Fell, Nichols leave, Frazier fills one position

Fell, Nichols leave, Frazier fills one position

Advancement Assistant Cathy Frazier works on her computer at Saint Joseph’s Hall. She is the replacement for Meredith Fell.

Caitlin Wolfarth, News Editor

Meredith Fell, class of ’06, who was formerly the Advancement Assistant, left JC on Dec. 28 to start a new job in the admissions department at her former management, Notre Dame University of Maryland. Additionally, Director of Finance Katherine Nichols will be leaving towards the end of March to go into retirement.

Before coming to JC, Fell worked at Notre Dame University of Maryland for 18 months. After 10 months at JC, Fell started her new job on Jan. 2.

Advancement Assistant Cathy Frazier has been hired as her replacement and started the job Jan. 28.

Prior to JC, Frazier worked with United Way, a non-profit organization. She discovered her current job through long-time friend and colleague, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kurt Sudbrink.

“I really liked the tradition at JC,” Frazier said. “It has an excellent reputation, and I knew if I came here I would be working with decent people. Everyone I already knew I highly respected.”

As Advancement Assistant, Frazier manages the donor database and institutional advancement relations.

“I love [the experience at JC],” Frazier said. “I was surprised at how down to earth and friendly everyone is. I feel very welcomed and at ease here.”

Frazier was also surprised and impressed by the International Program.

“I was surprised at how big [the international program] was,” she said. “I think it not only benefits the exchange students, but the local students as well. It exposes them to life outside of Harford County.”

After living in Arizona, Nichols moved back to Maryland and started looking for a job. According to Nichols, there was an opening at JC for financial director that “fit into her credentials.”

“I was impressed by the campus and the people who interviewed me,” Nichols said.

Throughout her 15 years at JC, Nichols has overseen the business office and banking transactions, monitoring the schools investments, and managing budgets.

One of Nichols favorite memories was the capital campaign, which raised money for the construction of the fine arts wing and the practice gym. According to Nichols, the capitol campaign is “a multi-year fundraising effort.”

“I’ve really enjoyed working here,” Nichols said.

A replacement has currently not been found.

Caitlin Wolfarth is a News Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.