Stanfield captains McDaniel alumni outreach team

September 28, 2010

Sally F. Stanfield ’78 has been named president-elect of the Alumni Association and will succeed Don Hobart ’62 as president on July 1, 2011. An attorney with the Baltimore firm Callegary & Steedman, she represents children who need special education services and advocates for adults with disabilities. Stanfield earned her J.D. in 1981 from Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Stanfield practiced as a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County, Wash., handling felony jury trials and appeals, before entering private practice in Seattle, and then in Baltimore, after returning to Maryland in 1995. Stanfield worked in her family’s farm businesses for several years and taught in a Title One physical education program for pre-kindergarten students in the Baltimore County Public Schools for four years. She has coached high school girls' lacrosse and officiated high school field hockey. Stanfield retired in 2006 from showing her Arabian horses.

As a senior associate attorney with Callegary & Steedman, Stanfield also represents children who have special education needs in school disciplinary meetings. When police charges result from such a violation, Stanfield represents these children throughout the ensuing juvenile court proceedings. Beyond her practice, Stanfield is a member of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). She also volunteers time to Pathfinders for Autism and to the Adults with Autism Resource Group.

While on the Hill, Stanfield excelled in academics, as well as in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. A magna cum laude graduate, she was a member of the Argonauts, Trumpeters and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. In 1988, she was honored by the Sociology department as one of its outstanding alumni and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2006, Stanfield was honored with induction into the College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

She lives in Abingdon with her partner Mena Dyches.