On March 7, 2018, we will be having our annual “Pathways to Success” seminar talk with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. Everyone is invited to attend!
Event: Pathways to Success: A Talk with Dr. Hrabowski
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: UMBC Campus, Commons Game Room, Floor 2
FREE Lunch will be offered. Please RSVP at https://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/55870
If you are not a UMBC student, you can RSVP writing your full name and campus in the comments section.
UMBC Campus address: 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250
The nearest visitor parking to the Commons Building is on the First Floor of the Commons Drive Garage. Use the metered area.
” At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he’s president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where in his 20+ years as an educator he has work to create an environment that helps underrepresented students, specifically African-American, Latino and low-income learners, get degrees in math and science.”
Dr. Freeeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: American’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crosstoads (2011).
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People int he World by the TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.
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.