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Goucher College’s biggest event of the year will honor the past and celebrate the future

Preparations for the 2018 Goucher Awards Gala and Celebration are under way, and it will be a memorable night for the college. On Saturday, March 10, Goucher community members and friends will gather to honor the achievements of our distinguished alumnae/i. This year, Goucher will celebrate Percy Moore ’95, Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62, and The Honorable Paula Stern, Ph.D. ’67.

Moore is the only male soccer player from Goucher to earn first-team All-CAC (Capital Athlet- ics Conference) honors in each of his four years of eligibility. He was inducted into the Goucher College Hall of Fame in 2015 and was also one of the first re- cipients of the Marguerite Barland ’60 Merit Award. After graduation, Colonel Moore embarked on a successful Marine Corps career, receiving numerous personal decorations for his global leadership. He continues to serve Goucher as a trustee.

Schroedl still plays tennis every week and will be sharing her love of the game with future generations of Gophers. Her recent philanthropic gift will underwrite Goucher’s soon-to-be-built Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center.

Stern is president of the Stern Group, which advises on global business, political, and tech policy issues. At the time of her service as commissioner and as chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, she was the second highest-ranking woman in the U.S. government. In addition to many other high-profile leadership positions throughout her career, Stern is also a celebrated sculptor.

“The gala will be a tremendous event celebrating three of our most distinguished alumnae/i and the exciting unveiling of a new campaign for Goucher’s future,” says Trishana Bowden, vice president of advancement at Goucher. “As we announced in the invitation, this is a time for bold action and we are asking everyone in the Goucher community to stand with us and to stand for us as we champion the liberal arts for the next generation.”

This year, the gala will be moved from Goucher’s campus and will take place at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in downtown Baltimore. The fête will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, and the opportunity to network with Goucher alumnae/i, friends, and supporters.