McCarthy Named Inland Marine Leader

The Inland Marine Expo named Mary McCarthy ’06 to its “40 Under 40” list for 2018. The awards were presented at the Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, in May. McCarthy has been quality systems manager for New Orleans-based Canal Barge Co. Inc. since 2014 and serves on the company’s corporate planning team, supporting strategic planning and budgeting. McCarthy is also president and co-founder of ADMIRALTY, a networking group for young people in the maritime industry. Before joining Canal Barge in 2010, she worked for the American Waterways Operators. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Orleans. … [Read more...]

Nestlé Gains Communicator

After five years working in the nonprofit sector, Riham Osman ’13 recently joined Nestlé USA as an employee ambassadorship manager. Working from the company’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, she is part of the communications team helping Nestlé employees across the company share their stories. … [Read more...]

Attorney Devoted to Defense

Zealous representation is the credo of defense attorney Nellie E. King ’92 of West Palm Beach, Florida, and she’s bringing that zeal to a leadership role with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She was sworn in as secretary of that organization in July and is past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. … [Read more...]

Innovative Teacher Gets A+

As an art and elementary STEM teacher at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, Katherine Falvey Lamb Owens ’99 developed a course to help students develop and market innovative products. Now, Owens has been recognized as one of 10 grand-prize winners of the 2018 Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award. The award brings teachers from around the country to the Henry Ford museums in Dearborn, Michigan, for tours with curators and a recognition ceremony. … [Read more...]

Antolick: Museum Store Exec

Steve Antolick ’92 of the SmithBucklin association management firm has been named executive director of the Museum Store Association. The international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., advances the nonprofit retail industry. Antolick has more than 25 years’ experience in association management and has worked for SmithBucklin since 1992. … [Read more...]

UMW Alumnae Represent at Geico

Geico has recognized the leadership of two Mary Washington alumnae with the recent promotions of Pionne Young Corbin ’94 and Melissa Klein Gallaro ’02. Corbin is a senior vice president and manages the regional office in Lakeland, Florida. She also oversees the Southeast and Midwest regional offices and Centralized Services operation, all based in Macon, Georgia. Gallaro, based in Fredericksburg, is a vice president of Geico and continues to serve as vice president of Geico Insurance Agency, which manages partner companies for personal lines of insurance products. … [Read more...]

Blakey Leaves Rolls- Royce, Keeps Soaring

Marion Blakey ’70 has retired as CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Inc., but her high-flying career continues with a recent appointment as a director of Cobham PLC. The company, based in Wimbourne, United Kingdom, provides global technology and innovative services. Blakey is also a member of the board’s audit committee. … [Read more...]

Volleyball, Men‘s Soccer Head to NCAA Tourneys

Two outstanding Eagles teams were headed to NCAA tournaments that began just as UMW Magazine went to press. Capping a season in which it was consistently ranked in the Top 25 Division III teams nationwide, men’s soccer won the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) championship and received an automatic NCAA bid. The Eagles posted a 17-2-1 season record on the strength of dominant all-around team play and exceptional goalkeeping. The men were to travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for a first-round game against Eastern University on Nov. 10. Eagles volleyball gained an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, thanks to a 20-11 record against one of the strongest schedules in the nation. The Eagles were to travel to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, to face former CAC foe Marymount University on Nov. 9. In volleyball, Savannah Powers ’20 earned CAC Player of the Year honors. In men’s soccer, Justin Carey ’19 was CAC Player of the Year and Jason Kilby was CAC Coach of the Year. For updates … [Read more...]

Athletic Hall of Fame Set to Welcome New Members

The UMW sports Hall of Fame is set to welcome five new members to its 2018-19 class. Basketball standouts Liz Hickey ’08 and Mike Lee ’07, lacrosse record-setter Caitlin Erickson Moore ’08, MBA ’12, baseball star Joe Kruper ’92, and longtime soccer and lacrosse coach Kurt Glaeser, professor emeritus of athletics, health, and physical education, will be honored at a ceremony Feb. 8, 2019, at the University Center. Hickey, now the women’s basketball coach at Averett College, was a three-time All-American and the only UMW athlete to have her number retired. She helped the Eagles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2007 Division III Final Four. At graduation, she held school records for career points (303), season points (143), season assists (81), and points and assists in a game (18 points, 10 assists). Lee was a top player as Mary Washington emerged as a regional power in the mid-2000s and remains the school’s record holder in three-point baskets in a game (11) … [Read more...]

Book Report

Books by Alumni

The Two Lives and One Passion of Louise Marshall: Founder of the Cabbage Patch Settlement Linda Raymond Ellison ’67 and Bill Ellison Butler Books, August 2017 Rich, flawed, and female, Louise Marshall saved people from certain ruin and changed thousands of lives for the better. The Cabbage Patch Settlement of Louisville, Kentucky, still uses Marshall’s methods to attack today’s most difficult social problems. Historical Animal Geographies Sharon Wilcox ’01 and Stephanie Rutherford, editors Routledge, May 2018 Historical animal geography explores how spatially situated human–animal relations have changed through time. It offers unique insight into the lives of animals past and how interrelationships were constructed among animals and humans.   Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe Rebecca Erbelding ’03 Doubleday, April 2018 America has long been criticized for refusing to harbor the Jews of Europe as … [Read more...]