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2017-18 Incoming AAGC Leadership

Below is the 2017-18 slate of incoming officers, directors, and committee members to the Alumnae & Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC). This slate will be approved at the Annual Meeting of the AAGC during Alumnae/i Weekend on Saturday, April 29, 2017! All alumnae/i are encouraged to attend—3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Hyman Forum, Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum.

President (2 year term)
Kara Byrne Bundy ’02—Bethesda, MD

Vice President (2 year term)
Jay Gilman ’09—Philadelphia, PA

Secretary (2 year term)
Brendan McFadden ’13—Baltimore, MD

Alumna/us Trustee (3 year term)
Jenifer Mitchell Reed ’86—Trophy Club, TX

Directors (3 year terms)
Judy Cohen MACS ’12—Baltimore, MD
Leda Fuller Favor ’79—Forest Hill, MD
Morris Johnson ’11—Woodstock, MD
Will Lonczak ’10—Baltimore, MD
Dennis Teegardin ’12—Baltimore, MD

Nominating Committee Members (3 year terms)
Amanda Pugh ’08, MAAA ’14—Conowingo, MD
Rebecca Rother ’12—Westminster, MD
Rebecca Schwartz ’08—Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Sparenberg MAHP ’16—Greenbelt, MD

Public Service Award Committee Members (3 year terms)
Shannon Smith MACS ’15—Baltimore, MD
Alex Wood ’06—Washington, DC

Leaders Attend Goucher Business Circle

April 11, local business and community leaders gathered on Goucher’s campus for the first Goucher Business Circle. The event was hosted by Bill Pugh ’94, vice president of sales and marketing, Apex Tool Group, and member of the Goucher College Board of Trustees. Read more

21st Annual Scholarship Luncheon

At this year’s Scholarship Luncheon, Goucher recognized the generosity of many alumnae/i and friends who support student accessibility through the school’s scholarship program. Five students expressed their gratitude to donors, shared the impact of financial aid, and highlighted the many ways Goucher is shaping their futures. Lee Gerstein ’07, Peter DiLeonardi ’07, and Gary Decker ’07 gave heartfelt remarks about why they were inspired to raise funds for a Dorsey Scholarship in memory of their beloved friend and classmate Jeff Raggio ’07.

View pictures from the luncheon on the Goucher College Facebook page or watch a video of the presenters below:

Welcome to Rowdy the Gopher!

A social media poll, which received more than 4,100 votes, was used to select the name of the updated mascot. Rowdy received the most votes from the four gender-neutral names chosen by the athletic department staff and student-based groups to be included in the poll. Read more

Goucher College Extends President Bowen’s Contract for Five More Years

Dr. José Antonio Bowen has accepted a new five-year contract. The new contract will run July 1, 2017, to June, 30, 2022 and will allow him to continue his efforts to redevelop the curriculum, improve campus facilities, advance diversity, and pursue other important initiatives for the renowned liberal arts college.

“The Board commends Dr. Bowen for his collaborative approach and the resulting reinvigorating of Goucher College that is taking place both academically, with the new curriculum and new support for faculty and students, and in the physical plant, starting with the new Pagliaro Selz Residence Hall,” said Miriam Katowitz, President, Goucher College Board of Trustees.

Under Dr. Bowen’s leadership, Goucher College has been named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report for two years in a row. Focusing his work to provide greater access and equity in education, Dr. Bowen oversaw the launch of the first-of-its kind Goucher Video Application and recently led efforts to freeze tuition for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. Over the past three years, Goucher has also experienced growth in applications and fundraising.

“I am very humbled that the Board has decided to renew my contract and that we can now settle in for the long haul,” said Dr. José Antonio Bowen, Goucher College President. “I love how dedicated we are to our students, and I look forward to continuing to work on their behalf.”

Dr. Bowen—a national award-winning educatoris a pioneer in active learning and the use of technology in the classroom. At Goucher, Dr. Bowen has integrated the 3Rs into Goucher’s curriculum: relationships, resilience, and reflection, which are crucial to students’ learning and success in both college and beyond. He is also a best-selling author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. The anticipated sequel, Teaching Naked Techniques, launches on January 24, 2017.