2016 Scholars

Malcolm Amobi

Stevenson University


Malcolm Amobi credits “Dr. Doran’s belief in me” for his success at Wootton.  He was inspired to take on a leadership role which included serving as a captain of the Wootton Varsity Football team. Malcolm also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County. As the first to attend college, Malcolm’s proud family are delighted that he is now a freshman at Stevenson University.

Andrew Guiberson

Army Corp of Cadets, Norwich University

Andrew Guiberson is convinced that “Dr. Doran lived with an integral mission to positively affect the lives of everyone he knew.”  He counts himself among those who benefited from Dr. Doran’s mentoring and support.  Andrew was a leader in the Student Government Association at Wootton.  Today, he is a proud member of the Army Corp of Cadets at Norwich University and preparing for a career in the U.S. Army.

Michelle Fan

California Institute of Technology

Michelle Fan credits Dr. Doran with helping her “get comfortable in my own skin” as a Wootton freshman.  She recalled, “He sat with me for what seemed like hours, even poking fun at himself to make an insecure freshman feel better.  For that, I am forever grateful.” An academic standout at Wootton, Fan is now studying at California Institute of Technology and eagerly diving into STEM courses.

Valerie Segal

University of Maryland


Valerie Segal is a Life Sciences Scholar at the University of Maryland studying Neurobiology and Psychology.  At Wootton she was active in Rotary Club and service to the school and community.  Valerie wants everyone to know “Just because we do not see Dr. Doran’s witty smile and colorful sweaters in the hall every day, doesn’t mean we’re done learning from him.”