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.) 

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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