Save these Spring/Summer 2013 dates! May 4: Cookout; July 9-12: Dissertation House; August 16-17: SSI

Dear Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of PROMISE:

Please save the following dates for Spring and Summer 2013:

  • SATURDAY, May 4, 2013: Annual PROMISE Friends and Family & Celebration of Graduates Cookout 

High Ridge Park
10100 Superior Ave
Laurel, MD 20723

1:00 – 4:00 PM

All PROMISE participants who are graduating with masters or doctoral degrees from any school within the University System of Maryland will be celebrated. If you are graduating this May or August, please send your name, school, department, and degree to (Graduates will be recognized at 3PM.) Family and friends are invited to celebrate with you. This cookout is for graduate students from all disciplines, part-time/full-time, and at all levels (1st year graduate student to PhD candidate.) Faculty, postdocs, alumni, staff, plus your family and friends are invited. This event is free, but please register so that we can have an accurate count and can use our funds wisely.

Please register for the cookout here:

Eventbrite - PROMISE Friends and Family Cookout & Celebration of Graduates 2013


SAVE THE DATES! More information on the events below will be posted soon!

  • June 12, 2013: “Introduction to the PMP (Project Management Professional – Leadership Training): Credentials and Certification”
  • July 9-12, 2013: Dissertation House at UMBC with Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale
    • Also during this week on the 3rd floor of the Commons at UMBC:
      • Writing for Publication
      • Postdoctoral Writing Suite (with Dr. Judith Pollack)
      • Practice for the PMP Exam (with Dr. Don Engel)
    • Dissertation House at UMCP TBA

More information about applying for the 2013 Dissertation House at UMBC can be found here:

  • July 2013: SUMMER HORIZONS (Preparation for Graduate School Workshops) – TBA

Hosted by PROMISE, The Graduate School at UMBC, and the Graduate Meyerhoff Fellows Program


Hosted by UMB (University of Maryland, Baltimore – The Founding Campus)
SMC Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Graduate students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Professionals from any school within the USM are invited to attend.  An Eventbrite RSVP invitation page will be posted soon. Remembering SSI from past years:

SSI 2012

SSI 2011 (includes links to SSI events from 2003 to 2011.) 

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Categories: Community Building, Dissertation House, Ph.D. Completion, Seminars and Workshops, Success Seminars and Workshops, Summer Success Institute (SSI), Writing Suite

Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Google+ Follow on Twitter:

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7 Comments on “Save these Spring/Summer 2013 dates! May 4: Cookout; July 9-12: Dissertation House; August 16-17: SSI”

  1. May 1, 2013 at 1:55 AM #

    This just in!Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue come to the PROMISE Cookout on May 4, 2013!Courtesy of Genaro…— PROMISE: MD’s AGEP (@PROMISE_AGEP) May 1, 2013


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    August 26, 2013 at 1:27 AM #



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