UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski to Speak at Friends Oct. 10

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UMBC President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III will share his insights on the Future of Education in a live interview with Emmy Award-winning WJZ-TV news anchor Mary Bubala-Smith on Tuesday evening, October 10, 7 pm, at the Friends School of Baltimore Forbush Auditorium (3A on the Campus Map). This event is open to the public and admission is free. Click here to register. For more information, contact Heidi Blalock.

Dr. Hrabowski has served as president of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. He is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011).

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which for the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.

Emmy Award-winning reporter Mary Bubala joined WJZ in December 2003 and now anchors both the 4 and 5 pm newscasts while continuing to report on a daily basis. She began her career in upstate New York at WENY-TV after graduating from Ithaca College with a journalism degree and remained in that region, working her way up to successively larger television markets and winning a “best series” award from the New York State Broadcasters Association. In June 2016, she was nominated for a regional Emmy for her coverage of the Freddie Gray riots and was awarded a regional Emmy for Outstanding Anchor.

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