UMBC’s Top 12 Highlights of 2016

UMBC celebrated a banner year in 2016. In thousands of ways, big and small, this golden anniversary has been full of moments to remember for the university community. Here are 12 top highlights.

Founders Day celebrates 50 years of inclusive excellence at UMBC

“This has been a 50-year experiment in Catonsville,” Pres. Hrabowski explained. “Can you bring people together from all races, backgrounds, and religions, and have them learning how to work together, to live together, and to listen to each other? That’s what we’re in the process of doing in our country, and it’s what we believe we are doing on this campus and will do even more of in the time to come.”

Thousands gather at UMBC for historic 50th anniversary celebration

Retrievers came together as a community on Sept. 17 to celebrate the remarkable story of UMBC. As one alumna and staff member shared, “This is my community… [Tonight] reminded me that I will always be a UMBC alumna, and UMBC will always be my home.”

U.S. News again honors UMBC as a national leader in innovation and teaching

Just days ahead of UMBC’s 50th anniversary celebration, U.S. News & World Report has again affirmed the university’s continued standing as one of the most innovative colleges in the nation, among the best in teaching and setting new standards for student success.

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