Class Notes

Before 1960

Helen Graham Turner ’26 (Maryland State Normal School) celebrated her 110th birthday April 1, putting her in the rare company of supercentenarians and perhaps the only one with a Facebook page. A resident of New Jersey, Turner is a former schoolteacher who has two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She enjoys playing the game Rummikub, dancing at Friday afternoon happy hours, knitting and spending time with friends.


Diana Thompson ’65 presented a one-woman presentation of the life of Harriet Tubman last March in Cambridge, Maryland. The former human resources executive is founding president and chair of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway board of directors of Dorchester and Caroline counties of Maryland.

Tom Supensky ’68 M.Ed. won Best in Show at the North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center in South Carolina for his clay sculpture “Before and After.”


Eddie Applefeld ’70, promotions director of Talk Radio 680 WCBM since 2001, can also be heard on Rouse & Co. radio show on Q1370.

William O. Carr ’70 ENGL retired in May after 33 years of service as a judge on the Harford County Circuit Court.

William Richardson ’70 received the Distinguished Performance in Art award from Morgan State University. He taught art in public schools for 25 years and received numerous art-related awards, gifts and prizes. He has been happily married for more than 30 years.

Dennis Mather ’72 BUAD earned the certified residential specialist designation as a sales associate with Long & Foster Real Estate.

Ann Bracken ’74 SPPA read from her new book of poems, No Barking in the Hallways, at April’s Speaking Up and Speaking Out, sponsored by TU’s College of Education and the Maryland Writing Project.

Pamela Olszewski ’75 celebrated her 15-year anniversary as a faculty member of Salisbury University’s art department.

Deb Tillett ’76, president and CEO of Emerging Technology centers, is on The Daily Record’s list of 2017 Influential Marylanders for her contributions in the technology field.


Michael Burns ’80 HIST left his post as a judge at the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings to become executive director of the Maryland Uninsured Employers’ Fund.

Mary Peters DiBartolo ’81 NURS was awarded the first Fulton Endowed Professor of Geriatric Nursing at Salisbury University. She was also recognized with SU’s Distinguished Faculty award in August 2016.

Laura Olszewski ’81 has joined Keller Williams in Wilmington, North Carolina, as a real estate broker.

Reese A. Schuyler Nank ’82 MCOM published Small Town Scandal, a memoir of forbidden love.

David Jones ’85 BIOL published an e-book, The Grand Canyon to Yellowstone: A View from a Busy Mind, in the nonfiction travel genre.

Mary Hastler ’88, CEO of Harford County Public Library System, is on The Daily Record’s list of influential Marylanders for her civic leadership.

Seth Chanowitz ’89 CCMM published a spy thriller, Russia Rising, featured in Finland’s largest circulation publication, Helsingin Sanomat.

Dennis Kane ’89 BUAD, president and CEO of Kane Construction, had four company projects receive excellence awards from the Baltimore Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors.

Patricia Rhodes ’89, associate director, retired after 38 years with TU’s financial aid department.


Kevin Davis ’91, police commissioner for Baltimore City, is on The Daily Record’s list of influential Marylanders for his civic leadership.

Sherri Thomas ’92 BUAD was promoted to vice president of auto operations for the non-catastrophe division of Eberl Claim Service.

Keith L. Ewancio ’94/’07 M.S. received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award from the Community College of Baltimore County. He is only one of eight graduates to be selected in the college’s 60 years.

Aileen Eskildsen ’95 ACCT was one of 40 women mentors at The Baltimore Business Journal’s fourth annual Mentoring Monday held April 3.

Jeff Newman ’95 BUAD was promoted to senior vice president and chief human resources officer at TEGNA, a company with a portfolio of media and digital business.

Agisi Makrodimitris ’96 earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in emergency medicine from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Tracy Scheffler Hart ’97 MCOM, host of Q1370 Rouse & Co. Morning Show, has an additional radio show, Hart & O’Neill, on Saturdays from noon-2 p.m.

Heather Plott ’97 MCOM won the Makeup Artists & Hairstylist Guild Award for Best Period and/or Character Makeup for a limited series for “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” She was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy for makeup for the series.

Dennis M. Robinson Jr. ’97 PSYCH, a partner at Whiteford, Taylor and Preston since 2006, was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to the Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Gregory Slater ’97 GEOG was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to lead the State Highway Administration. He spent 18 years with SHA recently as deputy administrator for planning, engineering, real estate and environment.

Casey Baynes ’98, founder of Casey Cares, is on The Daily Record’s list of influential Marylanders for philanthropy.


Paige Boyle ’00 BUAD received the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership award form the Harford County Community College Foundation. It honors an emerging leader age 40 and under.

Kelly Smith ’00 ACCT was admitted as a member of the full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC.

Benjamin Dabrowski ’01 CCMM was promoted to senior asset manager for Mid-Atlantic’s Office and Retail Portfolio.

Allyson Lestner ’01 CCMM was named vice president and director of development for the Community Foundation of Howard County.

Kim Tyrrell Listman ‘01 and her husband, Joel, welcomed their daughter Sadie Abigale on September 30, 2016.

Julie Gehring CCST ’03, director of Mother Caroline Academy’s Mentor Program in Boston, was chosen by the Eurasia Foundation to participate in a social expertise exchange with Big Brother Big Sister’s Moscow and Saint Petersburg Russia.

Lauren Ambrogio-Nuterangelo ’07 MCCM was promoted to global product manager of Women’s Guess Watches.

Hannah Bennett ‘07 was appointed as district court commissioner for Baltimore County in March 2016.

Burke Bowers ’07 BUAD joined Howard Bank as vice president and business banking relationship manager.

Michael Cirangle ’07 was promoted to tax principal at the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, Ellin & Tucker.

Brian Stelter ’07 CCMM won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for his CNN program, “Reliable Sources.”

Laurie Berglie ’08 M.A. published her first novel, Where the Bluegrass Grows, an equestrian romance.


Alex Duncan ’08 MCOM is a social media account executive at Bonnie Heneson Communications.

Matt ’08 and Jenn ’08 Laumann welcomed their first child, Brooke Vera, in July 2016.

Elizabeth Terschuur ’08 DANC was a guest artist in Millennial Motions of the Repertory Dance Ensemble at Coppin University.


Rosemary Leger Long ’10 M.S. earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in emergency medicine from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Rachel Piazza ’10 M.S. WMST was featured on in an article about her feminist self-defense workshops. She has also become a TEDx speaker on sexist language.

Kimberly Schaffer Harmon ’13 M.S. earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in emergency medicine from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Sarah Krause ’14 CHEM, who is pursuing her doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Delaware, won the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Joseph Moore ’14 EMF is the personal photographer and videographer for rapper 2Chainz.

Melissa Shirley ’14, who is pursing her master’s degree in sport sciences at the University of Akron, coached boys and girls middle school basketball in Cleveland.

Lorianne Walker ’16 MCOM is an associate account executive at Abel Communications.