Kim Fabian ’88 MCOM has been named
director of the Maryland Metabolic Institute at St.
Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. She provides oversight
for the hospital’s Bariatric Center of Excellence,
Diabetes Center and well4life wellness program.
Robert Groebel ’90 INST, professional
education director for Shire Pharmaceuticals, has
been honored with the company’s CEO Award,
the highest employee recognition. Groebel was
among eight employees and three teams recognized from Shire’s 4,100 employees worldwide.
He led the team that revolutionized the way Shire
delivers learning to the medical community.
Kenneth Abams ’92 BUAD and his wife,
Denise, of Abrams Insurance Agency in Baltimore,
won the Dan Fulwider Award for their community
involvement. They help with causes that include
the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore and
Habitat for Humanity. They also helped in saving
Village Learning Center.
Stephen Farrell ’92 MCOM, producer of
the Washington Capitals broadcasts on Comcast
SportsNet, earned his second regional Emmy
Award. He has produced games for the Capitals,
Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and
many area college teams. He still keeps tabs on
the TU hockey team. He is married to Nancy
Fons-Farrell GEOG ’93. They live in
Annapolis with their three children—Ben 12,
Amelia, 9, and Brian, 5.
Delana Lantz ‘92 EDU performed in Ama-deus to music by Mozart in a trio with a county
ballet/dance company and school.
Bill King ’93 CCMM was promoted to vice
president of leasing at Bayer Properties. He is
married to Stephanie Quell King ’93 SOC.
They live in New Jersey.
Brent Flaharty ’94 MCOM was promoted to
president of the $1 billion residential division of
the Mechanical Access Solutions group at Stanley
Black & Decker in California.
Patricia Murphy Gillespie ’94 BUAD retired
in February 2011 from the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services. She plans to travel with her
husband of five years and visit her daughters
Kate Danley ‘97 has added another
title to her impressive resume—award
The 20-year veteran of stage and
Doing It All
screen is a successful playwright and
professional actress. She released
her debut novel, The Woodcutter,
The Woodcutter takes a unique
angle on the traditional fairy tale.
“I just wrote the kind of book I’d
want to read,” says Danley. “It’s a
dark, twisted tale, an escape from
Danley developed an interest in
writing through acting. “I started act-
ing in seventh grade,” she explains.
Kate Danley ’97
Successful actress and
“I was supposed to take French,
but there was no room in that class,
so they bumped me into theater. What
started my career was one mistake in
a schedule!” Acting and writing have
always coexisted for Danley, and from
theater she branched off into countless other creative areas.
After graduating from Towson,
Danley headed off to New York intent
on an acting career but she soon
discovered the challenges of
inexperience in a cutthroat business.
So she moved to Los Angeles to
gain some film and TV credits, hoping
eventually to go back to New York
City. “But I’ve made a home out here,
and found a wonderful creative community,” she says.
Her extensive resume includes
stand-up comedy, acting and writing
for both theater and film and even
puppetry. Danley also does improvisation comedy each weekend that
features celebrity guests at the Acme
Comedy Theater in Hollywood.
Danley, a self-made success story, is
driven by her passion and free spirit.
“I find that creativity feeds creativity.
To be successful, you have to be able
to do it all, and I love it all,” she says.
“It’s an all or nothing way of living,
and right now I’m choosing the all
instead of the nothing.”
Alexandros Mellos ’04
received a certificate
for being one of
the top 25 officers
to seize the most
guns in 2010 in