• On the Front Lines: UMB Champions of Excellence: Kristen McCartin, CMP

    When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled on-campus gatherings, the School of Medicine’s events specialist worked diligently to make virtual graduation a reality.

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  • On the Front Lines: UMB Champions of Excellence: Alana Kyriakakis, JD

    University Counsel provides sage advice to help UMB navigate legal matters and other important issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • UMB’s Champions of Excellence campaign continues in 2020, featuring stories about UMB’s front-line employees who’ve stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back each week to read about these individuals and teams that remained committed to excellence during this unprecedented health crisis.

The Champions of Excellence campaign is a multiyear branding campaign at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in which we highlight individuals and teams that exemplify extraordinary accomplishment and represent excellence at the University.

Great universities are made up of great programs, people, and teams, so by sharing these stories, to both internal and external audiences, UMB can personalize its mission, core values, and groundbreaking achievements. Baltimore, our region, and in some cases the world are better places because of what UMB people do. Want to know how? Read about our Champions of Excellence!

About the campaign

In the next stage of this campaign, On the Front Lines: UMB Champions of Excellence, we are featuring UMB’s essential employees, the front-line workers who have continued to fulfill their extraordinary commitment to the University by keeping our important functions and operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coming soon on this website, you will find stories of these 2020 UMB Champions of Excellence, highlighting their accomplishments and how they exemplify the University’s mission and core values.

The campaign’s marketing will be targeted to internal audiences, as we continue to showcase our Champions of Excellence and celebrate their achievements and status as inspirations to us all.

Here is a list of the On the Front Lines: UMB Champions of Excellence individuals and teams for 2020:

On the Front Lines: UMB Champions of Excellence
Alana Kyriakakis, JD, University Counsel  University Counsel  UMB-University Counsel 
Bill Crockett, MS, RCRSP, Executive Director, Campus Life Services and SMC Campus Center  Campus Life Services  UMB-Academic Affairs 
Stacy Holmes, Operations Manager  Parking and Transportation Services  UMB-Administration and Finance 
Angela Hall, MBA, Director  Parking and Transportation Services   UMB-Administration and Finance  
Kristen McCartin, CMP, Events Specialist  Office of Student Affairs School of Medicine 
Mike Humphrys, MSc, Core Services Manager  Microbiome Service Laboratory  School of Medicine-Institute for Genome Sciences 
Pamela Crowe, MS, Facilities and Laboratory Services Manager  Facilities and Lab Services  School of Pharmacy 
Kyla Liggett-Creel, PhD, LCSW-C, Clinical Assistant Professor and Lead Strategist, Baltimore City Department of Health, Office of Youth and Trauma Services   School of Social Work 
Office of Community Engagement Office of Community Engagement UMB-President’s Office

School of Nursing Facilities Department Team Administrative Services School of Nursing
Human Resources/Public Safety Hiring Initiative Human Resources/Public Safety UMB-Administration and Finance
Disbursements Leadership Team Financial Services UMB-Administration and Finance
Energy Reduction Team Facilities and Operations UMB-Administration and Finance
Office of Emergency Management Office of Emergency Management UMB-Administration and Finance
Center for Health and Homeland Security Team Center for Health and Homeland Security Francis King Carey School of Law
Parking and Transportation Maintenance Team Parking and Transportation Services UMB-Administration and Finance
University of Maryland School of Dentistry Team Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery School of Dentistry
Managing Now for a BETTER Tomorrow Team The Institute for Innovation and Implementation School of Social Work
Promise Heights Team Promise Heights School of Social Work
CITS/IT Team Information Services/Technology UMB-Center for Information Technology Services (CITS)
Environmental Services Team Facilities and Operations UMB-Administration and Finance


To read about previous Champions of Excellence, click on the links below: