The basic agenda for our programs remains consistent throughout the years. The Horizons programs are now hosted by the website for the PROMISE AGEP, e.g.,

Summer Horizons Agenda 2011

Bus drop-off/pick-up – Commons Circle

  • 8:15 – 9:15

Continental Breakfast – The Sports Zone – Commons


  • 9:30

PROGRAMMeyerhoff Chemistry Building – (Conference Room 120)

Welcome and Introduction to the Program

Justine Johnson,  Associate Director, Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program

Officers from the UMBC Graduate Student Association (GSA):  Jacob Neal (M.S. student, Chemistry) and Sammie Haile (Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences)


  • 10:00

Understanding the Graduate School Admission Process

(Includes “The 4 elements of admission: transcript, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores.”)

 Speaker: Dr. Renetta G. Tull

Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Development and Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP


  • 11:00

Graduate Student panel

Feature: Graduate students will discuss the things that you will
need to know to prepare for and succeed in graduate school.

Melissa Liriano (MD/PhD/ Biochemistry @ UMB)

Brice Cannon (PhD/Electrical Engineering)

Jesse Fox (PhD/Biology)

Shauna Pollard (PhD/ Psychology)


  • 12:00

Motivational Talk from the University President

Speaker: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, President, UMBC


  • 1:15

LUNCH – The Sports Zone – Commons


Thank you to helpers and greeters from the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellowship Program and the Summer Biomedical Training Program:

  • Joshua Brown
  • Jean Damisse
  • Jennifer Bohn
  • Tyler Parenzan
  • Zachary Osunsade
  • Shawn Barton
  • Amar Kaneria
  • Lola Brown
  • Azra Hosic
  • Ryan Bos
  • Palavi Bhargava
  • Danny Tumello
  • Chrissy Schappell
  • John Brun

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