The UMBC Alumni Association presents annual awards to honor alumni for their professional and personal achievements and service to the University. The board also honors a faculty member for extraordinary teaching and overall impact on students and alumni. Four types of awards are given:Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Awards, a Distinguished Service Award, the Young Alumni Rising Star Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award.
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Congratulations to the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award Winners!
The 2014 awards were presented on Thursday, October 9, 2014, on the UMBC campus. The UMBC Alumni Association proudly honored these distinguished alumni for their accomplishments and dedication to UMBC:
Engineering and Information Technology
Dr. Claudia Pearce '89 M.S., '94 Ph.D., computer science
Senior Computer Science Authority, NSA
Donna Lewis '86, English
Unit Chief, Office of Professional Responsibility, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security;
Cartoonist, Washington Post News Service and Syndicate
Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Michael Adelstein '96, biochemistry and molecular biology
CEO, Potomac Photonics, Inc.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Kaliope Parthemos '93, psychology
Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Visual and Performing Arts
Hadieh Shafie '04 M.F.A., imaging and digital arts
Gib Mason '95, economics
Chief Operating Officer & Director of the Center for Leadership and Innovation, UMBC Training Centers
Isaac Kinde '05, biological sciences
M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Anne Spence
Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Congratulations to the 2014 winners!
Read more about the winners here!