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2013 Vagabonds

2013 Vagabonds

The 2013 Goucher Vagabonds team just wrapped up their two-week trek along the east coast between Northern Virginia and Maine. Along the way they met with incoming first-year students at send-off parties, interviewed alumnae/i about life post-Goucher, and made stops at several alumnae/i regional events. Read posts from this year’s journey right here and check out more photos and video on the Vagabonds facebook page at www.facebook.com/gouchervagabonds.

Elizabeth Statuta Baker ’70 Wins 2015 Award for Excellence in Public Service

On April 25, 2015 at the annual meeting of the Alumnae and Alumni of Goucher College, Elizabeth Statuta Baker, Class of 1970, was honored with the AAGC Award for Excellence in Public Service. As a family law attorney, Baker has dedicated her life’s work to aiding and empowering battered women and disadvantaged populations. Philanthropic with her skills, time, resources, and tireless energy, Baker reflects the best of what Goucher offers.

After graduating from Goucher, Baker earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. Currently a partner in the Coral Gables office of the national law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, she has been working energetically for the disenfranchised since she began her career with Legal Aid of Baltimore, where she created forms and systems to efficiently deliver quality legal services to marginalized residents of the city.

Baker has spent her entire career serving as a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. In 1978, she co-founded The Safespace Foundation, which helps victims of domestic violence create an independent life. A past president and current member of its board of directors, Baker provides pro bono assistance to Safespace and individual battered women, while also helping with fundraising activities. Using her gifts doesn’t stop there. A member of the Legal Services of Greater Miami’s Campaign for Equal Justice Committee, she helps raise funds for civil cases for indigent clients. Baker also takes pro bono appointments from judges in Miami-Dade County and works as a volunteer attorney for Dade Legal Aid’s “Put Something Back” program.

Baker is a founding member of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, past president of the University of Miami Friends of the Richter Library, board member of the Florida International University Women’s Studies Center, and has been a trustee for both the First United Methodist Church of South Miami and the First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables. She has received many accolades, including the 2014 American Red Cross Spectrum Award for Women, Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award, Legal Services of Greater Miami Distinguished Service Award, and Florida Association of Women Lawyers’ Mattie Belle Davis Award. Even though she’s active in her community and field, Baker has continued to be generous with her time and resources to Goucher, hosting events and volunteering in a number of roles over the years.

In the 45 years since her graduation, Elizabeth Statuta Baker has proven herself a consistent and passionate force to be reckoned with. She has devoted herself to helping victims of domestic violence, to honoring the law and those who need its protections, and to numerous worthy causes, her alma mater among them; for that, the Alumnae & Alumni of Goucher College recognizes her with its Public Service Award.

2015 Goucher Athletics Hall of Fame


On April 24, 2015 Goucher College will honor three athletic legends. Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015
6 p.m.

Hyman Forum, the Ungar Athenaeum
Goucher College

Percy Moore
Percy Moore ’95
Soccer and Lacrosse

All-time leading scorer for men’s soccer; first-team all-conference selection all four years in men’s soccer

Kim Raley Graybill
Kim Raley Graybill ’95


Goucher’s first Division III All-American in women’s swimming; CAC Co-Female Swimmer of the Year, champion in 200 backstroke, 200 IM in 1991-92

Patte Zumbrun
Patte Zumbrun

Equestrian Director, Coach

Appointed director of equestrian program in 1987; her teams captured six IHSA Zone IV Region I titles, made three IHSA National Horse Show appearances

RSVP by Friday, April 10, to Tatiana Korba at 410-337-6577
or tatiana.korba@goucher.edu. Reunion year alumnae/i (0’s and 5’s) may sign up
through Alumnae/i Weekend registration at www.goucher.edu/alumniweekend.