What’s next for PROMISE? Meetings on Campuses in Maryland! Aug. 29, Sept. 3, Sept. 6, 2013!

We had a wonderful 2013 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration. Thank you, all of you, for coming, speaking, participating, sharing, and connecting! Classes will begin soon, but our campuses have plans for you … there is a reception at College Park, a lunch at UMB, and a dinner at UMBC, all coming up within the next two weeks!

UMCPAt College Park: Annual Networking Reception:

Thursday, August 29, 2013 ● 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Stamp Student Union

Atrium Room 1107


UMB Hi Res Logo

At UMB: Welcome Back Lunch!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 ● 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m

SMC Center, Room 203.

(This is the same location as the SSI. Room 203 is down the hall from the ballroom.)

UMBC GradLogo3At UMBC: PROMISE Fall Opening Meeting.

Friday, September 6, 2013 ● 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Game Room, 2nd Floor of the Commons.

RSVP here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18969.

Students from other campuses within the University System of Maryland, e.g., Bowie, Coppin, UMES, and others are invited to attend this event at UMBC. You may also attend the Funding Seminar which will be held the next day: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18755 (PROMISE Alums, Dr. Patti Ordóñez and Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson, will lead this session. In total, they have been responsible for millions of dollars of funding that have come to participants in their seminar.)

Other things to consider:

1) Dr. James Green wanted to be a speaker for SSI, but he couldn’t come, so he has invited you to attend sessions on entrepreneurship education at College Park! See details here:


2) Remember our tips for the Fall semester: https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/prepare-for-a-successful-fall-semester-communicate-with-your-faculty-a-message-for-new-and-continuing-grad-students/

3) Please give a hearty thank-you to Miguel Nino, our PROMISE GA who is now at VA Tech: https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/congratulations-to-promise-ga-miguel-nino/


Categories: Ph.D. Completion

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 (http://www.umbc.edu), and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise. 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: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Google+ google.com/+RenettaTull. Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

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  1. Updates for August & September 2013: Following the Summer Success Institute (SSI) | PROMISE Seminars & Workshops for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows - August 22, 2013

    […] 2) We’ll see you on campus! Opening fall semester reception at UMCP (8/29), lunch at UMB (9/3), and dinner at UMBC (9/6). DETAILS: https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/whats-next-for-promise-meetings-on-campuses-in-maryland-… […]


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