Vagabonds Take the Goucher on the Road
Release date: July 24, 2012
On July 24, two teams of Goucher Vagabonds will be heading to regions of the United States on two-week road trips. These student representatives will help connect the college's alumnae/i with one another and with their alma mater, and they will welcome first-year students to the Goucher community.
The Bright Lights, Big Cities Vagabonds—Megan Hanley Cole '14, Joey Fink '15, and Kathryn Walker '14—will be visiting Washington, DC; Northern Virginia; Wellsboro, PA; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Burlington, VT; and Baltimore.
The South by Southwest team members—Alexander Crockett '14, Carol Mach Barreto Pino '14, and Jenna Way '12—will be traveling to New Orleans; Houston; Austin, TX; Dallas; Albuquerque NM; Santa Fe, NM; Denver; and Baltimore.
The big theme both teams of Vagabonds will be passing along is "Goucher for Life," a key tenet of the college's new strategic plan. The teams will attend informal get-togethers in various cities to engage alumnae/i as dedicated participants in the life of the campus, as supporters of the academic program, as career resources, and as philanthropists committed to Goucher's continued success.
Each Vagabond will shadow a different Goucher alumna/us to give an inside view of the industries they work in, including journalism, photography, television, and marketing. Students will also follow their mentors when they are "off the clock" to observe how Goucher graduates make choices and develop skills to maintain a life-work balance for meaningful lives.
The Vagabonds also will connect with incoming Goucher students at 10 Sendoff events, which are held each summer in various cities to welcome new members of the Goucher family—and to offer students and parents a chance to get to know one another.
Team members will share what happens on their journeys with daily blog posts filled with tales of the road, stories about the sights they see, and details about their visits and conversations with all the alumnae/i and incoming students they meet along the way. As they travel, they'll also be documenting their stories with photos and video.