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2011 West Coast

Vanessa Keen ’11, Brendan McFadden ’13, and Mary Wahl ’11  followed the sun to the West Coast the summer of 2011. There, they concentrated on California, where many successful Goucher grads (and an increasing number of current Goucher students) live.  West Coast Team members “shadowed” some of our most successful alumnae/i, and of course, attended two of Goucher’s Send-Off gatherings in San Francisco and Los Angeles; events that are held each summer in various cities to welcome the college’s incoming students to the Goucher family—and to offer new students, parents, and alumnae/i a chance to get to know each other.

A complete archive of their trip is coming soon.

Fall 2015 Events for Alumnae/i

A new season and semester at Goucher brings plentiful opportunities to get involved with your alma mater. Here we’ve highlighted upcoming Goucher events to bring you back to campus and several occasions to meet the Goucher family on the road in cities around the country.


September 9      “Gophers in the City” Happy Hour*
5:30-7:30 p.m.   Towson Tavern, 516 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204
Say goodbye to summer with fellow Goucher graduates at this year’s final alumnae/i happy hour in our “Gophers in the City” regional event series. Tell your friends and RSVP to alumni@goucher.edu. Share this event on facebook

sophie kurek 13October 3            1st Annual Sophia Kurek ’13 Dance-A-Thon
4-10 p.m.             Lillian Welsh Gymnasium, Decker Sports Recreation Center
Join Goucher for a fun night of dancing for a great cause at the 1st Annual Sophia Kurek Dance-A-Thon in memory of alumna Sophia L. Kurek ’13. The theme is “Dancing through the Decades” and in addition to the competition, there will be raffles, team prizes, food, dance-offs, and a special alum performance! You can register as a team of 5+ ($50) or as an individual ($10). All proceeds will go to the Sophia L. Kurek ’13 Memorial Scholarship Fund to build opportunities for rising juniors pursuing dance degrees. For more information and a schedule of the evening’s activities, visit http://sophiakurekdanceathon.webs.com.

October 9-11      Goucher Family Weekend: Events for Alumnae/i

October 10, 2015              Goucher Legacy Reception
4-5 p.m.                               Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum, Batza Room
Goucher will host its annual reception honoring legacy families on Saturday afternoon of Family Weekend. Let us know if Goucher is part of your family tradition by contact JP Javier-Wong in the office of Alumnae/i Affairs at 410-337-6077 or jp.javierwong@goucher.edu.                     

RenieRun2014-008October 11, 2015              23rd Annual Renie Amoss Memorial 5K Run & 2.5K Walk
9 a.m.                                  Decker Sports and Recreation Center
Tie your tennis shoes and join Goucher student athletes, families, and alums for this year’s “Renie Run,” held in memory of alumna Corene “Renie” Amoss, a three-sport Goucher Academic All-American who died in 1993 shortly after graduating from Goucher.  All proceeds go to The Renie Amoss Fund, which grants several monetary awards each year to eligible Goucher students. http://renierun.com

October 17          “Emma in America” Opening Reception
3-5 p.m.               Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum, 4th Floor and Hyman Forum
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Emma, Friends of the Goucher College Library will be unveiling the exhibition, “Emma in America: Jane Austen’s Novel through Two Centuries.” Join us for the exhibit opening reception, to begin with a brief introduction by Austen scholar Juliette Wells, and a dance performance by Choregraphie Antique. This event is free and hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets are required and will be available at http://www.goucher.edu/tickets.

October 22          Denver, CO Goucher Presidential Reception*
Save the date and stay tuned for details on this exceptional regional opportunity to gather with members of the Goucher Denver community, meet Goucher President José Antonio Bowen, and learn about new and exciting developments at the college.

nyc compressedDecember 3       New York, NY Goucher Presidential Reception*
Don’t miss the largest regional Goucher event of the year, our annual New York reception at the exclusive Colony Club in Manhattan. Please save the date on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

* = Alumnae/i Regional Event

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:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/goucher/sets/72157651949047440/