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Goucher Vagabonds

Goucher 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.

vag·a·bond noun
[vag-uh-bond] a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad. vagabond. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vagabond.

Gouch·er vag·a·bond noun
A person, always a Goucher student, who wanders from place to place for two weeks each summer to bring the current Goucher experience to members of our school’s off-campus community while collecting stories of the post-grad experience and tales of Goucher’s history.
A Goucher Vagabond is never ‘settled.’ While on the road, he or she is constantly searching, learning, exploring; having an adventure of excitement and inquiry.

Gophers in the City

“Gophers in the City” Young Alumnae/i Happy Hours

Sponsored by the Alumnae & Alumni of Goucher College (AAGC)

New to town? Love a good happy hour? Want to connect with other Gophers?If you live in or plan to visit Baltimore, DC, Boston, or NYC, we’d like to invite you to a Goucher alumnae/i happy hour. It will be a great chance to meet other Gophers! Please mark your calendars, send us your R.S.V.P., and tell your fellow Goucher alumnae/i.
Baltimore, MD
Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m.


Pratt Street Alehouse
206 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Washington, DC
Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m.

Mad Hatter DC
1319 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036

Boston, MA
Tuesday, July 29, 6 p.m.

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Warehouse Bar & Grille
40 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109

New York, NY
Thursday, July 31, 6 p.m.


Galway Pub NYC
7 E. 36th Street (between 5th and Madison)
New York, NY 10016

R.S.V.P. to Silvia Tudor at 410-337-6159 or alumni@goucher.edu by Monday, July 21
to let us know which event you plan to attend. 


Just for Kicks

pick up game

President José Bowen (far left) and others play in pick-up soccer game.

In the midst of World Cup mania, Goucher President José Antonio Bowen recently challenged faculty, staff, and students to a pick-up soccer game. Sudden, heavy rain almost forced a rescheduling, but the storm clouds parted as quickly as they appeared, and the skies were sunny for the entire game.

Which was good, since Bowen, who officially became college president on July 1, couldn’t wait to get on the field.

“I’m used to three days of soccer a week,” said Bowen as he lined soccer balls up. “I’d like to have a regular, weekly game. Anyone who wants to come play, can. No slide tackles, no shin guards, just fun.”

Players were quickly split into two teams: White shirts and black shirts, and the game was on. The white shirts quickly took the lead; despite great effort, the black shirts remained on the defensive for most of the game.

Nonetheless, it was all in good fun. “I’m just here to play some football,” said Christian Ribeiro ’15, a black shirt. “I love the game, that’s all.” Even the spectators enjoyed the friendly competition. “I’m not too much into sports, but I like the antics of a good soccer game,” said Erin Collins ’16, who was watching from the sidelines.

Bowen seemed thrilled with the crowd’s spirit. “Just look how many people have shown up,” he said, extending his arms. “It’s great.”

– Ke’Aun Charles ’15

Global Reach Host Té Revesz ’67 Interviews Classmate Paula Stern ’67 on Drawing More Women into IT

stern-feature-guestTé Revesz ’67 recently interviewed former classmate, Paula Stern ’67, about efforts by companies, government, and non-profits to increase the number of women working in technology, and in turn, improve products and profits. Click below to listen to the podcast from Té’s internet radio program, Global Reach: Winning in World Markets, to learn how they’re making it happen.

Hosted by Té Revesz

Innovation & Competitiveness: the Hon. Paula Stern on Initiatives Drawing more Women & Girls into IT


Visit Global Reach on the Voice America business channel: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1984/global-reach

On the Green for Blue & Gold

(L to R) Ben Veldman ’10, Tom Rose ’95, ’00, Greg Permison, Percy Moore ’95

(L to R) Ben Veldman ’10, Tom Rose ’95, ’00, Greg Permison, Percy Moore ’95

View the 2014 Golf Outing Photo Gallery

Goucher’s Blue & Gold Society hosted its annual Golf Outing this week under sunny skies at the exclusive Hillendale Country Club. The event, which raises money for Goucher Athletics, drew in over 100 participants this year including alumnae/i, parents, and other Goucher community partners.

“The Blue & Gold Golf Outing is one of the biggest single fundraisers that we do,” said Greg Permison, Assistant Director of Annual Giving. The money goes toward all sorts of Goucher athletic expenses. “Training trips, championship rings –this year we’ll have to buy rings for the Equestrian team again,” Permison added, smiling.

When it comes to competition, the Golf Outing is a casual tournament. Each team plays with “best ball rules,” meaning that each team member tees off, and everyone starts from where the best shot landed. “That way, if the first guy makes a perfect shot, and the rest of us end up in the sand traps, we pick up our golf balls and join him,” Permison explained. There are plenty of awards given out after the tournament as well. At the end of the day, prizes are given out to players for various accomplishments, such as best long drive, getting closest to the pin, or a hole-in-one. “No one ever wins the hole-in-one prize,” Permison said, laughing.

All participants come to support Goucher, but it’s the fun of golfing with buddies that really draws them. “I love being out on the field,” said Tom Rose ’95, ’00. Rose and Permison were on the same team, and although they didn’t win, Rose didn’t hold it against him. “I had a wonderful time with Greg and the others,” he said, before adding, “We were 10 under par, which isn’t too bad.”

This year’s fundraiser was a success, but the Blue & Gold Society is already looking to next year. “Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Golf Outing,” said Permison. “I think that’s going to be our biggest one yet.”

— Ke’Aun Charles ’15

Recruit Maryland 2014: Alumnae/i Only Career Fair

Screen_Shot_2014_04_22_at_1_47_47_PMGoucher College will participate in Recruit Maryland 2014, a multi-school and alumni-only career fair on June 19 at West Village Commons, Towson University. Whether you’re looking to network or for a new career in finance, investment banking, marketing, technology, media, nonprofit, consulting and more, you will find all the best opportunities at Recruit Maryland. Over 50 pre-selected employers will be in attendance with hundreds of available positions.

To view a list of employers in attendance and to register, click here: http://recruitmd.eventbrite.com. Questions about this event? Contact the Career Development Office at 410-337-6191 or career@goucher.edu.