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"We are honored to have outstanding faculty members at UMBC whose commitment to excellence drives so much of UMBC's success."

--President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

UMBC Faculty Lead Board of Regents Awards

The Regents Awards, established in 1998, are the highest honor presented by the Regents to recognize faculty achievements. Awards are given in five categories, including research and public service.

Kevin Eckert, a professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, received a Regents Award for Inter-USM-Campus Collaboration. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he has studied issues related to long-term care for the elderly in assisted-living facilities.

Jay Freyman received a Regents Award for Excellence in Mentoring. As director of UMBC's Honors College and associate professor of ancient studies, Freyman has been counselor, career advisor and advocate to students in many disciplines, and he has created a variety of effective mentoring programs for the campus.

John Jeffries, professor of history and UMBC Presidential Teaching Professor, 1999-2002, received a Regents Award for Teaching Excellence. Jeffries teaches a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in American history and served as department chair from 1992-1998.

Lynn Zimmerman, who also received a Regents Award for Excellence in Mentoring, is associate professor of biological sciences. She has served as a mentor to numerous students and is faculty advisor to the UMBC chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Each of the honorees will receive a plaque and $1,000 from the Board of Regents. The awards will be announced at the Board of Regents' next meeting, on April 7.

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