Stacy Cooper Patterson has been working at Goucher since 2001 and has served in
four different positions during her time here. Currently she is the director of Student Engagement, a position she has held for almost a year, but she began as the director of Residence Life (now Community Living), then as a career counselor in the Career Development Office, and most recently as the associate director of leadership development in the Office of Student Engagement (OSE). Continue reading →
New Director of Community Living, Candace Doane, is not tall. She keeps her dark brown hair cut short, an inch or two below her ears. When I spoke to her a few weeks ago, she looked tired, but satisfied by her day at work.
Over winter break, Ms. Doane was promoted to Director of Community Living, replacing Scott Eckhardt, who resigned in August 2012 and had previously held the analogous position of Assistant Dean of Community Living. According to Deborah Lupton, Vice President for Human Relations, Ms. Doane was chosen for a number of reasons, including support from upper members of the administration, as well as her role of associate director and interim leader of Community Living after Mr. Eckhardt’s resignation.
When transfer student Hayley Turnbaugh ’15 filled out her housing form for her first fall semester at Goucher College, living at The Sheraton was not on the ballot.Shortly after, she received an email stating she would be living in the hotel with 38 other transfer students.
Now, two weeks into the fall semester, Turnbaugh says, “living at the Sheraton is like living in a fancy, spacious dorm room.”
Even without the colorful nametags and decorated bulletin boards that fill the walls of resident halls on campus, students housed in the hotel are still managing to adapt to the Goucher community, while fostering one of their own.
“All the transfer students are here, so we kind of started our own little side-community,” says Turnbaugh.