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Basil Thomas, LL.B. ’35, received the Baltimore Business Journal’s Outstanding Director’s Award in March. This award honors exceptional board directors from Greater Baltimore companies and nonprofits.
Herbert S. Garten, A.B.A. ’53, received the Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s Robert M. Bell Medal for Access to Justice in December.
Peter G. Angelos, LL.B. ’61, was named a 2013 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in January.
Francis D. Polk, J.D. ’66, retired in December 2012 from Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J., where he served as dean and provost for the past 25 years. He previously held teaching and administrative positions with Baltimore City Public Schools and at both Dundalk Community College and the University of Maryland.
Thomas B. Peace Sr., B.A. ’69, was inducted into the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in November as one of the Baltimore-based school’s finest all-around athletes.
Robert Engle, B.S. ’70, a professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., won the Stockholm School of Economics’ Best Paper Award in October for his research on working in a foreign country.
Richard B. Jacobs, B.A. ’70, J.D. ’73, was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyer of the Year for family law in the Baltimore area in September.
Thomas G. Ryman, B.S. ’73, is a staff accountant and certified public accountant at JBH Accounting & Tax in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Lawrence J. Brill, J.D. ’74, retired from the U.S. Department of Commerce in October 2011. He now practices law in Columbia, Md., and runs Export Trade Consultants, a company focused on export trade and marketing issues.
Kenneth W. Farrar, J.D. ’74, is employed by the Supreme Court of Virginia and works as a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge in the 24th Judicial District.
Randy L. Bradford, B.S. ’75, is chief executive officer of Eastern Shore Hospital Center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Cambridge, Md.
Ronald Silkworth, J.D. ’75, received The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law award in September.
Abba D. Poliakoff, J.D. ’77, was named a 2013 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in January.
Steven S. Manekin, CERT ’78, CPA and director in the audit, accounting and consulting department at Ellin & Tucker in Baltimore, spoke on “Business Aspects of Starting a Solo Practice” at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference in December.
Leon A. Tunctson, M.S. ’79, is a computer analyst with the State of Maryland.
Benjamin Lucas, J.D. ’80, became chair of the board of directors of Gilchrist Hospice Care, based in Hunt Valley, Md., in July 2012.
Pamela Oliver-Jones, M.S. ’80, was named principal of Sparks Elementary School in Sparks, Md., in July 2012.
Joseph F. Summers, B.S. ’80, is a principal at Cross Street Partners, a real-estate development consulting firm in Baltimore.
Sandra W. Callahan, B.S. ’81, senior vice president of finance and accounting and chief financial officer at Tampa, Fla.-based TECO Energy, earned Proformative’s Visionary Finance Leader Award for “leading her organization to new heights of effectiveness with technology.”
Jeanette Cole, J.D. ’81, joined the Baltimore-based St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in August as managing attorney of the foreclosure prevention department. She will lead the legal services program.
J. Gary McDaniel, M.S. ’81, was elected chief executive officer of the Garrettsville, Ohio-based Catacel Corp. in August.
Cathy C. Powell, B.A. ’81, a public information officer for the city of Baltimore, served as a loaned executive to the Combined Charity Campaign in 2012 and partnered with city agencies to help manage and administer their individual campaigns.
Ernest A. Crofoot, J.D. ’82, has served in the dual-capacity role of county administrator and in-house attorney for Kent County (Md.) since December.
Larry J. Schillenberg Jr., B.S. ’82, retired in 2012 from the Hanover, Md.-based Maryland Department of Transportation after 30 years of service.
David A. Goldner, M.S. ’83, managing partner of Gross Mendelsohn in Baltimore, was named to Baltimore SmartCEO magazine’s list of “SmartCPAs” in September.
Mitchell Cornwell, CERT ’84, merged his practice into the new, eponymous law firm of Michael Hodes, J.D. ’75, in October. The firm now has offices in Towson, Columbia, Easton, Cambridge and Salisbury, Md.
Susan R. Gainen, J.D. ’84, published Meet the LLLamas, a book that tells the story of five “LLLama” families and includes original watercolor portraits, in October.
Kevin Thomas, J.D. ’84, has been appointed underwriting counsel at Stewart Vacation Ownership in Orlando, Fla. In addition to serving as underwriting counsel for all timeshare transactions, he will continue serving as the company’s vice president and Florida underwriting counsel.
Elizabeth Norman, CERT ’84, M.B.A. ’85, is the director of risk control services for the Glatfelter Healthcare Program at the Glatfelter Insurance Group in York, Pa.
Karen A. Stout, M.B.A. ’85, was named Northeast CEO of the Year by the American Association of Community College Trustees in December based on her exemplary leadership as president of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pa. She has held this position since 2001.
Edward D. Warren, B.S. ’85, was named director of marketing at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. in Hagerstown, Md., in August.
Thomas J. Zabetakis, B.S. ’78, M.B.A. ’86, retired from the National Security Agency after 33 years of federal service and now works as a program manager for Bridges Consulting in Annapolis, Md. He and his wife are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren: Gavin, Sean, Sophia and Thomas.
Harold A. English, J.D. ’87, was sworn into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November; he represents the 30th Legislative District.
Jeffrey C. Glock, B.S. ’88, received the Unsung Hero Award from the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon in November. He was recognized for his volunteer service with UB’s Merrick School of Business and with the UB Alumni Association.
Paul E. Leo, B.S. ’89, retired in August after a 36-year state, local and federal law enforcement career in Maryland.
Stephen E. Vogt, J.D. ’89, was appointed special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore office.
Sherri I. Holstein, B.S. ’90, and her husband own Global Vending Management in Lake Worth, Fla. The company manages vending programs for businesses and universities across the country.
Jane Ann Williams, M.A. ’90, became assistant provost and director of international engagement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., in July 2012.
Craig D. Roswell, J.D. ’91, is a managing partner at the Baltimore-based firm of Niles, Barton & Wilmer.
Dwanda Lee Farmer, B.A. ’93, received a Ph.D. in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., in May 2012. She joined the ranks of 18 other CED doctoral graduates around the world.
Brenda Bratton Blom, J.D. ’93, received the Maryland Legal Services Corp.’s Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award in December.
Howard Hall, M.P.A. ’93, received the 2012 J. Stannard Baker Award, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety, in October.
Shelley Keirn, B.S. ’94, of Stoy, Malone & Co., a Baltimore-based regional accounting and business consulting firm, appeared on WBAL-TV 11’s 11 News Sunday Morning in October to discuss potential estate law changes for 2013. She also is a frequent guest on Michael Hodes (J.D. ’75)’s Family Financial Focus show on WBAL 1090 AM.
Jodi Maggin, M.A. ’94, joined the National Gift Card Corp. in Elgin, Ill., as vice president of business development in October 2011.
Jerry W. Witowski, M.B.A. ’94, is vice president of information services business management for Sealed Air Corp. in Greenville, S.C.
William Albert York III, B.S. ’94, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Maryland Air National Guard and completed his Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree in October 2011.
Kevin Dunbar, M.B.A.’ 95, serves on the board of directors of Gilchrist Hospice Care, based in Hunt Valley, Md.
John Anthony Kotwica II, B.S. ’95, owns Grasonville, Md.-based Chesapeake Shoreline Restoration, a marine contracting company serving the Chesapeake Bay and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Nolan V. Rollins, M.A. ’95, was named president of the Los Angeles Urban League, one of the country’s oldest civil rights organizations, in December.
Bob Shillinger, J.D. ’95, was appointed county attorney for Monroe County, Fla., in November. He has lived in Key West, Fla., with his wife and family since 1995.
David Baird, M.P.A. ’96, was named the new district coordinator of the Sussex Conservation District in Georgetown, Del., in October.
Joshua C. Delaney, J.D. ’96, a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., has received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on the Prison Rape Elimination Act Working Group.
Greg Derwart, M.A. ’96, received Baltimore SmartCEO magazine’s 2013 Executive Management Award in March.
Matthew V. Ramsey, B.A. ’96, graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Master of Education degree with a concentration in writing education.
Jennifer Wascak, J.D. ’96, was appointed Adams County (Colo.) attorney in June 2012. She has worked in the office for 14 years.
Aaron Greenfield, J.D. ’97, and William Kress, J.D. ’98, formed the full-service, boutique government-relations firm of Greenfield & Kress in September in Annapolis, Md.
Gerald M. Harrison Jr., M.B.A. ’97, vice president of Parsons Corp., is on assignment in the Middle East and resides in Doha, Qatar. He is pursuing rail and transit projects being built in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as well as other rail projects throughout the region.
Tom Iler, M.B.A. ’97, was named chief technology officer of Vibrant Media in New York, N.Y., in July 2012.
Jesse L. LaCosta, M.A. ’97, is proud to announce that her Hawk Eye Veteran Development Coach Training is the country’s first training program to receive the Center for Credentialing & Education’s Board Certified Coach approval.
Albert Lechner, J.D. ’97, serves as president of the Jacksonville Justice Association and joined the firm of Terrell Hogan in Jacksonville, Fla., in September. The firm handles jury trial cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products and premises liability.
John Hachtel, M.A. ’98, was named associate vice president for strategic communications at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga., in August.
Hae-Jin Kong, J.D. ’98, was named tax director of the transaction advisory services practice at Tysons Corner, Va.-based Cherry, Bekaert & Holland in November.
Julia Pitman, B.S. ’91, M.A. ’98, was appointed vice president for student services at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, N.Y., in November.
Stacy Rodgers, M.P.A. ’99, served as a guest speaker at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ annual business meeting, hosted by UB’s Master of Public Administration Student Association at the University of Baltimore in February.
Richard Dirk Selland, J.D. ’99, was selected as the Social Security Administration’s chief judge for the Baltimore Hearing Office in October.
Robert W. Smith Jr., B.S. ’99, was promoted to vice president of global human resources at Papa John’s International in Louisville, Ky., in January.
Basil R. Loucas, B.A. ’96, M.A. ’00, published the book LSAT—The Loucas Way in August.
Stacey B. Rice, J.D. ’00, joined the Annapolis, Md.-based Brassel Law Group in September.
Donna J. Senft, J.D. ’00, a principal at Ober|Kaler’s health law group in Baltimore, serves on the board of trustees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Maryland chapter.
Jeffrey Crosley, B.S. ’01, a financial adviser and district director with Northwestern Mutual of Maryland, was named a Rising Star by the Living Classrooms Foundation in July 2012 for his “outstanding achievements in his professional and personal life.”
M. Chad Malkus, J.D. ’01, a partner in the law firm of Michael Hodes and managing attorney of its Eastern Shore offices, has been elected president of the Dorchester County (Md.) Bar Association.
Jennifer Burns, M.A. ’02, is the volunteer media coordinator for the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Christopher Corchiarino, J.D. ’02, became a member at Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann in Baltimore in January.
Nichole M. Galvin, J.D. ’02, was named principal of the Baltimore law firm of Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber in September. She concentrates her practice in commercial and land-use litigation.
Gregory L. Justice Jr., B.S. ’02, was promoted to GEICO special investigations unit supervisor for Maryland and Delaware in July 2012.
Joshua P. Rubin, J.D. ’02, became a partner at the Buffalo, N.Y.-based law firm of Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham and Copolla in December.
E. Harrison Stone Jr., J.D. ’02, joined the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge as counsel in its Easton, Md., and Baltimore offices in May 2012.
Michael Swaby-Rowe, M.A. ’02, married Allison Stone on July 21, 2012.
Halley M. Neboschick, J.D. ’03, is president of the Junior League of Philadelphia.
Mark J. Stiller, J.D. ’03, was named partner in the litigation department of Niles, Barton & Wilmer in Baltimore. His practice focuses on general liability, property insurance law, related first-party insurance law matters and subrogation.
Granville Templeton III, J.D. ’03, was recognized by The Daily Record as a 2012 Innovator of the Year in October.
Jill Bussey, J.D. ’04, was elected president of the board of directors for Columbia, Md.-based FIRN, a nonprofit organization that serves the foreign-born community in Central Maryland and beyond.
Kelly Donahue, J.D. ’04, became of counsel with the Baltimore-based firm of Goodell, DeVries, Leech Dann in 2012.
Anne Balcer Norton, J.D. ’04, received The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law award in September.
Geneau M. Thames, J.D. ’04, was named partner in the litigation department of Baltimore-based Niles, Barton & Wilmer in January. Her practice focuses on professional liability, property insurance law, related first-party insurance coverage matters and commercial litigation.
Shirley Brewer, M.A. ’05, published her second book of poetry, After Words, in March.
Joshua Davis, B.S. ’05, is the communications manager of the Syracuse, N.Y.-based Syracuse University Project Advance, a program that allows qualified high school seniors to take freshman-level courses at the university.
Gregory M. Garrett, J.D. ’05, was named partner at the Baltimore-based firm of Tydings & Rosenberg in January.
L. Content McLaughlin, B.A. ’00, J.D. ’03, LL.M. ’05, launched the McLaughlin Law Group in Bel Air, Md., with satellite offices in Baltimore, Towson and Columbia.
C.J. Persson, LL.M. ’05, an associate with Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler in Baltimore, is member-at-large of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Business Law Section Council and was appointed vice chairman of the business law committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City in November.
David Reiss, D.C.D. ’05, was promoted to associate professor of electronic media and film at Towson University in Towson, Md. He also serves as general manager of the university’s faculty-supervised, student-run television station, WMJF-TV.
Teresa Teare, J.D. ’05, was elected partner at the Baltimore law firm of Shawe & Rosenthal in October. She represents employers in all aspects of employment law and counsels them on strategies and best practices to limit potential liability exposure.
Allison Ernst, B.S. ’04, M.A. ’06, and Eric Baumbusch, B.S. ’12, were married Oct. 20 at the Howard County (Md.) Conservancy.
Sheena K. Gill, J.D. ’06, was appointed general counsel and director of contracts for C2 Technologies in Vienna, Va.
Barrett R. King, J.D. ’06, was appointed to the board of directors of the Towson, Md.-based Women’s Law Center in September.
Victoria Sulerzyski, J.D. ’06, an associate with the firm of Ober|Kaler in Baltimore, was named the 2012 recipient of the United Way of Central Maryland’s Volunteer of a Lifetime Award in September for her outstanding leadership and community service. She was recognized for her work as an advocate for children with special needs.
Ryan Naugle, J.D. ’07, and his wife, Mary, welcomed daughter Stella Fiore Naugle on Sept. 25.
Taren N. Stanton, J.D. ’07, joined the Baltimore law firm of Tydings & Rosenberg as an associate in its litigation department.
Justin M. Codd, B.A. ’08, M.A. ’10, joined the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as assistant director of Web and electronic communications.
Dana Losben, J.D. ’08, married Andrew Rodgers on March 31, 2012, and currently works for Liberty Mutual in New Jersey.
Ellen Lupton, D.C.D. ’08, served as a featured lecturer at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., in November. She also received the Moore College of Art & Design 2012 Visionary Woman Award in October.
Craig A. Vollmer, B.S. ’08, was promoted to lead manager of product marketing at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore.
Paul B. Beaulieu, B.S. ’09, president of Harrison Marketing and president and managing partner of West2East Photography in Bel Air, Md., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Culinary Federation’s Baltimore chapter.
William Gregory, B.A. ’09, earned a master’s degree with a concentration in international affairs from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in December. He serves as the logistics specialist and SME for the Middle East and Africa for a manufacturing firm.
Sarah Haller Kinling, M.A. ’10, married Christopher Kinling in October at Rockfield Manor in Bel Air, Md. She is a creative services manager in Washington, D.C.
Adam Robinson, M.F.A. ’10, was featured by the creative writing community of the Department of English and Humanities at York College in York, Pa., for his work as a poet and independent publisher.
Mark Alderman, J.D. ’11, has joined the litigation department of Levin & Gann in Towson, Md., as an associate.
Ashley Kemerer, J.D. ’11, is one of 36 new public defenders hired in Frederick, Md., after a January court of appeals decision required access to a lawyer at bail review hearings.
Jonathan M. Mandina, M.S. ’11, and his wife welcomed their first child, Hayley, in October
Luke F. McCusker III, B.A. ’11, wrote an article, “If Only for a Season: Robert Hanson Harrison, Favorite Son of Maryland,” which was accepted for publication by the Maryland Historical Society’s Maryland Historical Magazine.
Whitney Mour, B.A. ’11, joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Northwest, in October and is serving in the Tundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel, Alaska.
Shannon Severe, B.S. ’11, was selected as a state finalist for the Miss Maryland Pageant 2012 in September.
M. Peggy Chu, J.D. ’12, joined the Baltimore-based law firm of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann as an associate in January.
Toyin B. Ogunfolaju, B.S. ’12, was appointed manager of mobility services at the Baltimore-based Maryland Transit Administration in June 2012.
William Pak, M.P.A. ’12, and Mary Jo Pohlner, M.P.A. ’11, have been named UB Alumni Professional Fellows, supported by a UB 21 Catalyst Grant awarded to the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, in recognition for and in support of special research projects they have proposed to conduct this year.
Beth Peterson, B.S. ’12, received an official nomination to the Peace Corps with a tentative departure date of August.
Angela M. Scruggs, B.A. ’09, M.A. ’12, is pursuing her Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy at Walden University. She is also the CEO/founder of the Baltimore-based Helping Hands Outreach & Resource Ministries, an organization that feeds the homeless and impoverished.
Kelley Spigel, J.D. ’12, joined the Law Office of Garland C. Hall in Glen Burnie, Md., in January.