Chiara Collette and Michael Hassett, center, share a moment with friends in Tonga

Peaceworkers in Action

UMBC alumni Michael Hassett and Chiara Collette have built a life — and an internationally recognized nonprofit — while following their callings as Peaceworkers.

Lucky in Love

Two alumni celebrate their St. Patrick’s Day meet-cute at UMBC that turned into a 53-year romance.

Black and Gold, Through and Through

UMBC’s men’s soccer Associate Head Coach Anthony Adams ’97 is just one of two NCAA Division I program assistants who have reached the quarter-century mark.

man in suit and black and gold striped tie stands behind a podium with positive thoughtful expression

We are RetriEVER Grateful

With the RetriEVER Grateful Tour, alumni from all across the nation are gathering to celebrate our community, the impact we’ve made together, and the spirit of inclusive excellence that will drive our work for years to come.

Charting His Own Map for Success

In his late 20s, Smith focused his efforts on one goal: getting a college degree. At 32 and after five internships in his field, he has a diploma in hand.

The Spirit of Giving

Behind the scenes of UMBC’s Annual Giving, Banerjee energy for the Retriever community embodies the spirit of giving and paving the way for growth at UMBC.

Retriever Nation Meets Bachelor Nation

The UMBC magazine interviews Justin Glaze, a UMBC alum and runner-up on the Bachelorette in a behind-the-scenes look at Bachelor Nation.

Body of Work

It was at UMBC that Arteche decided to delve into other ways of exploring their identity and visibility through art and culture.

Our 2021 UMBC Alumni Awardees. L-R: Dr. Michael Summers, Deep Patel '19, Michael Berardi '19, Tewodross Melchishua Williams, M.F.A. '00, Dr. Michael Hassett, M.P.P. '17, Ph.D. '19, Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler '11, Freeman Hrabowski, Sean Pang '04, M.A. '11, Dr. Kate Tracy, M.A. '01, Ph.D. '03, Dr. Scott Banta '97, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa '03, M11, Theresa Bruce '09, and UMBC Alumni Association President Brian Frazee '11, M.P.P. '12. Not pictured: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett '08, M16, and Christine Osazuwa '11. Photo by Marlayna Demond '11.

The Alumni Awards Return

UMBC is excited to announce the 32nd annual Alumni Awards. While the in-person ceremony may be smaller than past years, we are celebrating more alumni than ever.

Living Her Values

One of Kate Tracy’s longest-standing and most important descriptors is “Maxine Tracy in a different form,” laughs Tracy. “A feistier version of my grandmother.” She’s honoring Maxine with an endowment in her name to UMBC’s Women’s Center.

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