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Join the Celebration

UMBC Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
University Center Ballroom, 12-1 p.m.
(A light lunch served at 11:30 a.m.)

Each year, the UMBC community comes together to celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty and staff.
This year we honor:

Presidential Faculty and Staff Awards

Carlo DiClemente
Professor, Psychology
2011-2014 Presidential Research Professor

Carlo DiClemente has made a tremendous contribution to the Department of Psychology since joining UMBC in 1995, and he has an even longer history of contributions to the profession.

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Lynnda Dahlquist
Professor, Psychology
2011-2014 Presidential Teaching Professor

Lynnda Dahlquist joined UMBCís psychology department in 1996. In addition to her exemplary teaching, she is a productive, well-funded and nationally recognized researcher in pediatric psychology.

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Connie Pierson
Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research
2011-2012 Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Professional Staff

Since joining UMBC in 1999, Connie Pierson has made significant and sustaining contributions to the university through her commitment to the institution, dedication to customer service and exceptional analytic skills.

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Michelle Howell
Executive Administrative Assistant II, Erickson School
2011-2012 Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Non-Exempt Staff

Since joining UMBC in 2001, Michelle Howell has exercised great dedication to the university.

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University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty and Staff Awards

Myrle H. Combs
Business Services Specialist, Student Affairs Business Services Center
2010-2011 University System of Maryland Board of Regentsí Award (for Exceptional Contributions to the Mission of UMBC and the Division of Student Affairs)

In her 36 years at UMBC, Myrle Combs has worked tirelessly to advance departmental missions, enrich student life and share her advice and insight.

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E. Michael Richards
Professor and Chair, Department of Music
2010-2011 University System of Maryland Board of Regentsí Award (for Excellence in Research)

Since joining UMBC in 2001, E. Michael Richards has made renowned contributions to contemporary music through his research and creative accomplishments.

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Bruce J. Walz
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Health Services
2010-2011 University System of Maryland Board of Regentsí Award (for Excellence in Public Service)

As a leader in emergency medical services (EMS) education, Bruce J. Walz has played a crucial role in the advancement and improvement of medical response initiatives across the country.

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2011-2012 UMBC Presidentís Commission for Women Achievement Award

Janet McGlynn
Director of Communication and Outreach, Office of Undergraduate Education

Since joining UMBC in 2001, Janet McGlynn has been a champion of student research and an advocate for womenís issues on campus.

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Delana Gregg
Assistant Director, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars

Since joining UMBC in 2002, Delana Gregg has always focused on community.

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2011-2012 Jakubik Family Endowment Staff Award

Joyce Riley
Associate Director, Health Administration and Policy Program

In her 32 years at UMBC, Joyce Riley has made exceptional contributions to the campus community and the Health Administration and Policy Program (HAPP).

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Release time for employees to take part in these events, and everyone is encouraged to attend. All campus offices will remain open and services should continue to be offered. Supervisors and staff are asked to work together to coordinate staffing.

Special thanks to photographer Tim Ford for capturing these headshots.