Faculty Staff Workgroup

The purpose of the First-Generation Workgroup is to bring awareness of and build advocates for First-Generation students within the UMBC community.  The goals of the workgroup are to:

  • Celebrate the achievements of First-Gen Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff
  • Bring attention to the presence of First-Gen students and issues impacting them
  • Provide support for UMBC First-Gen students, particularly helping to build a supportive community for students
  • Catalog, develop and disseminate information on resources for First-Gen students

The workgroup is divided into 5 subgroups.  If you are interested in joining any of them, here is the info for the subgroup leads:

Subgroup leads:

Student Engagement: Antoinette Newsome and Carlos Williams

Faculty/Staff Engagement: Sue Hindle and Jennifer Spencer Heilman

Alumni Engagement: Christine Powers

Parent Engagement: Fritzie Charne-Merriwether