Alumni Stories


We want to hear from you. If you have news that you would like to share with the SOE alumni community and be featured on the Alumni News page, please the Alumni Relations Office at

Landed a new job? Launched a new program? Won an award? Want to recommend a resource you think would be useful to others? We want to hear from you! Send us your updates and ideas using the link below.


Counseling alumni and clinical intern students at Way Station Inc, of Sheppard Pratt Health System in Howard County. Left to right: Saba Khalid, student intern; Taylor Pendergast, LCPC, MS ’16; Brittney Hack, student intern; Marybeth Heather, LCPC, MS ’16, Board-approved clinical supervisor; Greg Harris, LCPC, MS ’13

Alumni News and Notes

Kari Clow, MS ’10, School Admin and Supervision, worked for Caroline County Public Schools for 14 years as teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and recently transferred to Talbot County Public Schools for the 2019–20 school year as principal of Chapel District Elementary School.

David Greenberg, MS ’88, Counseling, retired July 1, 2019, after 36 years with Baltimore County Schools and is now working part-time as a liaison with our Baltimore County Schools Home and Hospital Program.

Michael Peterson, MS ’96, Police Executive Leadership Program, is a security specialist with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Fort Worth, Texas. He has been with the U.S. Government for 23 years and worked in law enforcement (police officer) and currently as a security specialist.

Edward Sherwin, MS ’79, Educational Studies, officially retired, is keeping busy as a consultant, training thousands of workers on safe food-handling procedures in preparation for reopening their restaurants to the public.

Roy E. Strowd III, MD, MEHP ’18, Postgraduate Fellow in Neurology ’15, was named Assistant Dean for MD Program Academic Affairs at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is excited to jump into this new education leadership role and thanks all the MEHP faculty support along the way for providing him with the skills, network, and training.

John “Chuck” Ternent, MS ’08, Public Safety Leadership, was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Cumberland, Maryland, in August 2020.

Mallory Wright, MS ’18, School Admin and Supervision, is now an assistant principal at Roland Park Elementary Middle School in Baltimore City Public Schools. Also, she recently finished her Doctor of Education degree in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University.