Chestertown, MD, July 18, 2002 — Glenn Beebe '81, a legislative director for the Eighth Legislative District of New Jersey, and Elizabeth Likens '96, Director of Development for DRADA (Depression & Related Affective Disorders Association) at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, were elected by the Washington College Alumni Association to the Board of Visitors and Governors of the College. Their six-year terms began July 1, 2002. As Trustees of the College, they will work with other members of the College's Board to oversee the administrative, academic and financial operations of the institution.
As legislative director for the Eighth Legislative District of New Jersey, Beebe is responsible for supervising the legislative process in his office and ensuring that bills move from ideas to law. He has worked for the New Jersey legislature since his college graduation and has hosted several Washington College students as New Jersey legislative interns. He has served in local government as a mayor and township committeeman, and chaired the New Jersey Coin Committee that selected the New Jersey quarter for the United States Mint. A former class agent and chapter president of the College's Alumni Association, Beebe is past president of the College's Alumni Council. He and his wife, Valerie Hartzell, are members of the College's 1782 Society of donors and have created an endowed book fund for the Washington College library. They reside in Burlington, NJ.
One of the youngest alumni to be elected to the College's Board of Visitors and Governors, Likens is responsible the fundraising efforts and membership recruitment activities of DRADA. Prior to joining DRADA, Likens was Director of Meetings and Exhibitions for the Association of Financial Professionals in Bethesda, MD. She served on the Washington College Alumni Council as President of the College's Washington, DC Alumni Chapter until moving to Baltimore. She is also a committee member of the College's 1782 Society, founded in 1985 by benefactors of Washington College to advance many vital programs, scholarships and activities at the College.