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Alumni Board & Committees

Board of Governors

Board of Governors 2017-2018
Top left to right: Michael Jones, Maureen Feely Kohl, Jon Pointer, Carole Carlson, Susan Hendricks, Bobbi Price, John Watson, Ar Kar Kyaw Win, Gabe Derosier, Georgina Oladokun, Richard Beall.
Seated left to right: Jane Smith, Dawn Potosky, Lori Thomas, Suzanne Thompson, Liz Brandenburg.

Richard Beall ’71 is a contractor sales representative with Tri State Stone in Bethesda and Silver Spring. He has served on the Mobile Masterpieces and Mentoring Committees and is the Association’s President for 2015–2016.

Paula Bostic ’95 Ms. Bostic is a retired Learning Center manager.

Liz Brandenburg ’08 Ms. Brandenburg retired from Montgomery College as biology lab coordinator in 2014. She currently is a volunteer with the Alumni Association’s mentoring program.

Carole S. Carlson ’94 is manager of accounting at Rights and Resources in Washington. She has served on the Outreach and Mentoring Committees and is the Association’s Treasurer for 2015–2016.

Gabriel Derosier ’01 is vice president and branch manager of John Marshall Bank in Rockville. He has previously served as the Association’s Treasurer.

Debra L. Dwyer ’80 is assistant United States attorney with the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. She has chaired the Bylaws and Nominating Committees.

Maureen Feely Kohl,Retiree has served on the Mobile Masterpieces committee since the event began in 2009. She retired from the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus art department in 2017.

Dr. Susan Hendricks’87 is a senior lecturer, unit and Professional Development School coordinator for the University of Maryland’s art education undergraduate and graduate programs. She has volunteered with the Mobile Masterpieces committee and is chair of the Outreach Committee for 2015–2016.

Fatou Jallow ’14 is a manager with M&T Bank. She has served with the outreach committee’s planning team for the #dogfishing4MC event.

Michael W. Jones ’85 is a senior graphic specialist and group supervisor for NOVA Research Company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His graphic production experience began as photography editor for the Rockville Campus Spur.

Blanca Kling ’92i s a public information officer with the Montgomery County Police, specializing in outreach to the Hispanic community. She has been a victim services coordinator for the police department and is a member of the county’s Human Rights Hall of Fame.

Arkar Kyaw Win ’11 is a program and database technical analyst with MCTV.

Carol Leahy ’74 is president emerita of Adventure Theatre-MTC. She chairs the Association’s Scholarships Committee and is the Association's Immediate Past President for 2015–2016.

MoniqueMartinez-Depaz ’15 is pursuing a degree in elementary education/special education. She participated in the Association’s mentoring program in 2014–2015.

Georgina Oladokun ’97 is an attorney in a private practice dedicated to personal injury, immigration law, and all aspects of education law, with an emphasis in special education. She is a volunteer for a regional nonprofit corporation providing services to youth, the elderly, and vulnerable populations. She is chair of the Association’s Bylaws Committee for 2015–2016.

Erin Pettenati ’82 works in biomedical sales and has volunteered with the Association’s #Dogfishing4MC fundraiser.

Bryan N. Phukan ’05 is a microcomputer technician pursuing a degree in wireless technology at Washington Adventist University. While studying at the Germantown campus, he was president of the Student Senate, and of the sleep apnea and computer clubs.

Jon Pointer ’89 is a swimming pool manager in Germantown.

Dawn Potosky ’81 is a professional photographer. She serves on the marketing and events committees.

Anita Neal Powell ’79 is the president and chief executive officer of the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation. She is the author of several publications on local history and served on the Rockville Historic District Commission, which conferred historic status on George Washington Carver High School and Junior College, a sister institution to Montgomery College that operated in the 1950s. She has chaired the Association’s Bylaws and Nominating Committees, and she is chair of the Awards Committee for 2015–2016.

Bobbi Price ’80 leads the Association’s Retirees Chapter, serving the College’s retired faculty, staff, and administrators. She also chairs a subcommittee on Association membership benefits.

Yogeeta Purohit ’00 is an IT project manager for Portal Solutions, a consulting firm. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Maryland after serving in leadership roles in student organizations at the Rockville Campus. She has served on planning committees for Mobile Masterpieces and the Dogfish Head Alehouse fundraiser. She is the Association’s Secretary for 2015–2016.

Jane C. Smith ’76 is an independent consultant and a past director at Compusearch Software Systems. She obtained her MBA from the University of Maryland and is a member of the Montgomery County Commission for Women. She is vice chair of the Association and chairs Mentoring Committee.

Lori A. Thomas ’99 is a weight loss coach for Dr. Woodlan Weight Loss. She has led Association projects including the Dogfish Head Alehouse and Greene Turtle fundraisers, and she is the Association’s Vice President for 2017–2018.

Suzanne Thompson ’82 is a retired financial aid administrator for Capitol Technology University. She has served on several Association committees and projects, including Mobile Masterpieces, the Dogfish Head Alehouse fundraisers, and the Scholarships Committee.

JudithVaughan-Prather ’69 is executive director of the Maryland Commission for Women, and previously served for 28 years as executive director of the Montgomery County Commission for Women. She received the Milton F. Clogg Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 2001.

Dr. Lucy Vitaliti ’77 is a student-life professional focusing on service learning opportunities at Montgomery College. She is a past President of the Association and has chaired and served on several Association committees.

John Watson ’90 is a producer/director with MCTV.



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Association Committees

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee works with the Alumni Staff to identify and recommend to the Board for approval appropriate candidates for the Milton F. Clogg Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and the Rising Star Young Alumni Recognition Award, and new members of the Athletic Hall of Fame. Past athletic and alumni honorees are encouraged to serve on this committee. Members must execute a confidentiality agreement.

Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee reviews governing documents of the Association and Board, including Bylaws. Reviews occur at least once every four years.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee recommends to the Board policies relating to the financial management of the Association and formulates the budget. The committee reviews the financial results of the Association, including a review of checks issued against invoices and bills paid, and compliance with disclosure requirements.

Legislative Committee
The Legislative Committee coordinates alumni advocacy efforts on behalf of the Association.

Mentoring Committee
The Mentoring Committee enables mid- and senior-career alumni to give back to the College and support its mission of ensuring student success by sharing their professional insights and experience with currently enrolled students. A variety of mentoring options accommodate the demands on today’s students, including peer mentoring, virtual mentoring, and group mentoring. Participants must execute a confidentiality and code-of-conduct agreement.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee identifies and facilitates the recruitment of qualified candidates willing to serve on the Board; collaborates with other committee chairs to identify new volunteer talent; and presents to the Association's members a proposed slate of Board candidates willing to serve on the Board, in accordance with the requirements in the Bylaws. The committee also recommends for Board approval an Association member to serve on the Citizens’ Nominating Committee for members of the Board of Trustees. Members must execute a confidentiality agreement.Marketing Committee.

The Marketing Committee The Marketing Committee coordinates the Association’s public-awareness and recruiting efforts, including communications, membership benefits, recent-alumni outreach, and current-student liaison.

Mentoring Committee
This program was established as a service to inspire and enrich the lives of our students.  The program is led and monitored by the Association’s mentoring committee and begins and ends with the academic year.  Our mentors are generous professionals from the business community of Montgomery County who volunteer their time to meet, guide, and advise our students.  Our mentees represent a broad spectrum of students from various backgrounds, cultures, and academic achievement levels. We invite experienced mentors, leaders from the business community, and campus administrators to participate in a mentoring steering committee. Participants must execute a confidentiality and code-of-conduct agreement.

Scholarships Committee
The Scholarships Committee is responsible for identifying students to receive Association-managed scholarships. Once applications are received, the committee reviews them and makes recommendations to the Board for approval. Members of this committee must execute a confidentiality agreement.

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