Congratulations to PROMISE GA Miguel Nino!

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP salutes GA Miguel Nino! Miguel graduated from UMBC with a master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development, and will be leaving us to pursue his PhD in Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech.  Over the last two years, Miguel has continued to develop expertise in intercultural communication. He has also developed new skills to address issues in STEM Education, online training, evaluation and assessment, and recruitment and retention models.

Miguel is a multilingual professional who has recruited for PROMISE at the AGMUS Research Symposium in Puerto Rico, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) in California.  He has streamlined evaluation and assessment for PROMISE and has contributed to the process improvement of the PROF-it, Professors-in-Training Program. Miguel developed the video resources for the PROMISE Success Seminars:


Miguel has been an excellent collaborator. He co-authored and co-presented a paper on “Preparation for STEM Graduate Programs” at the Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) in Panama, in July 2012.  The Spanish version of his 2012 LACCEI paper was utilized during the “How to Apply to Graduate School” workshop at the 2013 GEM conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and at the  “Foro de Liderazgo Estudiantil en Ingenieria,” in Quintana Roo, México for LACCEI 2013. He also co-authored and co-presented a paper on “Peer Mentoring” at the 120th Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, in Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Both papers can be found here:

Carter-Johnson, F. D., Ordóñez Rozo, P.,  Tull, R. G., and Nino, M.  (2013). Examining the Intersection of Graduate Student Funding, Mentoring,and Training as a Mechanism of Success for Peer Mentors and their Mentees, paper ID#7626. 120th Annual Conference of the American Association of Engineering Education, Atlanta: ASEE.

Tull, R. G., Nino, M.  and Ramoutar, N. (2012).  Preparing for Engineering and Other STEM Graduate/Post-Graduate Masters and Doctoral Programs.  Proceedings of the Tenth LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference (LACCEI 2012), Megaprojects: Building Infrastructure by fostering engineering collaboration, efficient and effective integration and innovative planning, July 23-27, 2012, Panama City, Panama.  [Spanish Version of Section 4 here: Preparación para Programas de Maestría y Doctorado].

Miguel has been a great asset to PROMISE! He made his mark during his first assignment at the 2011 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) working with other PROMISE staff members, Gloria Anglon (now at Harvard), Dr. Laura “Violeta” Colombo (now teaching in Argentina), and Natasha Ramoutar (fellow GA). He later became the “Senior” Program Assistant on the PROMISE Team, co-leading the 2012 SSI, and taking a leading role in the implementation of the 2013 PROMISE SSI: 10th Anniversary Celebration.

We will miss Miguel tremendously and we wish him the best as he pursues his doctorate, and continues to develop his skills as a global, technical professional! 

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;

18 thoughts on “Congratulations to PROMISE GA Miguel Nino!

  1. Dear Miguel,
    It has been a great pleasure, honor, and privilege to work with you. I wish you great happiness, much success, and the very best of health, now and always. Please keep in touch. Warmest regards, Robert


  2. Hey Miguel,

    Best of luck to you in Blacksburg! It has been a pleasure getting to know you over the past year. Michelle and I are glad that everything is falling into place for you! Also, thanks for always exchanging advice and experiences with me. Please keep in touch and let us know how things are going in Blacksburg.



  3. Hi Miguel,

    It’s been awesome having you part of the PROMISE program, but more importantly part of my life. You’re a mutli-lingual super hero, and a great role model. Have fun, change the world, and keep rockin’! Dan


  4. Miguel –
    We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished at UMBC. Best wishes to you and I am sure you will do well at Virginia Tech. Hope you get some sleep soon!

    My best,


  5. Dear Miguel,
    It has been a pleasure to witness the results of your hard work at PROMISE events. I am excited to hear the good news of your continued academic adventures. Here’s to an amazing career (and plenty of salsa dancing)!


  6. Dear Miguel,
    It’s been great to have you at PROMISE, you really go above and beyond to make the events go smoothly and professionally. I’ve also enjoyed getting to know you. Thank you also for your help during my business events. Wishing you all the best. I know you have a great future in store for you. Please keep in touch!


  7. Dear Miguel:

    I am so sorry I missed your last day with us in the Graduate School. I was on vacation in Ocean City. May you have much success and happiness in your future endeavors! You will surely be missed in the Graduate School. Take care and please keep in touch!



  8. Dear Miguel,

    I am sorry I missed seeing you on your last day. It has been a pleasure working with you. I will miss seeing your smiling face. I wish you much success and happiness as you begin this next chapter in your life.



  9. Dear Miguel,

    I and we will miss you so much! Have a great time at VA Tech/Blacksburg. Please come back and visit!!!


  10. Dear Miguel,

    Congratulations on all of your success at UMBC and beyond! It has been great working with you these past few years. Your support of extraordinary PROMISE events, workshops, and papers while successfully completing your masters program clearly illustrate your skills and ability to succeed at whatever you do! I look forward to keeping in contact both professionally and personally (now that you are part of the Hokie family)!



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