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Staff

Meyerhoff Scholars Program staff members play a vital role in providing the nurturing and supportive environment that is at the heart of the program’s success. Staff members keep students focused and on track on campus, meeting regularly for academic advising and preparation for graduate and professional schools.

Staff members regularly hold group meetings – called “family meetings” – with students and are not only concerned with academic planning and performance, but also with any personal problems students may have. Parents and family members are in close contact with Meyerhoff staff members, as well and find the sense of community to be a critical component in their student’s success.

We invite you to contact Meyerhoff Scholars Program staff members with questions or concerns and have provided a brief listing of duties and responsibilities to help direct your inquiry to the appropriate person. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Keith Harmon
Director
kharmon@umbc.edu
410-455-1381

Recruitment; Graduate and Professional School Placement; Fund-raising; Finance and Budget; Advising; Summer research programs; Grant Supervision; Retention; and Academic Standards

 

Mitsue Wiggs
Assistant Director
wiggs@umbc.edu
410-455-1380

Academic Advising (first and second year students); Liaison to academic departments; LRC, and Admissions; Summer Bridge Coordinator; Advisor to Meyerhoff Council

 

Sharon Johnson
Business Manager
shjohnso@umbc.edu
410-455-3660

Student accounts; Budget and financial analysis; Liaison to Financial Aid & Scholarships, Human Resources, Financial Services, Sponsored Programs, University System of Maryland Foundation, and Institutional Advancement; corporate relations; Meyerhoff Parents’ Association Liason; Payroll/Personnel

 

Alicia Hall
Executive Administrative Assistant
ahall@umbc.edu
410-455-3139

Public Contact and Liaison; Internal/External Campus visits; required program meetings (cohort, gender, major, family campus visits); Program calendar of events; Selected travel arrangements; Budget and payroll; Scheduling and administrative support

 

Ivanna Abreu
Program Coordinator
ijabreu@umbc.edu
410-455-1675

Academic Advising (third and fourth year students); Professional Development; Liaison to UMBC PreMedical and PreDental Advising Office and Career Services; Graduate/Professional Test Prep

 

(Postion Vacant)
Selection and Application Process Coordinator/IT Support Associate
410-455-3139

Recruitment and Selection Process; IT Support and Database management and support; Liaison to Admissions, Scholarship Office, and OIT;

 

Dr. Jacqueline King
MARC U*STAR Assistant Director
jking3@umbc.edu
410-455-2634

Academic advising (MARC Trainees); MARC Budget Management; Recruitment and Selection of MARC Trainees and Pre-MARC scholars; MARC and Pre-MARC Program Activities