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Mrs. Carolyn Headlee Fichtel


Carolyn has served on the Board of Visitors since 2004. She recently completed her officer’s term as Chairwoman on June 30, 2013. Carolyn and her husband, Carl, learned about the Board of Visitors from Dr. Suzanne Beicken, UMD faculty leader on an Alumni trip to Salzburg. Suzanne’s love for music was infectious and inspired them to become involved with the School. They endowed a Scholarship in the School of Music in 2003. Carolyn grew up in College Park and attended the University of Maryland, College Park graduating with a BS degree in Business in 1965. She began her career at the Maryland Book Exchange after graduation and shortly thereafter became the Assistant Manager, retiring in 1995. An avid alum and Terp fan, Carolyn has served as President of the UMCP Prince George’s Alumni Club, member of the UMCP Alumni Board and Terrapin Club. She is also active in a local garden club and enjoys performing arts, tennis, photography and traveling.