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For the second year in a row, Latasha Eley was nominated (by Dr. Renetta Tull, UMBC Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development and Director of PROMISE) and selected to represent UMBC PROMISE at the 2012 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute for Teaching and Mentoring to be held this October in Tampa,FL.
PROMISE is an Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program that is a coalition of three campuses: UMBC (Lead Institution), the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides support services from the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program to minority graduate students in the NSF AGEP program. The grant supports an initiative between the AGEP program and the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (a partnership that includes SREB states, other regional educational organizations, and federal and foundation programs that stress strengthening minority graduate education). The grant also strives toward two broad goals for AGEP scholars: 1) increase the likelihood of completing a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and 2) encourage and prepare scholars for a career as a successful college faculty member. By joining forces with SREB/Compact, AGEP alliances encourage their minority graduate students nationwide to earn doctoral degrees. More information about the Institute and various organizations can be found at the following links: