Heather Spurrier Culp

Class of 2000
Major/Minor: English

My Washington College education taught me how to communicate effectively, to seize opportunities, and to be a problem solver.

How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?

My liberal arts education helps me think more broadly and analytically. I explore problems from all angles, recognizing the whole picture. My Washington College education taught me how to communicate effectively, to seize opportunities, and to be a problem solver.

Who was your favorite faculty member? Story?
I was an English major, and my favorite faculty member was Dr. Gillin. I had a wonderful experience climbing mountains in England with Dr. Gillin and classmates while learning about romantic literature. Not only did we experience first-hand the environment in which many authors wrote, but also learned much about perseverance and endurance (getting up those mountains was tough!).
What is your favorite Washington College memory?

I have so many wonderful memories of my time at Washington College. One of my favorite memories was in the winter of my senior year when it snowed. I remember building snowmen (and snowwomen), dressing them up in clothes from our various closets!

Campus Involvement
Graduate School:

University of Maryland Carey School of Law, JD

Additional Information:

Heather Culp ’00 graduated from Washington College in 2000 with a B.A. in English. As a student she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and played softball. Upon graduation, Ms. Culp earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Ms. Culp currently works at Johns Hopkins Medicine where she is the Senior Director of Development in the Department of Neurology and Brain Sciences.

Prior to joining the development staff at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ms. Culp worked in development at Maryland Carey Law for seven years. She began her development career as the Associate Director of Development for Major and Planned Gifts at Washington College.  During her years in private practice, Ms. Culp was an attorney at a law firm based in Rockville, MD. Her practice focused on commercial litigation and estate planning and administration.

Ms. Culp is a member of the development committee of the Board of Mercy High School in Baltimore, and is the current President of the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council. She also was the Chair of the Alumni Board and served from 2009 until 2016.

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