We knew this before 2020, but can see even more clearly now, that Retrievers don’t shy away from hard tasks—we’re a community defined by grit. Students continue to redefine success, through scholarships and research. Faculty and staff prove again and again how adept they are when needing to navigate new online norms. Alumni give generously to students in need while many also volunteer time and resources to assist those on the front lines of the pandemic with food or PPE.
We asked the UMBC community to tell us what they wished for the coming year. We look forward to 2021 and beyond, we share a common hope, to once again be in community with one another.
Header image by Marlayna Demond ’11, taken in 2019.