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Join the celebration

 UMBC Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

University Center Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch provided.

Release time is granted for employees to take part in this event, and everyone is encouraged to attend. All campus offices will remain open and services should continue to be offered. Supervisors and staff are asked to work together to coordinate staffing.

This year we are honoring the following members of the campus community, each selected by a committee of peers:

 

Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards

Carolyn Forestiere, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science
2019–2022 Presidential Teaching Professor

Govind Rao, Director, Center for Advanced Sensor Technology and Professor, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
2019–2022 Presidential Research Professor

Valerie A. Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer, Department of Human Resources
2019–2020 Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Professional Staff

Liz Steenrod, Program Management Specialist, Language, Literacy, and Culture
2019–2020 Presidential Distinguished Staff Award, Non-Exempt Staff

University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award

Sarah Leupen, Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences
2019 University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Jakubik Family Endowment Staff Award
Karen L. Wensch Endowment Award for Outstanding
 Non-Exempt Staff

Shelly Graham, Executive Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
2018-2019 Karen L. Wensch Endowment Award for Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff

UMBC Research Faculty Excellence Award