Release date: August 27, 2013

William Bushong, assistant professor, has been appointed director of the David M Rubenstein National center for White House history at Decatur House. The center provides programs for students, teachers, scholars and the general publication the history of the White House. Future plans for the center include a digital library and scholarly symposia for academic audiences. Professor Bushong teaches Documentation of Historic Properties.

Melanie Lytle (2011) has been appointed Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions. MAHDC serves historic district commissions in nearly 50 Maryland counties, towns and cities with training programs, educational opportunities and a forum in which to share ideas. In addition, Melanie is owner of My Friend in DC an internet based company that provides individual self-guided itineraries to Washington DC’s historic and tourist sites.

Brian Horne (2013) will be part of a panel discussion in October at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference in Indianapolis, IN. The focus of the session is the reuse of historic buildings as craft brew pubs, which was the topic of Brian’s thesis.

Ann Horowitz (2013) has been selected as one of one of the 2013 Student Scholars by the Association for Preservation Technology International. Ann will present a summary of her thesis on the potential effects of rising sea levels on historic coastal and tidal river historic resources at APTI’s annual conference in New York City in October.

Christine Dalton (2009) was recently named Director from Seminole Country, Orlando Metro Section, American Planning Association, Florida Chapter. Christine is the Historic Preservation Officer, Sanford Florida where she assists owners to care for their historic buildings; staffs the Sanford Historic District commission and edits a bimonthly online newsletter on historic preservation in the community.