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Accomplishments

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. Carter recently spoke to WJZ-TV about how his degree helped him embrace his passion for juvenile justice. Read the full story here.
  • Renita Seabrook (School of Criminal Justice), assistant professor, was named a 2014 Open Society Institute (OSI)-Baltimore Community Fellow. OSI's Community Fellowship program, launched in 1998, seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City. Seabrook will receive $60,000 over 18 months to establish Helping Others 2 Win, an experiential learning environment that will give pre- and post-release adult female offenders the tools to succeed. Learn more about the fellowship.
  • Tara Richards (School of Criminal Justice), assistant professor, has been 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.