Generations   Fall 2003

A Hot Year for UMBC  

  2002-2003: A Hot Year for UMBC

This issue of Generations celebrates the achievements of UMBC students, alumni, faculty and staff this past year.


Emily Giza  

  A Dancer's Leap to Public School Teacher

Her career path was more improvised than choreographed, but Emily Giza, visual and performing arts '96 and M.A. instructional systems development '02, is now at ease in the classroom thanks to UMBC's Urban Teacher Education Program.


Kenya Cox, Ph.D. policy sciences '03  

  Mentoring — The Road to Success for Ph.D.s

Kenya Cox, Ph.D. policy sciences '03, a resident scholar with the National Urban League, is quick to acknowledge the role her faculty mentor played in her graduate studies at UMBC.


Gib Mason, economics '95 

  Knowing What It Takes to be an Entrepreneur

Gib Mason, economics '95, is currently CFO of 180s LLC, an innovative Baltimore-based sportswear company — the most recent in a series of entrepreneurial adventures throughout his career.


Harry  S. Johnson, political science '76  

  A Milestone for the Maryland Bar Association

In July, Harry S. Johnson, political science '76, became the first African-American president of the Maryland Bar Association — an achievement that speaks to his commitment to influencing change from "behind the scenes."


Joseph Grabowski, chemistry '78  

  High Marks for Creative Thinking

Joseph Grabowski, chemistry '78, recently received the Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence for his work with students and technology at the University of Pittsburgh.



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