- April Ryan ’09, Education Facilitator, welcomed the birth of her son, Hallum Ferris, on 4/22/13. He weighed 7lbs, 12.5 oz and measured 20″.
- Katie Lange ’06, Head Field Hockey Coach, & Brad Newkirk ’04, Chemistry Lab Coordinator, were married 5/26/13 in Manteo (Outer Banks), NC. Katie has changed her last name to Newkirk.
- Chip & Emily Jackson and Ho & Loan Nguyen welcomed the birth of their first grandchild on 06/22/13. Their granddaughter, Della Mai, was born to Eric ’04 & Minhlann Nguyen Jackson ’05.
- Jenn St. Germain ’01, Animal Caretaker for Psychology, was married 7/3/13 in Leonardtown, MD. She has changed her last name to Marsh.
Archives for September 2013
- The Offices of the Associate Dean of Faculty and Research and Sponsored Programs have moved to Calvert Hall. Sabine Dillingham (Director of Research and Sponsored Programs) can be found in Calvert 109 and Rich Platt is in Calvert 104A. Jenny Sivak, formerly in Conferences & Events, is their new administrative assistant.
- The Office of Institutional Research has moved upstairs in Glendening Hall. Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer is in GL254, Ross Conover is in GL237, and Clayton Hartley is in GL232. Mark Heidrich, Assistant VP for Academic Administration, can now be found in Glendening 253.
- The tennis courts got a makeover! The new blue surface color is supposed to make the ball easier to track. Don’t take our word for it though- try it out for yourself! Game, set, match!
- The Office of International Education has moved to Glendening Annex. Stop by and say hi!
Italics indicate a promotion – Congratulations!
- Kelvin Clark, Academic Adviser
Admissions & Financial Aid
- Masha Bocharova ’13, Admissions Counselor
- Danielle Doubt ’12, Admissions Counselor
- Galen P. Hench ’12, Admissions Counselor
- Nadine Hutton, Director of Financial Aid
- Rob Maddox ’07, Acting Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid for Reporting and Retention
- Lindsey Siferd ’13, Admissions Counselor
- Joel Wincowski, Interim Vice President for Enrollment
- Chip Jackson, Vice President for Business and Finance
Career Development Center
- Dana Burke, Interim Director of the CDC
- Katherine Shirey, Assistant Director of the CDC
- April Ryan ’09, Facilitator for Educational Studies/ Projects
- Dan Branigan, Associate Vice President of Planning and Facilities
- Katie Daly ’04, Assistant Director of Counseling Services
- Catherine Pratson, Director of Human Resources
- Raven Dan Glidden, Media Infrastructure and Technology Specialist
- Mandy Heatwole ’08, Assistant Director of the Writing Center
Office of the President
- Ian Newbould, Interim President
- Matthew Jordan, Assistant Director of Residence Life
- Daniel Schell ’10, Area Coordinator
- Lisa Coté ’09, Coordinator of Orientation & Service Programs
Beverly Read, Office Administrator in Admissions
“In this time of turbulence and turmoil in the Admissions Office, Beverly is the steady beacon. Her dedication to the college and her strength of character shine through in her professionalism, discretion and positive attitude. We are fortunate to have her as a member of this community!” – Nominators
Kathy Cummings, Office Associate in Alumni Relations
“Kathy has a direct positive impact on alumni satisfaction through her meticulous attention to detail and adherence to deadlines in getting the Mulberry Tree magazine class notes compiled, formatted, and edited. Her courteousness and promptness in working with alumni has been a huge benefit to the edito-
rial board.” – Nominators
Susan Mazuc, Office Associate in Schaefer Hall
“[Susan’s] greatest achievement is locating professors at a moment’s notice to talk to a prospective student. She has been an asset to the Admission’s team in helping gain additional students by going the extra mile.” – Nominators
How long have you been at SMCM?
7 long years
What path led you to St. Mary’s?
I wanted to go to school here for free [for economics] while I was working, but the courses I need aren’t offered at night when I can take them. I am now taking HVAC classes at CSM through the new Tuition Remission Program [for Full-time Staff of SMCM to attend Maryland Community Colleges].
What do you do by day?
Set up for events (tables, chairs, trash cans, etc.), help with office moves and getting furniture ready for students to move in, and sometimes heavy lifting of packages.
What do you do with your evenings/weekends?
Work out at the ARC. Play semi-pro football for the Calvert County Cobras [part of the Southern Maryland Division of the American Conference of the Atlantic Coast Football Alliance]. We play in the offseason. I played at Great Mills High School during my freshman year but I really have been playing since 1st grade. I also spend time with my kids [Shaniah (age 3.5) and Jayceon (born 7/12/13 at 8lbs, 20”)] and run errands.
What is your favorite off-campus lunch spot?
Chipotle. I get the chicken burrito bowl with rice, corn, and sour cream.
What would colleagues be surprised to find out about you?
I’m very shy, but they actually probably already know that. It’s embarrassing, but I do yoga [as part of the group fitness classes at the ARC] for football – to help with my balance, improve flexibility, and prevent injury.
What is the most interesting/surprising job you’ve ever had?
I started here at age 18; this is the only job I’ve ever had. It’s definitely interesting. I like the people.
Interview by Annalise Kenney ’15
Cheryl Krumke has been a part of the St. Mary’s grounds crew for over eight years. She may be most recognizable to the campus community as the busy woman traveling across campus via her green John Deere Gator. This summer, Cheryl and the crew spent their days cleaning and maintaining the grounds in preparation for students’ return to campus. “Work on a grounds crew is never done,” says Cheryl.
What is your role as assistant supervisor of grounds?
I work to keep the grounds as clean and beautiful as possible. This involves everything from picking up trash to planting and mulching flower beds to even picking up dead squirrels! Most importantly, I work with and supervise the eight grounds crew members in their duties.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love working the flower beds. We’ve recently planted some roses and trees, and we’re also setting up water bags in case of drought. I also love working with student and staff volunteers. St. Mary’s community members always enjoy the grounds, but working with the grounds makes you truly appreciate the beauty here. You can’t really enjoy the grounds during a five-minute walk to class.
What’s your daily routine with the grounds crew?
In the morning, the first thing we do is a round of trash collection. The grounds crew covers the entire campus and picks up all the loose trash. Next we move on to other grounds maintenance jobs: mowing, weeding, whatever needs to be done to make the grounds look their best. In the fall we do our planting, but the summertime is mostly maintenance.
What is the toughest part of your job?
It always amazes me how much loose trash is on this campus – for a “green” school with students and staff concerned about the environment, litter builds up here so quickly. Every morning we go out for our rounds, new trash is on the ground. This is frustrating and something St. Mary’s students and staff really need to work on.
Tell us about the grounds crew team.
There are eight people on the grounds crew and we’re a great team. Although team members have
different specialties, we all work together, and everyone is able to do all types of work. My job is to supervise the team and check their work. I also love getting students involved and I’d really like to get
some students to help out with planting this fall.
- Veronica Douglas is lead librarian for the SMCM Library’s ACRL Assessment in Action project this year.
- Director of International Education Mandy Reinig has published a blog post with the European Association for International Education, the top international education association in Europe.
- Public Safety Officer Christopher Kessler was named Officer of the Year at SMCM for 2012. He was honored at the 13th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day held on May 14, 2013 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. “Officer Christopher Kessler has shown exceptional performance in his duties as a Public Safety Officer at [SMCM]. This will be his second time being selected as Officer of the Year in his 3.5 years of employment at the college. He has an excellent rapport with the campus community, and knows what is necessary to keep the community and property safe. He is a dependable, well liked, and trusted officer both within the department and throughout the college. Despite the difficulties of his role here at St. Mary’s, Officer Kessler keeps a positive attitude when dealing with students. He is always courteous and never judgmental no matter the situation he is involved in….We are pleased to select Officer Chris Kessler as our Officer of the Year due to his outstanding performance and dedication to our department”
- Family time + LASIK = wonderful—Angie Draheim
- Philadelphia twice. Didn’t see bell.—Kathy Lewin
- Camping in the 14th century—Alan Lutton
- Travel the world! Go diving!—Mandy Reinig
- Byrd sanctuary at Bethany Beach—Beth Byrd
- Thank God for grandparents—Tommy Cable
- NC visits; work-free evenings – Clint Neill
- Soon I will be camping.—Andy Keiper
- Beach, recruit, wedding, camps, family—Katie Newkirk
- Camping, grad school, family, racing—Mary Grube
- Travel, shopping, eating, vacationing = happy—Leslie Tucker
- Busy, traveling, good times, pool—Dana Cullison
- Family fun, wedding, grandchildren, relocation—Linda Wallace
- Really boring—Cindy Dale