Meet the new Alumni Association board members
Jane Worley Peak ’42
Jane was a psychologymajor and received a master’s degree from Yale in 1943. The wife of a Coast Guardsman, she and her family lived in nine states across the country before settling in McLean, Va. Jane’s ties to the Coast Guard have kept her and her husband, Paul, close to New London — last year, she was one of seven classmates to return for their 70th Reunion. An active class agent chair and a reunion committee member, she currently serves as a class correspondent.
Carolyn (Lonnie) Jones Schorer ’63
A Russian major and student body president, Lonnie worked for the federal government after graduation and moved around the world with her husband, David. She earned a master’s in architecture from Virginia Tech in 1986, leading to a successful career that includes surveys and drawings of the hill town of Sacrofano, Italy, for the Provincia de Roma; a Master Plan of the coastal town of Kalkan, Turkey, for the local government; and a start-up-to-christening senior vice president of design and construction for The World, a 43,000-ton new concept private home ship. Lonnie is also an author of three children’s books and a private pilot specializing in searches for historic shipwrecks and aircrafts. She has volunteered as a class correspondent, reunion committee member and alumni admission representative.
Leidy Valencia ’09
Leidy studied economics and international relations at Connecticut College and served as SGA president. After graduation she moved to New York City to work as a litigation paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton. She then moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the SEC as special assistant to the chief of staff. Most recently Leidy moved to Chicago to start a two-year accelerated J.D. program at Northwestern University School of Law; she expects to graduate in 2015. She serves as a class agent and a regional volunteer.
Board members are nominated for three year-terms that can be renewed for one additional term (total of six years). They are required to attend all meetings, of which two take place on campus and one via a telephone conference.