mr. & Mrs. Craig Lewis P’79 GP’05 Mr. & Mrs. Earl Linehan Thomas H. Maddux P’78 GP’18 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Maddux IV ’82 P’18 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Mantel ’62 Dr. Ellicott McConnell Mr. Maurice R. Meslans & Ms. Margaret E. Holyfield Mr. & Mrs. James Miller Deborah Moxley Turner ’77 Kenneth G. Oehlkers ’64 Vance K. Opperman Esq. Dr. James Potter ’59 & Dr. Nell Potter W. James Price IV H’90 P’80 Mr. & Mrs. Bert W. Rein Mr. James S. Riepe & Mrs. Gail P. Riepe Ms. Rebecca W. Rimel & Mr. Patrick J. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey M. Rogers Sr. ’80 P’06 Mr. & Mrs. B. Francis Saul II H’08 Mr. & Mrs. George Sawyer

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Schellenger P’11 Thomas O. Stanley George-Thomas N. Svanikier ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Svanikier P’17 Dr. Ralph R. Thornton ’40 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Tobriner A. Edward Webb Jr. ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew T. Weir ’90 P’18 Sigrid R. Whaley ’54 Mr. & Mrs. William N. Williams ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Wood III ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. A. Young ’81

President's Club $5,000 - $9,999 Mrs. Myrtie B. Adkins ’64 & Mr. Andrew J. Adkins Dr. Gloria S. Allen & Mr. Vince Hovanec Dr. & Mrs. Roy P. Ans ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Bookbinder P’10 Topher J. Brewer ’04 Matthew T. Burke ’84 Mr. & Mrs. John M. Caron Drs. Thomas & Virginia Collier Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Covington Jr. ’56 ’54 Mr. & Mrs. David R. Durfee Sr. Mr. & Mrs. John G. Eckenrode Jr. P’08 Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Myrton Gaines II ’78 ’79 Richard L. Goodall Richard B. Grieves ’83 P’19 Kenneth C. Haddock Ph.D. P’01 Mr. & Mrs. James Halpin ’58 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Harvey P’10 Mrs. Richard L. Harwood GP’07 Robert M. Hewes III GP’11 Mr. & Mrs. C. Fred Horstmann ’73 Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Kornberg ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Theodore R. Lazo ’93 Ms. Beth Kahn Leaman ’73 & Mr. Dino Talamona John Lemay Dr. Kate Lemay Lee Lemay Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Lilienthal ’70 Drs. J. Phillip & Jennifer B. London Mr. & Mrs. Whitney Maroney ’91 Harold A. McBee Jr. ’92 Mr. & Mrs. Alan McKersie Jr. P’20 Leslie S. Merriken Mr. & Mrs. Clement C. Moore II Mr. & Mrs. Peter Morgan ’84

Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Noto ’77 P’10 ’14 Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward O’Neil P’17 Donald S. Owings ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pascal ’09 ’11 George Riggs Mr. & Mrs. Richard Riggs Jr. Dr. Peter J. Rosen ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John P. Rue II ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schaefer ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Scully ’93 ’92 Colonel Arthur H. Streeter ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Strickland P’11 Gregory P. Tomasso ’98 Mr. & Mrs. G. Robert Tyson ’59 ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Van Name III ’90 ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Waesche Jr. ’53 Mr. & Mrs. John A. Wagner Jr. ’73 ’03 P’96 Graydon A. Wetzler ’63 Mr. & Mrs. John H. Willock Susan Willock

Sustaining Members $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. John Bacon Jr. ’52 Robert W. Bennett * Mr. & Mrs. William Benson P’19 Mr. & Mrs. David C. Bramble ’74 Mr. & Mrs. James Callahan ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Cameron P’12 ’14 Mr. & Mrs. J. Tyler Campbell ’76 ’80 P’06 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Carll P’10 ’13 Robert N. Cleaver C.P.C.U. ’58 * Dr. & Mrs. John A. Conkling ’65 ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Albert del Castillo P’20 Mr. & Mrs. Dean D. Dubbé P’17 Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Flood P’18 Mr. Ronald E. Garrett ’74 & Ms. Jacqueline Vansant ’76 Mr. & Mrs. William Gerwig III ’82 P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Morton Gibbons-Neff IV ’95 Mr. & Mrs. Pepper Gilbert Dolly H. Gray-Bussard Nancy Mullikin Greenberg ’59 Mr. Charles P. Grigg ’10 & Ms. Meredith M. Young Grigg ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Joel Haddock ’01 ’03 Mrs. Charles S. Hague Jr. ’41 P-M’79 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Harrington P’18 Mr. & Mrs. H. Alexander Henry ’90 Mr. & Mrs. John Hickey P’18 Drs. Daniel & Julie Himmelberger ’05

Joseph L. Holt ’83 M’98 Mr. & Mrs. George P. Hubley Jr. P’15 Christopher E. Hupfeldt ’77 Ms. Lois A. Ireland ’84 & Mr. Pierre Huggins Peter W. Jenkins ’82 Bradford F. Johnson ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Johnson ’90 Mindie J. Kaplan ’96 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Keller P’19 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew N. King ’97 Louis P. Knox III ’60 P’93 Mr. & Mrs. Raphael R. Koster ’92 ’90 Mr. & Mrs. James W. Lewis ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Lewis P’06 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Lipchock Cecily W. Lyle ’85 P’93 Sarah Lyle ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. MacLeod ’86 M’92 Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Maller ’90 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Marchesani P’20 Samuel C. Martin ’70 Mr. & Mrs. P. Curtis Massey III ’58 ’59 Dr. Davy H. McCall Mr. & Mrs. Steve McEachern ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Ira D. Measell III ’68 ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Mitchell P’12 Mr. & Mrs. R. Charles Nichols P’14 ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Noell P’09 Mr. & Mrs. L. Franklin Phares ’55 Mr. & Mrs. John H. Price P’08 Melinda G. Rath Esq. ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Arian D. Ravanbakhsh ’89 Mr. & Mrs.* Richard A. Reilly ’58 ’59 P’85 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Richardson P’19 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Risse P’19 Laura Rocco William R. Russell Jr. ’53 P’80 GP’19 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Saner II Jacque-Lynne Amann Schulman P’00 Dr. Mark Schulman ’67 & Ms. Judy Copeland Dr. & Mrs. John L. Seidel Mr. & Mrs. Todd B. Smith ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Stahl ’54 Shelby Strudwick Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Topodas ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John T. Warrington III ’85 P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Willis Weldin II ’59 ’84 Dr. & Mrs. Clifton F. West Jr. P’83 Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Wheeler ’86 ’86 Eric Widmer FALL/WINTER 2017



Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Wyman P’93 M’98 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher M. Young P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Dean S. Zang Jr. ’03

Founder's Club $1,500 - $2,499 Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. Andrews ’71 ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Appleby ’54 Ms. Sheila W. Austrian ’03 & Mr. Charles Patterson Ms. Linda Ayres ’69 & Mr. David Brewster Virginia B. Bailey ’60 P’88 Patricia J. Barkdoll ’66 Dr. & Mrs. Donald Barker Mr. & Mrs. R. Stewart Barroll ’88 M’91 Mr. & Mrs. Thad Bench P’18 Mr. & Mrs. Henry O. Biddle ’68 ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Boggs ’72 ’73 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Bowdle Mrs. Laura McClellan Bowdring ’92 & Mr. William Bowdring Mr. & Mrs. James R. Bowerman ’76 ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Brandt ’90 Robert L. Bryan Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George L. Buckless Jr. ’69 P’03 Joan E. Burri ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Cabaniss III ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Cascio ’95 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Cass ’64 ’64 Mr. & Mrs. John Christie Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Clayton ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cloud P’18 Mr. Sam Connally & Mr. Robert L. Warner Mr. & Mrs. Philip G. Conner P’85 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy H. Connor ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Coomer ’77 ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Corrigan ’83 ’83 William F. Creager Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Culp ’00 Mr. & Mrs. John D. Cunic P’93 ’99 Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Darbee ’76 Mr. & Mrs. John G. DeJong ’57 P’92 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Denton ’69 Dr. Bill Donovan & Dr. Susan M. Donovan P’19 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Doran ’61 Mr. & Mrs. William Dunphy Jr. ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Durkee III ’65 ’65 P’91 Patricia Ervin Dr. & Mrs. Angelo Falcone P’18 62


Mr. & Mrs. Richard V. Fitzgerald ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Y. Flynn Mrs. Richard N. Foley Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fordi Christopher C. Freisheim ’95 M. Gail Garbutt ’71 Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglass Gates ’59 P’83 Ellen A. George ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Morton Gibbons-Neff III ’64 Mr. & Mrs. James Gruber Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Haislip P’13 Dr. Eleanor Harvey & Mr. Steven Harvey P’18 Dr. & Mrs. John P. Hellwege Mrs. Kristina Henry ’88 & Mr. Michael Henry Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Herr ’77 P’02 Dr. Richard E. Holstein ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Horstman ’82 ’80 P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Eric Howell P’20 Jane E. Hukill Robert H. Ingersoll ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Jennings ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Johnson ’85 ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Scott P. Jones ’89 ’92 Rhonda Justice Dr. & Mrs. Matthew J. King ’98 ’01 Dr. & Mrs. G. Eric Knox Judith C. Kohl P’83 Mr. & Mrs. James Lamond Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Larkin ’74 P’07 ’07 ’10 Dr. Phillip G. LeBel ’64 James H. Lemon Jr. GP’18 Charles L. Lerner P’04 ’05 Dr. Douglas R. Levin Mr. & Mrs. William C. Litsinger Jr. ’58 ’59 P’83 Robert B. Loock ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Lozupone P’18 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Macera ’57 ’56 P’83 Mr. & Mrs. William Madar Dr. & Mrs. John W. Maun ’61 Ms. Nancy McCloy M’74 & Mr. Terry Rabinowitz Mr. & Mrs. R. Bruce McCommons ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Emmett F. McGee Jr. ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Barrett McKown ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Meder P’17 Mr.* & Mrs. William C. Millar Mr. & Mrs. G. Mitchell Mowell ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah E. Moye Jr. ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald P. Mrstik ’64 ’64

Mrs. Paula Murphy ’68 & Mr. James Murphy Mr. Zung T. Nguyen ’77 & Ms. Catherine M. Germain Mr. & Mrs. William Noll Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. C. Noyes ’73 ’76 Chris A. Owens Esq. ’73 Mr. Robert C. Page ’01 & Ms. Denise Burke Dr. & Mrs. Jude M. Pfister M’93 Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan R. Price ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Pupke Patricia B. Putnam M’75 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Reck ’63 Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell B. Reiss Mr. & Mrs. Wallace B. Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. Francis C. Rienhoff P’94 David C. Roach ’71 Elise A. Ruedi ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Schaller ’90 Susan A. Scheidle ’74 Margaret Schelts GP’04 Mr. & Mrs. Roy R. Schwartz ’64 Jane H. Scott Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Scotto Mr. & Mrs. John T. Shannahan Sr. ’65 P’95 Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 ’19 Valarie A. Sheppard ’86 Mr. & Mrs. James Shifrin Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Simons ’80 Mr. & Mrs. David W. Singer ’83 ’85 M’93 Dr. Marvin M. Smith ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Elwood F. Snyder ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Eric Engman Stoll ’74 ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Stoner Dr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Strollo Jr. ’76 Mr. & Mrs. George C. Sutherland ’83 ’84 Emmy Lou Swanson ’72 Mr. & Mrs. John L. Tansey ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Tawney ’98 Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand Thun Mr. Constantine Tonian ’53 & Ms. Patricia Dawson Ms. Andrea B. Trisciuzzi & Dr. Charles Gannon Mrs. Anna R. Troy & Mr. Steven M. Troy P’17 Ellen L. Uzelac Mr. & Mrs. John Vail Dr. & Mrs. Peter Van Dyke Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Wade Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Walker ’85

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley R. Wallace Mr. & Mrs. John S. Wayne ’73 ’94 Eric B. Wentworth P’97 Michael T. Wessel Mr. & Mrs. C. Douglas White ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Willey Mr. & Mrs. William H. Willis Jr. P’05 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew L. Wilson ’89 ’90 P’19 Joan H. Wise M’72 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Wolin Mr. & Mrs. Ronald K. Wright ’81 Mr. & Mrs. David S. Yohn Mr. & Mrs. John M. Yowell

Associate Members $100 - $1,000 graduates of the last decade Mr. Mark J. Alderman ’08 & Ms. Nina E. Horstman ’11 Brian E. Alexa ’15 John W. Allender ’11 Theodoros J. Aris ’17 Ryan J. Bankert ’13 Valerie P. Bardhi ’15 Melody S. Bishop ’15 Anna M. Black ’16 Adam B. Blitzer ’10 Amanda R. Boyer ’14 Rachel A. Brandenburg ’15 H. Joseph Breslin IV ’07 Kathleen V. Bromelow ’11 Jonathan M. Buddenbohn ’13 Caroline V. Burris ’14 John W. H. Christ ’16 Joseph S. Ciganek ’15 Raymond C. Circo ’15 Eleanor T. Conroy ’15 Katie E. Despeaux ’14 Ian K. Egland ’16 Mason B. Faust ’17 Thomas D. Fish ’15 Peter W. Fortenbaugh ’14 Casey C. Frisch ’14 Kathryn E. Fulda ’15 Latoya A. Gatewood-Young ’11 Katharine R. Greenlee ’11 Mr. Charles P. Grigg ’10 & Ms. Meredith M. Young Grigg ’11 Lindsay G. Haislip ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Hall ’15 John E. Harris ’16 Charles F. Hilberg III ’12 Emily J. Hubley ’15

Andrew F. Huelskoetter ’16 Christopher M. Kelly ’16 Rachel S. Kurtz ’16 Rachel Landale ’14 Jennifer E. Lee ’13 Lewi Negede Lewi ’17 Mrs. Shirley J. Loller ’15 & Mr. Woodrow W. Loller ’86 Brent R. Longenecker ’16 Jeffrey P. Maguire M’11 Claire A. Mattox ’14 Erin B. McAuliffe ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin T. McGarry ’08 Katharine R. Miller ’14 Ashley A. Myles ’15 Brett A. Nicholson ’14 Carly A. Ogren ’14 Dede L. Pardee ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pascal ’09 ’11 Eshan U. Patel ’13 Zachary T. Piern ’15 Rachel A. Puglia ’14 Mr. & Mrs. K. Edward Raleigh ’08 Billie J. Ricketts ’13 Robert F. Robinson II ’15 Joshua C. Rogers ’15 Emily A. Scherer ’14 Chastain A. Shenk ’15 Ross J. Sorci ’14 Jeffery D. Sullivan ’14 Emily J. Summers ’16 George-Thomas N. Svanikier ’17 Audrey J. Utchen ’17 William M. Vogel Jr. ’15 Elizabeth A. Warehime ’13 John T. Warrington IV ’16 Emma R. Way ’16 Austin A. Yocum ’15 Madelyn N. Zins ’15

The George Washington Legacy Society Anonymous (4) Mary Anne & James A. Adkins M’92, M’91 Kenneth W. Altfather ’38 Terri & Charles E. Andrews, Jr., M.D. ’74, ’71 Nan & Roy P. Ans, M.D. ’63 Barbara V. & Robert H. Appleby ’54 Jeannie Patterson Baliles ’62 Judith & R. Stewart Barroll ’88 M’91 Jennifer & Charles F. Black ’77 Phyllis Blumberg ’72

Stacey Boyer Julie O. & Ronald D. Brannock ’65 Help Washington College join the national movement. Elizabeth S. Brown ’64! George L. Buckless, Jr. ’69, P’03 Megan Ward Cascio ’95 Margaret B. Castellani ’69, M’77 Robert N. Cleaver ’58 * Kathryn Wurzbacher & Brian F. Corrigan ’83, ’83 Marilyn D. & Charles P. Covington, Jr. ’54, ’56 Jane & Richard L. Creighton ’73! Barbara Townsend Cromwell ’55 Miriam Perkins Cronshaw ’42* Kay Enokido & Thomas C. Crouse, Jr. ’59 #WCGivingTuesday Heather & Jeremy Culp ’00 Forge Your Legacy Elizabeth A. & John G. Visit or text @WASHCOLL to 52014 DeJong ’57, P’92 Susan T. & Lawrence M. Denton ’69 Dorothy & Robert J. Doran ’61 Charles F. Downs ’59 Jo Ann & William E. Harrington ’66 Elizabeth O’Hara Sandra & David Durfee Sr. Rodney Harrison ’58* & Theodore R.Lazo ’93 Hazel K. Elder Beatrice M. Harwood GP’07 Beth Kahn Leaman ’73 Mary Anne Espenshade ’79 Peggy Heim Sharon A. & James W. Lewis ’58 Richard H. Evans ’65 Mendel L. Heilig ’51! Sallie Moniot Lilienthal ’70 Thomas G. Evans P’94 M. Celeste Herbert ’46 Irma R. Lore ’44 Linda H. & Harry Fenwick ’74! Sally & Thomas Hofstetter ’54 Eleanor Shriver Magee ’93 Edith N. Foley Richard E. Holstein, D.D.S. ’68 Geraldine J. Maiatico ’66 Rena Fowler! Sally Hynson Hopkins GP’11 Ida May H. & Robert B. Mantel ’62! Gail Garbutt ’71 Lucille A. Houck ’50 Joseph S. Massey ’69 Melanie P. Gness ’83 Nina Rodale Houghton P’82 Barbara H. Matthews Niurka Goenaga ’93 Scott E. Huber ’79 Sandra & John W. Maun, Ph.D. ’61! Barbara & Lawrence H. Golub, Cicily & Felice Iacangelo P’92 Edward E. Maxcy D.D.S. ’63 Lois A. Ireland ’84 Davy H. McCall, Ph.D. Lisa Thomas Gomez ’86 & Pierre L. Huggins Barbara & Dan Measell ’70, ’68 Carolyn Dunne Gray ’63 Bayly E. & Robert Janson-La Palme Stephen Z. Meehan, Esq. ’89 William G. Greenly ’50 Nancy & Gerald P. Jenkins ’65 Mary M. Merdinger Carol I. & Jay S. Griswold H’07, P’94 Benjamin H. Johnson Charlotte Delahay Meyer ’85 Kenneth C. Haddock, Ph.D. P’01! Eric B. Johnson, Jr. ’99 Marion L. Moore ’56 Virginia N. Hague ’41 P-M’79 Catherine M. Jones P’77, ’84, GP’03 Rachel Monks ’74 & John Sherman! Libby Anderson Cater Halaby H’90 Saylee Urig & Robert Blackburn William W. Mortimer ’82 Fletcher R. Hall ’63 Kerr ’54 Joan Sommers & James R. Halpin ’58 Dr. Robert Kirkwood *deceased ! - new Judith A. Hammer ’68 Kurt M. Landgraf!

WC Giving Tuesday 11.28.2017




Nimrod Natan ’85 Jane Nevins Janice P. & Samuel G. Nicholson ’54 Donald S. Owings ’55 Miriam & Jude M. Pfister M’93 W. James Price IV H’90, P’80 Holleyanne & William B. Purcell ’62 Melinda G. Rath Esq. ’77 Judith L. Reynolds ’67 Beatrix H. Richards ’86 Joan T. & Philip G. Riggin ’57 William M. D. Roe ’43, P’68 William R. Russell Jr. ’53, P’80, GP’19 Susan A. Scheidle ’74 L. Clifford Schroeder H’01, P’91, ’94 Judy & James H. Scott ’59 Peter L. Shafer III ’86 Kirby-Lynn H. Shedlowski ’04 Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 ’19 Glen R. Shipway ’65 Pat & Alfred P. Shockley ’55, P’84 Robin B. Simon ’75 Jeannette Shipway Snyder ’68 Daryl Lynch Swanstrom Donna Marie Thompson ’57 Ralph R. Thornton, Ph.D. ’40 Constantine N. Tonian ’53 Elaine & Jonathan M. Topodas ’68 Bonnie A. & Michael J. Travieso ’66, ’66 Molly O. & Benjamin Troutman, Ph.D. ’66 Virginia Lee Truax ’48 Lisa Brown Tully ’95 Helen H. & G. Robert Tyson ’57, ’59 Matthew T. Weir ’90 P’18 Sigrid R. Whaley ’54 Lynn P. & John H. Wigton ’64! Suzanne & George S. Wills Joan H. Wise Brynie & Anthony Wiseman ’73 Mary D. Wood ’68* David C. Wright ’79,M’00 Linda & Glenn S. Wright ’68 Jordan T. Yelinek ’02 W. Lee Yerkes ’75

Consecutive Donors No matter the size of your gift, ongoing support provides a solid foundation to Washington College.

25 Years Mr. & Mrs. William M. Abbott ’71 ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Ahalt ’74 64


Dr. & Mrs. Roy P. Ans ’63 June L. Atkin ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Attias ’90 Ms. Eugenia Auchincloss ’89 M’95 & Mr. John Larrimore Ms. Linda Ayres ’69 & Mr. David Brewster Mr. & Mrs. John Bacon Jr. ’52 Colonel & Mrs. Edgar M. Bair ’56 Baltimore Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Dana Bent ’84 Peter Bertram ’80 Mr. & Mrs. James Blandford ’69 Mrs. Laura McClellan Bowdring ’92 & Mr. William Bowdring Mr. & Mrs. Ridgely T. Brown ’63 P’96 Mr. & Mrs. David W. Bryden ’69 Dr. Cynthia J. Bucci ’92 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Buckel ’73 Mr. & Mrs. George L. Buckless Jr.’69 P’03 Lewis E. Buckley ’55 Joan E. Burri ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Anthony E. Cameron ’61 ’61 Robert E. Carter ’42 P’73 Robert N. Cleaver C.P.C.U. ’58 * Drs. Thomas & Virginia Collier Mr. & Mrs. Norris W. Commodore Jr. ’73 ’74 Dr. & Mrs. John A. Conkling ’65 ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Robert M.Copp ’77 ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Covington Jr. ’56 ’54 William F. Creager Mr. Thomas C. CrouseJr. ’59 & Ms. Kay Enokido Mr. & Mrs. Peter A.Darbee ’76 Dr. Kevin F. Decker ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Denton ’69 Dr. & Mrs. Victor DeSantis ’86 P’16 Paul M. Desmond ’53 Mr. & Mrs. Paul Deysenroth Jr. ’60 Dr. William F. Ditman Jr. ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Doran ’61 Keith W. Dranbauer ’75 S. Kim Duckworth ’73 Mr. & Mrs. William Dunphy Jr. ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Durkee III ’65 ’65 P’91 Mary A. Espenshade ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Etris ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Evans ’65 Henry S. Fehlman M’76 Mr. & Mrs. Harry Fenwick ’74

Mr. & Mrs. David P. Fields ’56 ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Flory ’55 P’82 Carl Forstmann Memorial Foundation M. Gail Garbutt ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey R. Garinther ’81 Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglass Gates ’59 P’83 Ellen A. George ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Gound ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Drew N. Gruenburg ’76 Mr. & Mrs. James Halpin ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Gary N. Hammett ’77 P’08 Harry Haralambakis ’88 Dr. & Mrs. Vaughn A. Hardesty ’65 ’66 Edgar D. Harrington ’65 Richard L. Harrington ’69 A. Powell Harrison ’49 Christian Havemeyer Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Heck ’67 Sylvia B. Hesson ’64 Robert M. Hewes III GP’11 Suzanne M. Hewes ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Landon Hilliard III P’87 ’06 Mr. Oswald W. Hodges ’65 & Ms. Robin G. Carter The Hodson Trust Sandra C. Holler ’79 M’84 Mr. & Mrs. C. James Holloway ’59 Mr. & Mrs. C. Fred Horstmann ’73 Nina Rodale Houghton P’82 Dr. James E. Hughes ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hutchinson ’56 Independent College Fund of Maryland Nancy Wayne Jaffe ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Owen Knight ’50 Jon R. Lankford ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lawson. Jr. ’62 Bonnie S. Leach ’69 Dr. William M. Leach P’87 Dr. Phillip G. LeBel ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Lehman Jr. ’70 Cynthia P. Lehmann ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Leitch Jr. ’62 Dr. Robert E. Leitch ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Leonard ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Craig Lewis P’79 GP’05 Mr. & Mrs. James W. Lewis ’58 Mr. & Mrs. William C. Litsinger Jr. ’58 ’59 P’83 Louise H. Littleton ’48 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Long ’68 Cecily W. Lyle ’85 P’93 Sarah Lyle ’93 Mr. & Mrs. John P. Magee ’93 June L. Main ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Mantel ’62

Mr. & Mrs. Holt L. Marchant Jr. ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Henri L. Marindin ’61 ’60 E. Suzanne Marsh Shank ’69 Samuel C. Martin ’70 Mary E. Martindale ’66 Paul F. Mason ’64 Joseph S. Massey ’69 Mr. & Mrs. P. Curtis Massey III ’58 ’59 Dr. & Mrs. Bryan L. Matthews ’75 M’86 ’75 P’12 Dr. & Mrs. John W. Maun ’61 Mr. & Mrs. R. Bruce McCommons ’63 Mr. & Mrs. James McCurdy Jr. ’52 P’80 ’81 Mr. & Mrs. James McGarvey ’66 Drs. Natalie & C. James McKnight ’84 ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McMenamin ’87 ’88 P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Mears ’76 P’04 ’04 ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Ira D. Measell III ’68 ’70
 Mr. & Mrs. William H. Morgan ’64 Marie A. Mullen ’56 Pamela Davis Naplachowski ’76 Mr. Zung T. Nguyen ’77 & Ms. Catherine M. Germain Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Nordberg Jr. ’82 Mr. & Mrs. William W. Ortel ’52 Dr. N. Elizabeth Osborn ’74 Dr. & Mrs. John B. Osborne ’61 Anthony Oswald ’59 Mr. & Mrs. John Overington ’69 Donald S. Owings ’55 Mr. & Mrs. L. Stephen Patrick ’76 R. Allen Payne ’68 Joyce W. Pepper ’62 M’76 P’89 June Pettit ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas B. Pfeiffer ’75 Mr. & Mrs. L. Franklin Phares ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Phillips ’66 Mr. & Mrs. James Pickett ’59 Robert T. Pickett Jr. ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Poole ’57 M’75 P’87 GP’14 W. James Price IV H’90 P’80 Mr. & Mrs. Eric S. Purdon ’66 ’69 Margaret G. Quimby ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Arian D. Ravanbakhsh ’89 Eileen A. Reddy ’77 Barbara M. Reed ’56 Mr. & Mrs.* Richard A. Reilly ’58 ’59 P’85 Mr. & Mrs. David Rengel ’75 Cynthia H. Renoff ’70

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Richards ’75 David C. Roach ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Rogers ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Barry D. Rollins ’78 ’78 Donna W. Rolls ’54 Dr. Peter J. Rosen ’68 Dr. Susan K. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Philip Rousseaux ’68 Elise A. Ruedi ’63 William R. Russell Jr. ’53 P’80 GP’19 Fraser Ruwet ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Schaefer ’91 Susan A. Scheidle ’74 Dr. Mark Schulman ’67 & Ms. Judy Copeland Mr. & Mrs. R. Ford Schumann Jr. ’73 ’71 P’01 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Scott ’59 Dr. Frederick W. Shillinger ’47 William P. Short Jr. ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald C. Sisk ’56 ’64 Mr. & Mrs. M. Rogers Smith ’51 Lt. Col. William & Mrs. Gretchen Starling USAF (ret.) ’73 Mr. William S. Steelman ’80 & Ms. Sue Hertz Margaret S. Steffens ’46 Patricia D. Stein ’69 Dr. & Mrs. Jack Stenger Jr. ’49 Mr. & Mrs. David E. Stevens ’65 ’65 Colonel Arthur H. Streeter ’57 Mr. & Mrs. George C. Sutherland ’83 ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Takach ’76 Mr. & Mrs. John L. Tansey ’73 Mr. & Mrs. Harold Tassell ’55 Dr. Ralph R. Thornton ’40 Agnes S. Torossian ’52 Sara W. Towers ’46 Mr. & Mrs. G. Robert Tyson ’59 ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Unfried ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vartanian ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Waesche Jr. ’53 Sarah J. Wagaman ’82 Mr. & Mrs. John A. Wagner Jr. ’73 ’03 P’96 Mr. & Mrs. Melvin W. Walker ’64 ’65 Katharine S. Waye ’81 M’90 A. Edward Webb Jr. ’67 Carolyn K. Webber ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Weiss ’65 ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Willis Weldin II ’59 ’84 Linda J. Wessells ’64 Dr. & Mrs. Clifton F. West Jr. P’83 Mr. & Mrs. John G. Wharton Jr. ’80 Dr. & Mrs. Philip J. Whelan ’61

Kathleen B. White ’58 M’80 Mr. & Mrs. Judson T. Williams III H’89 Mr. & Mrs. William N. Williams ’76 Martin J. Winder ’73 Women’s League of Washington College Nancy J. Wooldridge ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Steven Wrightson ’69 M’75 ’71

20 Years John-Bruce C. Alexander ’94 M’00 Lynda Allera ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Appleby ’54 Gary K. Atkinson ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Jesse C. Bacon ’82 Ms. G. Jaia Barrett ’69 & Mr. Timothy Tulenko Mr. & Mrs. John J. Bartel ’74 Glen E. Beebe ’81 Robert W. Bennett * Mrs. W. Tapley Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Francis R. Benson ’93 Mr. & Mrs. John Bergen ’55 Rebecca L. Besson ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Henry O. Biddle ’68 ’70 Mary A. Bird ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Black ’77 Bryon A. Bodt ’85 Mr. & Mrs. David C. Bramble ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence E. Brandt ’87 Elizabeth S. Brown ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Bull P’95 Dr. Kenneth E. Bunting ’56 Mr. & Mrs. David G. Burton M’84 P’84 Captain & Mrs. Jonathan Burton ’76 P’06 Mrs. Rosanne Buscemi ’74 & Mr. James Buscemi Arthur M. Christie ’50 Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Cote Sr. P’86 ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Council ’91 ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Creighton ’73 Mr. & Mrs. James L. Davison P’00 Mr. & Mrs. John G. DeJong ’57 P’92 Nancy M. Dick Dixon Valve & Coupling Company Louisa Copeland Duemling H’10 GP’10 The Honorable Robert C. Earley ’52 & Mrs. Louise Earley Mr. & Mrs. Andrew M. Evans ’94 ’95 Peter R. FitzGerald ’75 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Gale The Thomas H. & Barbara W. Gale Foundation

Lt. Colonel & Mrs. Charles R. Gardiner ’53 Kay W. Gay P’91 Homer J. Gerken Richard L. Goodall Linda E. Green ’83 P’90 ’93 Dorothy H. Griffin P’92 Mr. & Mrs. Jack S. Griswold H’07 P’94 Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Hansen P’88 Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Hansen ’82 ’82 Mrs. Richard L. Harwood GP’07 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory E. Hawn ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Helgerman ’91 ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Henry ’88 Dr. Richard E. Holstein ’68 Joseph L. Holt ’83 M’98 Dr. & Mrs. Fred W. Hopkins ’59 C. A. Hutton ’72 Erin E. Jacobson ’95 M’04 Mr. & Mrs. Alvin J. Kraft P’96 Mary Kummings ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Wilhelm J. Leibig P’91 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lester ’87 M’93 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Lineburger P’97 ’00 M’04 Dr. Lauren M. Littlefield ’91 & Mr. Tony Littlefield Fred G. Livingood ’47 Wanda B. Mackie ’57 Dr. Davy H. McCall Ms. Nancy McCloy M’74 & Mr. Terry Rabinowitz Michele E. McKay ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. McQuade ’96 Linda G. Middlestadt ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald P. Mrstik ’64 ’64 Timothy L. Mullady ’96 Judge & Mrs. John E. Nunn III ’80 ’79 M’91 Mr. John F. Panasci ’83 & Ms. Lisa Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Parent P’97 ’00 Mr. Mark Pellerin ’75 & Ms. Mandy Owen Dr. & Mrs. Jude M. Pfister M’93 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Polvinale ’70 ’69 P’98 Jonathan G. Rogers ’94 Mr. & Mrs. James T. Ruby P’97 The Schluderberg Foundation Inc. Jane H. Scott Dr. & Mrs. Terrence H. Scout P’01 Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 ’19 Mr. & Mrs. David W. Singer ’83 ’85 M’93

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold J. Sten ’58 ’60 Dr. & Mrs. Peter Van Dyke Van Dyke Family Foundation Eric B. Wentworth P’97 Joan H. Wise M’72 Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Wyman P’93 M’98

15 Years Mr. & Mrs. George C. Ambrose’67 ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John C. M. Angelos ’87 Elizabeth A. Anger ’81 Mr. & Mrs. James F. Arnold P’01 Mr. & Mrs. James D. Arnoult P’05 Ms. Sheila W. Austrian ’03 & Mr. Charles Patterson Virginia B. Bailey ’60 P’88 Mr. & Mrs. R. Stewart Barroll ’88 M’91 Edward A. Bauer P’04 Patricia J. Berry P-M’87 Dr. & Mrs. T. Clayton Black ’06 P’16 ’20 Mr. & Mrs. Delos E. Boardman ’71 ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bohrer Sr. P’06 Elizabeth H. Booth ’39 Mimi Boulden Carol V. Brannock ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Brannock ’65 Clara M. Bullen ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Francis L. Burk Jr. P’06 Richard B. Callahan ’60 Mr. & Mrs. E. Dudley Coleman H’16 P’94 Barbara Townsend Cromwell ’55 Dr. Lisa Daniels & Mr. Nicholas W. Minot Mr. & Mrs. William DiPaula ’93 Mr. & Mrs. William Dorman ’73 Leah R. Dryden Suzanne H. Duckworth ’52 P’73 John A. Edson P’83 Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Emory ’59 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Fitzgerald ’86 ’04
 Gwen D. Flory P’00 Phyllis E. Frere ’73 The GE Foundation William G. Greenly ’50 Richard B. Grieves ’83 P’19 Helen D. Guastavino P’80 ’81 ’85 * Kimberly A. Harb ’88 Mrs. Kerri Haskins-Schuster ’96 & Mr. Marc Schuster Dr. & Mrs. John P. Hellwege Mr. & Mrs. H. Alexander Henry ’90 The Henry Foundation FALL/WINTER 2017



The Honorable & Mrs. Elmer E. Horsey P’86 Mr. & Mrs. A. Flexer Illick ’60 Mr. & Mrs. William Janney III ’76 ’76 Sandra E. Johnson ’76 Renee N. King ’91 Mr. & Mrs. John P. Kirwan ’70 Judith C. Kohl P’83 Susan B. Kreckman ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lacher ’67 Mr. & Mrs. T. Christian Landskroener M’02 Ms. Jolene C. Lehr ’00 & Mr. Thomas Price Ms. Leslie A. Lehrkinder ’78 & Mr. Bruce Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Lewis P’06 Dr. Juan Lin Lincoln Financial Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William P. Mack Jr. Sylvia S. Maloney M’74 John W. Martin III ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Steve McEachern ’80 Lynn McLain Esq. Mid-Shore Community Foundation Elizabeth A. Miller ’83 Sallie L. Miller ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Nadler P’00 Nationwide Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. C. Noyes ’73 ’76 Melinda G. Rath Esq. ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Reck ’63 Mark G. Reyero ’96 Judith L. Reynolds ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Ridgway Jr. P’98 Cynthia B. Rief ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Francis C. Rienhoff P’94 Ms. Rebecca W. Rimel & Mr. Patrick J. Caldwell Kimberley A. Ruark ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Saner II Jacque-Lynne Amann Schulman P’00 Raye H. Simpson ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smizik P’00 Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Snyderman H’04 ’61 Mr. & Mrs. John Sorge ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Spire Thomas O. Stanley Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Stoer P’96 Mr. & Mrs. Oliver A. Stromberg P’05 Emmy Lou Swanson ’72 Daryl Lynch Swanstrom Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Tawney ’98 Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Todd ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Tomasso P’98 66


Chikao Tsubaki ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Umbach ’62 Verizon Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Vervier P’90 Mr. & Mrs. John V. Walker ’70 ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Welch ’95 Loretta M. West ’72 Mr. & Mrs. John F. Wilson P’03 ’05 ’09 ’20 Ms. L. Wayles Wilson ’03 & Mr. James Walton Dr. & Mrs. Harry W. Woodcock P’91 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald K. Wright ’81 Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Wyble ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. A. Young ’81 Mr. & Mrs. John M. Yowell

10 Years Mrs. Myrtie B. Adkins ’64 & Mr. Andrew J. Adkins Cynthia T. Aebischer ’64 Barbara F. Agnew ’63 Margaret P. Allen John W. Allender ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick W. Allender P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Alls Jr. ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Steven H. Amick ’69 ’69 P’12 Mr. & Mrs. James M. Baker ’95 Bank of America Patricia J. Barkdoll ’66 Janet K. Barr ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Bloomberg ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Blose ’85 Dr. Phyllis Blumberg ’72 Mr. & Mrs. George Boyd V ’60 Mr. & Mrs. T. James Bradley ’80 Susanne Brogan ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Wayne C. Brown P’87 M’93 Robert L. Bryan Jr. Ms. Jennifer Butler ’79 & Mr. Calvin Ward The Anthony E. & Lydia H. Cameron Trust Mr. & Mrs.* William Cameron Mr. & Mrs. James H. Carll P’10 ’13 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Cass ’64 ’64 Mr. & Mrs. George R. Churchill ’73 ’73 Betty R. Clark ’84 Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Compass Group, The Americas Division Mr. & Mrs. L. Rodney Compton P’86

Jennifer R. Corwell ’03 Linda Jane Coyne P’93 Mr. & Mrs. H. Lawrence Culp Jr. ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Culp ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Daley P’07 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Davenport Mr. Douglass T. Delano ’80 & Ms. Elizabeth Hannold Jaquelin G. Dennehy P’95 Mr. & Mrs. James A. Dillon ’71 Dr. Patrice DiQuinzio Dr. & Mrs. John P. Dolan ’03 ’03 Mr. & Mrs. David M. Dressel ’66 Mr. & Mrs. H. Benjamin Duke III P’10 ’13 Deborah K. Eaton ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John G. Eckenrode Jr. P’08 Mr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Elsberg Mr. & Mrs. Carlton B. Evans ’63 Laura G. Fahsbender ’81 Constance W. Fassett ’55 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Ferrell P’06 Connie Ferris Ferris Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard V. Fitzgerald ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Flynn ’70 ’70 Doris S. Forster ’49 Jane J. Fox M’80 Caroline Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Myrton Gaines II ’78 ’79 Denise C. Geiger P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Morton Gibbons-Neff IV ’95 Dr. & Mrs. Mark M. Goldberg Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Golding ’72 ’74 P’05 Jinx Gollam ’68 Jennifer S. Green ’94 Nancy Mullikin Greenberg ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Gregory Jr. ’80 Dr. Kenneth C. Haddock P’01 Mrs. Charles S. Hague Jr. ’41 P-M’79 Mr. & Mrs. George Hardy Mr. & Mrs. R. Mark Hastler P’05 M’08 Ann M. Heitz ’67 Judith F. Heppard P’10 Sandra L. Herndon P’01 Mr. & Mrs. Adam S. Hock ’05 Mr. & Mrs. J. Dal Holmes Archie H. Horner ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Gary Hosey P’07 Christopher E. Hupfeldt ’77 Judith I. Hymes Franklin W. Hynson Jr. ’66

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Ingersoll IV ’03 Ms. Lois A. Ireland ’84 & Mr. Pierre Huggins Dr. & Mrs. Larry Israelite ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Jacobs ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Macgill James II Miss Sally M. James & Mr. Daryl Kimball Dr. Nina G. James-Antonetti ’87 Benjamin H. Johnson CRPC Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Johnson ’76 Dr. Stacey B. Johnston ’97 & Mr. Timothy Johnston Mindie J. Kaplan ’96 Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Keller ’71 Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Ketterman ’90 Mr. William R. Kier Jr. ’73 & Mrs. Jenny McAlevy Dr. & Mrs. Matthew J. King ’98 ’01 Mr. David R. Knepler ’76 & Ms. Karen E. Koenig Louis P. Knox III ’60 P’93 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Kochek ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Kim J. Kowalewski P’07 Frank H. Kuhn ’50 Mr. & Mrs. Theodore R. Lazo ’93 Ms. Beth Kahn Leaman ’73 & Mr. Dino Talamona Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ledford ’56 Mr. Howard Levenberg ’52 & Ms. Nancy Glube Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Liebhold Mr. & Mrs. James M. Luff ’92 Mark C. Luff ’78 Mr. & Mrs. E. Rankin Lusby ’50 Thomas H. Maddux P’78 GP’18 Dr. Betty M. Malkus M’85 & Mr. Milton M. Malkus III P’88 ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Marion ’70 Maryland Structural Fabricators Mr. & Mrs. Peter Maryott ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. May P’03 ’09 Mr. & Mrs. John McDowell ’71 P’87 Dr. Kathleen & Mr. Thomas McGarry P’08 Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. McLelland ’86 Merck Mr. Maurice R. Meslans & Ms. Margaret E. Holyfield Patricia M. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Victor Miller ’70 Mr. Christopher Mocella ’01 & Ms. Kelly Collison Mocella ’00 Mr. & Mrs. G. Mitchell Mowell ’73

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin P. Murphy ’75 P’07 Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Oakley ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Ogilvy ’70 Thelma N. O’Grady ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Osborn ’82 Marion Parker ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Parks P’04 Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bryce Parry P’97 The Pew Charitable Trusts Janet Pfeffer P’07 Dr. James Potter ’59 & Dr. Nell Potter Mr. & Mrs. John H. Price P’08 T. Rowe Price Foundation Carrie B. Riley ’90 Mr. & Mrs. Harry R. Riskie P’99 ’06 Dr. Donald W. Rogers ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rosan ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Ross ’53 Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Russell P’03 Dr. & Mrs. S. P. Sadick ’51 Jean Dixon Sanders ’79 Miriam B. Scheck ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick C. Seeley ’65 ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Shaw ’75 ’76 Valarie A. Sheppard ’86 Dr. Bryan A. Simmons Jr. ’77 Christine B. Smith ’94 Dr. Marvin M. Smith ’67 Reverend Thelma A. Smullen ’64 & Mr. John Smullen Society for International Affairs Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William T. Stoerrle P’11 Stefan A. Strein ’90 Mr. Paul N. Taylor II ’98 & Mrs. Betsy L. Moyer-Taylor ’98 Susan D. Taylor ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand Thun Mr. & Mrs. John H. Timken ’03 Jeffrey R. Timm ’75 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Tubbs Keith G. C. Twitchell ’77 Doris R. Valliant M’80 Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Mary E. Vinje ’65 Mr. James V. Vorhies ’06 & Mrs. Heather Blain Vorhies ’05 Dr. & Mrs. Donald T. Walbert ’50 ’89 M’91 P’88 ’88 ’89 ’90 ’99 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew T. Weir ’90 P’18 Jan K. Wentworth P’97 Louise S. Widdup Mr. & Mrs. David Wiggins ’79 Mr. & Mrs. Larry Will

Ms. Paula E. Wordtt ’68 & Mr. Richard Owen Karen Berger Yeagle ’67 P’93 Lucinda Young-Turner ’93

5 Years The Honorable & Mrs. William H. Adkins III ’66 Advisors Charitable Gift Fund Mr. & Mrs. Martin Alexa P’15 Dr. Erin K. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. John H. Anderson III ’11 ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Andrews P’89 Andrew F. Antonio ’12 Aon Foundation Andrea R. Arnaud ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Ryan B. Bailey ’88 Michele Balze ’89 Ryan J. Bankert ’13 Heather M. Barnes ’85 Mr. Almon C. Barrell III ’67 & Ms. Geraldine C. Fisher P’95 ’00 Susan T. Barrett-Bullitt ’74 Mr. & Mrs. William J. Basel P’94 ’96 Elizabeth S. Bauer ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Beach ’82 ’83 Reverend Carl H. Beasley III M’88 Mr. John C. Beck ’05 & Ms. Carol A. Landis ’06 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel R. Beirne Jr. ’81 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Bell P’07 Mr. & Mrs. Henry O. Benedict ’51 Clare K. Benz P’16 Ms. Lynn Bergeson & Ms. Ingrid Hansen P’14 Berkowitz II Foundation Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Bryan A. Bishop ’86 Kathryn M. Blaha ’09 Ruth R. Blizzard ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Blouch Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Blumberh M’83 Jonathan D. Bookbinder ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Bookbinder P’10 Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Bostic ’71 M’76 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Bowdle Mr. & Mrs. Damon F. Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Brake Dr. Sue Briggs ’78 Kathleen V. Bromelow ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Erik Brostek P’15 Mr. Michael L. Buccino ’99 & Ms. Shannon G. Smulow Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Bucklee ’82 ’84 Doris H. Burke ’57 Nancy R. Byham ’52

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Eda H. Cabaniss Charitable Lead Unitrust Mr. & Mrs. James Callahan ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Cameron P’12 ’14 Mr. & Mrs. J. Tyler Campbell ’76 ’80 P’06 Alicia A. Carberry ’95 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Cascio ’95 Ms. Susan Caswell ’93 & Mr. Lansing Williams Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cavaliere ’00 Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright & Mr. Brian Wright Mark O. Chapman ’80 Anne K. Charles Chestertown Natural Foods Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Clagett ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Clark ’95 Mr. & Mrs. John H. Clifton ’68 ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John L. Coker ’65 ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Collie ’84 P’16 Drs. John & Sylva Collins P’14 The Colonial Dames of America The Comegys Bight Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Connor ’75 Peter H. Conovich ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. Corrigan ’83 ’83 Henry Covington Sr. ’58 Kristin L. Coyne ’93 Michael S. Crews Esq. ’98 Ivon & Jane Culver Trust Mr. & Mrs. John D. Cunic P’93 ’99 Meghan K. Curran ’00 Andrew J. Dail III ’55 Peter Daniel Mr.* & Mrs. Ries E. Daniel ’51 Mr. & Mrs. John H. Davie Jr. ’58 Carol V. DeGennaro ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Foster L. Deibert Jr. ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Todd Del Priore ’87 P’18 Dr. & Mr. Lemuel C. Deweese ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Michal Dickinson ’76 ’84 M’94 Sally M. Dobbs ’66 Jeannette M. Dodd P’08 ’13 Jeffrey B. Donahoe ’83 Mr. & Mrs. F. Russell Doupnik ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Downs ’59 Michael S. Drake ’12 Paul D. Drinks ’80 Mary N. Dryden ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Duck P’02 Cara E. Dudzic ’03 68


Louisa Copeland Duemling Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Duzor ’75 Dr. & Mrs. Sean M. Dwyer P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Edwards’04 ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Eichler ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin England ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Etro ’78 Exxon Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Farley P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Tim C. Fields P’17 Mr. Johnson Fortenbaugh & Ms. Wendy Morrison P’14 Jane R. Fox ’68 Christopher C. Freisheim ’95 Helen Clay Frick Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David S. Fryman ’82 H. Bruce Funk CPA ’78 Dr. Diane L. Gallagher & Mr. George D. Gould P’16 Garbutt Family Charitable Trust Dr. Elaine & Mr. Charles Gardiner ’63 Mr. Ronald E. Garrett ’74 & Ms. Jacqueline Vansant ’76 Latoya A. Gatewood-Young ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Gentry ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Morton Gibbons-Neff III ’64 The Gilder Lehrman Institute Robert T. Gillespie ’58 Brian F. Gimelson ’92 Alice L. Glen ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Glorioso ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Golinski P’16 ’17 Dr. Laurie L. Gordy ’88 & Mr. Michael R. Hearn ’88 Dr. Deborah Green ’70 Katharine R. Greenlee ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Milton Greenwood ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Gregg P’07 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Grey ’69 ’72 Nancy K. Grimshaw ’86 Mr. & Mrs. James Gruber Dr. & Mrs. Owen C. Grush P’96 James A. Guthrie ’73 Ms. Linda L. Hague-Crew M’79 & Mr. Larry D. Crew Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Haislip P’13 Lindsay G. Haislip ’13 Commander & Mrs. N. W. Hamill (RET) ’80 ’80 Rodney L. Harrison ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hartman P’13 Dr. & Mrs. Michael P. Harvey P’20 Ms. Ellen Hennessey ’86

& Mr. Ted Bresnahan P’19 Mr. & Mrs. James M. Hersh ’99 ’00 Anthony M. Hidell ’07 Charles F. Hilberg III ’12 Mr. Brian Hildreth & Mrs. Cindi Hildreth ’75 Allan J. Himes ’12 Drs. Daniel & Julie Himmelberger ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Hinkle ’89 Judith C. Hogan ’63 Edward L. Hogarth Jr. ’55 Susan E. Hoover ’72 Meredith L. Horan ’73 Ann Dorsey Horner ’80 Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward Hoxter P’88 Mr. & Mrs. George P. Hubley Jr. P’15 Dr. & Mrs. James B. Huggins ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Palmer W. Hughes ’56 John C. Huntington ’49 Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Hurst P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Randall Hutton Jr. P’19 IBM Corporation Indian Point Foundation Dr. Marcia A. Invernizzi H’11 ’72 & Mr. Michael L. Gallahue ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Jarrell ’80 JBK Ace Hardware & Rental Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Jennings ’76 Alice S. Johnson ’60 Johnson & Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Johnson ’90 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jones ’83 Stephan A. Jordan ’12 Lorraine M. June ’82 M’85 Dr. Suzanne Kalan ’68 Mr. & Mrs. David R. Kane P’13 Raymond W. Keen ’70 Mr. & Mrs. John J. Kenney ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Kent P’00 Grayce B. Kerr Fund Inc. Maryanna L. Kieffer ’70 Mr. & Mrs. George J. Kilroy P’00 Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Kircher P’85 The Carl J. Kircher Fund of The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Kircher ’85 Dr. Robert Kirkwood Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Knies Jr. P’04 Dr. & Mrs. G. Eric Knox Fran Koerner Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Kornberg ’74 Stephen A. Kosiak ’53 Mary Kozub Michael Lannon Mr. David A. Leach

& Ms. Laurie J. LaChapelle P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Cary J. Lederman ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Lee P’09 ’15 Dr. & Mrs. Michael Lee P’13 Arthur D. Leiby M’83 Mr. & Mrs. Karl Lemp Charles L. Lerner P’04 ’05 Dr. Douglas R. Levin Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Libera P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Todd Lineburger ’97 M’04 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Lipchock Mr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Lippoldt ’79 ’82 Mr. & Mrs. John Littlejohn ’62 R. Gordon Long Jr. P’11 Robert B. Loock ’86 Mr. & Mrs. James Loree ’00 Ms. Megan C. Lundquist ’08 & Mr. James R. Minkler Dr. & Mrs. James J. Lupis M’96 Missie Dix Mack ’83 Lucy B. Maddox Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Maddux IV ’82 P’18 Mr. & Mrs. William Manning ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Mantegani P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Marchetti ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Marcin P’13 Mr. & Mrs. John F. Marshall ’78 Maryland M. Massey ’69 Francis A. Mattiace ’63 Barbara G. Mattox P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McCardell ’79 Mr. Joseph B. McClintock & Ms. Nancy E. Gillece P’09 Mr. Travis A. McCormack M’05 & Ms. Jeanne A. McCormack ’07 Mr. & Mrs. John L. McElroy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin T. McGarry ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Barrett McKown ’56 Brian F. Meehan ’82 Mr. & Mrs. W. Dukes Meeks Jr. ’79 ’79 Leslie S. Merriken Constance Ferris Meyer Mr. Warren H. Milberg USAF (Ret.) ’62 & Ms. Jacqueline Hess Kimberly A. Millender ’92 Mr. & Mrs. William S. Miller III P’14 Bernice H. Mitchell ’59 James D. Mitchell ’50 Mr. & Mrs. Clement C. Moore II Mr. & Mrs. William R. Moore ’91 P’16 ’17 Diana Morgan ’86 Morgan Stanley & Company Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Morrow Jr. ’89

’80 P’06 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis R. Rolewicz P’12 Mr. & Mrs. John P. Rue II ’76 Elizabeth B. Ruff ’46 Mr. & Mrs. D. Jeffrey Russell Dr. & Mrs. Kevin M. Ryan P’16 The Saner Family Foundation Cynthia B. Saunders ’68 Mr. & Mrs. George Sawyer Jesse J. Schaefer ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Alfred E. Schmalfuhs P’14 Jonathan E. Schultz Schwab Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Roy R. Schwartz ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Scotto Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sebastyan ’62 ’63 Mr. & Mrs. John A. Semrai III ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Shaffer P’05 Mr. & Mrs. John T. Shannahan Sr. ’65 P’95 Dr. Ruth Shoge & Mr. Simeon Shoge M’96 P’07 Reverend & Mrs. Thomas C. Short ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Silverie ’57 ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Darryl F. Simms Sr. P’19 ’20 Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Siperko ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Slaughter ’73 ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Smith P’04 ’05 Peggy B. Smith ’46 GP’94 ’06 M’09 Ralph T. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Smith III ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Elwood F. Snyder ’68 The Snyderman Fund Maria M. Sossa ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Stanton ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Brennan Starkey ’86 Starkey Foundation State Farm Companies Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Staub P’14 ’16 Mr. Donald F. Steele III ’91 & Ms. Lynn Roland Dr. Elizabeth & Mr. Peter Stein P’99 ’01 ’03 Mr. & Mrs. C. Gary Storke P’96 ’00 Mr. & Mrs. John Streeter ’65 Shelby Strudwick Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Sturdivant P’10 Dr. & Mrs. Ralph F. Surette Stephen C. Sweet ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tamberino ’95 Mr. J. S. Tatnall ’78 M’84 & Mr. Daniel Colburn Margaret M. Theobald ’13 Pamela B. Titus ’63 Mr. & Mrs. William Toner


Mr. & Mrs. Jeremiah E. Moye Jr. ’75 Mr. & Mrs. William M. Mullen ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Mulligan P’12 Thomas Muncy Mr. & Mrs. R. Charles Nichols P’14 ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Nicholson ’54 Dr. Andrew T. Nilsson ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Noell P’09 Michael J. Nolen ’13 Mr. & Mrs. William Noll Mr. & Mrs. Carl-Johan Nordberg ’98 Norfolk Southern Corporation Trust Northrop Grumman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Noto ’77 P’10 ’14 Dr. Susan S. O’Connor ’68 Kenneth G. Oehlkers ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. O’Hearn ’97 M’01 ’98 Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward O’Neil P’17 Ollie Investment LP Bonnie M. Orrison ’63 Chris A. Owens Esq. ’73 Mr. Robert C. Page ’01 & Ms. Denise Burke Dr. & Mrs. Michael R. Pelczar Mr. & Mrs. Scott Person ’98 Mr. & Mrs. David Peter ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Petty ’76 P’14 Hunt W. Pile ’11 Treeva W. Pippen ’58 Lesley L. Plugge ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Pollock ’04 Dr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Premo P’90 Pamela K. Price P’08 ’10 PSEG Foundation Patricia B. Putnam M’75 Gregory A. Quinn ’11 Louis B. Rappaport ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher M. Reed ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Guy M. Reeser III ’72 ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Rexford ’92 Frances L. Reynolds P’64 M’82 Mr. & Mrs. Wallace B. Reynolds Beatrix H. Richards ’86 Britt Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Ridgaway ’05 Dr. & Mrs. William F. Rienhoff III Mr. & Mrs. Brandon P. Righi ’07 ’08 Mr. & Mrs. David L. Ripley ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Donald Risher ’83 Mr. & Mrs. J. Barbour Rixey P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Constancio Roan P’01 Robert J. Roan ’01 Mr. & Mrs. Hanson C. Robbins Dr. & Mrs. George R. Robinson II P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey M. Rogers Sr.

ABOVE In early October, four former scholar-athletes were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Pictured left to right: Shoko Nakamura Churchwell ’04 (women’s tennis), Seth Morgan ’02 (men’s tennis), Tim Hart ’79 (men’s lacrosse), and Janet Studdiford Malcolm ’04 were feted during weekend festivities that also included a golf tournament, alumni games, and intercollegiate varsity competition. For more coverage, including photos of the 2013 softball team honored this year, visit

Mr. Constantine Tonian ’53 & Ms. Patricia Dawson Mr. & Mrs. Alex Trapp P’15 ’19 J. Nicholas Tremper ’13 Tamalin Truitt P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Turnbull ’80 P’15 Ms. Kathleen Tynan ’82 & Mr. Stephen Cooke M. Cliff Valliant Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Van Name III ’90 ’91 Anne B. Vansant M’73 Mr. & Mrs. Eric Vass ’71 Mr. & Mrs. C. Clifton Virts III ’72 ’72 P’02 ’05 Susan A. Vowels Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Wade Laura B. Walter ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Warner ’77 Margaret P. Warner ’65 Penelope B. Wasem ’70 Mrs. Jenny Washburne ’78 & Mr. Thomas Washburne John H. Way ’71 Matthew A. Webb ’01

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Webb P’14 Mr. Clinton G. Weimeister ’70 & Ms. Caroline K. Wildflower Wells Fargo Sharon L. Wert M’88 Dr. Richard K. Wesp ’72 Graydon A. Wetzler ’63 Sigrid R. Whaley ’54 Mr. Royall Whitaker ’75 & Mrs. Claudia Desantis-Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Williams P’12 Vincent & Pamela Williams P’99 Susan Willock Mr. & Mrs. Toby S. Wilson ’93 J. Robert Wolfe ’66 Rose E. Wolford ’68 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Wolin John Womack Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Wood III ’91 Iva Woyke Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Woznicki P’01 W. Lee Yerkes ’75



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In Person: Allison Heishman ’03 While Allison Heishman’s Cater Society Fellowship confirmed her passion for the theatre, it also sparked a love affair with Philadelphia, the city she now calls home. Aided by professor and mentor Michele Volansky ’90, Heishman used her Cater grant to fund a summer internship with the Philadelphia Theatre Company, where Volansky was literary manager and dramaturg. There, she worked with Company Manager and Casting Director Lois Kitz in the casting and literary departments, and immersed herself in the artistic life of the city. “Lois took me to see a Pig Iron Theatre production of a play called Shut Eye,” Heishman recalls. “It was magnificent, the biggest ‘this is where I want to be’ moments of my young career.” After graduation, Heishman drew upon her new Philadelphia connections, her fellowship experience, and a recommendation from Kitz to score an apprenticeship with the Walnut Street Theatre. Now, 15 years later, she is the new artistic director for Simpatico Theatre, programming consultant and former associate artistic director of Azuka Theatre, and a recent nominee for the F. Otto Haas Barrymore Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist. “I have directed over 15 mainstage professional productions here in Philly,” Heishman says, “and it all started with the Cater Society.” For Heishman, the career path cleared by WC faculty committed to her success was just one piece of the puzzle. “I owe a lot of my success to the doors Michele helped open for me,” she says. “But the Cater Society allowed me to focus on learning, growing, and spending time outside my internship hours with the company, exploring a new city.” Today that city is at the heart of a community she’s created with both artists and audiences, not just locally but around the world. Her Cater experience shaped what she thought possible. “The Society is worth sustaining,” she says, “because it builds futures.”

PHOTO: Sharvon P. Urbannavage

Around the World in Eighty Ways  
Around the World in Eighty Ways