“An Advocate for the Liberal Arts”
Ancient studies professor Jay Freyman, a member of the faculty since 1968 and director of the Honors College, is a tireless advocate for the liberal arts and a role model, personal counselor, career advisor, and mentor to hundredsif not thousandsof UMBC students. His actions have inspired a tradition of mentoring at UMBC, and he was instrumental in UMBCs successful application for Phi Beta Kappa, serving as the chapters first president. In 1999, he received one of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents highest honors, a Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
As director of the Honors College, Freyman visits Maryland high schools to recruit students for the Honors College and the ancient studies program. His mentoring and service also extends to the community, including working with The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore assisting Russian immigrants with the development of conversational English skills.