Past Events

25th Anniversary Lunch with Alumni

Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 3 – 4 p.m. ET

The 25th M.A.H.P. Anniversary Committee invites students, alumni, faculty and friends of the M.A.H.P. program to join them in a lively one-hour session featuring very short presentations from six alumni that will give a glimpse of the breadth of experiences, places, and directions a career in preservation can take you and how the work alumni do is relevant to the world we are living in today.

Moderated by Gina DiBella, M.A.H.P. ’13 and featuring:

Leslie Gottert, M.A.H.P. ’14
Encouraging historic districts, particularly those designated 40-50 years ago, to revisit their boundaries and consider incorporating additional areas previously not considered “historically significant,” particularly African American histories.

Christa Vragel, M.A.H.P. ’14
Advocating and stressing the importance of achieving the greatest standard of accessibility in historic buildings and sites so preservation is open to ALL people.

Lawana Holland Moore, M.A.H.P. ’16
National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Heritage Fund and this year’s awardees.

Jennifer Sparenberg, M.A.H.P. ’16
Natural hazards, historic places, and forging partnerships with non-traditional preservation allies.

Leonard Forsman, M.A.H.P. ’04
How the preservation community can help Indian Tribes struggling to preserve their Sacred Lands in this era of deregulation.

Elizabeth Pidgeon, M.A.H.P. ’13
Preserving experience of place, association, and identity as goals in historic preservation.

Please contact Melanie Lytle at for the Zoom link.


25th Anniversary Alumni-Student Social

Friday, July 31, 2020 – 7 – 9 p.m. ET

The 25th M.A.H.P. Anniversary Committee invited students and alumni to a networking event on the last night of Residency. Alumni from several years were present in breakout rooms to answer questions, share tips, and offer some wisdom about grad school and what's ahead out in the field. This event offered a great opportunity to meet current students and catch up with friends/classmates from there time at Goucher. This event was Moderated by Jennifer Sparenberg, M.A.H.P. ’16.

Please contact Melanie Lytle at for the Zoom link.



Saturday, August 1, 2020 (10 a.m. - noon; 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET)
The annual gathering of the Goucher M.A.H.P. community to honor the prize- and award-winning work of our students, recognize a distinguished alumnus/a, and discuss timely and consequential issues of historic preservation practice and policy. This year's Assembly will also launch the program's year-long 25th anniversary celebration to conclude next summer with a forum, Preserving Place in Rapidly Changing World. Open to the Public.