We are RetriEVER Grateful

By: Magazine Editor
Mar 30, 2022

Guests enjoy the Hidden Waters reception. Photo by Marlayna Demond '11.

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.

Annapolis Reception

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.

Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones ’76, psychology, addresses guests at the Annapolis reception. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.

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.

Anne Khademian (center), executive director of the Universities at Shady Grove, and Anika Wayman ’99, M6, mechanical engineering (right), associate dean for Shady Grove affairs in CNMS, talk with President Hrabowski at the USG event. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.

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.

Guests enjoy the Hidden Waters reception. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.

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.

Jack Suess ’81, mathematics, and M.S. ’95, information systems, vice president of Information Technology and CIO, talks with President Hrabowski. Photo by Barak Shrama.

Seattle Reception

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.

Guests enjoy the conversation at the Seattle stop of the RetriEVER Grateful Tour. Photo by Nata Worry Photography (Renata Steiner).

Raleigh-Durham Reception

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.

UMBC alumni and friends joined Pres. Hrabowski and Keith Harmon, Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program in Raleigh-Durham on March 31, at the Washington Duke Inn as part of the RetriEVER Grateful Tour. Photo by Dave Kuhn.

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 joined Pres. Hrabowski and Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross ’88, vice provost for Enrollment Management and Planning in Washington, DC, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.

Philadelphia Reception

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.

Sharing a moment with Philadelphia-area alumni and friends.

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.

Retrievers from all over the New York area gathered to wish Dr. Hrabowski well.

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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.

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