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October 2, 2008

Renetta Tull, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development, Wins National Honor

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On September 24, 2008, Renetta G. Tull, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development at UMBC, was honored at the Library of Congress as the National GEM Consortium's University Member of the Year for her commitment to undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Tull also serves as the Director of PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) for UMBC, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The GEM Consortium is a national network of universities and employers that promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce.

"It's so special to be recognized for mentoring students; this is work that brings joy," said Tull. "I continue to be passionate about encouraging students and helping them with setting and then reaching their goals."

Tull, an alumna of Howard University, has gained regional and national media exposure recently. On Sept. 10, she was profiled in The Hilltop, the Howard University newspaper. She was also part of a forum on university programs working to increase the number of African-American women earning Ph.D.'s in science fields. The panel discussion was broadcast Sept. 8 on the nationally syndicated public radio show, "The Best of Our Knowledge."

Posted by crose at October 2, 2008 3:24 PM