April News

Release date: April 01, 2015

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.  

James (Jim) Hare (MAHP 2001) has taken a new position as Director, Division of Survey and Register, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where he oversees surveys, Virginia Register of historic properties, Virginia's highway historic markers, and the department's archives.  Jim previously served as executive director, National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA.  Jim's master's thesis examined changes in Charleston's historic district design review practices from the 1930s to the 1990s.  

Lawana Holland-Moore (MAHP Student) recently published "Preservation Perceptions and Moving Forward" in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Leadership Forum Blog.  Her paper focused on how the philosophy of preservation will need to shift in the new minority-majority culture of the United States.   

Chris Koenig (MAHP 2010) recently became the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education's Archeological Intern for the US Army Corp in St. Louis, where he is assisting the Corp's Center for Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archeological Collections with archeological, contextual, curatorial, consolidation and consultation services.  Chris was formally, senior archeologist for Trileaf Corporation working on Section 106 and as liaison to the Missouri SHPO and TPO offices. Chris' master's thesis examined preservation strategies for Missouri's prehistoric mounds.  

Heather Youckton (MAHP Student) was recently elected as Secretary of the Chehalis Tribal Heritage Committee, which is responsible for the preservation of tribal heritage and culture, including artifact repatriation, curatorial activities and policies, drafting a new cultural resource management ordinance, and serving as advisors to the tribe's Business and Natural Resources Committees as well as the Tribal Historic Preservation Office.