Class Notes


Joe Tischer ’59 was recently named the Washington County Person of the Year and was also inducted into the Washington County Hall of Fame.


Gerald (Jerry) L. Masemore 60 and his wife Doris 60—the Class of 1960 Sweetheart Couple—celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 21, 2020.

R. Edward Callary ’61 has published his fifth book, Texas Place Names, with Jean K. Callary. The Callarys live in Austin, Texas.

Joseph Boyle ’68 has published “’Fond of liquor, dancing and gaming’: New-York Runaways, 1769-1783,” on of Baltimore.


Carl S. Perkins 73 was recently appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan, to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees. He will serve a six-year term. Perkins is also a member of the Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame and has served as a member of the HOF selection committee.


Tony Gruebl ’90 has recently released The Red Pill Executive, co-authored with Jeff Welch, and Bryan Wolbert.  

Charles L. Simmons, Jr. 92 has joined the firm of Whiteford Taylor & Preston in Baltimore. With nearly 25 years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer, Mr. Simmons’ practice extends across business, commercial and insurance defense litigation, as well as insurance coverage, intellectual property and maritime and construction law. He also teaches maritime law at the University of Baltimore.

Kimberly Park ’95 has been promoted to director of finance and operations at the Baltimore law firm Kramon & Gaham, P.A. With more than 20 years of experience in law firm management, Park will lead a team that is responsible for financial functions across the firm, including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and analysis. In addition, she will oversee operational functions, including space planning and vendor management.

George E. Brown 96 has been recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation and employment litigation by the 2021 edition of the legal ranking guide The Best Lawyers in America. Brown a principal with the Maryland litigation firm Kramon & Graham, where he leads the firm’s construction and employment practices.

Jennifer John ’96, 02 has published her first children’s book, Signs of Hope, with her daughter Emily.

Kate (Kathy) Danley 97 has been elected to the national council of the Dramatists Guild, representing the western region of paywrights, including Washington, Oregon, northern California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Glori Goldstein Engel ’97 was appointed as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Freeport Public Schools, a suburban Long Island, New York, school district of more than 7,000 students.

Jeffery Lawson ’98 has been appointed chair of the AICPA’s CPA Examination Regulation subcommittee.

Kimberly McNair ’99, ’02 has earned the Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO). McNair is one of 39 individuals internationally to earn this endorsement. The endorsement signifies that McNair has developed skills in the field of strategic enrollment management to meet the current and future challenges in the industry. 


Aaron Toscano ’00 published his second book, Video Games and American Culture: How Ideology Influences Virtual Worlds, in early 2020. 

Shelly (Katzef) Brezicki ’01, 03 and husband Jim welcomed their second daughter, Clara Gene Brezicki, on June 28, 2019.

Philip Ravita ’01 successfully defended his dissertation, “The Practice Habits of University Music Students,” thus completing doctoral studies at Boston University.

Wendy Wickham 03 released her book Change in 4D: A Holistic Approach to Change in June 2020. The book provides practical tools and techniques for navigating change and making change stick. 

Michael S. Armstrong ’05, ’07 has joined the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips as an associate.

Eric Rhew ’05 was named president of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 academic years.


Casey Keyser ’10 has been recognized with a national award in education. She teaches third grade at Butterfly Ridge Elementary School in Frederick County, Maryland.

Keva Richardson ’13 illustrated The Amazing World of STEM, which was released at the end of September. The book touches on topics such as family engagement, STEM education, diversity, inclusion and equity, green communities, empathy and more.

James N. McCrobie ’14 was recently named the 2020 Middle School finalist for Wicomico Teacher of the Year. He is currently a social studies/STEM teacher for Wicomico County Public Schools in the NexGen STEM Academy at Salisbury Middle School. 

Paul Kenneth Burns ’15 was named South Jersey reporter for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. He joined the station in 2018 as a part-time anchor and freelance reporter.

James Greene ’15 has been promoted to morning anchor at KCRG-TV9, an ABC affiliate serving 22 counties in eastern Iowa.

R. Kamryn (Smith) Clairmont 15 graduated with her Master of Science degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University. She is currently working at Virginia Wesleyan University as the coordinator of alumni records and events.