With the conclusion of the Grit & Greatness campaign and three decades of leadership from retiring President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, UMBC has many reasons to feel grateful. Alumni from all across the nation are gathering to celebrate our community, the impact we’ve made together, and the spirit of inclusive excellence that will drive our work for years to come.
Here are some highlights from the RetriEVER Grateful Tour. Learn more and sign up for upcoming dates here.
The RetriEVER Grateful Tour kicked off on Thursday, March 3, 2022. UMBC alumni and friends gathered at Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, Maryland where Dr. Hrabowski was joined on stage by Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, for an intimate conversation.
The Universities at Shady Grove (Rockville) Reception
On Monday, March 7, 2022, the Universities at Shady Grove community paid tribute to Dr. Hrabowski. Click here for a copy of the program with the speaker lineup.
Hidden Waters Reception
On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Dr. Hrabowski met with local community leaders at an intimate reception at Hidden Waters, the estate of the Chancellor of the University of Maryland.
San Francisco Reception
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, the RetriEVER Grateful Tour made its way west to join UMBC alumni and friends in San Francisco, California. A conversation between Dr. Hrabowski and Jack Suess ’81, M.S. ’94, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, highlighted the evening’s program.
On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the RetriEVER Grateful Tour hit its second West Coast venue, the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle, Washington. Once again, the program featured a conversation between Dr. Hrabowski and CIO Jack Seuss.
On Thursday, March 31, the RetriEVER Grateful Tour headed south to Raleigh-Durham. The reception featured a virtual Q&A between Dr. Hrabowski and Keith Harmon, director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program.
Washington, DC, Reception
On Thursday, April 7, the RetriEVER Grateful Tour made its way to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The program featured a conversation between Dr. Hrabowski and Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross ’88, vice provost for Enrollment Management and Planning.
UMBC alumni and friends flocked to Philadelphia on Monday, April 11 for the last leg of the RetriEVER Grateful Tour. The program featured a conversation between Dr. Hrabowski and Dr. Pat McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
New York City Reception
The RetriEVER Grateful Tour concluded with a stop at Glasshouse Chelsea in New York City on Tuesday, April 12. The program featured a conversation between Dr. Hrabowski and Greg Simmons, M.P.P. ’04, Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
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Stay tuned for highlights from more stops on the RetriEVER Grateful Tour!
Header image: Guests enjoy the Hidden Waters reception. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.