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UMBC CELEBRATES!

Take part as UMBC celebrates ...
The start of the '04-'05 academic year
The arrival of the Class of '08
The contributions of faculty and staff &
Our growing graduate student community.

PRESIDENTIAL FACULTY & STAFF AWARDS CEREMONY

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: University Center Ballroom
(Please note new location.)

Take part in this NEW event designed to honor the accomplishments of UMBC's Presidential Award recipients. This event offers all members of the campus community the chance to hear President Hrabowski present his State of the University Address and acknowledge the special achievements of:

  • Cynthia Hody, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science - Presidential Teaching Professor
  • James Grubb, Professor, History - Presidential Research Professor
  • Jack Suess, Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology - Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Professional Staff
  • Terry Aylsworth, Executive Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences - Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Non-Exempt Staff

    Click here to read about award recipients.

     

    FALL OPENING MEETING

    Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
    Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    Location: University Center Ballroom

    Take part as UMBC celebrates the start of the '04-'05 Academic Year. Join President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Johnson at an opening meeting focused on what undergraduate and graduate students need to succeed, and programs on campus that support students in innovative ways. In addition, Vice President Mark Behm will present a special facilities update to help you navigate your way around renovated and relocated campus sites.

    The Human Resources department has granted 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.

  • GRADUATE SCHOOL WELCOMING RECEPTION


    Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2004
    Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.*
    Location: University Center Ballroom

    Take part as faculty, staff and continuing students welcome to campus all new master's and doctoral students and also recognize doctoral students who have attained candidacy status. All members of the UMBC community are invited to join President Hrabowski and Provost Johnson in the welcoming ceremony.

    * The candidacy ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

     

    FALL CONVOCATION

    Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2004
    Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
    Location: RAC

    Take part as we welcome all new students to the UMBC community and kick off a new academic year. President Hrabowski and Provost Johnson will deliver remarks and Presidential Teaching Professor, Dr. Alan Rosenthal (Modern Languages & Linguistics), will present the Keynote Address.


    Presidential and Regents Awards - 2004

    James Grubb James Grubb
    Professor, History
    Presidential Research Professor

    James Grubb is a master historian whose work is distinguished not only by its quality but by its range, importance and influence. Since arriving at UMBC in 1983, he has established an impressive research record while serving terms as president of the faculty senate and, in his own department, as graduate program director and department chair.

    Cynthia Hody Cynthia Hody
    Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science
    Presidential Teaching Professor

    A six-time recipient of the political science department's teaching award, Cynthia Hody is a study in effective, compassionate and student-centered teaching. She has been recognized as Honors College Teacher of the Year; and is the recipient of the UMBC Alumni Association's award for Student Teaching and Mentoring.

    Jack Suess Jack Suess
    Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology
    Presidential Distinguished Staff Award
    Professional Staff

    Since he arrived at UMBC as a freshman in 1976, Jack Suess has uniquely experienced the University as undergraduate student, student employee, non-exempt staff, exempt staff, graduate student, part-time faculty, principal investigator and campus administrator.

    Terry 
Aylsworth Terry Aylsworth
    Executive Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences
    Presidential Distinguished Staff Award
    Non-Exempt Staff

    Described as "committed," "collegial" and "enthusiastic," Terry Aylsworth, executive administrative assistant for the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, is known for her respect for everyone she works with, for her ability to invest every undertaking with a belief in its significance and for her dedication to UMBC's goals and the value of higher education.

    Tom Cronin Thomas Cronin
    Professor, Biological Sciences
    Director, Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program
    Regents. Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity

    Whether studying marine life around the globe or in his lab at UMBC, Thomas Cronin, one of the world.s leading experts on animal vision, is known as an extraordinary researcher who is equally talented as a mentor and teacher. In nominating Cronin for the Regents. Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity, President Freeman Hrabowski said Cronin "epitomizes what every research university seeks in its professoriate."

    Nancy Miller Nancy Miller
    Associate Professor, Public Policy
    Regents. Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring

    "Nancy possesses an unlimited reserve of patience, creative problem-solving abilities and a keen eye of discernment, all of which greatly support her students in building their research and career paths," says Bethany Griffin, public policy '02, in describing what makes her mentor, Nancy Miller, so gifted.

    Kathy Lee 
Sutphin Kathy Lee Sutphin
    Coordinator of Special Projects, Biological Sciences
    Regents. Exempt Staff Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Institution

    As coordinator of special projects in the Department of Biological Sciences, Kathy Lee Sutphin is a driving force behind the success of many of the undergraduate students participating in research at UMBC. In addition, she coordinates a variety of initiatives that help recruit students to UMBC, encourage students to consider research careers, and provide professional development for Maryland high school teachers.