The AAGC promotes continued affinity for Goucher College, fosters alumnae/i engagement, and gives alumnae/i a strong voice in college affairs through the Board of Directors and Alumnae/i Trustees. Here is the 2014–15 slate of incoming board officers and members (terms begin July 1, 2014):
Jennifer Margolis Marquez ’01: A recipient of a Marvin Perry Merit Scholarship, Marquez was awarded Goucher’s Sarah T. Hughes Award for Academic Excellence in Politics and Public Policy and the Lee Snyder Lovett ‘33 Prize. Subsequently, Marquez graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the Inter-American Law Review and held positions as staff editor, symposium editor, and member of the Bylaws Revision Committee. She joined the Law Office of David E. Newman in September 2004. In 2012, she took over the firm and it was renamed Newman & Marquez, PA. She is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court Southern District of Florida, and the United States District Court Middle District of Florida. Marquez lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband and two children.
Kimberley Gordy ’06: Now senior assistant director of admissions at George Washington University, Gordy worked for four years in Goucher’s Office of Admissions. A biology major, she was a member of the women’s basketball team as an undergraduate. Gordy also serves on the advisory board for Maryland Leadership Workshops Inc., a nonprofit that provides summer leadership development to middle and high school students. She plans to enroll in GW’s Master of Public Administration program in the fall.
Eleanor Shriver Magee M.Ed. ’00: Shriver Magee’s career in higher education and nonprofit administration spans more than two decades. Her years as a National Collegiate Athletic Association head coach prepared Shriver Magee for a successful transition into alumni relations, advancement, and nonprofit administration. Many professional skills in coaching such as relationship building and the ability to multi-task prepared her well for both her career moves and volunteer commitments. She has worked for Loyola University, Washington College, Habitat for Humanity Choptank, and the Talbot Historical Society. Recently, she began her own consulting business. Shriver Magee lives in Easton, Md., with her husband and son, and she volunteers for the Rotary Club of Easton; Washington College; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Eastern Shore; Garrison Forest School; Wye River Upper School; Radcliffe Creek School; the Maryland Historical Society; and the Waterfowl Festival.
J. Alice Nixon Thompson ’99: A doctoral candidate in the University of Maryland’s sociology program with concentrations in development and demography, Thompson plans to complete her dissertation this fall. She has worked most recently as a program officer and study director at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C. During that time, she assisted in the execution and evaluation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) mandated by the U.S. Congress, and acted as the study director for an evaluation of Department of Defense-Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System’s avian influenza/pandemic influenza activities. A sociology major at Goucher, Thompson holds a master’s degree in medical sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Alex J. Smith ’05: A managing director at Paul-McCoy Family Office Services, Smith helps oversee the financial affairs of multi-generational, high net-worth families. While at Goucher, he was involved in several leadership activities including serving as president of House Council. He and his wife, Christine Fodness Smith ’04, live in Boston, Mass., with their son, Oliver, and daughter, Nora.
Sarah Bryant ’08: The marketing manager at the Cato Institute, a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., Bryant holds bachelor’s degrees in communications and art (with a concentration in art history) from Goucher. A resident of Arlington, Va., Bryant serves as a Quarterly class representative and volunteers in the D.C. community for the Junior League of Washington and The Madison, a women’s volunteer organization.
Will Lonczak ’10: A business management and economics major, Lonczak is an associate in the finance and accounting department of Vocus Inc. in Beltsville, Md., a marketing software company. In 2009, he received Goucher’s Borden-Gladding International Management Award, which enabled him to study international business at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is an associate member of the John Franklin and Mary Fisher Goucher Society and a supporter of the Blue & Gold Society.
Kaye F. Williams ’83: A senior legislative consultant and attorney, Williams served as a liaison between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and national securities exchanges. She received, from the FCC, the Law and Policy Award for work on the National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service, the highest ranking civilian status in the government. Kaye is affiliated with Mitchell & Dunn law firm and provides counsel to historically black colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. A resident of Alexandria, Va., she holds a doctor of law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in politics and public policy from Goucher College.