PROMISE Maryland AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner: Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 – College Park (@UMDGradSchool)

Join us for the annual PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner, 6:00 PM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Riggs Alumni Center on College Park’s Campus. This event is open to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from any school within the University System of Maryland ( who want to participate in, and support the mission of PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation – “Diversity in STEM Education” –

PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation will engage the University System of Maryland in a system-wide focus on diversity in STEM graduate education, and will share resources and facilities to provide professional development for participants that might otherwise be limited or non-existent at some of the institutions without the alliance. This state-wide alliance eliminates the “silo-effect” or independent STEM diversity efforts, and it promotes as a core mission the collaboration to expand and connect a community of scholars through the state.

Read about our AGEP: 

Tull, R. G.,  Rutledge, J.C.,  Warnick, J. W.,  and Carter, F. D. (2012). PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Enhances Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students. Academic Medicine, 87(11), p. 1562-1569.


CLICK and REGISTER for the 2013 Fall Harvest Dinner,Friday, November 22, 2013:

Eventbrite - PROMISE AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner 2013

This event is free, but you must have a ticket. A ticket will be sent to your email as an attachment to your registration confirmation. Please remember to print and bring your ticket. 


Location: The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland College Park:


Directions: (Note that this link has a sidebar menu with detailed directions and parking. The Riggs Center is near the Stamp Student Union.)

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;

7 thoughts on “PROMISE Maryland AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner: Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 – College Park (@UMDGradSchool)


    A bus will depart from the front of the Administration Building on UMBC’s campus to travel to College Park at 5:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The bus will leave College Park at 8:15 PM to return to UMBC.

    If you would like to ride the bus, please send email to, with the subject “Bus for Fall Harvest 2013.” Your email must include the following:

    1) Name
    2) Academic Department (no abbreviations)
    3) School or College(e.g., School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences)
    4) Name of your university
    5) Name of your Graduate School Dean
    6) Your Eventbrite Ticket # (Order #, from your confirmation email, also printed on the ticket that was attached to your confirmation email.)


  2. Dear Fall Harvest dinner guests,

    The dinner will take place in the Heise Ballroom to the right of the main entrance of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland College Park.

    Enclosed is a link to the Alumni Center map.

    Here are driving directions to the Alumni Center (it does not have a physical address).
    The best way to arrive is to take the beltway to the College Park exit, take Route 1 towards College Park. Take the right hand exit to 193 (University Blvd). Turn left on to Stadium Drive
    Follow the roundabout and turn right towards the Performing Arts Center. The Stadium Parking Garage will be on your left and the Performing Arts Center on your right Continue until you arrive to Lot 1 or Lot Z.

    Parking is free and does not require a permit after 4pm in Lots 1 and Lot Z
    Disabled parking is located in between the Riggs Center and the Stadium Parking Garage
    The Alumni Center is right next to the Stadium Garage and across the street from the Performing Arts Center.

    See you all there on Friday November 22!!


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