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Just a little bit of bragging about our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

  • Timothy G. Carter, Jr, M.S. '13 (School of Criminal Justice) was named the 2014 Employee of the Year by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. Carter, a case management specialist, was presented with the award at the department's annual employee appreciation day. 

  • Stephanie Dolamore (School of Public and International Affairs), was selected as a 2015 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Founders' Fellow. The Founders' Fellows program is ASPA's signature program for supporting the development of students and young professionals in the field of public administration. Fellows apply through a competitive process to be selected to attend ASPA's annual conference and participate in ASPA's mentoring program. Dolamore is a first-year student in the Doctor of Public Administration program.

  • Caroline Frazier, R.N., B.S.N. (School of Health and Human Services) was selected as the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives (MAHCE) 2014 Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship winner. This competitive award is a cash scholarship sponsored by MAHCE, an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Frazier is currently a student in UB’s Health Systems Management M.S. program and will graduate this December. After graduation she plans to pursue leadership roles in patient safety and quality improvement.

  • Jennica Larrison (School of Public and International Affairs), assistant professor, was recently named a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. She is one of 16 inter-disciplinary university professors who will participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar entitled, “The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands," to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles from June 15 through July 17, 2015. 
  • Antieris Johnson, pursuing accelerated degrees in the Klein Family School of Communications Design and the School of Public and International Affairs, was named to The Daily Record's list of 2014 Leading Women. According to the website, the list identifies women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their career. Antieris is being honored for her Baltimore-based community action program called Art Adopts a Child.

  • Alan Lyles (School of Health and Human Services and School of Public and International Affairs), professor, has been appointed to a position on the editorial advisory panel for the International Pharmacy Journal.

  • Heather Pfeifer (School of Criminal Justice), associate professor, is currently running a special training on empathy for the Baltimore City Police Department. Over the course of the last year she has trained over three-quarters of the detectives in the entire department, and is now working on developing a curriculum based on this program to be used for in-service training. Early this year, Pfeifer spoke to WMAR-TV about the program and the importance of empathy when handling victims of crime.

  • Tara Richards (School of Criminal Justice), assistant professor, was named the 2014 recipient of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Women and Crime (DWC) New Scholar Award. The New Scholar Award recognizes the achievements of scholars who show outstanding merit at the beginnings of their career. Learn more about the DWC's professional awards.

  • Renita Seabrook (School of Criminal Justice), assistant professor, was named one of The Daily Record's 2015 Top 100 Women. Launched in 1996, the award honors 100 outstanding women for professional accomplishment and dedication to community service and mentoring. Seabrook was selected out of 400 women who were nominated for the honor statewide.