Alumni

Special Edition

The outgoing editor of The Retriever, UMBC’s student newspaper, discusses the highs and lows of the position with two former editors from different decades.

Investing in Early Childhood Literacy

Louise Izat and Donna Helm met their first week of classes in 1966. More than 50 years later, the pair endowed a scholarship for students working in education.

Musical Roots

Wye Oak recorded their first albums using student resources available on campus. Since their days in Fine Arts, the band has found international acclaim.

Building a Better Baltimore—Together

As deputy director of communication for Baltimore’s Mayor Scott, Stefanie Mavronis ’12 channels her hometown pride to connect with the city in a equitable way.

A Path Forward to Research

Ramin Ayanzadeh, Ph.D. ’20, was awarded a spot in the selective Computing Innovation Fellows program, designed to help recent graduates continue research despite COVID-19.

Building Back Baltimore

As executive director of Baltimore Homecoming, Robbin Lee gives back to the city that shaped her college years and has come to be home base to her community.

Career Q&A: Robert Deloatch ’11, M19

Robert Deloatch ’11, M9, has followed his research interests to an exciting job at Apple. We asked Robert about what his experience as a Meyerhoff Scholar means in his life today, and what he would say to a future scholar.

Access for All—Rising Together

Many Retrievers aspire to create a community that treats each member as a whole person deserving of respect, no matter their age or identity. These two Rising Stars are doing just that.

Movie Madness: Film’s Big Dance

Formed by UMBC alumni, the Movie Madness Facebook group ranks movies similar to NCAA March Madness to determine the best movie of all time.

Q&A: View from the End of the Road

When the pandemic first hit, many of us found ourselves looking closely at what surrounded us and what confined us. For Brea Souders ’01, visual arts, however, the circumstances drove her to look outward through the screen of her upstate New York window, and to wonder deeply about the lives happening beyond her driveway.

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