Sherman Scholars Live Out Founder’s Legacy

Following the passing of George Sherman, the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars carry on the legacy of inclusive education in underserved communities.

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.

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.

Supporting Our Entrepreneurs

The UMBC Alumni Business Directory provides a one-stop search for Retriever-owned businesses, and helps UMBC alumni network and do business together.

Shop Talk

What happens when you sit down three key players in Alumni Relations and Development who span UMBC’s history? You learn that some things haven’t changed.

Lifelong Learning

UMBC and the University of Maryland, Baltimore partnered recently to become Maryland’s first “age-friendly” universities.

Baltimore Bonds

Current Retriever Sydney Fryer sat down for a chat with fellow Sondheim Scholar Alicia Wilson, vice president for Economic Development at Johns Hopkins University. 

Photo courtesy of UMBC Athletics

High-Tech Gift Harnesses Data for Athletes

A UMBC alumnus donates the VX system, a wearable piece of technology that helps soccer players track their movements and their heart rates.

Randall Ainsworth and Chief Judge Heard. Photo by Marlayna Demond '11.

Setting the Bar — The Impact of a Judicial Internship

Ainsworth says that Heard has been instrumental in holding open the door for the next generation of lawyers and judges. “She has, like, an army of little children, just all over the place, doing good work.”

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