Legends of Excellence

Legend of Excellence

During her years as an undergrad at UMBC, Karen Sutton ’97, history, would constantly see Simmona Simmons ’74, American studies, working quietly in the library. Even today, when she stops in the Albin O. Kuhn Library, she sees Simmons and smiles, for even the sight of the librarian still inspires Sutton to pursue her goals. “I (wanted to) become a librarian vicariously through her,” says Sutton, a lecturer at UMBC. “I plan to use the skills Simmona taught me to inspire others.” Despite the major impact she tends to have on the lives of others, Simmons has always kept a… Continue Reading Legend of Excellence

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Honoring UMBC's Legends of Excellence

The UMBC community honored faculty and staff who were instrumental in the lives of UMBC’s African-American and Latino students at a Legends of Excellence Brunch and Awards ceremony held on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Congratulations to the award recipients: Ramona Arthur, Former Director of Off-Campus Student Services Norma Green, Former Coordinator of Student Activities Bonny Tighe, Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics LaMont Toliver, Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education (awarded posthumously) “It was wonderful to see so many alumni, faculty, staff and friends come out to celebrate and honor members of the UMBC… Continue Reading Honoring UMBC's Legends of Excellence

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