Peggy Magee, left, says "I believe I'm supposed to give back and help others."
(Photo by Kathryn Lambert)
CUA Law Alumna is Celebrated for Service to Her Community
Peggy Magee, CUA law Class of 1997, is profiled in the fall 2009 issue of Achiever, the alumni magazine of the University of Maryland University College, where Magee earned her undergraduate degree in 1993.
The six-page spread chronicles Magee’s life from single motherhood, to 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, to a law degree and then on to her current position, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County.
Among other markers, Magee was the first woman to be named a first sergeant in the Presidential Airlift Group squadrons and Special Air Mission squadrons at Andrews Air Force base.
The article about Magee is titled “Service Above Self” and includes a discussion of her creation of an innovative program for young people in Prince George's County, introducing them to the circuit court system and helping them develop everything from public speaking to research skills.
Magee has earned a public manager’s certification from George Washington University and won by 10,000 votes in her first try at elective office. As clerk of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, she oversees a staff of 180 employees, responsible for everything from issuing marriage licenses to processing notary and passport applications to handling property records, maintaining records in child support and paternity cases, and cataloging files and evidence—as well as summonses and subpoenas—on felony cases, juvenile cases, and more. On top of that, she handles swearing in the county executive, county council members, judges, police officers, sheriffs, firefighters, mayors, city council members and correctional officers.