Four directors nominated to Alumni Board


The Alumni Association Board of Directors has nominated three new directors and is recommending that a fourth be reappointed to a second term. All would serve for three years beginning in 2013.

The candidates are presented as a single slate in accordance with the bylaws of the Association. You can indicate your support by calling 1-800-888-7549 or emailing the Office of Alumni Relations at no later than June 30.

The new nominees are:

Jane “Woodie” Worley Peak ’42 P’75 lives in McLean, Va., with her husband Paul, a retired Coast Guard captain. Their daughter Martha graduated from Connecticut College in 1975. Jane majored in psychology and went on to earn her master’s degree from Yale in 1943. She has served as a class correspondent and is a member of her class reunion committee. 

Carolyn “Lonnie” Jones Schorer ’63 has a master’s in architecture from Virginia Tech and worked at several UNESCO World Heritage sites while living abroad for 20 years. She is a member of the Explorers Club, Women in Aerospace and The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, which is searching for Amelia Earhart’s plane. Lonnie also is director of Global Space Travelers with Buzz Aldrin. She is co-editor of her class Koine Gold and a member of her reunion committee. Lonnie lives in Burke, Va., with her husband David.

Leidy Valencia ’09 lives in Chicago and is completing an accelerated law degree at Northwestern University. At Connecticut College, Leidy majored in economics and international relations. She was president and vice president of the Student Government Association, president of the Class of 2009, and a Harkness senator. She also worked as an Annual Fund caller and phonathon manager and was a communications intern her junior and senior years. She volunteered as a class agent chair in 2009-10. 

The nominee for a second term is: 

Brent Never ’99 of Kansas City, Mo., is an assistant professor of nonprofit leadership in the Department of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He majored in international relations at Connecticut College and went on to earn his doctorate in public policy at Indiana University. A Fulbright scholar, Brent has returned to campus to speak about his experience with students as well as alumni and parents. He lives in Kansas City with his wife Erica and their daughter.