We are saddened to announce the passing of our former USM Foundation Board Chair, Walter Fatzinger. He was a dedicated board member and chair and is remembered fondly by all who knew him at the USM Foundation. Walter served as Vice Chairman of ASB Capital Management, Inc. where he was responsible for strategic management.

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USM Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Ellen Herbst has been recognized by the Baltimore Sun as a Woman to Watch in 2018. Herbst has been with the USM for a year, during which she has led projects such as the $33 million Workforce Development Initiative and has worked on developing a sustainable, long-term model for the USM's regional higher education centers.

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In June, BSU announced the appointment of Brent Swinton to the position of vice president for institutional advancement. He comes to the USM from Advancement Project, where he was the managing director of development.

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Patricia Kirwan, wife of USM Chancellor Emeritus Brit Kirwan, passed away after a long battle with illness. Patty was a tremendous advocate for children, as well as a devoted lover of animals. In MD, Patty was a gym teacher at the Silver Spring YMCA and a teachers’ aid in special education at Eastern Middle School. For almost 60 years of marriage, Patty was Brit’s wife, partner, advisor, confidante, and best friend. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Brit, their children Bill and Ann, their five grandchildren, and the entire Kirwan and Harper families during this time of loss.

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