Phillip Fitzgerald

Class of 2011

On May 23, UMBC’s alumni community grew by more than 2000 members at the university’s 41st annual spring commencement ceremonies. UMBC Magazine would like to introduce you to four graduates who have joined the select ranks of Retriever alumni – Phillip Fitzgerald, Donna Viola, Michael Young, and Brian Mathew Courson – and encourage you to check out more at our Class of 2011 website. Read the full story in the Summer 2011 issue of UMBC Magazine.

Touched by a Nobel: Phillip Fitzgerald '11

It’s not often one gets to meet a Nobel prize winner. But here’s our very own recent salutatorian, Phillip Fitzgerald ’11, biochemistry and molecular biology, rubbing elbows with Ei-ichi Negishi, who won the chemistry prize last year. As you might imagine, this meeting was not a complete coincidence. Phillip, who plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this fall, is the second UMBC student in as many years to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. (Read the full story here.) Perhaps someday he’ll be the first UMBC Nobel winner!

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