Category: Class Notes
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Bernard J. Sevel, J.D. ’57, received the Alfred M. Porth Memorial Award from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association for his “outstanding commitment to the fair and honest administration of the Maryland workers’ compensation system” in November 2011.
Michael I. Gordon, J.D. ’59, was selected as a 2012 Maryland Super Lawyer for estate planning and probate law by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January. Gordon also was named to the 2007-11 Super Lawyers lists.
Rudolph W. Kozojet, B.S. ’60, celebrated the 60th anniversary of his wedding to Rose Marie Kozojet on June 7.
Norman R. Stone, J.D. ’60, was honored by Gov. Martin O’Malley in March for having served 50 years in the Maryland General Assembly.
Frederick D. Godman, B.S. ’64, retired in December 2011 as senior vice president of The Daily Record after a 67-year career at the newspaper.
John S. Landbeck, J.D. ’65, was inducted into the Aberdeen (Md.) High School Hall of Fame in March for his commitment to his community and his career with the FBI.
Ronald J. Belinko, B.A. ’66, received the 2011 Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in fall 2011.
W. Roland Knapp, LL.B. ’67, retired as director of the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation Board earlier this year. He served as an adjunct criminal-justice professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from 2004-09 and has taught at Towson University since 2000. Also this year, he was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board.
G. Darrell Russell Jr., J.D. ’67, joined Parker, Pallett & Slezak in Bel Air, Md., in January.
William R. Ferguson, B.S. ’69, was named controller at Choptank Electric Cooperative in Denton, Md., in December 2011.
Augustus F. Brown, J.D. ’74, received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Outstanding Business Philanthropist awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Maryland—Harford County Chapter at the sixth annual Harford County Celebration of Philanthropy in April.
Louis J. Kozlakowski Jr., B.S. ’70, J.D. ’74, was selected as a 2012 Maryland Super Lawyer for construction/surety law by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in January.
Jennifer B. Bodine, J.D. ’75, published Bodine’s City, a book of A. Aubrey Bodine photographs, in October 2011.
Michael C. Hodes, J.D. ’75, opened a new, eponymous law firm in May, with offices in Towson, Columbia, Cambridge and Salisbury, Md.
Hugh W. Mohler, M.B.A. ’75, joined Columbia, Md.-based Employee One Benefit Solutions as a consultant in March.
Alvin D. Blake, B.S. ’77, retired in August 2011 from the U.S. Department of Commerce—Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, D.C., after 29 years of service. He teaches economics part time at Baltimore City Community College and works with a global economics and education consulting group.
Victor A. Broccolino, B.S. ’77, received the Senator James Clark Jr. Medal from Howard Community College in Columbia, Md., in May for his longtime service to the college and to the community.
Kevin J. Kelehan, J.D. ’77, received the Trustees’ Award for his outstanding service to Howard Community College in Columbia, Md., in April.
Michael C. Linn, J.D. ’77, received the 2011 Chief Roughneck Award from U.S. Steel Corp. in November 2011.
Raymond L. Bank, J.D. ’78, was named chair of the Baltimore Community Foundation board of trustees in March.
James F. Farmer, J.D. ’78, became a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum in November 2011. The forum recognizes attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.
Steven S. Manekin, CERT ’78, served as a featured speaker at the D.C. Bar Association’s Business Law Training Series, the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s “Business School for Immigration Lawyers” conference and the Baltimore County Bar Association’s “Basic Accounting for Lawyers” program.
Theodore M. Flerlage Jr., J.D. ’79, was named a 2012 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in January.
Howard A. Janet, J.D. ’79, was the 2012 Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation in Baltimore, as published in Best Lawyers in America in November 2011.
Donald C. Fry, J.D. ’80, was named a 2012 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in January.
Catherine G. Kodat, B.A. ’80, was appointed dean of the Division of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., in July.
Barbara A. Knox, M.B.A. ’80, was promoted to vice president of product management at Harrisburg, Pa.-based Keystone Peer Review Organization in June 2011.
Michael D. Ziemba, B.S. ’80, joined McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond in Hunt Valley, Md., as a senior manager of accounting and auditing services in October 2011.
Brian P. Darmody, J.D. ’81, was appointed university director of corporate relations at the University of Maryland, College Park in February.
John J. Griffin, J.D. ’81, gave a presentation about President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act at the Democratic Women’s Council of the Conejo Valley’s champagne brunch in Westlake Village, Calif., in October 2011.
David M. Meadows, J.D. ’82, received the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager designation from the American Bankers Association’s Institute of Certified Bankers in June.
DeWayne Wickham, M.P.A. ’82, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists in March.
Arthur E. Flach, M.S. ’83, was appointed vice chairman of the Junior Achievement of Central Maryland board of directors in November 2011.
David A. Goldner, M.S. ’83, was appointed to the board of directors of BKR International, a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, in October 2011.
F. Carter Heim, M.S. ’84, was elected vice chairman of the board of directors of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce in April.
Timothy K. Michels, J.D. ’84, was promoted to chief operations officer of the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund in Towson, Md., in October 2011.
Jeanette G. Partlow, J.D. ’85, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Regina K. Shea, B.S. ’85, received the 2012 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Teaching Excellence Award for the Eastern Council region in June.
Linda S. Woolf, J.D. ’85, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Patricia M.C. Brown, J.D. ’86, president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare in Baltimore, received a Brava! award from Baltimore SmartCEO magazine in July. This award celebrates “women business leaders who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community.”
Stephen A. Endres, B.S. ’86, was appointed chief financial officer of Mid-Atlantic Properties, a Towson, Md.-based development and property management firm, in late 2011.
Laurie McKinnon, J.D. ’86, is running for the Montana Supreme Court.
Mary C. Chalawsky, J.D. ’87, received the Presidential Award at the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s 17th Annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon in November 2011 and was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
John A. King, M.S. ’88, former police chief of Gaithersburg, Md., and a former assistant chief with the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department, was hired to lead the Baltimore City Police Department’s education and training division in December 2011.
Thomas A. Byers, M.S. ’89, was promoted to director of the estate tax planning and compliance group at Ellin & Tucker in January. He works in the firm’s Baltimore office.
John E. Kutchey, B.S. ’89, former deputy director of the National Credit Union Administration Office of Examination and Insurance in Alexandria, Va., was promoted to deputy executive director and chief operating officer in January.
Margaret A. Mead, J.D. ’89, received the Margaret Brent-Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award at the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s 17th Annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon in November 2011.
Marie Van Deusen, J.D. ’89, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
William E. Esham III, J.D. ’90, was elected to the board of directors of Norfolk, Va.-based Shore Bank in November 2011.
Kenneth M. Eyler, B.S. ’90, was named a member of Arthur Bell CPAs in Hunt Valley, Md., in January. He is the chief financial officer and member in charge of the firm’s family office services.
Toni-Junell J. Herbert, J.D. ’90, joined Venable’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in January.
Connie Kratovil-Lavelle, J.D. ’90, received the Judicial Branch Excellence Award from the Maryland Access to Justice Commission in April.
Colleen L. LoPresto, B.S. ’90, executive director of Oak Crest Retirement Community in Parkville, Md., was appointed to the board of directors of Baltimore’s MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center in November 2011.
Jeffrey A. Bateman, B.S. ’91, joined Baltimore-based Barcoding, a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, as controller in September 2011.
Gregory S. Hood, B.S. ’91, was named principal of Thoreau Middle School in Vienna, Va., in January.
Oren D. Saltzman, J.D. ’85, LL.M. ’91, was named the 2012 Maryland Attorney Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Baltimore District Office in March.
Charles B. Anderson, J.D. ’92, was appointed U.S. magistrate judge for the Maryland District Court in Salisbury, Md., in March.
Mark Buren, M.B.A. ’92, was hired as a director of Baltimore-based AloStar Business Credit in November 2011.
Diane M. Couchman, M.B.A. ’92, was promoted to vice president of clinical services at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md., in April.
Kristen L. Mahoney, J.D. ’92, joined the U.S. Department of Justice as the deputy director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance in Washington, D.C., in June.
William J. McCarthy, J.D. ’87, LL.M. ’92, was named a 2012 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in January.
Katie Ryan-Lekin, M.A. ’92, was appointed president of the board of trustees of Catholic Charities in Baltimore in February.
Johnny C. Whitehead, B.S. ’92, was selected as the new chief of police and director of public safety for Rice University in Houston, Texas, in March.
Kathleen A. Beck, B.S. ’93, was elected to the board of the Community Foundation of Harford County (Md.) in October 2011.
Charles A. Borek, J.D./M.B.A. ’93, joined Howard County, Md.-based Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny as of counsel in March.
Adam C. Burton, M.B.A. ’93, was honored as a donor and volunteer of the year at St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s annual celebration award dinner at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore in May.
Karen Pecora-Barbour, M.B.A. ’93, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Donald A. Rea, J.D. ’93, joined Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office as a partner in October 2011.
James M. Timmerman, J.D. ’93, joined Tydings & Rosenberg in Baltimore as a partner in November 2011.
Maria E. Chavez-Ruark, J.D. ’94, joined Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office as a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice in May.
Caroline D. Ciraolo, LL.M. ’94, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Debra M. Davis, J.D. ’94, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Lisa Y. Settles, J.D./M.P.A. ’94, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Robert A. Freedman, M.B.A. ’95, joined the board of directors of the Hunt Valley, Md.-based United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland in January.
Lisa R. Harlow, B.S. ’95, was appointed senior account executive for Clapp Communications in Lutherville, Md., in March.
Matthew J. Murcko, J.D. ’95, was promoted to of counsel at Richmond, Va.-based Troutman Sanders in its real estate finance practice group in January.
Jan L. Williams, M.S. ’95, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at the University of Baltimore in June.
Charles J. Acquisto, J.D. ’96, released an e-book titled Tap Room Tales: A Clambake Collection from Golf’s Greatest Pro-Am in January.
Lawrence E. Angle, J.D. ’96, was honored with a resolution of appreciation for his service in Afghanistan from Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and the Hagerstown (Md.) City Council in June.
Gregory M. Derwart, M.A. ’96, joined the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts as its new chief operating officer in March.
Mohammed B. Kashem, M.S. ’96, an associate professor of sociology at National University in Bangladesh, spoke at the University of Baltimore in April about the Bangladeshi criminal justice system and how it compares to the U.S. justice system.
A.L. Lundy Jr., LL.M. ’96, received the Grahovac Award from Meritas Law Firms Worldwide in May for his outstanding service, leadership and dedication.
Judy L. Smith, M.B.A. ’96, was appointed to the board of directors of Women in Aerospace, based in Washington, D.C., in January.
Howard B. Soypher, J.D. ’96, was elected a fellow of the Chicago, Ill.-based American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in November 2011.
Kevin B. Coyne, M.S. ’97, president and chief operating officer of the telecommunications company FiberLight in Alpharetta, Ga., was nominated for the Atlanta Telecom Professional of the Year Award in October 2011.
Cathy P. Leaning, M.A. ’97, was named senior director of marketing for Bozzuto Homes in Greenbelt, Md., in July 2011.
Gina M. Zentz, J.D. ’97, joined Venable’s Baltimore office as of counsel in March.
Ashley A. Anders, M.S. ’99, was named a board member of the Professional Women’s Roundtable, a Philadelphia, Pa.-based nonprofit that provides networking, leadership, educational and personal-growth opportunities to emerging women business leaders, in May.
Jennifer J. Stearman, J.D. ’99, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
Kimberly S. Grimsley, J.D. ’00, became a partner at Bowie & Jensen in Towson, Md., in January.
Vasilios Peros, J.D./M.B.A. ’00, was named president and general counsel of triCerat, a software development company in Columbia, Md., in January.
Andrew H. Segall, M.B.A. ’00, joined Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office as special counsel in the firm’s business and finance, corporate and real estate practices in June.
Buthaina Shukri, M.S. ’00, joined the Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science as the senior director of school alumni programs in April.
Paul D. Rose, J.D. ’01, joined Miles & Stockbridge in Frederick, Md., as an attorney/counsel in February.
Gabriel J. Batstone, M.B.A. ’02, was promoted to chief executive officer of NGRAIN Corp. in Vancouver, B.C., in December 2011.
Jerry E. Beard, M.S. ’02, was named chair of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants’ State Tax Committee in June.
Rivka Bier, B.S. ’02, is a tax manager at Hertzbach & Co. in Owings Mills, Md.
Suzette E. Brann-Cephas, J.D. ’02, graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn., in March.
Valerie L. Ervin, M.P.A. ’02, was named to The Daily Record’s 2012 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in March.
David J. Hodnett, M.S. ’02, was named to The Daily Record’s 2011 VIP list of very important professionals age 40 and under in August.
Kevin J. Allis, B.S. ’99, J.D. ’03, was appointed executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Native American Contractors Association in February.
Benjamin J. Biard, J.D./M.B.A. ’03, was promoted to partner at Wilson Elser. He works in the law firm’s Miami, Fla., office.
John S. Butler, B.A. ’03, was appointed deputy chief of the Howard County (Md.) Department of Fire and Rescue in June.
Richard R. Chambers, J.D. ’03, was accepted as a fellow of the Maryland State Bar Association’s 2012-13 Leadership Academy in May.
Mollie G. Caplis, J.D. ’04, was named a Rising Star in family law by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in December 2011. An associate at the Baltimore-based firm of Wright, Constable & Skeen, Caplis has been named a Rising Star since 2009 and was also designated as a Top Northeast Lawyer for Divorce by Avvo.com in 2011.
Adam S. Zarren, J.D. ’02, M.B.A. ’04, joined Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office as a partner in the firm’s business and finance department and corporate group in December 2011.
Abigail L. Baker, J.D. ’05, joined Ober|Kaler’s Baltimore office as an associate in January 2012.
James F. Kosalek, M.B.A. ’05, was promoted to director of Tubo Machinery, in York, Pa., in May.
Jason R. Potter, J.D. ’05, was named a Rising Star in business litigation by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in December 2011. An associate in the Baltimore-based law firm of Wright, Constable & Skeen, Potter also was named a Rising Star in construction/surety law in 2011.
David A. Reiss, D.C.D. ’05, was promoted to associate professor at Towson University in Towson, Md., in October 2011.
Charles R. Athey, J.D. ’06, joined the law firm of Charles T. Capute in Easton, Md., as an associate in April.
Sara M. Bruszewski, M.B.A. ’06, received The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties award in April.
Allison R. Ernst, B.S. ’04, M.A. ’06, assistant director of creative services for the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md., won three 2011 American Graphic Design Awards: two for performing arts posters and one for a publication that the college sends to accepted students.
Mark R. Holtzman, B.S. ’06, was appointed acting police chief of the Hagerstown (Md.) Department of Police in April.
Emily G. Miller, J.D. ’06, joined Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore office as an associate in the business and finance department and as a member of the mortgage banking and consumer financial services groups.
Kurt E. Nachtman, J.D. ’06, and Jeremy M. Eldridge, J.D. ’06, founded the Baltimore-based Law Offices of Eldridge and Nachtman. They both previously worked for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.
Olivia K. Smith, J.D. ’06, celebrated her second year as a solo practitioner in Cincinnati, Ohio,
in May. Her firm focuses solely on family law.
Emily Arrison, M.A. ’07, had her work included in an art exhibit featuring alumni from the visual arts department of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., in October 2011.
Walter Nolley, M.S. ’07, began his first term as a member of the University of Baltimore Alumni Association’s Board of Governors in July.
Lauren M. Dodrill, J.D. ’08, received The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties award in April.
Derek J. Howell, J.D. ’08, taught Biblical View of American Law and Government at Faith Theological Seminary in Baltimore in the spring. This is the first seminary or college in the United States to offer this course on the U.S. Constitution for credit.
Ryan E. McQuighan, J.D. ’08, and his wife, Sara, welcomed son Declan Gibbons McQuighan on March 7.
Holly D. O’Shea, J.D. ’08, was named to The Daily Record’s 2011 VIP list of very important professionals age 40 and under in August.
Joseph A. Pulver, J.D. ’08, joined the Baltimore law firm of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler as an associate in June.
Danielle L. Sutton, B.S. ’06, M.A. ’08, received her master’s degree in forensic studies from Stevenson University in May 2011 and began her studies in the law and public policy doctoral specialization at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn.
Scott N. Thornton, B.S. ’05, B.S. ’08, was named head coach of the women’s golf program at Delaware State University in Dover, Del.
Ibrahim S. Dabo, B.S. ’09, launched his own website, www.ibtalkonline.com.
Tiffany S. Franc, J.D. ’09, received The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties award in April.
Hilary T. Geisbert, B.S. ’09, was named style editor of Baltimore magazine in January.
Gregg A. Iskra, J.D. ’09, was named a supervising engineer in the Baltimore office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, an infrastructure consulting, planning, engineering and program/construction management firm,
in November 2011.
Talley H. Kovacs, M.B.A. ’09, joined Pessin Katz Law’s Towson, Md., office as an associate in October 2011.
Suzanne Vetter, J.D. ’09, received The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties award in April.
Robert E. Gillespie, M.A. ’10, joined Eye Byte Solutions in Baltimore as a creative designer in November 2011.
Andrew T. Hepworth, J.D. ’10, is an associate attorney with Resnick & Schwartzman in Baltimore.
Valerie J. Johnson, B.S. ’07, M.S. ’10, began her first term as a member of the University of Baltimore Alumni Association’s Board of Governors in July.
Emily D. Jolicoeur, J.D. ’10, joined Crosswhite, Limbrick & Sinclair in Baltimore as an associate in April.
Justin P. Jones-Fosu, M.B.A. ’10, presented his book, Finding Your Glasses, in March at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library. The book is a practical process for finding your prescription in life by achieving success according to your core values.
Lorena de Leon, B.S. ’10, opened Decals, a retail store offering peel-and-stick wall murals and other personalized decorations, in Reisterstown, Md., in May.
Joseph M. Maher, J.D. ’10, joined the family law firm of Weinberg and Schwartz in Columbia, Md., as an associate in October 2011.
Carol L.R. Roberts, B.S. ’07, M.P.A. ’10, began her first term as a member of the University of Baltimore Alumni Association’s Board of Governors in July.
Anastasia M. Salter, D.C.D. ’10, presented an invited talk at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., as part of its CYBERLINX2 Cybersecurity Conference in May. She spoke on “Playing with Data: Visual Interfaces and Games” and was part of a panel on insights from games and behavioral analyses as applied to current network data challenges.
Kimberley A. Savel, B.A. ’10, welcomed son Brody Savel Ransom on Feb. 14.
Katharine S. Shaffer, M.S. ’09, CERT ’10, served as the second author of a research paper on “A Revised Model of the Career Development of Women in Academia: Traversing the Leaky Pipeline.” Co-author Courtney Gasser, clinical assistant professor at UB, presented a poster based on the paper at the 34th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in January.
Jeremy C. Wyatt, J.D. ’10, joined Kramon & Graham as an associate in the firm’s Baltimore litigation group in February.
Ty Hobson-Powell, B.A. ’11, served as the keynote speaker at Voorhees College’s convocation in Denmark, S.C., in March. He also began classes at North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, N.C., in August 2011 at age 16.
Kristen M. Lohmeyer, J.D. ’11, joined the Business & Technology Law Group in Columbia, Md., as an associate in February.
Pamela C. Ng, M.B.A. ’11, began her first term as a member of the University of Baltimore Alumni Association’s Board of Governors in July.
Masika W. McCoy, B.S. ’06, B.S. ’12, welcomed daughter Camille McCoy on May 16—the day of Masika’s UB commencement ceremony.