Histories and Mysteries
Even though UMBC is a fairly young university, it still has mysteries and legends and stories of its founding. Why does UMBC look the way it looks? Why is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever our mascot? Why don’t we have a football team? What was Hillcrest? And what about those tunnels under the university? Read more…
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
– ALUMNI PROFILES
- A Royal Road – Keri Burneston ’99, visual and performing arts
- Play Hard – Alex Pyles ’09, English and media and communication studies
- Bold Horizons – Kavita Krishnaswamy ’07, mathematics and computer science
- Micro Economics – Mike Adelstein ’96, biochemistry and molecular biology
– HOW TO Know If the Junk in Your Attic is a Valuable Antique: With Robert Harrison ’80, History.
– BACK STORY: As UMBC prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, the university is creating a grassroots effort to spur alumni engagement and pride. A bold motto – “We Need Hundreds of You to Reach Thousands of Us” – sums up the aims of the initiative: Recruit a dedicated band of Retrievers to spread word of the celebration to almost 70,000 fellow UMBC alumni.
UMBC Magazine asked three alumni leaders involved in the “Hundreds” campaign – UMBC Alumni Board of Directors member Zozscha Bomhardt ’93, mechanical engineering, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning Yvette Mozie-Ross ’88, health science and policy, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Greg Simmons ’04, MPP – to talk about their commitment to the effort.