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Monday, August 29, 2011

SU Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. recently welcomed ten new members to its board of directors.  They are: Joanna Cato Abercrombie of Salisbury; Kevin Bernstein of Salisbury; Bob Brosmer of Ellicott City, MD; Dr. Carolyn Elmore of Salisbury; Michele Garigliano of Salisbury; Richard “Rick” Holloway, Jr. of Salisbury; Dwight “Duke” Marshall, Jr. of Fruitland; Dr. Thomas Rosenthal of Laurel, DE; Dr. Christopher Snyder of Ocean City, MD; and Benjamin Willey of Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to have so many new individuals joining the board at this time,” said Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas, executive director of the SU Foundation and vice president of university advancement. “Many have extensive family connections to the University and all bring a wide range of interests and experiences.  The infusion of their ideas and energy will provide the Foundation with excellent guidance, ultimately benefitting students and the entire campus community.”

AbercrombieAbercrombie is a long-time supporter of the arts at SU, including the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Delmarva Public Radio.  She is past president of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and founding Salisbury Festival chair.  Her father, Elliott Cato, founded Cato Incorporated, now Cato Gas & Oil.  Her husband, Michael, ran the company for 34 years, and their son, Michael, a 1990 SU graduate, is currently president and chief executive officer.  Bernstein

Bernstein is president of Lorch Microwave in Salisbury.  He earned an M.B.A from SU in 1992, and his wife, Petra, later earned a B.F.A. with a concentration in painting.  Each year, students develop business plans for the $5,000 Bernstein Achievement Award competition, which was founded by his father, alumnus Richard “Dick” Bernstein. 

BrosmerBrosmer is chief operating officer for the Y of Central Maryland.  A former SU football team captain, he earned a B.S. in 1981, and later, a master’s from the University of Delaware.  His wife, Kimberly, also received a B.A. from SU, and their daughter, Kara, currently studies elementary education.  In the community, Brosmer chairs the Baltimore Medical System board, and serves on the Corey Gilger Foundation board and Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center advisory board.  He is past chair of the Medical Fitness Association’s national board of directors.

ElmoreElmore retired as director of curriculum and professional development for Wicomico County Public Schools in 2005 and now serves on the Board of Education.  She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s in education from SU and a doctorate from Wilmington University.  Over the years, she has supported the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Delmarva Public Radio and student scholarships.  She briefly represented District 38A in the Maryland General Assembly, completing the term of her late husband, Delegate D. Page Elmore, who also served the Foundation board.  She is a member of the Cancer Support Community of Delmarva board and is active in Bethesda United Methodist Church.  She has three children and seven grandchildren.

GariglianoGarigliano is the director of quality assurance at K&L Microwave in Salisbury.  Prior to coming back to Salisbury in 1999, she spent almost 15 years in a series of roles at Hewlett-Packard Company.  She earned a B.S. in biology from SU in 1983, and her father, Dr. Leonard Garigliano, was a longtime education department faculty member.  In the community, she is a supporter of Coastal Hospice and Women Supporting Women, and is also active within St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, spending the last four years as Volunteer Youth Ministry Leader.   In addition she is a member of the Wor-Wic Community College Computer Studies Program Advisory Committee.

HollowayHolloway, a licensed funeral director, is co-owner of Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury.  He is incoming chair of the Coastal Hospice board, and past president of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Salisbury Host Lions club.  He helped found SU’s student radio station (then WSSC) before earning a B.S. in business in 1976.  He joined SU’s Alumni Association board in 2005, and continues a long family tradition on the Foundation board:  his parents, the late Marianna and Dick Holloway, both served for many years.  His wife, Cynthia, earned a B.S. and M.S.W. from SU and now works in the Counseling Center. 

MarshallMarshall is the owner and president of Marshall’s Insurance & Financial Services in Pocomoke.  He earned a B.S. from SU in 1988.  Since 2003, he has been an active member of SU’s Alumni Association board, and is the immediate past president.  He also has been involved with SU’s Worcester County alumni chapter and, on campus, serves as chapter advisor for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.  In the community, he serves on boards for the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council and the Tylerton Community Council on Smith Island.

RosenthalRosenthal is an anesthesiologist specializing in procedures that treat pain.  He is the owner of Mid-Atlantic Pain Medicine and has offices in Salisbury; Berlin, MD; and Ocean View, DE.  Originally a Canadian, he came to Baltimore in 1987 for his post graduate training at Sinai and Johns Hopkins hospitals.  He relocated to Delmarva in 1996 with his wife, Amanda, a perfusionist with the cardiac surgery program at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  They have two sons, Alexander and Zachary.  Rosenthal is a supporter of the SU field hockey program.  He also is very actively involved with aviation as a helicopter and airplane pilot, and is a local flight surgeon.

SnyderSnyder is chief medical information officer and a hospitalist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  He earned a B.S. in physical education from SU in 1988, and later, a D.O. from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His wife, Kimberly, also received a B.S. in elementary education from SU.  They have four children: Calvin, Curtis, Craig and Kendal. 

Willey served 21 years in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps and now owns the Law Offices of Benjamin Willey, LLC in Bethesda.  He specializes in energy, corporate and commercial law, and government contracts.  He earned a B.A. in history and secondary education from SU in 1971.  As a student he was a member of the men’s crew team and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Fraternity for History Scholars, and was involved with the Student Government Association.  He received his J.D. from the University Maryland School of Law.

Guided by a 32-member board, the SU Foundation was created in 1973 to accumulate funds by gift and investment and to foster, encourage and enrich the activities, educational programs, athletics and scholarships of SU.  For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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