Class of 2011
On May 23, UMBC’s alumni community grew by more than 2000 members at the university’s 41st annual spring commencement ceremonies. UMBC Magazine would like to introduce you to four graduates who have joined the select ranks of Retriever alumni – and encourage you to check out more at our Class of 2011 website (umbc.edu/classof2011).
Policing The Pastime
Kevin Cepelak ’05, political science, has a job that comes with a pass that gets him into any Major League Baseball (MLB) park. And when he gets to his office near New York City’s Grand Central Station each day, he rubs elbows with former greats of the game and a chance to work with former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and former New York City Police Department investigators. And he spends his days compiling reports that help MLB officials tackle problem issues in professional sports ranging from steroids to gambling.
Bridging The Distance
How does a student 1,500 miles from home cope when disaster strikes? How does he offer help and hope across an ocean?
Sometimes a small act of kindness can lead to big results.