UMBC’s annual night in Annapolis celebrated alumni who work every day for the public good of Marylanders. Nearly 70 percent of UMBC’s more than 70,000 alumni live in Maryland and contribute to the State’s economy and civic life in a variety of ways.
Along with President Freeman Hrabowski, House of Delegates Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne A. Jones ’76, psychology, hosted the event along with Senator James Mathias ’74, political science; Delegate Haven Shoemaker ’87, political science; Delegate Mark Chang ’99, psychology; Delegate Charles Sydnor, III ’00, policy sciences; Matthew A. Clark ’00, history, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor; and Tiffany Robinson ’97, political science, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor.
“My co-hosts this evening perfectly represent the grit and greatness and inclusive excellence of UMBC,” said Jones. “They believe in the power of education. They are committed advocates for UMBC here in Annapolis. And they continue to be involved with the university as mentors for current students and ambassadors for UMBC in their communities.”
Over the course of the evening, the group heard from a number of current students, including UMBC’s very first Rhodes Scholar Naomi Mburu ’18. Hrabowski asked the alumni in the room to raise their hands proudly, and invited them to be mentors to current students.
“We are here tonight to celebrate the public service role each of you plays in our state,” he said. “We are so proud of you. We know how impressive you are – and we want to make sure you know each other and the powerful network you share for career opportunities and professional development.”