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2007 UMBC Alumni of the Year & Distinguished Service Award Winners

Each year, the UMBC Alumni Association presents awards to honor alumni for their professional and personal achievements and service to the University.   Learn more about our past award winners. Outstanding Alumnus Social & Behavioral Sciences Eric A. Carlton ’91, Africana Studies After becoming the youngest high school principal in the country at age 29, Eric A. Carlton ’91, Africana studies, later launched Banner Schools, a private company that partners with public school districts to provide a successful educational environment for at-risk youth. The company has three schools in Chicago, one in Miami, and will open another in Detroit. Together, the… Continue Reading 2007 UMBC Alumni of the Year & Distinguished Service Award Winners

2006 UMBC Alumni of the Year & Distinguished Service Award Winners

Each year, the UMBC Alumni Association presents awards to honor alumni for their professional and personal achievements and service to the University.  Learn more about our past award winners. Outstanding Alumna Natural & Mathematical Sciences Diane Auer Jones ’88, M.S. Applied Molecular Biology In addition to a successful career as an entrepreneur, government policy maker and administrator at Princeton University, in November Jones was appointed Deputy Associate Director for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. She also has served as an active member of the UMBC Research Park Corporation’s board of directors for the past eleven years. Outstanding… Continue Reading 2006 UMBC Alumni of the Year & Distinguished Service Award Winners

2005 UMBC Alumni of the Year & Distinguished Service Award Winners

Each year, the UMBC Alumni Association presents awards to honor alumni for their professional and personal achievements and service to the University.  Learn more about our past award winners. Life Sciences Sheldon Broedel, 1984 M.S. and 1990 Ph.D. Biological Sciences, is chief executive and science officer of Athena Environmental Sciences. This 10-year-old company, headquartered at techcenter@UMBC, specializes in “ecologically responsible and economically sound solutions to environmental problems.” Humanities Sean Carton, 1990 English, is Dean of Digital Design at Philadelphia University, the author of Dot Bomb and a frequent contributor to Wired magazine. As co-founder of Carton Donofrio Interactive, a web and… Continue Reading 2005 UMBC Alumni of the Year & Distinguished Service Award Winners

You’ve Got Questions, We’ll Get You Answers

Because you attended UMBC, you know the university better than most. But even though you’re part of the on-campus community, I’m sure you have questions about the university, its traditions, and its history. As we prepare for UMBC’s 50th anniversary in 2016, we’re going to answer some of those questions about mysteries of campus history and culture but we want to hear from you and your questions about UMBC that you have always wondered about such as:  “Why is there a silo at the entrance to campus? How did UMBC get its “free hour?” When did UMBC become a chess… Continue Reading You’ve Got Questions, We’ll Get You Answers

UMBC Alums Encourage Change in the Community

Here at UMBC, we take pride in what our alums accomplish after graduation. Take a moment to see which Retrievers have been on the move and making news!  Karina Velasco ’15, social work, shares her positive experience with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and calls for comprehensive immigration reform. She discusses how the recent executive order signed by President Obama has helped secure a life that would have been taken away. She is now able to maintain her job, health insurance, and driver’s license. Click here to learn more about Velasco’s story.   Alfred Sanchez ’83 M.A., community/clinical psychology,… Continue Reading UMBC Alums Encourage Change in the Community

UMBC Alums Excel in New Spacial Discoveries

Here at UMBC, we take pride in what our alums accomplish after graduation. Take a moment to see which Retrievers have been on the move and making news! Stephen Freeland, interdisciplinary studies, responds to a study on the role of chance in Earth’s mineral formation. In an article published by Wired, Freeland explains how vital minerals are in order to sustain life on Earth. According to Freeland, “Minerals pull order out of chaos…all of this swimming in an ocean of unknowns.” To read the full article, click here.   Mehdi Benna, Center for Space Science and Technology, is the lead… Continue Reading UMBC Alums Excel in New Spacial Discoveries

UMBC Alums Transform the Written Word

Here at UMBC, we take pride in what our alums accomplish after graduation. Take a moment to see which Retrievers have been on the move and making news! Monica Gallagher ’01, visual arts, wrote Part-Time Princesses, which was nominated as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association. The graphic novel follows the lives of four girls’ plans after high school fall apart, go to work as costume princesses at a local amusement park and end up defending their job to a gang of local thugs. To find out more about Gallagher’s nomination, click here.… Continue Reading UMBC Alums Transform the Written Word

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