Catherine Bielawski started her career at UMBC as a student and was then hired as
the gymnastics coach from 1977-91. She then moved to Advisement Center as an academic
advisor before coming to the COEIT. Cathy is a strong, skillful, and compassionate
advocate for students and is a valued member of numerous university committees and
currently serves on the UMBC Alumni Board. Cathy is a member of the UMBC Athletic
Hall of Fame and has been a recipient of the COEIT Advisor of the Year Award and
the 2008-2009 University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Award for Outstanding
Service to Students.