PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP and The Graduate School at UMBC present the following event for Spring 2016:
The 2016 Graduate Student Seminar on Leadership
A Discussion with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
1:00 – 2:15 PM
Lunch will be served at 1:00
Talk will begin at 1:30 PM. Everyone needs to be seated by 1:25 PM.
LOCATION: The Sports Zone, located on the Mezzanine/2nd floor of The Commons (Student Center)
UMBC Campus, Directions & Parking – Park in the Commons Drive Garage (map, location F7), Visitor parking is available at metered garages located at Administration Drive, The Commons Drive and Walker Avenue. Please page down to the comments section below for more detailed directions.
UMBC Community: Please RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/38780
Guests: Please RSVP by providing your name and school/organization in the comment section below.
This event is free, but you will need to register.
As part of our PROMISE AGEP-T alliance with the University System of Maryland, graduate students from any school within the USM may attend. Guests from other schools are also invited as part of our commitment to provide graduate students with professional development. Faculty and staff are also invited to attend.
More about Dr. Hrabowski:
- UMBC page: http://president.umbc.edu/
- TIME: The 10 Best College Presidents | TED talk: Four Pillars of College Success in Science
- White House Appoints Hrabowski to Commission
- PBS Tavis Smiley Interview | 60 Minutes Interview | Books on Amazon
Background: The first UMBC graduate student success seminar with President Freeman Hrabowski was held in 2004 as a result of a request from then public policy graduate student, Robert Alexander. Robert graduated soon after that first seminar. His work and research with the Centers for Disease Control has since reached national attention as Dr. Alexander was a leading contributor to the U.S.’ first federally funded anti-smoking campaign (Journal article in The Lancet, Article on Health Communication, Article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.) Dr. Alexander’s work with the Tips from Smokers campaign produced “shocking, but effective videos” according to the New York Times. Dr. Alexander returned to Maryland to be a Mentor-in-Residence for the PROMISE AGEP during the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) in August 2013. Dr. Alexander was a member of the first cohort of the PROMISE AGEP Peer Mentors for UMBC, 2004. He is currently the Director of Business Development for the Battelle Health and Analytics Business Unit, and still collaborates with the CDC (Read more about Dr. Alexander on Batelle’s website here.) We thank Dr. Alexander, whose request as a PhD candidate, launched the plans for our annual present-day Presidential “Pathways to Leadership” seminar for graduate students.