On Thursday, November 13, the Goucher College athletic department welcomed back four alumni to the varsity room of the Decker Sports and Recreation Center to talk with Goucher’s senior class athletes. The event is known as Senior Networking Night, where the seniors get the chance to talk with Goucher’s finest athlete alumni.
Senior Networking Night is an annual event and this year’s chosen alumni included, Alice Kennedy, ’97, Lisa Oleson Meagher ’82, Chris Murray ’03 and March Cousins ’95. While attending Goucher, Kennedy was a part of the women’s basketball team and is now the sustainability coordinator for the City of Baltimore. Oleson Megher played for the tennis team and has been a second grade teacher for the past twenty years. Murray was a member of the men’s soccer team who now works in the computer industry, and Cousins, a former member of the men’s lacrosse, basketball, and soccer teams at Goucher, found his way into teaching and coaching.
All alumni had fascinating stories to tell that greatly enlightened the current seniors of Goucher. Greg Permisson, head of Alumni Affairs and Sally Baum, head women’s tennis team, organized the event, believing that it serves to prepare future alumni of Goucher for life after graduation. The alumni on the panel discussed different jobs that led them to where they are now and the alterations in their career path. Kennedy talked about a chance internship with Aramark at Camden Yards that then led her to a job in California, prior to her current job. The alumni on the panel also gave insight on how their athletic experiences prepared them for life in the real world and how marketable the leadership they learned from their careers as college athletes. After the panel, the seniors got the opportunity to talk individually with the panelists and ask specific questions. It was a great night for all those involved.