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David Hugel, Hosting a Seminar on Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam

Interview with David Hugel

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore Library. The interview was conducted via Zoom application by Laura Bell on April 26, 2021. The interviewee is David Hugel, an alumnus of University of Baltimore's Law School. He received his J.D. in 1973 and his Master's in Criminal Justice in 1977.

During the interview Mr. Hugel describes some of his early life growing up first in Baltimore City and then in Baltimore County, his military service in Vietnam, his public relations career and education at University of Baltimore including his time as a night student and the opportunities school provided, his Law Career and work regarding public and highway safety, and his continuing interest in photography and writing.

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Larry Shane

Interview with Larry Shane

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore Library. It was conducted via Zoom application by Bedell Terry on July 13, 2021. The interviewee is Larry Shane, an alumnus of the University of Baltimore's Business School. He was the sports editor of the University's student newspaper, The Baloo and graduated in 1961 with a degree in marketing.

During the interview, Mr. Shane talked about the many successful sports teams at the University of Baltimore. Over the years, the University's physical plant has undergone many changes. During his time at the school, outdoor sports were played on the school's ball fields. After graduating, he worked for a number of advertising firms in Baltimore and later became a sports reporter and columnist for the Baltimore Evening Sun. He later established his own advertising and consulting firm, which he runs from his Florida home.

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 Idalee DiGregorio

Interview with Idalee DiGregorio

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore's RLB Library. It was conducted via Zoom application by Laura Sicari on March 31, 2023. The interviewee is Idalee DiGregorio, an acupuncture therapist who lives in Baltimore and has a long history with the University of Baltimore.

DiGregorio speaks on her time spent at the university while her father taught classes, meeting the students, and family friend H. Mebane Turner. She would later attend UB as a student, and then, following in the academic footsteps of both parents, would eventually teach classes there as well. The interview also covers DiGregorio’s other academic exploits, pursuits in culinary arts and theater, and influential figures from UB such as Neil Kleinmann, Catherine Gira, and Jeff Sawyer. The interview concludes with commentary on the university’s impact on the Baltimore itself and the importance of having an academic institution in the city center.

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Courtney Trang

Interview with Courtney Trang

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore's RLB Library. It was conducted via Zoom application by Elizabeth Epps on January 9, 2024. The interviewee is Courtney Trang, a notable alumni and staff member deeply connected with the University of Baltimore's community.

The journey of Trang to the University of Baltimore is marked by her roles as a first-generation student from a blue-collar background, her pursuit of criminal justice, and her transition from a student employee to an assistant director specializing in alumni relations. In the interview, Trang discusses her professional and personal growth, her engagement with the university's vast opportunities, and mentorship and community's impact. She emphasizes the importance of adaptability, networking, and seizing every available resource, ultimately demonstrating her dedication to the university's ethos of knowledge that works and her commitment to cultivating a supportive community for current and future students and alumni.

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