This year marks the 30th anniversary of the UMBC Alumni Association recognizing alumni and faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the University, their professions, and communities. In October, the individuals below will be honored. Interested in learning more about the award recipients? Profiles will be posted here at UMBC Magazine leading up to the awards ceremony.

Save the date, Thursday, October 4, to celebrate these individuals at the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall.

2018 UMBC Alumni Award Winners

Outstanding Alumna in Engineering & Information Technology
Kimberly Ellison Taylor ‘93, Information Systems Management
Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle

Outstanding Alumna in Humanities
Saira Khan ‘09, English
Director of Social Media, The New Yorker

Outstanding Alumnus in Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Dr. Mark Doms ‘86, Mathematics and Economics
Managing Director and Senior Economist, Nomura

Outstanding Alumna in Social Sciences
The Honorable Wanda Keyes Heard ‘79, Political Science
Chief Judge, 8th Circuit Court of Maryland (Baltimore City)

Outstanding Alumna in Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. Mina Cheon M.F.A ‘02, Imaging & Digital Arts
Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Distinguished Service
Mimi (Haw) Dietrich ‘70, American Studies
Quilter,  Teacher, Writer

Rising Star
Zainab Alkebsi ‘09, Political Science
Policy Counsel, National Association of the Deaf

Outstanding Faculty Award
Mariajosé Castellanos
Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, UMBC

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For more information about the Alumni Awards, please contact Sara Lerma Jones, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 410-455-2276 or via email at slj@umbc.edu.

Read more about past Alumni Award winners here.

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