***New Date *** April 13, 2017: Pathways to Leadership – A Talk with Dr. Hrabowski, President @UMBC


Update: This event will now be held on Thursday, April 13th, 2017, during Graduate Student Week. This event will be co-sponsored by the UMBC Graduate Student Association.

Update: 2/28/17, 4:27 PM:

This event has been postponed. Dr. Hrabowski had a sudden change in his schedule m, but he is trying to see if he can participate in the 2017 Graduate Student Week activities in April instead. Updates will be posted soon.


On April 13, 2017 (changed from March 1, 2017), we will be having our annual “Pathways to Leadership” seminar talk with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. Everyone is invited to come.

In 2003, the first year of programming for the PROMISE AGEP, a UMBC Public Policy graduate student named Robert Alexander asked if PROMISE could sponsor a “town hall” type of seminar with UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. That conversation birthed the concept of an annual seminar for graduate students that would feature the university’s president. Dr. Robert Alexander is now part of the Health & Analytics Business Unit at Battelle, after spending nearly 10 years in his first dream job in Health Communications at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Similarly, after more than 10 years, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is the Chair of the U.S. President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and has received numerous recognition from media outlets such as TIME, US News & World Report, PBS (“Charlie Rose,” “Tavis Smiley”), and CBS (“60 Minutes.”). The president continues to make time in his schedule to address graduate students. Dr. Hrabowski has been having his spring semester conversation with graduate students at UMBC since 2004. 
Event: Pathways to Leadership: A Talk with Dr. Hrabowski
NEW Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Commons Game Room, 2nd floor
To register: 
– Attendees from the UMBC Community, please RSVP by clicking the “I Can Attend” button on http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/46037.
– Attendees outside of the UMBC Community, please indicate your interest in attending by writing in the comments section below with your name, major, and university.

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Categories: Academic Preparation, Ph.D. Completion

Author:Amanda Lo

I am a current Master's student in the Biological Sciences Department of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I work in Dr. Jeff Leips' research laboratory where I spend my time researching about genes that affect the immune system across age. While working on my thesis project, I had provided training in making laboratory solutions and in utilizing laboratory equipment (examples: WASPII plater, microinjector, ProtoCoL machine) to seven undergraduate students. During my time as a graduate student, I have directly managed and mentored six undergraduate students. I also work as a graduate assistant for both Maryland's PROMISE AGEP and the Campus-Wide Career-Life Balance Initiative at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, which officially launched in May 2015. For my graduate assistantship, I am establishing a website, which will serve as a central repository for career-life balance resources. Resources include, but are not limited to: career-life balance campus policies and seminars/workshops that advocate career-life balance and/or the wellness of the individual. While working on the website, I am assisting in organizing future career-life balance workshops and seminars. My main website is: amandalo.weebly.com

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One Comment on “***New Date *** April 13, 2017: Pathways to Leadership – A Talk with Dr. Hrabowski, President @UMBC”

  1. Berenice Mabrey
    April 12, 2017 at 6:40 PM #

    Business management science/communications/journalism
    Coppin State University


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