MAHP News Archive

May News

Lawana Holland-Moore (MAHP Student) received a Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The scholarship provides financial assistance and experiential learning opportunities to individuals preparing for careers in historic preservation.  Its purpose is to increase the diversity of people pursuing degrees and careers in historic preservation in the United States.  As part of the scholarship, Lawana presented a paper at the Trust's annual meeting in Savannah on underrepresented communities in preservation.  She also recently posted "Preservation Perceptions and Moving Forward" on the Trust's Forum blog. 

Jen Sparenberg (MAHP Student) recently posted "Smith Island Looks to Its Future" on the Maryland Historical Trust blog.  Jen is the Trust's Hazard Mitigation Program Officer focusing on historic resources in Maryland endangered by climate change and other hazards.

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April News

Ann Horowitz (MAHP 2013), preservation planner for the City of Alexandria, VA, has been invited to give a presentation on the effects of sea level rise on historic resources at the 40th annual California Preservation Conference in San Diego next month.  She will be joined by Lisa Craig, Preservation Planner, City of Annapolis, MD.  The city has been working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on developing protocols for protecting historic properties from rising sea levels.   Ann's master's thesis focused on the effects of sea level rise on historic resources on the East and Gulf Coasts.

Kate Egan (MAHP 2006) is now Company Manger for The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible, currently touring North America.  Kate's master's thesis focused on continuity and change in historic areas as illustrated by Forrest Park, St. Louis.  

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February News

Shelley Stokes-Hammond (MAHP 2011) article "Opening Doors to 'Ludlow's Colorfield' in Shaker Heights, Ohio" appeared in the November-December 2014 issues of The Alliance Review, the Journal of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.

Julie Fry (MAHP Student) has accepted a new position as president and CEO of Cal Humanities, the California statewide humanities council.  Julie was formerly Program Officer for the Performing Arts Program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, California, where she was in charge of a portfolio of more than 125 nonprofit arts organizations, including a cluster of grantees focused on arts education policy and advocacy at the federal, state, county, and local levels.  

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December News

Anne Horowitz (MAHP 2013), and MAHP students Maria Lopez-Martinez and Darlene Hassler, along with Richard WagnerDirector and Professor, MAHP Program, presented a session on Innovative Solutions to Climate Change at Past/Forward 2014, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual meeting in Savannah Georgia. 

MAHP student Nicole Benjamin-Ma is the interim director of the Young Advisors committee of Boston Preservation Alliance.  She recently published an article in The Alliance Review on how to involve more young professionals in preservation and local commissions.  

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September News

Kim O'Connell (MAHP 2006) was awarded a Writing Fellowship for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts based at Sweet Briar College.  VCCA was founded in 1971 near Charlottesville, VA and is the only creative arts program in the country associated with an institution of higher education.  Fellows in writing, the creative arts, and theater spend up to two weeks at the Center, allowing them to think, talk and interact with other fellows without the distraction of day-to-day activities.  Kim will be in residence in January 2015.

Brian Horne (MAHP 2013) presented a paper, based on his thesis "Hopstoric" Preservation at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial Archeology's annual conference in Portland this spring.  Brian's thesis examined the reuse of historic industrial spaces for micro-breweries, and the relationship between the buildings and the images projected by the companies.  

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Current student wins Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Study in Historic Preservation

Lawana Holland Moore is the recipient of the 2014 The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Study in Historic Preservation.  The award provides her with an internship with the National Trust, scholarship to support her graduate studies in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program at Goucher College, and support to participate in the Trust's PastForward Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

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