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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 Returns for Summer 2015

Our popular Gophers In The City program returns this summer with events in five different cities. We hope that all members of the Goucher community will take advantage of these opportunities to connect, and welcome any new Gophers who may have moved to your city.

Please save the date for the event near you:

Baltimore on Tuesday, 7/14 – The Boathouse Canton
Washington DC on Thursday, 7/16 – Iron Horse Taproom
Philadelphia on Tuesday, 7/28 – Tria Taproom
New York on Wednesday, 7/29 – Ivy Bar
Boston on Thursday, 7/30 – Anthem Kitchen + Bar

All events in all cities will be from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

More information including the event venues will be posted soon.

To RSVP, email Chelsea at chelsea.montero@goucher.edu

Don’t see your city listed but want us to pay it a visit? Email JP at jp.javierwong@goucher.edu.

The Distinguished Alumnae & Alumni Awards and Inaugural Gala 2015

The Distinguished Alumnae and Alumni Awards and Inaugural Gala was held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Goucher College’s Decker Sports and Recreation Center. The elegant evening was filled with entertainment, laughter and good cheer.

The newly created award, the Distinguished Alumnae and Alumni Award, was given to five of Goucher’s shining alumnae and alumni. The award is conferred upon alumnae and alumni who exemplify the tradition of excellence and embody the enduring values of Goucher College and who have achieved prominence in their chosen fields. The honorees bring credit to the college through their personal accomplishments or professional achievements.

 The Distinguished Alumnae and Alumni Honorees of 2015

Suzanne Fineman Cohen ’56
Dr. Jean Harvey Baker ’61
Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff ’70
Bradford Shellhammer ’98
Jamila Thompson ’01

Click on the link below to see images from the night’s festivities:

Goucher Selects New Vice President for Advancement


Trishana E. Bowden

Trishana E. Bowden has been selected as Goucher’s new vice president for advancement starting July 13, 2015. Bowden brings an impressive 20-year track record of fundraising and development to the position, and she will be a key part of the team supporting Goucher’s future growth.

Bowden will oversee Goucher’s alumnae/i, parent, annual gift, major gift, and foundation programs. She also will work in partnership across the campus, especially with the Development and Alumnae/i Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, to foster and promote a culture of philanthropy across key constituencies. She will be creating and executing a strategic and data-driven advancement plan that strengthens the Goucher community and cultivates new relationships to support the growth of the college moving forward.

Bowden comes to Goucher from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the third-oldest law school in the nation, where she was the associate dean for external relations, overseeing all development, alumni relations, academic special events, and communications. Before that, she had been associate dean for institutional advancement at American University Washington College of Law, where a Trishana E. Bowden Scholarship was established by members of the Dean’s Advisory Council in her honor. Throughout her career, she has worked to secure donations, improve alumni relations, and help law schools meet fundraising goals to support a broad range of institutional priorities.

A graduate of Towson University, Bowden has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Law School Development Conference and chaired the Development section of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Institutional Advancement. She has also been a presenter and panelist on advancement at several professional conferences.

Trishana shared her sentiments about the position in an email: “Excited and privileged are the two words I would use to describe how I feel about joining the Goucher community. For decades, Goucher has earned a reputation for educating talented leaders throughout the state and across the country.  To be a part of supporting the future graduates of this incredible college and continuing that long-standing tradition is inspiring.  I look forward to working with the members of the Advancement team and the entire community to strengthen the relationship with alumnae/i and friends.”