Spring 2021

Up On the Roof—Spring 2021

In a recent chat, President Hrabowski and Alumni Association President Brian Frazee share why it’s so important to stay connected to fellow Retrievers.


Different disciplines are training up social justice-minded students to do no harm in the communities they work with, one thriving relationship at a time.

The Show Must Go On

UMBC Magazine sat down with five alumni working in Hollywood to hear how they got their start, and what has kept them going creatively during the pandemic.

Her Science Is the World’s

By leading the team behind the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Kizzmekia Corbett has already changed the world—she is also helping change the future of research.

Supporting the Whole Student

Thirty years later, Lewis still feels a sense of real connection to the campus and works to help other alumni engage with students and the institution.

Passing the Baton

The UMBC Symphony has provided a home to students and community members alike. As the long time director retires, musicians look back on the past five decades of the symphony.

Innovation and Social Impact

STEM professionals need to prioritize the social impact of their work. Interdisciplinary teams at UMBC are researching methods to support these efforts.

Special Edition

The outgoing editor of The Retriever, UMBC’s student newspaper, discusses the highs and lows of the position with two former editors from different decades.

Vaccine Victories

Nothing showcases the Retriever spirit more than the many hundreds of volunteer hours put in to assist in the region-wide vaccination challenge.

An Unprecedented Season

Despite competing in a pandemic, student-athletes rose to the occasion and added several new chapters to UMBC record books this year.

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.

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