In February 2019, Goucher College honored Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish with the Marguerite Barland ’60 Merit Award.
After serving for more than a decade on the Goucher College Board of Trustees, Ruth Shapiro Lenrow ’74 became board chair in July, previously serving as the board’s secretary and vice chair, as well as gala chair for two years.
Kat Elicker ’19 has long been steeped in Goucher history. Her mother, Jillian Storms ’80, P ’19 is an alumna, and Elicker grew up coming to art gallery openings on campus. But when it came time to apply to college, Elicker didn’t see herself at Goucher, as she wanted to create her own path. Her mom […]
At a recent event, a Jesuit priest’s words resonated with Miriam E. Katowitz ’73. She recalls him saying, “We are beneficiaries of a legacy we did not create. We are stewards of a legacy that we will not benefit from.” For more than a decade, Katowitz has served on the Goucher College Board of Trustees, […]
After five years at Niagara University teaching abstract algebra and practical statistics, a faculty position opened at Goucher College. Phong Le ’03 was only a year away from tenure, but he says the decision came down to where he wanted his career to go. This was Le's [UNDAUNTED] moment.
By Chris Landers No one can accuse Theo Emery M.F.A. ’14 of choosing an easy topic. His book, Hellfire Boys, due out in November, is subtitled “The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World’s Deadliest Weapons,” and deals with the American response to German chemical weapons during World War […]
By Molly Englund Jill Sisson Quinn M.F.A. ’08, like many of the writers who have gone through Goucher’s Creative Nonfiction Program, was fairly established in her writing career when she came to graduate school. While working as a high school English teacher, she had published several personal essays that dealt with developing a sense of place, […]
By Chris Landers Porscha Burke M.F.A. ’17 has a simple answer for how she became a publishing manager and associate editor at Random House 13 years ago: prayer. The self-described “unapologetic Christian girl” isn’t exaggerating. She did pray for direction. Three years out from the University of Virginia, she was working in the music business, […]