One of Kate Tracy’s longest-standing and most important descriptors is “Maxine Tracy in a different form,” laughs Tracy. “A feistier version of my grandmother.” She’s honoring Maxine with an endowment in her name to UMBC’s Women’s Center.
While the pandemic required most of our community to adjust to virtual life at home, other Retrievers worked tirelessly on campus to keep UMBC running.
Nothing showcases the Retriever spirit more than the many hundreds of volunteer hours put in to assist in the region-wide vaccination challenge.
Many caregivers in our community—whether they’re caring for children, providing assistance for aging parents, or balancing life with chronic illness—are turning to each other and resources offered by UMBC for support.
We look forward to 2021 and beyond, we share a common hope, to once again be in community with one another.
The first half of UMBC’s academic year looked different from years past, but Retriever pride remained steady as the community pulled together.
In a recent essay, President Hrabowski notes, “In difficult times, we come to know who we are.” Never has that been more true than this year or at this point in our nation’s history.
COVID-19 allowed this mother/daughter research pair to see how their areas of expertise overlapped.
Campus programs are finding creative ways to encourage connectedness online, relying on equal parts vulnerability and light-hearted fun as the foundational building blocks.
Alumna leading the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism draws on her UMBC grit to coordinate COVID-19 response across Maryland.