Spring 2020

Coffee and Community

These alumni entrepreneurs brought their class project to life in Arbutus. Despite the disruption of COVID-19, the coffee shop continues to pursue a community-focused operation.

Change of Scenery—Then & Now

UMBC’s Catonsville campus has changed significantly since opening in 1966. How will it continue to transform?

Podcast Fever

Want to start a podcast? For these three Retriever-produced podcasts, conversations with a good friend (or a sister!) got their projects off the ground.

There’s No Such Thing As Small Politics

Retrievers are participating in politics on all levels—students as engaged citizens, professionals protecting our census data, artists illustrating complex ideas, and more.

A World of Opportunity

Men’s Basketball players are getting to fulfill their dreams—playing professional basketball abroad.

Lifelong Learning

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

Screen grab from the video by Corey Jennings '10.

Up on the Roof—Spring 2020

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski talks about alumni leadership during the pandemic, UMBC’s Golden Commencement, and a symbol of hope in tough times.

Stay Golden, Retrievers

Although they are decades apart, the graduating Class of 2020 has made just as indelible a mark on UMBC as the first graduating class in 1970.

Treasured Moments

After more than a decade of service to UMBC, John Becker thinks back to some of the moments—and the people of our community—that have meant the most to him.

How To Spot Maryland’s State Bird

A life-long ornithophile walks readers through spotting the Baltimore Oriole in its natural habitat.

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