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Karen Johnson (’85) – Outstanding Alumna

  Karen Johnson, Secretary of Higher Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission “Outstanding Alumna”    Karen Johnson, political science ’85 and the recipient of this year’s UMBC Outstanding Alumna Award, is Secretary of Higher Education for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. As one of the youngest members of Governor Parris Glendening’s cabinet, Johnson is a key figure in ongoing efforts to preserve the quality of higher education in Maryland, overseeing more than 30 public and private colleges and universities, 20 community colleges and 100 private career schools in the state. For Johnson, one of UMBC’s strengths was its size. “It’s not… Continue Reading Karen Johnson (’85) – Outstanding Alumna

Joan Korenam…Wired Woman

Director, UMBC Center for Women & Information Technology “Joan Korenman is a wired woman”    Joan Korenman, Director of UMBC’s Center for Women & Information Technology (CWIT), has been named one of the “Top 25 Women on the Web” by San Francisco Women on the Web, a non-profit development organization for women involved with the Internet, new media, and web technology. The award highlights the accomplishments of 25 women around the globe who have inspired people with their efforts to advance technology, contribute to the community, and demonstrate the success of businesswomen in the Internet and new media industries. It… Continue Reading Joan Korenam…Wired Woman

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